Monthly Archives: February 2013

Muntasar wins Group1 in Doha

27 February, 2013, Qatar ~ Qatar International Day was a good day for Umm Qarn  horses with four wins during the 38th race meeting of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. Umm Qarn’s four victories included the day’s two big races – Qatar International Trophy (Group I Pure Arabians) and Qatar International Cup (Group II…

Fouladh wins Gulf Cup in Qatar

February 26, 2013, Doha ~ In another big day of racing, the  Gulf Cup (GCC Bred Group II Pure Arabians) QR 500,000 ($137,000)was another triumph for Umm Qarn’s Fouladh. This was Fouladh’s seventh victory in eight starts and the amazing run of successes is a clear indication that he is the best in Qatar over…

TOTAL support for Qatar Prix de l’Arc and Emir Sword Race

February 27, 2013, Doha ~ Continuing its support for horse racing in Qatar and Paris, Total E&P Qatar signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) to support His Highness The Emir Sword Race and Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Weekend in Paris until 2017.  Total E&P Qatar Managing Director…

Laamaa and AF Qamoos prove Abu Dhabi winners

 February 24, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Another success for owner Al Nabooda, trainer Lemartinel and jockey Avranche AF Qamoos, winner of the last race in the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup series last season, won again in yesterday’s 12th race of this season at the…

Baanderos honored 2013 Senior Stallion at 22nd edition of QIEC

February 23, 2013, Doha ~ Baanderos took Senior Champion Stallion during the 22ndQatar International Arabian Horse Show at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (REC) on February 23. The 2005 colt by Marwan Al Shaqab  out of HB Bessolea, was bred by Tylor Hickman Arabians, USA, and is owned by HH Khalid bin Sultan bin…

Arabians Contest Middle Leg of UAE Triple Crown Group 2 Abu Dhabi Sunday

February 23, 2013, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ The official highlight of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi meeting is the Group 2 middle round of the Arabian Triple Crown and seven have been declared for the 2200m Purebred Arabian feature. Trainer Ernst Oertel saddled four winners at the previous meeting in the Capital two weeks ago with Champion…

Qatar International Equestrian Festival of Racing Entries

February 22, 2013, Doha ~ Preliminary entries are up for the Qatar International Equestrian Festival of Racing, Feb 26, 27, 28. Expect top- form racing during the meetings of the QIEF. February 26 racing will include the Qatar 2022 Invitation Cup, GCC Gulf Cup, and Al Rayyan Cup Day Seventh race for the day, the GCC Bred…

Mahabb son Rakha wins Group 2 at Meydan

February 21, 2013, Dubai ~  Meydan opened the evening with the Bani Yas  Arabian Race over 1400m to a field of 12 talented Arabian runners, Thakif being withdrawn. The only Purebred Arabian race on the card, the Group 2 on the all-weather was taken by Rakha for  owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, trainer Majed Al…

Celebrations begin for the 22nd edition of Qatar International Equestrian Festival (QIEF).

21 February 2013, Doha ~ Qatar celebrates the Arabian Horse with the biggest racing week in Qatar’s calendar. The 22ndedition of Qatar International Equestrian Festival (QIEF) kicks off this week, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, from 21 to 28 February 2013.…

Arkan Al Naif takes win for Local Purebred Arabians in Qatar

February 20, 2013, Doha ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) , Wednesday, Doha Cup Day    On the 36th day of racing, it was Arkan Al Naif that took the win for Local Purebred Arabians under Stephan Ladjadj for trainer Yousef Bentaher. Owned by Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani, the Amer son…

Meydan features top talent in Feb 21st Arabian race

February 21, 2013, Dubai ~ The Bani Yas Group 2 Arabian Race at Meydan, the first race on the card and the only Arabian race for Thursday night, will bring some great talent together for the 1400m run. Some of the sire’s represented in this group that are producing great runners are: Falina des Fabries, Burning Sand,…

Abu Dhabi Presidents Cup endurance final results update and photos

Sept 18, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Photos and Text thanks to Gilly Wheeler From the birth of endurance in the UAE the Al Shafar family have been serious competitors and benevolent sponsors both home and abroad. Watched by his father Mohammed Ali Al Shafar won the 2013 Presidents Cup in impressive style, always in the…

Arabian Racing of California Honors Members at Banquet and Awards for 2012

    February 17, 2013, California ~ The ARAC 2012 Awards Banquet was held on February 16, 2013  at Harris Ranch Inn. Congratulations to the following ARAC members on a successful 2012 Racing Season. We look forward to 2013! 3 Year Old Colt/Gelding     Lacy Vaz  – Sam Vasquez  1st Hitdamark – Joan Richter 2nd 3 Year…

Behind the scenes in St. Moritz and white turf full results

February 18, 2013 – Sent by Franziska and Urs You had two horses entered. What did you think of this first Arabian horse white turf? “The race was really good. The temperature was quite high which means that the track was rather slow and a little deep.  A good horse did win it and from…

Fanal el Samawai impresses as Arabian races break new ground

January 18, 2013, Press release St. Moritz- Switzerland ~ Fanal el Samawi, invariably favourite with the crowd, ran a cracking race to land the opening leg of the 1800m Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed), the first-ever Arabian contest staged on ice at the White Turf St. Moritz here on Sunday. The event was…

Fanal El Samawi takes win in white turf event on frozen lake

 February 17, 2013, St. Moritz, Switzerland ~ 14,000 spectators saw the victory of Russian Tango at the Gübelin 74th Grand Prix of St. Moritz. Mombasa was the winner of the Grand Prix Credit Suisse, allowing Adrian von Gunten to take the Credit Suisse Skikjöring Trophy once again. Mask du Granit, too, trotted up in the Grand…

Mohammed Al Shafar rides Orman De Cardonne to win President’s Cup Endurance

February 16, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ One hundred and thirty-two riders started into the desert for the ultimate prize in the FEI 160km CEI*** President of the UAE Endurance Cup at Emirates International Endurance Village on Saturday morning (16 FEB). In the end, it was the UAE’s Mohammed Al Shafar and the 11 yr old,…

Sheikha Najla bint Salman Al Khalifa wins 100-km Sheikha Fatma Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Endurance Cup

February 15, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Bahrain’s Sheikha Najla bint Salman Al Khalifa won the 100-km Sheikha Fatma Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Endurance Cup at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba on Friday. Sheikha Najla, riding 12-year-old Magic Glenn Harpoon, completed the 100-km ride in 3 hrs 24 minutes and…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club celebrates Brouq Cup Day

The Emir’s Sword and Trophies Day has now moved to Thursday 7 March 2013 14th February 2013, Doha ~Brouq Cup Day ~The 35th day of Racing Iftekhar ASF won the Fillies and Mares Stakes over Raheel and Mogida. The Julian Smart trained 7 yr old by Amer out of Arc De Ciel was ridden to…

Festival for Ladies Endurance ride

February 14, 2013, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival have made plans to ensure the Friday, February 15 , Sheikha Fatma Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Endurance Cup at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba will be an event…

Action Hero Mary Ghargozlou – A Journey to Remember Mary – Saving the Asil Arabian

February 13, 2013, Iran ~Shirin Salartash, member of the Iran Asil Association, had a special kinship with the late Mary Leili Ghargozlou. Their farms were next door to each other near Kordan northwest of the capital, Tehran, 75kms away, at the foot of the Alborz Mountains. A staunch defender of the rare Asil Arabian, every…

Thundering hooves and spraying snow – entries up for St. Moritz white turf Listed Cup

February 13, 2013, St. Moritz, Switzerland~ Racegoers are looking forward to the fifth race at St Moritz, the €30,000 SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN – LISTED CUP 14.45h Flachrennen, Listenrennen, 1800m, Fr. 30’000.-  Entries: Besitzer            Pferd                Reiter          …

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival throws weight behind two important Endurance rides

 Attractives prizes for HH President’s Cup and Sheikha Fatma Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Endurance Cup February 13, 2013,  Abu Dhabi, UAE ~HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival have announced their support for endurance rides by becoming the main sponsor for the HH The President of the UAE Cup…

Ernst Oertel Tops Trainers Championship At Abu Dhabi

Sunday February 10, 2013, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ Ernst Oertel and Tadhg O’Shea surged to the top of the UAE trainer and jockey tables respectively after Abu Dhabi’s turf provided O’Shea with a treble and Oertel with four winners. Remarkably Oertel only saddled runners in four races and won them all, including the night’s two…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup win ends drought for trainer Nizamuddin

  February 10, 2013, Abu Dhabi – Copy ~ It was the 11th race of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series run on Sunday and a full field of 16 runners entered the seven furlong contest. After Ernst Oertel’s four-race winning streak…

Oertel Hopes To Skoop Abu Dhabi’s UAE Arabian Derby

Tadhg O’Shea Rides French Winner On UAE Debut Saturday February 9, 2013, Abu Dhabi, Press Release ~A good renewal of the UAE Arabian Derby is the feature at Abu Dhabi this Sunday evening with 13 declared for the 2200m Prestige race restricted to four-year-olds. Skoop, now with trainer, Ernst Oertel, represents an interesting runner. Oertel,…

Gr 1 Heir Apparent Sword won by Al Mujahaz

Next Race Meeting on Wednesday 13th February 2013 February 7, QREC, Doha~Al Mujahaz (Hafid Du Bac x Kerjam) led the field home in the2200m GR1 QR 800,000 ($220,000) Heir Apparent Sword under jockey Sylvain Ruis. This totes up the third consecutive win for this top form 6 year old owned by Sh Hamad Bin Mishal Bin Hamad…

AF Kamaash wins at Jebel Ali Win Purebred Arabian race

Friday February 8, 2013, Jebel Ali, UAE ~Course specialist Kilt Rock registered his fifth Jebel Ali victory on Friday afternoon when winning the featured 1200m handicap, generously sponsored by Shadwell, the UK arm of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s breeding empire. HH Sh Hamdan bin Rashid UAE Breeders Society Challenge The only Purebred…

Thursday gives thrill to racegoers at Meydan

  February 7, 2013, Meydan, Dubai~ Silvestre De Sousa remains unbeaten on Godolphin’s Hunter’s Light after the pair won the featured Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round II in the 1900m all-weather feature at the fifth meeting of the 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival. There was a track record in the Group 1 Purebred Arabian…

Qatar Racing celebrates Heir Apparent Days wins

February 5,6,7, 2013, Doha, Qatar – Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club ~ As the first races of February get underway in Doha, Arabian runners celebrate wins. Feb 6 – In the 2nd race it was Shujaa (Nizam x Les Hiles De Carrere) with Marvin Suerland up that won the 1500m race for horses rated 40…

Yazan wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup at Presidents Cup night

February 3, 2012, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Press Release ~Richard Mullen steered Yazan to a fine win in 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 the HH the President’s Cup race night. Yazan (Jaib De Carrere (FR) -x…