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UAE’s Al Ain racecourse now debuts January 31, 2014

October 12, 2013, Dubai ~ Al Ain’s Al Nakheel race track, which is set to become the fifth racecourse in the UAE during the 2013-2014 UAE racing season, will host its much-anticipated first race meeting next year, according to a revised schedule announced by the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) on Tuesday. The new track at…

Morocco a good place to be for International Arabian Racing

May 19, 2013, Rabat ~SOREC –Societé Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval  Since it’s creation in 2003, Morocco’s Societé Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC), has been a major positive influence in the health, welfare and promotion of equines and equine events in Morocco. Placed under the umbrella of Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture, SOREC’s original role was expanded…

Libyan Thoroughbred Stud Book Approved after 7 years

March 31, Tripoli, Libya ~ Excerpts  from the Tripoli Post Horsemen in Libya see a future for their passion, as the current Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Suliaman Bukharuba, has recently signed the approval to restore the Libyan Thoroughbred Stud Book. ‘We have been trying to get this stud book approved for over 7 years’ said Dr.…

Valiant Boy SBFAR Darley Horse of the Year 2012 in Houston

March 10, 2013, Houston, Texas ~Valiant Boy SBFAR, a 4-year-old bred by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a double winner while Dutch connections dominated in Sunday’s HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s 26th Annual Darley Awards and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards respectively. Valiant Boy…

Sand On Fire captures G2 in Texas

February 23, 2013, Sam Houston Race Park, Texas ~ Credit to www.texasarabianbreeders.com   “We are so proud of the win by Sand On Fire in the Grade II stake race, The Yellow Rose, run at Sam Houston Race Park on February 23rd,” said Jane Teutsch. “Sandy weaved in and out of horses from last to first.” The Race: Six fillies…

Quite A Show Stages A Surprise At Meydan Racecourse

December 20, 2012, Dubai ~ Doug Watson’s Purebred Arabian Claims Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah Quite A Show sprang something of a surprise in the featured Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah, defying a Group 1 penalty to land the 1600m contest, the only Purebred Arabian race on the card at Meydan on Thursday. Trained by…

Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards from USEF

  Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting   December 17, 2012, Lexington, KY ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance, the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. The awards will…

Plans for 2013 to be unveiled in Paris

December 5, 2012 – Press Release, Abu Dhabi ~ Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival and head of IFAHR Ladies Racing briefed the media today at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel the official hotel of the Festival during a Press Conference that was attended by Adnan Al…

2013 Board Members for the Arabian Racing Cup Announced

For Immediate Release Press Release October 9, 2012, San Francisco, California ~ The Members of the Board of the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) of the United States of America (USA) would like to recognize the following 2013 officers and board led by Chief Steward, Denise Gault of California. There are presently eight members of the board…

Leading Sires by Earnings – USA Arabian Jockey Club

Leading Sires By Earnings – September, 2012             LEADING SIRE’S BY EARNINGS                                                    2012                                                      Stakes            Total Rnk  Stallion                      Strtrs Wnrs/Wins Wnrs/Wins          Earnings       Yob                 Top Earner                        Earnings ——————————————————————————– 1    BURNING SAND                      45   31/50      7/12             $602,433       1986                SO BIG IS BETTER                   $50,245 2    CHNDAKA                           17   10/16      0/0              $143,220       1990                EXPLOSIVE HEAT MHF                 $29,007…

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

Phraseur Kossack lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Germany

    October 14, 2012 , Muelheim/ Rhur,  Germany ~ Top German jockey Koen Clijmans partnered Phraseur Kossack (Prince d’Orient x Pengalia Kossack) to glory to land the 1600m Wathba Stud Farm Cup III – International, the final round of the 18 European series of the competition at the Muelheim Racecourse (turf) here on Saturday afternoon.…

Endurance Rider With Passion for Arabian Flat Racing

September 28, 2012 ~ Garrett Ford of Durango, Colorado, is passionate about feet. Owner of the EasyCare horse boot company, his product and research & development on proper handling and protection of the foot of the horse have often made the difference between sore and sound. An avid endurance rider, the 41-year-old Ford rode his…

ADIHEX 2012, the Wrap

September 17, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2012 began the festivities with the official visit of HH. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan. He was accompanied by a host of dignitaries, and more came daily during the four-day show. ADIHEX has grown from…

Joyous Dream Lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in France

     August 14, 2012, Aurillac Racecourse ~ Joyous Dream did everything right under Fabrice Billiere to claim the 10th round of the Prix Danbik – The Wathba Stud Farm Cup at the Aurillac Racecourse on Monday, the oldest French racecourse in the Auvergne.  The four-year-old son of Al Sakbe is trained by JF Bernard on…

Saturday July 7 races at Delaware Park cancelled due to extreme heat

      NEWS UPDATE FROM Wilmington, Del. , July 5, 2012 — Delaware Park cancels Saturday live racing card due to excessive heat weather forecast.  Acting upon the recommendation of Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chief Veterinarian Dr. John T. Peters, live racing scheduled for this Saturday, July 7, has been cancelled, due to the excessive heat forecasted for the region.…

Son of Kesberoy, Virgule Al Maury

VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 Chestnut French Stallion  (Kesberoy x Valse Du Cassou by Baroud II)    Background The French Arabian race sire, Virgule Al Maury, was imported into the United States in 1995, after competing successfully for 3 seasons in the UK and UAE. Virgule is a son of Kesberoy, the noted French sire, and…

Racing entries up for June 23 at Pleasanton California

Pleasanton – June 20, 2012 – Eight horses are entered for the California edition of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup for Saturday June 23. Race 3 – 2:20 PM at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. With many special activities surrounding the 100th year celebration of the Fair, this will be the place…