Monthly Archives: February 2012

Harran Storms desert to win Qatar International Trophy Race

      February 29, 2012, Doha, Qatar ~ The second race meet of  the Qatar International Equestrian Festival gave race goers a thrill as Harran (Burning Sand x Aziza D’Aroco) won  the QR 500,000 purse ($137,350), Qatar International Trophy. The 5 yr old colt from Al Shahania Stud trained by Julian Smart was ridden aggressively down the…

Demuro on Daffagh Al Asayl win Middle Jewel of Arabian Triple Crown

  February 26, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The middle round of the Arabian Triple Crown was the highlight at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening and Daffagh Al Asayl (DARIKE (FR) – DENYAI (FR) by Johnny On the Spot (US) – was able to open his local account at the fourth attempt in the 2200m Group…

There’s A New Race Horse in Town

February 27 Qatar ~ Doha welcomes top competition at the Qatar International Trophy Grade 1, 1600m for 4 year olds and over. The purse of QR 500,000 ($137,500) has attracted a list of prominent runners to the February 29th card, and the addition of the recently purchased and imported top US Arabian race horse, TM Fred…

Championship Performances at Qatar’s Purebred Arabian Show

     23-25 February 2012, Doha, Qatar~ The winners are in for the Purebred Arabian Show held at the Qatar Equestrian Center, Doha. Al Shaqab Stallion, Fadi Al Shaqab received top honors as Senior Champion Stallion in the three-day event. Bred by Harold and Dolly Orr and Michael Byatt of the USA, Fadi Al Shaqab (Besson…

TM Fred Texas to race in Doha February 29

February 23, 2012, Doha ~ The stakes race that will go off in Doha on the last day of February will be the first race for TM Fred Texas in the Middle East. Just recently arrived from the United States, the son of Burning Sand will compete against an experienced field for the Qatar International Trophy…

Qatar celebrates 21st edition of Equestrian Festival

February 23, Doha, Qatar~ The Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club is celebrating the 21st edition of the Equestrian Festival, HH The Emir Trophies and Sword Days  from February 23 until March 1. The Festival kicks off with The Qatar International Arabian Horse Show scheduled from  February 23-25.  The International Straight Egypian Arabian Horse Show takes…

Joshua Brown wins on frozen ground in Sweden

  February 19, Täby, Sweden ~ The Samsheik son, Joshua Brown (out of FH Honey Melon)added yet another victory to his CV, when he just pipped Al Raai in the final race of the winter season at Täby, Sweden. The track was false with patches of frozen ground in between the sloppy going and one had to…

Arapahoe Park Colorado looking for improved Arabian racing

January 6, 2012 Arapahoe Park COLORADO~         After reading your January 2012 Issue, and for the first time ever, I have decided to write to a trade publication. Seeing your cover feature TM Super Bird and TM Fred Texas, both horses raced at our track in 2011, filled me with great pride.…

2011 Arabian Racing Association of California ARAC Awards

 February 18, California~ Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC  honored the following horses/owners/jockeys and trainers at their Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon. ARAC members, nominees and owners were on hand to accept the awards. 4 YO Filly: Effie Estes (No Limite by Dormane x Petra MBI by Monarch AH) (also a Darley nominee) Reserve: One Hot Chick…

Arabians Deliver Impressive Performances in the Yellow Rose and Texas Six Shooter At Sam Houston Race Park

February 18, Houston ~ Arabians were featured in two graded stakes tonight at Sam Houston Race Park and two offspring of Burning Sand were big winners. The fillies kicked the evening off in the $30,000 Yellow Rose, with Ms Dixie holding off a determined effort by Rich Kinkga in the seven furlong stakes. Jockey Erik McNeil,…

TM Fred Texas awarded TABA 2011 Horse of the Year

February 18, 2012, Houston, Texas~ The Texas Arabian Breeders Association (TABA) recognized the Texas Arabian Racing Champions of 2011 at a ceremony today at Sam Houston Race Park. The winners are ~ TABA Horse of the Year TM Fred Texas (Burning Sand x Queen Kong) (also Darley Nominated for USA’s Horse of the Year) Owner…

In Sweden, Arabian Racing in the Snow

      February 13, 2012, Sweden ~  Every racing aficionado knows there are months, even years of planning and hard work behind every horse coming under starters orders. A fact often forgotten, when the fraternity turn up on racing days in their Sunday best and high hopes. The Swedish enthusiasts are no different. Arabian racing in…

Naseem wins UAE Arabian Derby

February 12, Abu Dhabi ~ Naseem  (Mahabb (AE) – Aryaan (FR) by Kesberoy (FR)-, a four-year-old chestnut colt, bred and owned by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, gave trainer Majed Al Jahouri a 1-2 for in the featured 2200m Arabian Derby on Sunday evening. Wayne Smith, last season’s champion jockey, was in the saddle on…

UAE Arabian Derby to take place Sunday

   February 12, 2012, Abu Dhabi~The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is host and sponsor to their meeting on Sunday afternoon with the UAE Arabian Derby the main highlight on the seven race card. Restricted to four-year-olds, the 2200m feature has attracted a field of 11 with owner His Excellency Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan brings in first at Abu Dhabi President’s Cup Endurance

BREAKING NEWS ~ February 11, 2012- Provisional Results In a long day of riding, Sheikha Hazza Bin Sultan Al Nahayan has good reason to be happy. He has won the country’s top prize for 160K endurance, the HH President of the UAE Endurance Cup.  After moving up on the six loops (46, 12, 9, 8…

Joshua Brown takes sixth career win in Snowy Swedish race

February 5, 2012~ Stockholm~ Joshua Brown (Samsheik USA x FH Honey Mellon (USA) brought home his 6th career win in the 5 February race. The 1350 m Eldorado Arabian Sprint at Täby Galopp in Stockholm was ridden in freezing -10 C with a loose and heavy going and saw a field of 13 runners. Joshua Brown…

Mont Le Soie Open Endurance Championships April 28, 29

Belgium ~ On 28, 29 April Mont Le Soie will organize a series of FEI competitions for Senior and Young Riders. The competitions on Saturday will count as the Belgian Championship:  the CEI*** 160km  for Seniors and the CEI** YR 120km for Young Riders. The competition will be a Pre-Ride  for the European Championship CEIYR ****120 for Junior…

Berlin Hoppegarten 2012 Racing Calendar

2012 Racing Calendar            2012 8-Apr   Season Opening Stuten-Preis     ( LR, €22.000, 1600m) 22-Apr   Preis von Dahlwitz     (LR,€22.000, 2000m) 6-May   Oleander-Rennen     (GR III, €55.000, 3200m) 27-May   Diana-Trial (GRII, €70,000, 2000m)     BBAG Sales Race (€52.000, 2000m) 10-Jun   HH Sheikh…

Moulin Rouge noses out TM Super Bird in Houston

   Arabian Allowance, Four Year Old and Upward  ~ Six And One Half Furlongs   February 6, Houston, Texas~ Moulin Rouge MAF (Ala Croixnoire x Monarchs Passion x Monarch AH) ridden by John Rochabrun attacked the backstretch in time to catch favorite, TM Super Bird at the wire for a dramatic photo finish in the time of 1:26:83.…

What we’re reading – Out Of The Desert by Peter Upton

Out of the Desert, by Peter Upton, looks at the Arabian horse through history ~ a desert horse, racing horse, war horse, and foundation sire.  The book further traces the influence of the Arabian on today’s light breeds as represented by the Thoroughbred, Cleveland Bay, and Hackney horses, and also on the  pony breeds of Great…

Nieshan out classes rivals in HH The President of the UAE Cup

February 5, 2012, Abu Dhabi~The HH The President Of The UAE Cup, Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious and valuable Purebred Arabian race of the season, was won in a driving finish by Nieshan, who denied 2011 winner Seraphin Du Paon after a titanic duel over the last 200m. The six-year-old was having his fifth start of…

Seraphin Du Paon will defend HH The President’s Cup on Sunday

February 3, 2012 Abu Dhabi~On Sunday, February 5, Seraphin Du Paon will seek to defend his crown in the 2200m HH The President’s Cup after having made an impressive win in the prep race. His triumph of this title last year came just his grand win at  the Kahayla Classic on Dubai World Cup night. With…

Review of China Horse Industry 2011

Presented by HORFA Research Center  February 3, 2012, China~The Beijing Olympics provided a significant boost for the Chinese equestrian industry, resulting in a sharp increase in the number of horses imported from 420 in 2007 to 1,782 in 2008.  Two years later, the Guangzhou Asian Games and the first HORFA Equestrian Trade Show in Shanghai…

Update on Endurance Sailor, Jennifer Mooney

   2 July, 2012, Off the Coast of California ~ Nothing stopping Jen Mooney “I finally get to sail to Kauai on Saturday…well I start on Saturday. My plan changed along the way due to an accident but I’m still going. I had a bit of a wreck on my qualifying run that left me…

Sports Direct Laurent Cellier for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy

      February 2012~ Laurent Cellier, 43, is in charge of the overall organisation of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Along with eight discipline officials, the task is daunting. From drawing up the competition timetable to managing the horses and then there are the medal ceremonies to take care of –…

US Horses to be Exported to Libya

January 31, 2012, Texas~Six horses will ship within the next two weeks from Texas to help kick start the revival of the Libyan racing program. “These will be the first horses to be exported to the country since the fall of Gaddafi,” said Texas breeder, Eric Moreau-Sipiere. Having sold a horse from his Centurion Stud…