Macallan Wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Sweden

9 May 2019, Jagersro, Sweden ~ Martin Rodrigues on Macallan ran a well-judged race to win as the Wathba Stallions Cup Group 3 race opened Sweden’s 2019 racing calendar on 8 May 2019 for Purebred Arabian horses at the Jagersro track. Nine went to post in the 1730-metre contest on the dirt tracks for this…

Ingmar De Vos Elected to ASOIF Council

8 May 2019, Australia ~ Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), was today elected to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Council at its General Assembly held during the SportAccord World Sport and Business Forum in the Gold Coast (AUS). The Belgian native, who was elected in the first…

Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea – Always Looking Ahead

Mizzna and O'Shea 2008 photo: Pamela

The team of jockey Tadgh O’Shea, trainer Ernst Oertel, and owner/breeder Khalid Al Nabooda were a winning force in the 2018/2019 UAE race season, with a grand finale of picking off the 2019 Kahayla Classic win with AF Maher, a home-bred from Nabooda’s UAE stud farm. In the process, all three were awarded the UAE…

Listening to the Horses

Ernst Oertel photo: Nils Rosenkjaar

17 April 2019, UAE ~ Ernst Oertel is fresh off his winner circle triumphs for the 2018-2019 UAE racing season. Dedicated, determined and goal oriented, this year it all came together for Oertel as he won the ultimate Arabian race, the coveted $1million Dubai Kahayla Classic, the opener for the World Cup, and achieved Champion…