Monthly Archives: January 2013

Adrei de Vries rides to double wins in Doha

January 30, 2013, Doha ~Jockey Adrie de Vries had a double by riding Al Aamash and Trompettiste to victories. Al Aamash (Kalbarq x Espiri Bint Elina) won the opening race, the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate – and two races later De Vries returned to steer Trompettiste to win the Thoroughbred Handicap contest for…

Reynolds and Kimbler Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting

January, 2013, 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 were presented at the USEF Horse of the Year Awards gala and dinner on Friday, January 18,…

The rest of the story…Abu Dhabi Sunday race meet

Sunday, January 27, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~Kerkousan (Saklawi Jadrane x Ichara by Dormane) took the win in the featured 2200m Conditions race in Abu Dhabi Sunday evening (Jan 27th). This was a head to toe change from the race two weeks ago when he never made the challenge. Adrie de Vries was abley in the…

Magik Du Paon wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Abu Dhabi meet

 January 27, 2013, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ Magik Du Paon, the 4-year-old chestnut colt won the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race at the Abu Dhabi race course on Sunday night. The shorter distance of 1200 metres seemed to suit the son of…

Forgehill Cezanne, Swyft, and Richly Blessed compete in Abu Dhabi January 27

Saturday January 26, 2013, Press Release, Abu Dhabi~ The best of the Purebred Arabian action looks to be the concluding 2200m conditions race in which Ernst Oertel saddles four of the 14 runners. Stable jockey Tadhg O’Shea rides Callateral on whom the saddle slipped on his most recent start a week ago. He was ridden…

QREC posts hot racing results for Jan 23, 24

Race 29-24 Jan 2013 Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Cup Day The feature race, the 2000m Local Bred Stakes, was won by Nasir Al Naif (Amer x Kesbah) trained by Y. Bentaher, that took the lead in the final strides from the Alban de Mieulle trained, Faria. Winning time was 02:13:54. In the Restricted Stakes for…

More about the Asil, the Modern Persian Arabian

Persian Arabs (Asils) By : Shirin Salartash Horsereporter thanks Shirin Salartash for this translation of news about the modern Persian Arabian horse. Persia has had horses for thousands of years. If you go to Persepolis you can see the carvings of the horses and Persian kings. The carvings inside the caves show the presence of horses in…

Trainer Ernst Oertel leads pack in Abu Dhabi

January 20, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Godolphin jockey Silvestre De Sousa, fresh from Dubai World Cup Carnival treble at Meydan on Saturday, was back in the winner’s enclosure after steering Gabas Noor (Madour (FR) x Gabes (TN) by Zeidoun) to a comfortable victory in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup (For Private Owners Only), a 1400m handicap…

Doha awards historic photo finish

27th Race Meeting, January 17, 2013, Doha ~ This day will go down in Qatar horse racing history as the day of the first historic dead heat with both horses being declared joint winners. The  1600 m H H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy (Group I Local Bred Pure Arabians) was shared by…

Australian lady jockey Nikita McLean steals the show

January 17, 2013, Muscat~ Australian lady jockey Nikita McLean partnered Qabas to glory in the opening round of the 1600m HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship at Al Fulaij racecourse on here on Thursday night. Trained by Salim Al Hakamani on behalf of the Royal Cavalry Oman, the six-year-old son of Simoun Ben…

Sheikha Fatima Championship gets underway in Oman

January 17, 2012, Press Release, Muscat ~ UAE lady jockey Shathra Al Hajjaj partners Wathiq to lodge her claim as the first leg of the 2013 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship (IFAHR) gets underway at Al Fulaij Racecourse in Muscat on Thursday evening. Twelve armature lady jockeys representing UAE, Oman, Qatar, Europe, USA, Australia and…

Oman International Horse,Camel & Heritage Show opens

January 14, 2013 , Muscat ~The Muscat Exhibition Center set the stage for the Opening Day of the second International Horse, Camel  & Heritage Show. The two day show opened with a parade of hertiage camels for the dignitaries and guests. The show continued on the 15th with a Arabian Horse Beauty Show. Abu Dhabi…

Poyle Judy wins Umm Al Houl Cup in Doha

09 January, 2013, Doha ~  Umm Al Houl Cup was the feature event of the 24th race meeting. It was witness to an aggressive finish from Poyle Judy to claim the top honours at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (REC) on January 9. In the first division of the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden…

USEF Announces Election of Endurance Eligible Athlete Committee

  January 10, 2013, From the USEF Communications Department Lexington, KY– The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has elected a new Endurance Eligible Athlete Committee.   Endurance Eligible Athlete Committee Congratulations to: Valerie Kanavy, Chair Melody Blittersdorf, Vice Chair Kyle Gibbon Carolyn Hock Suzanne Hayes Suzanne Hedgecock Joseph Mattingley Margaret Sleeper, Athlete Representative to the Endurance High…

Arabian Racing Cup announces March 10 Darley Awards

ARABIAN RACING CUP News Release Monterey, California, USA, January 7, 2013 ~ The Board of Stewards of the Arabian Racing Cup is pleased to announce the date for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Darley Awards and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards to be held…

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan wins Emirates Championship endurance ride

January , 2012, Abu Dhabi, ~ 11-year-old Balek El Tornada from W’rsan Stables won the Emirates Championship  over 120-kms under Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan.  Sheikh Mohammad, who also tasted his first-ever win, paced the 11-year-old bay gelding to finish just ahead of lady rider  Maryam Mohammad Mothanna on Mutajjeb from Seeh Al Salam Endurance…

Seraphin du Paon And Shayel Aldhabi win in Abu Dhabi

 Sunday January 6, 2013, Abu Dhabi, Press Release ~ Owner HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, trainer Ernst Oertel and Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea were the combination to follow at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, winning both of the featured Purebred Arabian contests. The official highlight was the Listed opening round of the Arabian Triple…

Action Hero, Meg Wade, continues to improve in Australia

  This is a portion of Meg Wade’s Christmas letter. It is so full of   love of life and positive spirits that I asked if we could reprint some of it. With Meg’s permission, here are excerpts of  the good news. When I started to think about writing my New Year letter for 2013…

Endurance Championship, races kick off new year for Abu Dhabi

January 4, 2013 – Abu Dhabi, Press release ~ Over 200 riders are expected to be battling for honours in the 120-km Emirates Championship to be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi on Saturday, January 5. The announcement for the first rides in the New Year was made at…

Doha starts the 2013 season

January 03, 2013, Qatar ~ Al Mafiar Cup On the second day of racing in the new year, La Hoor scored another great win for Qatar. He won the 1200m race ridden by Mark Lawson with Mogida in 2nd and Shakeemah in third. The Burning Sand son owned by Hassan Al Matwi  (shown in photo…

Longines adds value to longterm FEI sponsorship

December 28, 2012, Lausanne, FEI Press Release ~ Longines has become the FEI’s first Top Partner following the agreement of a historic very long-term sponsorship deal that will see the Swiss watchmaker become the Official Timekeeping Partner of the FEI. Under the new agreement – which marks the biggest sponsorship deal ever brokered by the FEI…