Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mu’azzaz battles to win Newbury Hawthorne Hill Stakes

The Arabian Horse Organization Hawthorne Hill International Stakes Purebred Group 2 Race Newbury June 26, 2012 Time: 02:22:48, ten furlongs, turf, fillies and mares 5 lbs. Coming into the home stretch Tidarbret, clear by half a length, felt the challenge from Silvestre de Sousa on Mu’azzaz, with Aziz threatening. In the final quarter mile  the…

Alibaba Del Sol wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup IV in The Netherlands

June 24, The Netherlands ~ It took all of 15 races for Alibaba del Sol to score his first win as the French-bred Dutch runner won the fourth race in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup series being run at the Duindigt racecourse, The Netherlands.…

California proudly hosts the first HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Race GR III

  June 23, 2012, Pleasanton, California ~The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Grade III, run Saturday at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California, was another successful page in the book of owner/trainer Helen Shelley and for Burning Sand babies. Her first and second wins with Sand De Wind followed by Qjuick Sand…

ARABIAN entries up for Newbury race 26th June GR 2

 Monday June 25, London ~  The Newbury racetrack is pleased to announce:   PUREBRED ARABIAN RACE –  NEWBURY RACECOURSE 26th June 2012      17.50 The Arabian Horse Organization Hawthorn Hill International Stakes (Group 2 PA) 10F THE ARABIAN HORSE ORGANIZATION has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning Owner. An…

Euston Park hosts final qualifiers for Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012

      June 24, 2012, Euston Park, UK ~ Sh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum and Kurajong Concorde from the UAE headed a strong field to win the penultimate qualifier for the Longines FEI  World Endurance Championships (25th August 2012) at Euston Park, near Newmarket, Suffolk, UK. The pair completed the FEI CEI 3*…

Sand De Wind takes the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup in California

    June 23, 2012, Pleasanton, California ~The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Grade III, run on a card of 10 races at the Saturday Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California, turned up a one, two for owner/trainer Helen Shelley. First in, the son of Burning Sand, Sand De Wind (TF Desert Jewel),…

Son of Kesberoy, Virgule Al Maury

VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 Chestnut French Stallion  (Kesberoy x Valse Du Cassou by Baroud II)    Background The French Arabian race sire, Virgule Al Maury, was imported into the United States in 1995, after competing successfully for 3 seasons in the UK and UAE. Virgule is a son of Kesberoy, the noted French sire, and…

More photos of the Tom Quilty Cup in Tasmania from Meg Wade

 June 9, 2012, Australia, Tasmania ~ The beach near the Quilty Cup course. The perpetual Quilty Cup.         Castlebar Gulfstream is our stallion by Chip Chase Sadaqa out of Franklin Rajul. He is a full brother in blood to Kurrajong Concorde who we won the Quilty with in 2011. Concorde is now…

El Weiron wins the SARA Grand Prix in Stockholm

        June 17, 2012, Stockholm, NR ~ In a sport as professionally orientated as racing, it’s good to see, that amateurs still have a significant role to play. Gothenburg Racecourse on the west coast of Sweden is a fine example. When the harnessed racers usurped the nearby Åby in 1975, the local…

Tabarak wins the 2012 Derby des Pur Sang Arabes de 4 ans- Al Shahania Stud

   CHANTILLY SUNDAY 17TH JUNE, 2012 ~   Al Shahania Stud, Qatar proudly  sponsored the 1st edition of the Derby des Pur Sang   Arabes de 4 ans – Al Shahania Stud at the Prix de Diane in Chantilly Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Advisor to the Emir

Racing entries up for June 23 at Pleasanton California

Pleasanton – June 20, 2012 – Eight horses are entered for the California edition of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup for Saturday June 23. Race 3 – 2:20 PM at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. With many special activities surrounding the 100th year celebration of the Fair, this will be the place…

Brook Sample and Brookleigh Excalibur win 2012 Tom Quilty Gold Cup

June 9, 2012, Tasmania ~ Congratulations to Brook Sample and Brookleigh Excalibur – winners of the 2012 Tom Quilty Gold Cup in Australia, Tasmania, in a time of 9:14:16. The duo also won Best Conditioned. Congratulations to all who rode this ride! Best Conditioned horses for the Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2012  Junior Division – Beer…

$20,000 Grade III Arabian race June 23 at Pleasanton, California

      June 17, 2012,  Pleasanton, California ~ The Alameda County Fair at Pleasanton will host the California edition of the Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival with a $20,000 Grade III race on June 23 while celebrating it’s 100 year Anniversary. Race Day Events: On June 23rd, the Fair opens at 10:00 AM,…

World Arabian Racing Conference 2012 wrap-up

     June 14, 2012, Berlin ~ The H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012 finished on the third day as panelists discussed the importance of promotion and marketing for the future of Arabian racing. It was agreed by all present that the support of Sheikh Mansoor with…

Toulouse France will host the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 2013

June 9, 2012, Berlin ~ The baton was passed and the announcement made at the Gala Dinner that closed the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012.  The fourth edition of this World Arabian Horse Racing Conference will be hosted in Toulouse, France, in June 2013.  

Wellington Florida Confirmed as Bidder for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

For Immediate Release Wellington, FL, USA – June 14, 2012 – Wellington, along with four other cities, has been confirmed as a bidder for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG). The world championships of international equestrian disciplines is held once every four years as one of the world’s major sporting events. The International Equestrian…

June 10 Arabian Racing at Berlin-Hoppegarten

          June 10 Hoppegarten, Berlin ~ The Berlin- Hoppegarten race course lives up to its billing as one of the most beautiful and genial race courses in Europe. The June 10 racing included 6 Thoroughbred races and two sponsored Arabian races on the Sunday card. Race goers enjoyed a beautiful day…

Turkey celebrates their equestrian heritage with the Equist Fair

Press Release – June 11, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey ~ The popularity of horse-riding increases day by day in Turkey, where amateur riders ride horses at clubs that give service as members of Turkish Equestrian Federation or independently. Growing income levels, changing living conditions as well as rise in number of country sides have resulted in…

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed approves the 2012/2013 UAE racing season

   Dubai, UAE, 13 June , 2012 – His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved the 2012/2013 UAE race fixtures schedule for the seasons at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Meydan Racecourse. This season of racing in the United Arab Emirates will include a total of 46 days spread…

Lady jockey’s vie for Hoppegarten glory

Press Release June 10, 2012, Berlin ~ The fourth round of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Listed) and the sixth leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship (IFAHR) races kick off at the Hoppegarten Racecourse in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. Eleven horses have been declared to battle it out to the wire in…

Global Arabian Flat Racing Conference completes second day

June 8, 2012, Berlin ~ The second day of the 3rd edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival began with a select international panel of Veterinarians sharing their knowledge on keeping a race horse healthy, happy and sound. Speakers were: Dr. Robert La Caze from France, Dr.…

Opening Speakers set the tone at the third International Racing Conference

June 7, 2012 Berlin ~ The speakers of the first day of the ongoing World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012 paid tribute to late Sheikh Zayed saying that his initiative to support Arabian races did not only preserve the Arabian horse, but it has mainly brought him to life once again.  “The history of…

Entries up for June 10 Sh Fatima Ladies World Championship at Hoppegarten

The H H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) €20,000 1600m June 10 Berlin- Hoppegarten Race Course Horse    Pedigree,             Rider            Country               Trainer, Owner                      …

World Arabian Horse Racing Conference opens in Berlin

      June 7, 2012, Berlin ~ The third edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference got underway in the German capital, Berlin, on Thursday morning. The three-day event is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs within the…

Third Arabian Horse Racing Conference gets underway in Germany

       June 6, 2012 Berlin ~  The stage is set for the 3rd edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012 scheduled at the Ritz Carlton Hotel here from June 7 to 9, it was confirmed at a June 6 Press Conference at the UAE Embassy in Berlin. The three-day event is…

Iraq continues a history of Arabian racing

Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi’s family may not have been the first to breed Arabian horses in Iraq, but they are one of the oldest families still breeding purebred horses, and are considered the largest breeder in the country. “My family owns a large estate 40km to the North of Mosul, and our stud farm is…

New Discovery of the Arabian horse found in Saudi Arabia

Peter Harrigan, author and scholar, has put together a fascinating read in the May/June issue of the Saudi Aramco World magazine. Excerpt and link to the article below. The discovery at al-Magar and the electrifying question it raises come as Saudi Arabia experiences a resurgent pride not only in its archeological heritage but also, particularly,…

Agenda – World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, Germany 2012

Agenda – 2012 Berlin Ritz Carlton Hotel June 6    Press Conference at 12 pm UAE Embassy Berlin 8pm Welcoming dinner at the Grand Ballroom Ritz Carlton Hotel.  June 7  At 10 am  Opening Words by HE Mohammed Al Mahmood (UAE Ambassador to Germany)  Sami Al Boueinen(IFAHR)  Abdulla Al Qubaisi (Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority)…