Monthly Archives: May 2012

Compiegne CEIO Endurance 160k won by Qatar’s Faleh Nasser

May 27 Compiegne, France ~ 160kmCEIO 3* Nations Cup This race, a coveted fixture on the May European racing calendar can be a show ground for upcoming endurance horses. The May 27th race was won by Qatar’s Faleh Nasser riding Antall De Jalima, who came in with a riding time of  7:49:18 and an average…

Racing Lady Rider Profiles

Veronika Aske, Norway DOB: 1986 Profession: TV Presenter First Racing License: 2004 Flat Wins: 9 Veronika Aske began her riding career with show jumpers. She was introduced to harness racing by her uncle who had a neighbor with a trotter. “I went over every day,” she said. Licensed to race since 2004, Veronika rides with…

Tidarbret bests field at The President of the UAE Cup, Ireland

       May 28, UK ~ On Sunday 27 May 2012 at The Curragh Racecourse, the second leg of the renowned President of the UAE Cup Series; The Original Arabian Purebred Classic Series, was run under beautiful blue skies on Irish 1000 Guineas Day. A field of 5 top quality horses with some very significant jockey…

Tidarbret beats field at President of UAE Curragh

Sunday, May 27, Ireland ~ The field of five for the President of the UAE Cup included odds- on Group 2 winners Harran and Areej trained by Julian Smart. Bill Smith had a good chance at a repeat win from 2011 with the US bred, Chinaactic, coming from his UK debut win in early May.…

Double Delight for Omani trainer after 1-2 finish

May 20, 2012, Newbury race course, UK ~Muhal, ridden by Veronika Aske, landed the fifth leg of the HH Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) in great style at Newbury Racecourse here on Saturday evening. The well-bred son of Amer battled it to the wire against stable-mate Andaleeb, under Jane Foley, to prevail by a neck…

Aske and Muhal win Newbury Championship leg

  May 17, 2012, London, England ~  Veronika Aske from Norway riding Muhal (Amer x Babelia) was the proud winner of the fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race held on Saturday, May 19, at Newbury Racecourse. The field of 12 left in a tight bunch but did…

T M FRED TEXAS TAKES PRESIDENT OF UAE CUP

      May 19, 2912, Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad K. H. Al-Thani’s T M Fred Texas continued his domination of North American Arabian-bred horses, romping to victory in the $75,000 President of UAE  CUP (G1) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.  Ridden by Abel Castellano Jr. for trainer Ronald Martino, the son of…

Qatar ends 2012 season of racing in style

Thursday May 17, 2012, Doha, Qatar ~ The curtain came down on the 53rd race meet of the season, successfully ending the 2012 race year on the New Rayyan track. In the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate, Nasser Al Kaabi trained, Urbane De Faust (Nizam  x Hakima De Carrere), scored the winning time of  1:18:02 over the…

Ladies Racing set to take off at Newbury course on Saturday

 May 17, 2012, London, England ~  The fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race will be held on Saturday, May 19, at Newbury Racecourse outside of London. In a Press Conference with reporters, trainers and lady riders, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Director of the Sheikh Mansour Festival as well…

Preakness Day Features Grade 1 Race for Arabian Horses

May 17, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland ~ A field of 10 will go the gate in the $75,000-added The President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, a Grade 1 race for purebred Arabian horses on the Preakness Stakes undercard Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.   To be run at 1 1/16-miles on the main track, the…

La Hoor wins May 16 QREC Club Breeders Trophy

May 16, 2012, Doha~The Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club winds down the season with eight more  races on Thursday. Tonight’s excitement was capped by the Club Breeders Trophy for 3 yrs olds. This 1200m race gave another win to the Burning Sand empire when his black son, La Hoor (Burning Sand x Pettra) collected the QR…

Gazel T wins Jägersro Wathba Stud Farm Cup

Sponsored by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival this years edition of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup (Gr3 PA) run over 1730 m dirt at Jägersro, Sweden, was quite a success for Dutch owner-breeder and trainer, Gerard Zoetelief. In Zoetelief’s blue and white colors the 4-y-o Gazel T (x Prince…

Declarations up for last QREC race of the season

  May 14, 2012 Doha, Qatar~ The last two races of the Qatari season in Doha are scheduled for May 16, 17, with nine Purebred Arabian races mixed with good Thoroughbred racing over the two days. May 16th racing will be capped by the Club Breeders Trophy Stakes for 3 year olds with QR 80,000…

Sweden’s Jägersro readies competitors for 15 May Wathba Stud Farm Cup

The first GrIII (PA) race of the Scandinavian season will be run at Jägersro Racecourse on the 15’th of May. The Wathba Stud Farm Cup will see a field of fourteen from five different countries, including Danish and Scandinavian champion, SR Dorwan (Marwan). The winner of the 2010 edition has been on the easy-list since he was…

Stallions Djet Set De Falgas and Burning Sand have winners in Qatar

10 May 2012, Doha, Qatar~AL MUSHEIREB CUP DAY, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club celebrates four Arabian races on May 10. Race Results: RACE 3 Purebred Arabian Handicap 0 – 40 3640 P/A HANDICAP – RATED 0-40 QR 40,000    1200M Running Time: 01:17:86 1 Al Hadla (USA)  Ch M (Djet Set De Falgas x Fantasia)  …

Nominations for May 19 President of the UAE Cup at Pimlico

10 May, 2012 From Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland~ THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CUP SERIES $75,000 Added (Grade I) FOR ARABIAN FOUR-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD By subscription of $50, Which should accompany the nomination or by Supplementary Nomination of $5,000 by time of entry (Includes entry and starting fees). $100 to enter and an additional…

Blitters Plonja strikes again in Wathba Stud Farm Cup series

          April 6, Duindight, Netherlands~ It was a second win on the trot for 7-year-old mare Blitters Plonja in the H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup II at the Duindigt race course in The Netherlands.   The grey mare who won this…

FEI Endurance Round Table Debates Proposed Rule Changes

        2 May 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland ~The Endurance Round Table session, which shared the final morning of the FEI Sports Forum with the Eventing Round Table, attracted representatives of National Federations (NFs) and veterinarians for discussion on proposed rule changes that will be presented to the FEI General Assembly 2012 in November.…

Why We Ride, What We Are Reading

  Why We Ride, published by Seal Press, is a collection of tender and compelling stories shared by published woman authors, revealing their addiction to and love affair with horses. The foreword by best-selling author, Jane Smiley, sets the tone, and her contribution shares how her horse passion has helped to shape her journey and…

Action Hero, Julie Morgan

Recently at the Valley Oak Arabians Open House, we watched as Julie Morgan presented an exquisite collection of mares and babies, many from the *Emigrant¹  line. Her feel and rapport with the horses is evident. {1Michalow Stud and Polish National Champion, *Emigrant, sired by the legendary Palas son, Ararat.} Besides an obvious love and empathy for…

Shaikha Fatima Championship for women a highlight of Morocco race card

May 4, 2012 ~ Casablanca-Morocco: Chaoui, ridden by German rider, Nadine Gratz, virtually led from wire to the wire in the fourth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) which took place at the Hippodrome De Casablanca-Anfa on Friday. Ould Marhoum finished second under Irish entrant, Linzi Dowdle, and behind came…

Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship continues in Morocco

May 2, 2012, Casablanca, Morocco ~ The fourth race in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) series will go off on Friday, May 4, at the Casablanca-Anfa racecourse. Held under the umbrella of the Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Racing Festival, 12 lady riders representing UAE, Oman, Qatar and…