FEI Cancels European Mainland Events Due to EHV-1

1 March 2021, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a very aggressive strain of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia (ESP) and has already resulted…

Brraq Takes Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 On the Road to Dubai

 25 February 20221, Meydan, UAE ~ The only contest on the dirt track for the evening’s racing was also the sole Purebred Arabian race, the curtain raising 2000m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 sponsored by gnfocus where Frenchman Jean-Claude Pecout doubled his UAE tally with the smooth success of Brraq (Mahabb (AE) x Fattana…

Arabian Racing Association of California Backs Irish Equine Welfare Innovation

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24 February 2021, California ~ Horse racing in California has been under significant scrutiny in recent years, but industry leaders have embraced sweeping reforms, the most recent of which sees Kildare-based Equine MediRecord (EMR) gaining accolades in the state with the official endorsement of the Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC). Yet another accomplishment for…

Mullen and Samoud Win Abu Dhabi Gr 1 HH The President Cup

21 February 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged one of the biggest meetings of the capital racetrack’s season on Sunday, 21 February, highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup, won stylishly by Somoud under a polished ride from Richard Mullen. Riding for Yas Racing and Jean…

Hollie Doyle Is Riding on Top!

21 February 2021, Dubai ~ A Finalist in the Dubai World People’s Choice Awards, 24-year-old British jockey Hollie Doyle has already had quite a year. She was named third in the 2020 edition of BBC’s Sport Personality of The Year, emulating a feat accomplished by the legendary Frankie Dettori, and in the process placed horse…

Mon’nia Lands H.H The Amir Sword (GR1 PA) in Doha

20 February 2021, Doha, Qatar ~ H.E. Sheikha Yasmeen Bint Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s MON’NIA and Al Wasmiyah Farm’s NOOR AL HAWA won the two US$1M features on the final day of what has been an exciting H.H. The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Park on Saturday, 20 February 2021. H.H THE AMIR…