Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sakba wins at Täby, Sweden

 April 28, Stockholm, Sweden ~ The main season in Scandinavia is now gathering steam and on the 28th of April the Al Sakbe mare Sakba(x Pyreah(HOL), returned to her winning ways, when she held off a late challenge from Blyte (Top Flyte) and old-timer Bomberbad (Eldorado) at Täby, Sweden. Bred by Margaretha de Ruiter-Floor and owned by…

Arabian International Racing Day at Casablanca’s Anfa Racecourse

The Casablanca-Anfa racecourse, built in 1912, is the oldest racecourse in Morocco. It has a 1,700m sand track and covered seating for 700. The Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) is the National Authority in Morocco that is in charge of horse racing.  Arabian International Racing Day, celebrated since 2002, has welcomed participants from many countries. On…

Blitters Plonja wins Watba Stud Farm Cup opener The Netherlands

        April 22, 2012, ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s 2012 Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series in Europe got off to a great start at the Duindigt race course in The Netherlands on Sunday. Trainer Diana Dorenburg, who could not win the Festival’s Shaikh…

FEI Update on the Use of Cameras on Athletes or Equipment

Release: March 21, 2012   AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: FEI The new provision in article 140 of the General Regulations and approved during last FEI General Assembly in Rio that states that “the use of cameras on Athletes or equipment (such as on Protective Headgear, head covering or carriage) shall not be permitted, unless otherwise specifically agreed by the…

Josco Du Cayrou wins in Toulouse

April 20, 2012, Toulouse, France ~ Josco Du Cayrou finished ahead of Ghalib, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to emerge winner of the Group 2 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup race in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global…

Action Hero, Maureen Milburn

April 16, 2012 “Just thought I’d drop you a line to say how proud we are in Australia of Maureen’s well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the Darley Awards night recently. Maureen has worked tirelessly to establish Arabian Racing in Australia for over 20 years. Lobbying governments and the Thoroughbred industry to recognize our right…

WEC Endurance Trial in Argentina

 April 16, 2012 ~ San Andres del Moro had a great race in La Paloma, Argentina, March 30/31. It was a qualifier for the World Endurance Championship in Euston Park and for the PanAm this year. We had several excellent positions, 12 starters and 9 finished. In 160 km: From the farm had one horse-rider. Moro…

PREAKNESS DAY CARD WILL FEATURE GRADE 1 RACE FOR ARABIANS

   BALTIMORE, 04-15-12—Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, will join with Pimlico Race Course to host a Grade 1 race for purebred Arabian horses on Preakness Day, Saturday, May 19. The $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, headlines the 14-race card. The 14-race program also will…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) unveiled

      April 14, 2012, Abu Dhabi~  The H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival have announced a prize fund of Euros 50,000 and a car for the Ladies race series which will now be run as HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR). At a press…

DUBAI CAPITALE MONDIALE DU PUR SANG

     Submitted from Tunisia~ Après trois mois de “Carnival”, l’hippodrome dubaïote  proposait samedi 30 mars  sa réunion la plus prestigieuse et la plus riche de l’année, avec six épreuves au label de Groupe I. En tête d’affiche la course la plus richement dotée au monde : la Dubai World Cup (10.000.000 $) et  un total…

Preparations in full swing for Third World Arabian Racing Conference to be held in Berlin in June

   April 13, 20012, Abu Dhabi~  Preparations are in full swing for the H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Third World Arabian Racing Conference to be held in the Germany’s capital city of Berlin from June 7 to 9, 2012. Addressing a  press conference at the ADNEC here today, Ms…

Sartejano and Adrie de Vries win Araber-Rennin at Hoppegarten

Araber-Rennen in Berlin-Hoppegarten am 8. April 2012 The  Qatar Near Al Khwar Cup – 1800 m  saw the star duo of Adrie de Vries and Sartejano win the first Arabian race of the 2012 season at Berlin-Hoppegarten. A crowd of  6,800 watched the races on Easter Sunday which started with the Arabian race with a field of…

Award to Sheikh Hamdan for best Arabian Race Horse in the World

 In December 2011 the first ever world ranking of Arabian Race horses was presented by the International Arabian Horse Racing Federation – IFAHR.  Topping the list was No Risk Al Maury – owned by HH Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum who received his award on Dubai World Cup night on March 31 in Dubai.…

AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 names Nicolas Wahlen as endurance discipline manager

 Caen, 5 April 2012     French translation below Team spirit to the power of eight : the discipline managers join the sports management department. With 871 days to go, the Organizing Committee for the Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014 to be held in Normandy, France, has named Nicolas Wahlen as endurance event organiser.  Wahlen, a…

Berlin-Hoppegarten welcomes first Arabian race of the season

 April 3, 2012, Berlin~ The first Arabian race of the 2012 season will be off  Sunday, April 8th, at race course Berlin-Hoppegarten, the first of others to come. Fresh off his win on Fred Texas at the Dubai Kahayala Classic, Adrie de Vries will be on Sartejano, looking to reprise his effort. It is a…

Action Hero, UK Trainer Bill Smith

At the Darley Awards  Bill Smith was in Houston for the 2012 Darley Awards where he served as co-host. Smith has been a constant in the 25 years that the Darley Racing Cup Awards have been honoring Arabian racing heroes. “I’ve hardly missed one Darley Awards, from Victoria Secret’s day, back in 1993 when they…

USEF Names Long List for the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship

      Lexington, KY – Endurance competition heated up this weekend at the Priefert Ranch in Mt. Pleasant, TX as 45 of the nation’s top horses and riders contested the 160km Selection Trial for a spot on the Long List for the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship. In a close race to the finish…

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy Readies Budget, Broadcast Plans

        April 2, 2012, Normandy, France  ~  Putting it all together Budget: The French state has confirmed its 10 million euro participation in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy budget. It’s a clear indication of the priority given to the event. In total, the WEG budget amounts to 67.5…

Mickael Barzalona in high riding moment in Dubai

March 31, 2012, Dubai World Cup ~ After winning the Group 1 US$10 million Dubai World Cup on Monterosso, jockey Michael Barzalona  was on top of the world. “I couldn’t believe when no one was coming after me. This is a dream. I have no words to describe what I feel right now.  (Asked about…

BAN on the movement of horses within Bahrain has been extended until June 30

March 30, 2012 ~ Bahrain Gulf Daily News-  The decision to continue the ban on movement of horses within Bahrain has been extended to take all precautions agains a resurgence of the deadly equine disease, Glanders. The ban, in effect since April 2010, has curtailed all movement of horses within the country and cancelled all…