Monthly Archives: December 2012

Warrawee Naaziq wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Australia

 December 29, 2012,Victoria, Australia -Press Release ~ Warrawee Naaziq, ridden to a fine win by Robert Kirkpatrick, took the top prize for the first ever Wathba Stud Farm Cup at Mansfield Racetrack in Victoria over the weekend. The winner is owned and trained by Kim Noble. Majelica finished second and Major finished third in the 1200-metre race. All eight…

Sharjah shares end of year racing

December 29, 29012, Sharjah ~ Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea, with a treble and weighing room colleague Dane O’Neill with a double, were the men to follow at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon, the final UAE meeting of 2012. O’Shea was keen to get to the front on the Gill Duffield-trained AF Hasba (Mahabb (AE) – Bucelia…

Tersk Stud reports success in 2012

  December 30, 2012, sent from Tersk Stud The successes of the legendary Tersk Stud are well-known in much of the world. Here is an exclusive report on some of the highlights of 2012, and what to expect in 2013 at the Stud. In 2012 This year Tersk Stud was one of the initiators for…

Alban de Mieulle hot in Qatar

December 26, 2012, Doha ~ The best of the Purebred Arabian action in Doha December 26 was also a fine day for trainer, Alban de Mieulle – winning three races for Umm Qarn including the feature, Qatar Derby Group 2, International with prize money of QR 250,000. Muntasar (Majd Al Arab x Danie Du Cassou) led…

Last race at Jebel Ali for 2012

 Friday December 28, 2012, Jebel Ali ~ The only Purebred Arabian race on the card of six was the opening 1400m conditions race, the HH Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Breeders Society Challenge. Paul Hanagan was in the saddle on AF Lafeh who broke the track record (Purebred Arabian) for trainer Gill Duffield. Hanagan…

LAUREL PARK CANCELS LIVE RACING AFTER SECOND RACE

 December, 26, 2012, LAUREL, Maryland ~ As wind, rain, and more of the same blanket the east coast of the USA, Laurel Park cancelled live racing after the second race on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will remain open for simulcasting.  Live racing is scheduled to resume Thursday, Dec. 27 with…

Magik Du Paon wins Abu Dhabi Championship for Lemartinel

December 23, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ News Release -The best of the Purebred Arabian action at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Sunday evening was the Listed Abu Dhabi Championship, a 1600m contest restricted to the three-year-old generation. It was won by Magik Du Paon, with Wayne Smith in the saddle for trainer Eric Lemartinel. Smith said,…

Doha races into December meets

December 24, Doha ~ On Thursday, 20 December, trainer Julian Smart tasted success  when Shaklan eased to victory in the Pure Arabian Handicap race for horses rated 40 to 70. Thhe George Mikhalides trained, Al Mizan won the Local Bred Pure Arabian Handicap for horses rated 40 and below in a race open to Qatari…

St. Moritz to hold Arabians in the Snow Listed Race

  December 23, 2012 ~ The Pure bred Arabian white turf run in St. Moritz, part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival will be held on February 2 (17.2.2012). The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Listed race for Pure bred Arabians will be run at a distance  of…

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum wins World Military Endurance Championship

December 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was the winner of the first ever CISM World Military Endurance Championship (WMEC) held at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir on Saturday. Giving him the honors were His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Majesty King…

Quite A Show Stages A Surprise At Meydan Racecourse

December 20, 2012, Dubai ~ Doug Watson’s Purebred Arabian Claims Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah Quite A Show sprang something of a surprise in the featured Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah, defying a Group 1 penalty to land the 1600m contest, the only Purebred Arabian race on the card at Meydan on Thursday. Trained by…

Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ is a global competition showcasing animals at their peak level of performance. The  Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, France, will build on the success of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, where world championships for eight disciplines were held over 16 days. In…

Race Bred, Endurance Happy

In November, Horsereporter recognized Beverly Gray’s great record on her endurance horse, JollySickle.  Recently, the American Endurance Ride Conference also recognized the top performance by this duo, culminating in the 2012 AERC National Best Condition award for the gelding. Bred and trained for the track by Mandolynn Hill Farm in Texas, JollySickle’s (Jolly By Golly…

Where Have All the Arabians Gone – by the numbers

As detailed in Arabian Horse World’s report on the 2011 WAHO Conference, the number of Arabians registered each year in the USA continues to decline.  Where Have All the Arabians Gone by Bruce Johnson is an insight into the decline of Arabian horse registrations in recent decades in the USA and how it will affect the Arabian…

UAE winner, Knife In Sharp At Sharjah

Saturday December 15, 2012, UAE Press Release~Tony Manuel is a trainer who does particularly well at Sharjah and saddled his fourth and fifth winners of the season on the track on Saturday  (December 15) afternoon. One of those was Knife who won the featured 1700m conditions race, making all under Ahmed Ajtebi. It was a…

Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards from USEF

  Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting   December 17, 2012, Lexington, KY ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance, the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. The awards will…

Sand On Fire wins at Retama Park

December 8, 2012, Retama Park, Texas ~ Coming into the final turn of the exciting Lone Star Arabian Fillies Futurity, four fillies were challenging for the lead. Sand On Fire, owned and bred by Jane Teutsch, made her way to the lead and held on for victory. She is a 3-year-old filly by Burning Sand out…

Paris setting introduces 2013 World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, Toulouse

December 12, 2012, Paris, Press Release ~ Preparations were announced today of the fourth edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 2013 and the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Awards. The details of the two events were the highlight of a Press Conference held at 12:12noon on 12.12.12 at the Four Seasons Hotel…

Mkeefa and Dahor de Brugere rated IFAHR Purebred Arabian horses of the year

December 2012, Ascot Press Release~ The IFAHR Pattern Race Supervisory Committee held a two day meeting in Ascot on November 27th and 28th, 2012, for rating the results of the 65 Pattern Races run in 2012 and December 2011 in Europe and the Middle East. It is the second year that the IFAHR Pattern Race &…

Arabian Racing Festival goes to Polish Parliament

   December 10, 2012, Warsaw, Poland Press Release~ Under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Purebred Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and head of the IFAHR Ladies Racing highlighted the…

USEF Announces Fargis, Chancellor, and Zang to Receive Year’s Highest Equestrian Honors at the 2013 Pegasus Awards

December 10, 2012, From the USEF Communications Department Lexington, KY– The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the names of three equestrians who have been selected to receive the year’s most coveted awards. Awarded by the USEF, the Lifetime Achievement Award, Junior Equestrian of the Year, and the Pegasus Medal of Honor will…

Animal Health Experts Head to Panama For Sport Horse Talks

7 December 2012, Panama – FEI Update Over 60 government representatives and veterinary and horse sport experts from 23 countries will head to Panama City December 11-13  for a summit on the international movement of horses. The talks have been convened by the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) at…

Al Mizan and Shakeemah win at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa al Thani Trophy Day

Thursday, December 6, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy Day The P/A Handicap saw Al Mizan (Vert Duzan x Nevada De Cardonne) trained by G. Mikhalides and ridden by Sylvain Ruis take the win in a field of ten in the time of 1:46:00. Al Mizan started from gate…

Emirati team win National Day Cup meet in Abu Dhabi

Sunday December 9, 2012, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ It was the eagerly awaited National Day Cup meeting at Abu Dhabi on Sunday (yesterday) evening with the first two big races of the current UAE season. The Group 1 Purebred Arabian National Day Cup was the official feature and the 1600m highlight, carrying AED 250,000 ($68,000…

Al Kaabi lands the National Day Cup in Abu Dhabi

December 8, 2012, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ UAE top rider Ali Reyad Saleh Al Kaabi astride Tacka, made every move to land the CEI 120km ** National Day Cup endurance race for the Seih Assalam Endurance Stables at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba here on Saturday. The prestigious event was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed…

Al Jahouri snatches Wathba Cup 100km CEN Endurance ride

December 8, 2012, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ Teenager Khalifa Al Khalfan Al Jahouri partnered the 12-year-old gelding Leo to glory for owner Saied Suhail Ali Al Yabouni in the CEN 100 km Wathba Cup endurance ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village (EIEV) at Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, on Saturday. The race was held…

Dariya Claims Mazrat Al Ruwayah Prep Race At Meydan’s Third Meeting

December 6, 2012, Dubai ~ On an evening sponsored by Al Basti Equiworld, the pre-race talk was all about the rivalry between AF Alghabra and Kandar Du Falgas, yet on the night it was Dariya (Dormane (FR) x CR Samborsta (US) by Sambor) who ran out the impressive winner over a field of 14 at the…

Qatar racing in full swing December 5 results

Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club , Wednesday, December 5 December 5, 2012, Doha ~ Qatar Derby Trial Day Featured three P/A Races La Hoor (Burning Sand x Pettra) won the 3 YO International Derby Trail (G2)in the time of 1:30:00 in a field of nine. The striking black owned by Hannan Ali Hassan Al Matwi…

Plans for 2013 to be unveiled in Paris

December 5, 2012 – Press Release, Abu Dhabi ~ Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival and head of IFAHR Ladies Racing briefed the media today at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel the official hotel of the Festival during a Press Conference that was attended by Adnan Al…

Abu Dhabi Hosts Endurance National Day Cup December 8

December 5, 2012, Abu Dhabi~ Almost 300 riders have entered to bid for honors at the December 8, FEI 120km CEI** National Day Cup, marking the celebrations of the 41st anniversary of the union of the seven emirates of the UAE. The Saturday  National Day Cup will be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village…