Monthly Archives: April 2013

Goldophin shuts down Moulton Paddocks in light of doping scandal

April 26, 2013, Dubai ~ It was a black eye for Godolphin, as one of it’s  leading trainers,  37-year old, Mahmood Al-Zarooni, has been barred for eight years for his part in a major doping scandal. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) handed out the searing measure after a random gathering of blood and urine samples…

Al Harmoudi wins Al Wathba Night Ride

 April 26, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Khaled Abdullah Ahmed Al Harmoudi on the 12-yr-old mare, Ashraf Sparkling Polaris, won the 120-km Al Wathba Night Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, on Friday (April 26) night. Al Harmoudi, representing Fazaa Endurance Team  finished the 120-km ride in 4 hours 10 minutes…

Majd Al Uraiq and Arrafa triumph in Qatar

25 April, 2013, Doha, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club At the  55th race meeting at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club,  Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s Majd Al Uraiq (Majd Al Arab x Mezooh) was a comfortable winner in the Pure Arabian Plate for three-year olds. Jockey Gerald Avranche rode the winner to a three…

Endurance FEI Open Combination World Ranking

Endurance- Open Combination World Endurance Ranking as of 31/03/2013 Top Ten No. Rider, Horse,  Sire (if available),  Country,  Points 1 Al Mazrooei, Rashed,  Ainhoa , Zilzakh,    UAE 230 2 Al Shafar, Mohd Ali Orman de Cardonne,  Dormane UAE 222 3 Al Abbar, Mohd Ali R,  Onirik De Becherel,  Fadasir AR (Persik), UAE 215 4…

Racing news from Toulouse

19th April 2013, Toulouse, France –   Prix de l’Elevage (Gr.2 PA – 4YO Fillies – 2.000m)  ONE TWO FOR THE ROYAL CAVALRY OF OMAN Vahess du Croate (Dahess) and Myra de Monlau (Munjiz) had their first race of the season on Friday night in Toulouse. They both race under the same ownership : the Royal Cavalry of Oman,…

Flat Racing Festival Year Book 2012 receives welcome in Abu Dhabi

April 24, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ HH Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan unveils second edition His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, was first to launch the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival Year Book 2012, soon after inaugurating…

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Year Book 2012

April 23, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Year Book 2012 to be launched on Wednesday, April 2.4 Speaking at a press conference, Lara Sawaya, Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Head of Ladies…

Night ride on Friday ends endurance season in Abu Dhabi

 April 23, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ A 120-km Al Wathba Night Ride on Friday, April 26, will bring the curtain down on the endurance season at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Lara Sawaya, Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor…

Russia’s Famous Tersk Stud shares the news!

April 22, 2013, Russia ~ This year Tersk has more good news! First, breeding season is almost complete with 82 Arabian foals and one more perhaps here when you read this. That is the exact number Tersk had planned in 2012. We are proud of the babies by Nonius (Nougatin-Nakhodka), Newmarket (Marwan-Navigatsia), Nash (Amer-Nakhodka), Tourin…

Congratulations to Pogrom Gold Senior Stallion Arabian Breeders World Cup

April 21, 2013, Las Vegas ~ Congratulations to the many winners, owners, handlers, support team and fans of the Arabian Breeders World Cup. And the Grand Champion Winners Are: Championship Senior Stallions  GOLD – #174 Pogrom ( QR Marc x Petla)  – Bred and Owned by the  Janow Podlawski State Stud SILVER – #161 WH Justice…

Royal Windsor Endurance ride for Ascot Racecourse

April 18, 2013, Ascot ~ The 120km route of the inaugural Royal Windsor Endurance CEI 2* ride being held in association with and presented by Royal Windsor Horse Show (8 – 12 May 2013) is set to take in a circuit of Ascot Racecourse, it has been announced. Not only will the 60 riders participating in…

Wathba Stud Farm Updates in California

April 14, 2013, Sacramento ~ The Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC) has announced a change for the Wathba Stud Farm Cup Series, 2013. The race scheduled for August 17, 2013 has been moved to July 20, 2013 in Sacramento.  Susan Willis, ARAC Director of Wathba Stud Farm Cup races said, “Besides being the Capitol…

Manuela Slamanig wins Ladies Championship in Casablanca

April 13, 2013, Casablanca-Morocco: ~Manuela Slamanig rode to her 13th career win partnered with Tidjan Maamora in the third round of the 2013 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Hippodrome De Casablanca-Anfa on Friday afternoon (12th).  Majde finished a length back in second under the French jockey, Pauline Boisgontier as Wassim Lblad…

International Stallion Showcase in Las Vegas

April 2013 Las Vegas ~ You’ll want to see these Champions – World Cup Stallion Showcase- The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) proudly announces the presentation of a distinguished collection of respected and accomplished international Arabian stallions during the Arabian Breeders World Cup, 2013. Show Dates: April 18-21, 2013 Highlights of the Stallion Showcase will include individual presentations of the stallions on Saturday evening, April 20. At the conclusion of…

Qatar races into April

April 11, 2013, Doha QREC ~ The 51st race meeting of the season at Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on April 11 was witness to the trainer-jockey combination of Jassim Al Ghazali and Gerald Avranche winning four of the nine races. Al Ghazali’s good day began in the second race when Safqah won the Pure…

International Equestrians Unite as FEI Solidarity Ambassadors

11 April 2013 FEI ~ The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has today unveiled the eight ambassadors of its global sport development programme, FEI Solidarity, in a specially commissioned composite portrait. The FEI Solidarity Ambassadors who include Olympic, Paralympic, world champions and national heroes, have formed a unique partnership to promote and develop the global equestrian disciplines…

Grand Prix Son Altesse Royale Le Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan- SOREC organise le 12 Avril 2013

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE April 11, 2013, Casablanca, Morocco ~ La 6ème édition de cette grande réunion de courses hippiques à l’hippodrome Casa-Anfa Dans le cadre de son calendrier annuel des grands prix nationaux et internationaux, la SociétéRoyale d’Encouragement du Cheval organise à l’hippodrome de Casablanca-Anfa, le vendredi 12 avril 2013 à partir de 13h30, la…

And in English – SOREC brings you the races from Casablanca

April 11, 2013, Casablanca, Morocco ~ The Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) is happy to bring you the sixth edition of the Grand Prix de Son Altesse Royale Le Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan at the Casablanca-Anfa race course on Friday April 12, 2013. The program with eight races will being at 13:30 and will include:…

HH Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak Championship returns to Morocco

April 11, 2013, Casablanca,Morocco ~  Ten amateur lady riders will enter the Casablanca-Anfa HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship over 9.5 F on April 12 for purse of Moroccan Dh200,000 ($24,000). Nominated Entries below.  Ten lady riders competing on Purebred Arabians will represent their countries as they vie for the win in the third edition…

Farraaha and Dahash dazzle in Doha

April 4, 2013, Doha ~ Alban de Mieulle, fresh from his third finish triumph with Very Nice Name in the Dubai Sheema Classic, was back in the paddock at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, taking the win in the 1850m AL HUWAILA CUP with Farraaha (Amer x Moonlit) with David Bouland up. Around the back…

FEI and OIE advise World Cargo Symposium on air transportation of horses

Lausanne (SUI), 28 March 2013 – FEI President and OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Goodwill Ambassador HRH Princess Haya opened a special session by video message on the air transportation of sport horses at the 7th World Cargo Symposium, organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Doha (Qatar) earlier this month. The…

USEF Town Hall Meetings – Welfare of the Horse in the 21st Century

April 3, 2013, Lexington, KY ~ From the USEF Communications Department- The first of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Town Hall Meetings series was hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions at their FTI Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds on March 27, 2013. Federation representatives joined prominent industry owners, trainers, and veterinarians to discuss topical issues contributing to unprecedented public scrutiny relating…

Longines adds its touch of elegance to the Dubai World Cup

 Horsereporter salutes the sponsors of the Dubai World’s Cup, The world’s richest horse race. Dubai (UAE), 31stMarch 2013, Press release ~ A successful end to Dubai’s racing season was marked with the exciting and exhilarating Dubai World Cup. Titled the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup is a thrilling exhibition of skill, precision and…

USEF Announces Outing for the 2013 FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Rider Team

April 3, 2013, Lexington, KY ~ From the USEF Communications Department -United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will host an Outing for the 2013 FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Rider Team April 18-20, 2013 at McCulley Farm near Jasper, Florida. Pending approval from the USEF High Performance Working Group and USEF Executive Committee, this Outing…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival honored as UAE Sports Achiever

 April 1, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Press release – HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival was honored on Monday with the UAE Sports Achievers Award for 2012 at a glittering ceremony at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre in which the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness…

Libyan Thoroughbred Stud Book Approved after 7 years

March 31, Tripoli, Libya ~ Excerpts  from the Tripoli Post Horsemen in Libya see a future for their passion, as the current Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Suliaman Bukharuba, has recently signed the approval to restore the Libyan Thoroughbred Stud Book. ‘We have been trying to get this stud book approved for over 7 years’ said Dr.…