Monthly Archives: March 2012

TM Tex Fred nabs Dubai Kahayla Classic

    Dubai March 31~ The 17th edition of the Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic went to Qatar for the second time after the US import TM Fred Texas stormed clear in the straight. He beat Seraphin Du Paon by one and three quarter lengths, while Timadit Al Mels finished a further three quarter lengths…

TM Fred Texas Takes First in Kahayala Classic

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Dubai World Cup, March 31~  Hot off the wire from GulfNews.com Sport: FIRST WINNER OF THE NIGHT THEN GOES TO TM FRED TEXAS (USA) Adrie De Vries jockey of TM Fred Texas, said: “I thought I had a good chance going in. I saw him in Qatar he didn’t beat a strong field but the way he…

Group 1 Dubai World Cup Preview of Line-up

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2012 – The 2012 Group 1 US$10million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, the world’s most valuable horse race, looks wide open with the maximum field of 14 declared for the 2,000m all-weather feature. American trainer Bill Mott won the inaugural running with Cigar back in 1996 and looks to…

2012 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic Fields Excellent Rivals

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2012 – Ernst Oertel saddles two previous winners of the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by EMAAR, the Purebred Arabian equivalent of the Dubai World Cup, with last year’s winner Seraphin Du Paon joined by 2009 winner Fryvolous. Both were well beaten over course and distance on Super Saturday though…

Bernie Schiappa gives thumbs up on Bob Baffert’s recovery in Dubai

     Dubai, UAE, 29 March 2012 – Bernie Schiappa traces his roots back to New Jersey, but the transplanted Easterner has found a home in Las Vegas, and a friend in New Mexico native and Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert. Schiappa is co-owner of 2012 Group 1 US$10 million Dubai World Cup,…

More tickets on sale for The World Comes To Windsor

28 March, 2012 The Diamond Jubilee Pageant is a major event marking The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the presence of Her Majesty. The event takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the evenings of 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May 2012. Dancers, musicians, military and equestrian displays from around the world will…

Impressive Field Set to Contest CEI3* 160km Trail for USA Team

    March 28, 2012, Lexington, KY – This weekend the United States’ top endurance riders will vie for a chance to represent the U.S. at the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship. Saturday, March 31st riders will compete in the CEI3* 160km Team Trial held at the Priefert Ranch in Mt. Pleasant, TX. Every attempt has…

Sheikh Tahnoon signs Global Arabian Festival book at visit to Abu Dhabi Book Fair

     March 28, 2012 Abu Dhabi ~ His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of TDIC and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, visited the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s book stand at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in Abu Dhabi today, and wrote…

Bob Baffert on road to recovery after suffering heart attack in Dubai

March 28, 2012, Dubai, UAE- Baffert, 59, suffered a heart attack while in his hotel room in Dubai on Sunday, and quick action by his wife, Jill, brought local paramedics to the scene who transferred Baffert quickly to the local hospital’s emergency room. After a doctor arrived to do an ECG, Baffert was moved to ICU…

Kahayla Classic Post Postion Draws

Smart bid for Dubai Kahayla Classic Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2012 – Julian Smart has already trained the winner of the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by EMAAR on two occasions with Nez D’Or in 2002 and two years ago with Jaafer. The 2,000m contest on the all-weather track is regarded as one of…

2012 Dubai World Cup Likely Fields – March 22

   March 22, Dubai ~ Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by EMAAR Purebred Arabians US$250,000 Group 1 2,000m All Weather As the World Cup expectations heat up, fourteen Arabians are entered into the Dubai Kahayla Classic Purebred Arabian race. See Full entries as of March 22 here:                  …

Gillian Duffield Sh Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Award Best Woman Trainer

A slight woman with a gentle demeanor, Gillian Duffield could pass as a professor or a real estate agent, but one would have to look hard to see the grit that has made her one of the most successful Arabian race horse trainers over the years, 25 of them spent training for Sheikh Hamdan Bin…

TM Fred Texas shows Qatar he’s ready

March 14, 2012 Qatar~ It was the talented TM Fred Texas’ show at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (REC) as he captured the Losail Cup during the 37th race meeting on March 14, Wednesday. The Mohammed Hamad Al Attiya trained TM Fred Texas (Burning Sand-Queen Kong) swept past the opposition in style to come…

Dubai World Cup Post Times — 2012

World Richest Day in Horse Racing Gets out of Starting Gate at 4:30PM The 17th running of the Dubai World Cup racemeeting will feature an expanded race programme of nine events, offering a world record in total prizemoney US$27.25 million for the March 31st day of racing. The title event is sponsored by Emirates Airline…

Versac PY takes Emirates Championship in last 2012 Abu Dhabi race meet of season

March 18, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The fast improving Versac PY was the impressive winner in 2:28:27 of the Group 1 Emirates Championship, the Purebred Arabian highlight at the final meeting of the season at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening. Owned by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Versac PY (Njewman (FR) –…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Honors UAE Season

March 19, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE finished as the leading owner with 13 winners while Eric Lemartnel and Tadhg O’Shea with 15 winners each topped the trainer’s and jockeys’ pack respectively for the Abu Dhabi racing season 2011-12. At an impressive end-of-season party…

Animal Kingdom injury takes him out of Dubai World Cup

March 18, USA~ 2012 Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom will not compete as planned in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, according to trainer, Graham Motion. After a turf workout on Saturday, Animal Kingdom came up lame in the left hind, the same leg he injured in last year’s Belmont Stakes. Adjudged at the time to…

TM Fred Texas will start at Dubai World Cup Kahyala Classic

March 18, 2012,  Dubai World Cup~ In a night which caps the UAE racing season and which promises all round racing excitement, Arabian owners will have a thrilling competition with France, UAE and Qatar bringing on strong rivals. Recently imported to Qatar, the Burning Sand son, TM Fred Texas, is on the card for the night…

News On The Street – by Denise Gault

Race Street Management- A full service Bloodstock Agency     Established in 1987, Race Street Management, Inc is the Arabian industries’ oldest and most respected Bloodstock Agency, representing the finest Arabian bloodstock from the world’s most successful race programs. Denise discusses current trends and topics-on the street. NEWS ON THE STREET by Denise Gault March…

Quite A Show in Abu Dhabi

March 11, 2012 Abu Dhabi ~ Quite A Show lived up to his name at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening by winning the featured Group 1 Liwa Oasis, the 1400m feature, with Tadhg O’Shea in the saddle for his main employer His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and trainer Doug Watson. O’Shea, who…

Niesham wins Group 1 at Dubai Super Saturday Purebred Arabian Race

       March 10, 2012 Dubai ~  The dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup meeting on Saturday March 10 gave stellar advance performances for March 31 at Meydan. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the Crown Prince of Dubai and His…

Burning Sand Babies Hitting their Stride in Qatar

 March 1, 2012 Doha – Texas breeder, Todd Moak, was in Doha to check on TM Fred Texas, 2011 Darley Awards Horse of the Year, recently imported to Qatar. Moak put the TM in Fred Texas. He bred this horse – with the Burning Sand try to catch me mentality. Now five, the promising colt…

Arabian Flat Racing Festival Including First All-Female Rider Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park

      March 3, 2012~  Sam Houston Race Park hosted two prestigious Arabian stakes on Saturday, March 3. The $30,000 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup and $27,500 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies IFAHR Cup were the first races of the year in a seven-race series as part of the Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. TM Junior…

Silver Anniversary Darley Awards Honor TM Fred Texas as Horse of the Year

March 5, 2012, Houston, Texas ~ TM Fred Texas (Burning Sand x Queen Kong by Kong) capped a stellar racing year as he was awarded Horse of the Year, the crown jewell of the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Darley Awards. At a glittering ceremony held at the JW…

Sanddpiper and TM Junior Johnson win big in Houston

 March 3, 2012, Houston, Texas ~ Oman’s Fatma Al Manji on Sanddpiper won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies IFAHR Cup after TM Junior Johnson scored handily in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup on Saturday night at the Sam…

Aziz wins Doha’s Richest race the HH Emir’s Sword

     March 1, 2012, Doha, Qatar ~ Julian Smart trained horses dominated on Saturday as he hit the 1,2,3 4 jackpot in Qatar’s richest race (QR 2,000,000 – US$ 550,000) on the final day of the 21st Qatar International Equestrian Festival (QIEF). Aziz (Amer x Aziza D’Aroco), ridden by jockey Darren Williams in the time…

Sheikh Zayed Cup, HH Fatima Cup races in Houston on Saturday

March 2, 2012 Houston, Texas ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies IFAHR Cup will be held at the Sam Houston Park Race Course on Saturday night. Six-year-old Grilla, winner of the Sheikh Zayed…

New Jockeys for Dubai as Richard Hills hangs up his silks

March1, Dubai~ A two-time British champion jockey has landed the coveted role of retained rider to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Paul Hanagan will don the famous blue and white silks that have been carried to victory in almost every major race in the world when Richard Hills hangs up his silks on Dubai…