Monthly Archives: October 2012

Live Racing set to resume Wednesday, October 31 at Delaware Park

Wilmington, Del., October 30, 2012 — Live racing  will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31, at Delaware Park.  The eight race card has a first race post time of 1:15 p.m.  Arabian CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000, the 8th race on the card-  4:45 PM Purse $11,000. For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year…

Lilij Ann wins tenth and final Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Duindigt

October 28, 2012, Dundight, Netherlands ~ Lilij Ann brought the curtain down on the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup 10-race series in The Netherlands with a superb win at the Duindigt racecourse on Sunday. In a close contest the 6-year-old mare under jockey Anthony Deau…

Delaware Park cancels Monday live racing card due to Hurricane Sandy

   Wilmington, Del. , October 28, 2012 — Delaware Park has cancelled the live racing card scheduled for Monday, October 29, due to the forecast of Hurricane Sandy affecting the Mid-Atlantic region. Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and…

Star-studded field to round off Wathba Stud Farm Cup series in Duindigt on Sunday

    October 27, 2012, Netherlands ~  The 10th and final Wathba Stud Farm Cup race for the year 2012 in The Netherlands has attracted a star-studded field promising a thrilling end to this popular series. Sunday’s race at the Duindigt race course is not only the final race of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin…

Sheikh Mansoor Racing Festival adds value to 2013 prize money

 Updated October 25, 2012, San Francisco, CA ~The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin  Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Flat Racing Festival has announced an increase in added prize money for the California Wathba Stud Farm Cup races supporting small breeders and owners around the world.  In addition to the four Wathba Cup races, the Sheikh Zayed Al…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club begins Fall racing calendar

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club has begun the Qatar racing season On October 18 with a card that included five Arabian PA races. Dahash, ridden by Marco Monteriso claimed the 7th race, the Club Cup PA Stakes with Prize money of QR80,000. The Amer colt (x Taraza) trained by M. Al Sulaiti and owned by Mr. Essa Mohammed Al Sulaiti bested…

Mohamed Bin Faleh Heads REC Delegation to Salon du Cheval in Morocco

October 18, 2012, Doha ~ HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Faleh al-Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) is heading the delegation to the 5th Salon du Cheval in El Jadida, Morocco. An annual event, the 2012 edition of the Salon du Cheval will take place from 17 to 21 October 2012. Held under the…

A Brave Tevis Finish

 16, 2012, Auburn, California ~On August 4, Kadee Felton, 16, became the first junior out of five starters to finish the grueling Tevis cup ride on Shawford (Virgule Al Maury x BC Shawn Tiki by Samtyr). Riding with her mother, Beth, the two finished together in 19 hours, 57 minutes riding. Beth was riding Varoom…

Leading Sires by Earnings – USA Arabian Jockey Club

Leading Sires By Earnings – September, 2012             LEADING SIRE’S BY EARNINGS                                                    2012                                                      Stakes            Total Rnk  Stallion                      Strtrs Wnrs/Wins Wnrs/Wins          Earnings       Yob                 Top Earner                        Earnings ——————————————————————————– 1    BURNING SAND                      45   31/50      7/12             $602,433       1986                SO BIG IS BETTER                   $50,245 2    CHNDAKA                           17   10/16      0/0              $143,220       1990                EXPLOSIVE HEAT MHF                 $29,007…

USA Working towards IFAHR Pattern Race Grading

 October 15, 2012, Delaware ~ Kathy Smoke, American Jockey Club Racing Committee Chair, shared news from the October Paris IFAHR committee meeting on the progress to integrate the USA into the European PA Grading system. According to Smoke, the International Pattern Race Committee is now working to devise an accurate method to give an International Handicap…

View from the Prix de L’Arc Weekend

Mushrae (Munjiz – Djezika) winner of the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Poulains (3-y-o colts) 2000 m ridden by Christophe Soumillon, trained by J.P. Totain, owned and bred by Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sandeed (Amer) finished second, Al Mahdod (Munjiz) third.                        …

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

Phraseur Kossack lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Germany

    October 14, 2012 , Muelheim/ Rhur,  Germany ~ Top German jockey Koen Clijmans partnered Phraseur Kossack (Prince d’Orient x Pengalia Kossack) to glory to land the 1600m Wathba Stud Farm Cup III – International, the final round of the 18 European series of the competition at the Muelheim Racecourse (turf) here on Saturday afternoon.…

Meydan Announces 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme

US$37,360 Million in prize money offered during exciting schedule of 11 fixtures Dubai, UAE, 9, October 2012 – The 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) will once again attract the greatest names in racing and the sport’s most-talented runners, as prize money of US$37,360 million will be offered during the schedule of 11 fixtures. The renowned…

Purebred Arabian Sale at Saint-Cloud Shows Favorable Arabian Market

October 8, 2012, Saint -Cloud ~  The Purebred Arabian Sale by Arqana at  Saint-­Cloud on Thursday, October 4 brought the top price of  €190,000 for DAMIS. As it does every year, the purebred Arabian sale was held on the eve of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend, the stage for France’s most prestigious races,…

IFAHR Honours HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak

October 7, 2012, Paris ~ The UAE’s Ambassador to France, Mohammad Meer Abdullah Al-Raeesi received the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing’s (IFAHR) honour on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the UAE, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of the Supreme…

Mkeefa captures Qatar Arabian World Cup at Longchamp

October 6, 2012, Paris ~ Mkeefa, trained by Julian Smart under jockey Neil Callan led the Qatari charge at the Purebred Arabian World Cup at the Longchamp race course on Sunday to best a field of 20. The four year- old filly took command of the final furlong, pulling away from the pack and leading in…

LA Jest A Flash wins Fresno Wathba Stud Farm Cup

 October 6, 2012, Fresno, California ~ 10,000 fans cheered as LA Jest A Flash won the Wathba Stud Farm Cup, the  second race on the Saturday card at the Big Fresno Fair.  The purse of $8,300, which  included the $2,000 added Wathba Stud Farm Cup prize money, was part of the enticement for the field of…

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Weekend Promises Championship Racing

   October 5, 2012, Paris ~ Preparations are underway in Paris for the 91st edition of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, held under the sponsorship of the State of Qatar as Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. In addition to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for Thoroughbreds, Sunday promises a look at…

Fresno Wathba Stud Farm Cup Entries for October 6

Fresno – October 6, 2012 Race 2 – 12:45 PM (Arabian) ALLOWANCE Purse $8,300. (Includes $2,000 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race In 2012. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. (Maiden and Claiming Races Not Considered).Six Furlongs. PP Horse Virtual Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer 1…

Meg Sleeper wins AERC 100 Mile Championship and BC

 September 20-22, Asheville, North Carolina ~ The 2012 Adequan AERC Championship located at the Biltmore Equestrian Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Thursday, September 20, was another good day for Dr. Margaret (Meg) Sleeper. Riding her home-bred Arabian, Syrocco Cadence (Syrocco Troubador x Edgewood Schelite), Sleeper won the AERC 100 Mile Championship, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Championship, and…