Monthly Archives: March 2013

Al Mizan, Majd Al Uraiq win Qatar March end racing week

March 28, Doha ~ Loyalty Cup Day at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) where Trainer  Jassim Al Ghazali won five races including the feature event – Loyalty Cup (Thoroughbred Stakes) during the 47th race meeting. Ohud, Al Mizan and Elwazeer won the third, fourth and fifth races, showing his Thoroughbred training to be as solid as…

American-based Animal Kingdom Dominates Field In US$10m Group 1 Dubai World Cup

March 30, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~ With effortless looking but ground devouring strikes, Animal Kingdom crushed his competition in the 18th running of the G1 US$10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline on March 30. Now owned in partnership by Australia’s Arrowfield Stud and the Team Valor International racing partnership based in the…

Watch 2013 Kahyala Classic now!

March 30, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~ English version.

See Al Mamun Monlau run down Versac PC, Fred Texas finish third in the 2013 Dubai World Cup Kahayla Classic.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://youtu.be/_JaxSmDXJWc

Christophe Soumillon on his Kahayla Classic win today

March 30, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~ Christophe Soumillon, who rode Al Mamun Monlau into first place in the Group 1 Kahayla Classic said: “It was a perfect race for me. I followed Sheikh Hamdan’s horse (Versac PY) and when he went clear I switched between horses and chased after him. My horse had a lot…

Al Mamun Monlau Gives Qatar Second Win Second Year

 March 30, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~ The finish of the 18th edition of the Group 1 PA Dubai Kahayla Classic set the tone for Dubai World Cup night after Al Mamun Monlau produced a fabulous turn of foot to catch Versac PY as they went past the finish post. Only a short head separated the Jean-François…

Breaking news! Al Mamun Monlau wins Kahayla Classic

March 3o, 2013, 4:30am Dubai Meydan –  Alif Mabrouk ! Al Mamun Monlau (Munjiz (FR) x Salalah De Monlau (FR) by Tidjani), ridden by  Christophe Soumillion, added his name to the Group 1 Kahayla Classic win roster today, besting Versac PY by a nose at the finish. Third in was TM Fred Texas. The five-year old…

TM Fred Texas and Seraphin Du Paon go head-to-head in Kahayla Classic

 March 29, 2023, Dubai Meydan ~ The last two winners of the Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic, the traditional curtain raiser to the meeting and the Purebred Arabian equivalent of the Dubai World Cup, are among the maximum field of 16 declared this year. Last year TM Fred Texas denied the 2011 winner Seraphin…

Tadhg O’Shea to ride TM Junior Johnson In Kahayla Classic

Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic, March 30, first race on Dubai World Cup card -sponsored by Emaar Track Notes from Meydan March 29 Al Mamun Monlau – The daily routine continued for Al Mamun Monlau as he prepared for the Kahayla Classic at Meydan on Friday.  Again, the chestnut Arabian cantered a slow 1400 metres,…

Defending Champion Monterosso Bids To Enter Dubai World Cup Records

March 29, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~Godolphin Stables  has entered 23 contenders for World Cup night racing, five of them in the Dubai World Cup. Five out of thirteen entries makes a good percentage case for a Godolphin win for the Group 1 USD $10m race. Press Release: No horse has ever won the world’s richest…

Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships loves Baanderos

March 28, 2013, Dubai ~ The Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship (DIAHC) celebrated it 10th Anniversary from 21-23 March. Horses from 24 countries competed for prizes totaling $4 million USD (Dh14.7 million). Classes began with Racing and Endurance Championships, and Senior Championship’s were decided on Saturday. Riding classes were held on Friday. Among the former…

Meydan Extends Racing Vision With Significant China Partnership

March 28, 2013, Dubai ~Dubai Track To Host First International Race Meeting In Chengdu Meydan officials today announced that a strategic partnership has been reached with the City of Chengdu and its Wenjiang district for the hosting of a race meeting to be held in the Chinese city later this year. Located in the fertile…

Entries and Post Position Draw Dubai World Cup

   March 27, 2013, Dubai ~ Press Release – As excitement is building for the end of racing season in Dubai, capped by the March 30, Dubai World Cup, we are happy to publish information about the Kahayla Classic, and also the other eight races on the card. Post time: 4:30PM GS, World Clock, GMT…

TR Junior Johnson, TM Fred Texas on form for Dubai Kahayla Classic

Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by Emaar Areem, Naseem, Rahka, Musharab & Rasikh – Responsible for five of the 16 runners in the Dubai Kahayla Classic, Majed Al Jahouri has enjoyed a remarkable season for his main employer Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, competing a Group 1 clean sweep at Abu Dhabi,…

2013 IFAHR Pattern Race Calendar

March 23, 2013 ~INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ARABIAN HORSERACING AUTHORITIES  IFAHR Group Races Published by the Pattern Race Committee Calendar of Races By Date: [gview file=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Upcoming-Pattern-races-2013-sorted-by-date.pdf” save=”1″] Calendar of Races by Country: [gview file=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Upcoming-Pattern-races-2013-sorted-by-country.pdf” save=”1″] In 2005 IFAHR’s Pattern Race Committee, founded by Jean-Pierre de Gasté, obtained the recognition of the Group PA status for Arabian races by…

Guarding the Persian Asil

By Shirin Salartash –  The Asil (pure blood) horses of Persia, now Iran, have been zealously guarded by the lovers of  Arabian horses. In the interests of Arabian horse breeding, it is necessary to preserve the gene pool of the Asil Arabian, as Arabian horse breeding around the world is indebted to Asil Arabians for…

March Racing in Doha puts Mu’Azzaz in Winner’s Circle

March 21, 2013, Doha, Qatar ~ During the 45th meeting at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), the H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Mu’Azzaz (Amer x Massamarie) captured the Group 3 Yousef Al Romaihi Cup  Pure Arabian Stakes in the time of 02:43:15 . The 9-year-old grey, trained by Julian Smart under jockey…

Protective headgear a must for USEF dressage competition

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) wishes to remind all dressage competitors of the rule change to DR120. This change goes into effect on April 1, 2013 and necessitates the usage of protective headgear by anyone mounted on the grounds at all USEF dressage competitions. DR120 has been amended to require protective…

Action Hero – Trainer, Alban de Mieulle

Alban de Mieulle – A Horsereporter Interview ~ French Trainer, Alban de Mieulle, was delighted with Umm Qarn’s victories during the 2013 Qatar International Race Days, February 26-28. Over the three days of racing at the Qatar Equestrian Club in Doha, Umm Qarn won 6 out of the 10 Arabian races. On the last day…

2013 Dubai World Cup Nominations – see Kahayla Classic

March 21, 2013, Dubai ~A “Likely Fields” update has been issued for the March 30 Dubai World Cup The Kahayla Classic nominations include the Texas bred TM Fred Texas back to defend his 2012 win in the first race on the card. Likely Entrants- Race 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic (Group 1) 2000m All Weather Horse…

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March 19, 2013, Special from Fairhill Training Center ~ Winter is apparently not done with us but the end is in sight, or so they say! Animal Kingdom, who was here until early December last year before joining Graham Motion’s Florida string, is headed to Dubai today for the big World Cup race so hopefully all continues to go well with his preparations – FHTC will be cheering him on!

 Sally Goswell, Manager, Elkton, Maryland

Editor – And so will we! Thanks for the update on the USA star, Sally.

AF Lafeh wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup Championship in Abu Dhabi

March 17, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ It was a fitting finale to the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud farm Cup race series at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club racecourse. The winners of the first 14 Wathba Stud farm Cup races of the 2012-13 UAE season were…

Uptown Arabians shows the way for new Arabian race horse owners

Jon & Krista Henningsgard love Arabian racing. As newer owners, they were thrilled that amateur jockey, Sarah Leutweiler, won the March 9, HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship Houston race on their mare, DC Wileys Song. How did they come to be in the winners’ circle on that March evening in 2013? Krista…

Harry Bentley, Al Jahouri Take PA Group 1 in Abu Dhabi

March 17, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~Abu Dhabi’s final meeting of the season on Sunday was dominated by trainer Ernst Oertel and Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea, who combined to win three of six races. Yet O’Shea, who went one better, and also won the fourth race, was unable to take out the evening’s features. That said,…

Tommo’s Notebook – Houston

March 12, 2013, Houston, Texas From Derek Thompson’s notebook ~The Sam Houston racetrack in Texas was the setting over the weekend for the 3rd leg of the Sheikh Mansour Global Racing Festival and it went the way of Switzerland in the shape of Sarah Leutweiler. The 29 year old lawyer from Zurich rode a stylish…

Rakha Highlights Remarkable 1-2-3-4 For Al Jahouri

Sunday March 10, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~Abu Dhabi’s Sunday meeting was highlighted by the 1400m Group 1 Liwa Oasis and trainer Majed Al Jahouri, who is enjoying an amazing season. Al Jahouri saddled a remarkable 1-2-3-4 with Royston Ffrench aboard winner Rakha (Mahabb (AE) x Shamayl  by Kesberoy), who led close home to deny stable…

Dead heat by MH Areeb and Al Waqqad in Sharjah

For immediate release Saturday March 16, 2013, Sharjah, UAE ~Saleha Al Ghurair not only saddled the first winner of her career on Saturday afternoon, but then shared Sharjah’s  biggest race of the season, the 1700m Ruler Of Sharjah Cup, in which her MH Areeb dead-heated with the Tony Manuel-trained Al Waqqad in the winning time…

Abu Dhabi Saves Best For Last

In Form Al Jahouri Saddles Four In Group 1 Highlight Saturday March 16, 2013, Abu Dhabi press release~ Abu Dhabi’s final meeting of the season on March 17 is arguably the best  combining the Group 1 Emirates Championship for Purebred Arabians and the Thoroughbred equivalent, the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship. The early races show good…

Sharjah ends racing season with Ruler of Sharja Trophy

Friday March 15, 2013, Sharja, UAE, press release ~ Saturday (March 16) will be Sharjah’s final meeting and the course’s biggest race of the season, the 1700m Ruler of Sharjah Trophy, this year worth an impressive AED125,000. All eyes will be on Shayel Aldhabi, a winner four times in the UAE for trainer Ernst Oertel, including…

Dahash Makes Winning Dash in Qatar

March 13, 2013, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ Rodat Al Maida Cup Day Dahash takes first in the QR80,000 P/A stakes at 1800m Racing continues at QREC in Qatar as the Wednesday meet saw Dahash (Amer x Taraza), trained by M Al Sulaiti ridden to the win by Pat Convertino, besting Rich Frynchman ridden by…

Warrawee Naaziq wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Australia

 March 12, 2013, Mansfield, Australia, Release  ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival made its presence felt in three continents this week to continue on its mission to promote Purebred Arabian racing. As in every Sunday race meeting in Abu Dhabi the Wathba Stud Farm Cup, the race was held…

Valiant Boy SBFAR Darley Horse of the Year 2012 in Houston

March 10, 2013, Houston, Texas ~Valiant Boy SBFAR, a 4-year-old bred by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a double winner while Dutch connections dominated in Sunday’s HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s 26th Annual Darley Awards and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards respectively. Valiant Boy…

Krossfire CS and DC Willeys Song emerge victorious in Houston races

   March 9, 2013, Houston, Texas Press Release ~ Krossfire CS and DC Willeys Song emerged victorious in the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 2) race and the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race respectively at the…

Nominees await announcement of 2013 Darley Award winners

March 9, 2013, Houston, Texas, Press Release ~ HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Award winners also to be named in Houston  The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival will present the 26th Annual Darley Awards and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards at a glittering function…