Monthly Archives: May 2013

Arabian Racing Cup Stewards meet at Delaware Park

May 31, Maryland ~ Press Release ~Thirty years ago, Dr. Sam Harrison brought his vision for Arabian racing to life when he founded the Arabian Racing Cup, a breeders’ incentive program to acknowledge the best Arabian horses, owners and breeders. Fast forward to 2013 and the Arabian Racing Cup still recognizes the best in Arabian…

Compiegne CEI 2* gives French team the win

May 25, Compiegne, France ~ After riders and organizers recovered from the 160 km CEI 3* on Friday, May 24, Sunday found many riders mounting again for the 120 CEI 2* Trophy Ride, sponsored by the Royal Endurance Team of Bahrain.  Elisabeth Hardy from Belgium won riding 11 yr old, Arizona de Lafon (Akbar x Sayinara), now…

Casa-Anfa scores with PMU Day in May

 May 27, 2013, Morocco ~ Hippodrome de Casablanca-Anfa 22 Mai, 2013 La Journee de PMU (PMU Day) was Wednesday, May 22, at the Hippodrome d’Anfa in Casablanca. The Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC), in charge of Morocco’s racing, has partnered with France’s PMU betting association (Paris Mutuel Urbain) to develop the profile of horse racing…

A clear stance on anti-doping for endurance

 27th of May 2013, Bern ~ The Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF)  has clearly expressed its dissatisfaction to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) concerning, “the highly deplorable state of affairs in respect of animal welfare and unequal treatment of athletes at international endurance competitions.” They have stated in correspondence that they are now expecting the FEI to…

1-2 finish for trainer Malinowski in Wathba Stud Farm up in Poland

May 26, 2013, Warsaw, Poland ~ Trainer Maciej Malinowski saddled a 1-2 finish in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud farm Cup race held in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday (May 26). Via Verdi Kossack (Marwan x Vesna), owned and trained by Malinowski, was ridden by Blazej…

Sunday 26 May the Original Purebred Arabian Classic Series goes to Ireland

24 May, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO)  is delighted to announce the third leg of the Arabian Classic Series with a superb field of 9 entrants for the 1600m President of The UAE Cup (Listed PA) to be run at The Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare, Ireland. Long thought of as the home of…

Speed Kossack wins opening Wathba Stud farm Cup in The Netherlands

May 22, 2013, Duindigt ~ Raymond Chang steered Speed Kossack to open the 2013 HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Horse Race Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm with a win at the Duindigt race course May 19. Speed Kossack (Nougatin x Speedy V Kossack), trained by M. Weber for owner Huub Otermans,…

Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium looks forward to top quality racing

May 22, 2013, Report by Nelly Philippot-Hermanne, President AHRCB.  The Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium (AHRCB) will award over 100.000 euro prize money in 2013 Wellington racetrack After a couple of years of dimmed activity, due to the reconstruction of the Wellington racetrack of Ostend, the races for Pure-bred Arabian horses are blooming again. Thanks…

Galeries Lafayette, France, joins support for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

May 22, 2013,Toulouse ~ Galeries Lafayette has joined the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival as the latest sponsors for the upcoming 4th edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference to be held in Toulouse, France. The world forum (Abu Dhabi, Den Hague, Berlin, Toulouse), scheduled from June…

Morocco a good place to be for International Arabian Racing

May 19, 2013, Rabat ~SOREC –Societé Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval  Since it’s creation in 2003, Morocco’s Societé Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC), has been a major positive influence in the health, welfare and promotion of equines and equine events in Morocco. Placed under the umbrella of Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture, SOREC’s original role was expanded…

Preakness Stakes win with Oxbow again puts D. Wayne Luckas in limelight

May 18, 2013, Pimlico Race track, Balitmore, Maryland ~ Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas made history at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday when he saddled Oxbow for a front-running upset victory in the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 15-1 long shot gave his 77-year-old trainer his sixth Preakness victory, as well as his 14th…

Irish lady jockey Marta Pisarek partners Altesse Kossack to glory at Newbury

May 19, 2013, London, Press Release ~  Marta Pisarek became the fifth lady jockey to book her ticket to Abu Dhabi for a dream lineup in the final of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak ladies World Championship (IFAHR) in November, after the Irish woman brought Altesse Kossack home in the UK qualifier of the series…

Into the Sunset – Deborah A. Reich

May 18, 2013, USA ~ The USA Endurance world has lost another great rider. Deborah Reich passed away March 2013 after losing her battle with cancer. Reich was a lifelong rider, originally competing in hunter/jumper trials. In 2005 Reich discovered competitive trail and endurance riding and focused her passion and enthusiasm into long distance riding.…

Madjani Shadwell Stakes brings Arabian Racing back to Rome

May 17, 2013, Campannelle Racecourse, Rome ~ Gavino Sanna produced a well-timed run aboard Rio Herode to win a historic first running of the Madjani Shadwell Arabian Stakes for Purebred Arabians at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome on May 12. The historic Campannelle course was first constructed in 1881 and was rebuilt in 1926. The Madjani Shadwell race…

International lady riders’ eye HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship glory at Newbury

May 17, 2013, London ~ Press Release ~  Leading Arab and Omani lady jockey Salima Al Taleei, will be once again among 12 international riders who make the lineup in the UK qualifier as the fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) gets underway at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday.…

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) returns to Newbury

May 16, 2013 -Press Release, London ~ Top Norwegian lady amateur jockey Veronika Aske will partner Al Kashif to launch her claim from stall three in the fifth round of the 2013 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship at Newbury Racecourse, UK, on Saturday. Aske won the inaugural event at Newbury last year and…

A note from KARHO Arabians

 May 15, 2013, Arizona ~ From Joanna Kale of KARHO Arabians International. “One thing that we can be certain of in life is change. At this time, the relationship between Tersk Stud and KARHO International has moved from one of business to one of friendship. Our friends at Tersk have decided to spearhead Tersk’s reemergence by…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival to stage two international endurance rides in France

   May 13, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival announced the addition of two International endurance rides to their roster. Lara Sawaya, Director HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Head of International Federation of Arabian Horse…

Endurance riding in Great Britain to lose Dubai Euston Park sponsorship

08 May 2013, UK ~ Karen Collier, Chairman of Endurance GB announced on the Endurance GB website: It is with regret that EnduranceGB have to inform you that the Dubai Equestrian Club have decided to withdraw their sponsorship from the FEI rides at Euston Park for 2013.  This will mean that the Euston Park series of…

120km Royal Windsor Endurance CEI 2*

May 5, 2013, Windsor, UK ~ On a very cool day with high winds and occasional heavy showers 48 competitors representing seven countries galloped away from the start with the splendid back drop of Windsor Castle. This was an historic occasion as it was the first time that an endurance ride was included in the…

Gazel T lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup GR-3 P/A in Malmo

  May 7, 2013, Malmo, Sweden ~ It was Gazel T (Prince D’Orient x Gracja), ridden by Eduardo Pedroza, that pushed hard in the final stages to land the Wathba Stud Farm PA Gr-3 under pressure at the Jagersro Racetrack (dirt) here on Tuesday.   According to jockey, Pedroza,  Gazal T deserved the win, claiming  the…

Ladies World Championship on to Newbury Racecourse May 18

May 10, 2013 ~ The Arabian Racing Organization is delighted to announce the return of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) to Newbury Racecourse. Held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nayhan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival, the race will be run on Lockinge Day, Saturday 18th May.  This is…

The end of the racing season in Doha

May 9, 2013, Doha ~ The racing season came to a end in Doha at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club with this 60th and final  race meet on May 9 with closing congratulations and awards. Jockey Marvin Suerland dazzled on the final day’s race meeting of the 2012-13 season with four wins out of the…

2013 Update to Arabian Pattern Race & Handicapper Rules

May 8, 2013, France ~ The Arabian Pattern Race & Handicapper Committee Rules, originally drawn up in 2010 by Jean-Pierre de Gasté have been updated for 2013. In order to improve the Arabian Pattern Races regulations and the work of IFAHR Pattern Race & Handicapper Committee, the Supervisory Committee (Jean-Pierre de Gasté, Pamela Cordrey, Ryan Skelton,…

Animal Kingdom readies for Ascot

May 7, 2013 ~ Five weeks after his decisive Dubai World Cup victory, Animal Kingdom has been rated at 126. The latest World Thoroughbred Rankings for the period 1 November 2012-28 April 2013 give Animal Kingdom, the 5YO son of Leroisdesanimaux, a rating of 126, third on the rankings list and the same rating as the 6 yr…

Poulain Kossack wins at Berlin’s Hoppegarten

May 6, 2013, Hoppegarten Racecourse, Berlin ~ Poulain Kossack successfully defended his 2012 win in the third round of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup series (Listed) for Purebred Arabians while Omani lady jockey Salima Al Taleei partnered Mirabella del Solto glory in the fourth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World…

Ghadanfar Al Khalediah Althani wins Group 3 at Casa-Anfa

May 3, 2013, Casa-Anfa Racecourse ~ The excitement of the first four races on the sunny Friday May 3  at the Casa-Anfa racecourse in Casablanca  gave trainers, jockeys and owners time to anticipate the International Group 3 Grand Prix De Sa Majeste Le Roi Mohammed VI for Purebred Arabians. The prize was 1,200,000MAD ($141,400 – …

May 3 International Pure Arabian race day at Hippodrome Casa-Anfa

May 2, 2013, Casblanca, Morocco ~  A press conference Thursday, May 2 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Casablanca led by Mr. Omar Skali, Director General of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Horse (SOREC); Dr. Hicham Dibbagh, Course Director; and Dr. Ismael Nissaf, Director of the Casablanca racecourse announced the anticipated  day…