Monthly Archives: September 2013

The First Italian World Championships Was A Brilliant Success

September 30, 2013, Italy, Press Release Wrap ~The World Championships Young Horses held for the first time in our country ended last night with the closing ceremony and with the awards officialized by the FEI president Ian Williams. The World Champion title went to the French Aurelien Rocchia who rode Secret de mon Coeur. The…

Mourad Boutros Marries Fine Art and Calligraphy at Boutros International

Boutros International has long had a range of global clients. Mourad Boutros is now becoming known for his unique art combining fine art and arabic calligraphy. Meet Mourad Boutros and his wife, Arlette.   At the start Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most outstanding Arabic calligraphers, designers and typographers, Mourad Boutros studied calligraphy in Beirut and in…

Race to the End proves Double for France in the Garda Endurance Cup

28 September, 2013, Milan ~ Top French rider Aurelien Rocchia astride the Anglo-Arabian, Secret De Mon Coeur, came with a late run to land the Gold at the FEI 120km World Championship for Young Horses, Garda Endurance Cup at the Garda Lake on Saturday, 28 September. Spain made Silver as Silvia Yebra Al Timiras brought Espoir…

TM Maddamee wins again at Stockton Wathba Stud Farm Cup

September 26, 2013, California ~TM Maddamee ridden by Rachel Goodgame made a steady run at the leaders and pulled away to win by 1 3/4 lengths in the  6F first race at the San Joaquin County Fair Race Meet at Stockton, California, on 21 September.  1:18:45 Winning time Race Results: TM Maddamee (Burning Sand x Scarlett…

FEI World Championship for Young Horses readies for 28 September

September 26, 2013, Milano, Italy ~ 91 horses from 14 countries will take part in the FEI World Championship for Young Horses (7 year old horses), on 28 September in Verona, Lago de Garda, Italy. For this 120 km CEI4*X FEI 120k,  entry countries will include Italy, the organizers, Middle Eastern states such as Bahrain,…

U.S. Riders Head to Pan American Endurance Championship

 September 25, 2013, Lexington, KY – Three individuals will represent the U.S. at the Pan American Endurance Championship in Uruguay on September 26. McCamey Kimbler, Mallory Capps, and Mae Chase-Dunn have already made the trip to Trinidad, Uruguay, with Chef d’Equipe Emmett Ross to contest the championship. The Pan American Endurance Championship has divisions for both…

Arabian Racing Organisation holds season finale at Hereford

September 24, 2013,The Racecourse, Newbury ~ After Newbury’s Sept 21, Wathba Stud Farm Cup which gave Sophia (Kerbella x Solange) the win followed by Awaafi for second then third Shadiya in an eleven horse field, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is staging its final fixture of the season at Hereford Racecourse Saturday, 28 September.  This…

Good racing indicator as Keeneland sales up for September Yearling Sale

September 21, 2013, NEWS from Kentucky ~ Keeneland Fall Thoroughbred Sales showed a strong surge over 2012 . We look forward to the results of Arqana’s October 3, Pure-Bred Arabian Auction at Saint Cloud. The sale line-up is impressive. The strong pace showed no signs of slowing during Friday’s 11th session of Keeneland’s September Yearling…

H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Festival provides world first for UK’s ARO and Newbury

September 21, 2013, UK Press Release  ~  Details of the fifth anniversary World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 2014 and races worth a total of £100,000 were outlined at a press briefing held at The Racecourse Newbury today hosted by Lara Sawaya, Director, H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup Racing for September 21 at Newbury UK and Stockton CA

Stockton – Saturday, September 21, 2013 Race 1 – 1:15 PM    (Arabian) ALLOWANCE Purse $11,500. (Includes $5,000 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races. Three Year Olds, 119 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Six Furlongs. PP Horse, Pedigree, Jockey, Trainer 1 KADOR N U (TX)(Kador De Blaziet x Gizmoson Fire by Burning Sand)Gonzalez, L…

Arabian racing joins Breeders Cup at Santa Anita

September 19, 2013, Lexington, KY ~ The Breeders’ Cup today announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF) towards the formation of a long-term business partnership between the two organizations. This new relationship will begin with a purebred Arabian race to be contested at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World…

Dahess sold to Qatar’s Sheikh Joann bin Hamad Al Thani

BREAKING NEWS: September 18, 2013 France ~ Dahess (Amer), the Champion Arabian Stallion, has recently been sold by FBA, Jean-Pierre Déroubais to Sheikh Joann bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar. Jean-Pierre Déroubais speaks about this amazing stallion: “I can say that DAHESS is a little bit my baby. I fell in love with him when he…

Akkar wins Wathba Cup in Avenches, Switzerland

September 16, 2013, Swiss ~ Akkar, a four-year-old trained by Eric Dell’Ova and ridden by Olivier Placais won the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Avenches in Switzerland September 14. The Wathba Stud farm Cup series is organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival to…

Al Tair Winner after challenging Al Mamun Monlau at Longchamp

September 16, 2013, Paris ~ With only three weeks to go until Europe’s richest flat race takes place, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is becoming more anticipated by the day. At Longchamp’s Trials some top contenders showed a preview of what is to come. HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s  Al Tair…

Zabla Strikes on LL Donner and Athlete Del Sol Repeats Success in Sweden

September 16, 2013, Stockholm ~ Zabla wins on LL Donner in HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship while Athlete Del Sol confirms for second time the Sheikh Zayed Cup   Sunday, September 15, the day of Stockholm’s biggest race,  the Stockholm Cup, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse…

Victory for Tabarak in Doncaster showpiece

September 16, 2013, UK Press Release~  The Group 1 Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes for colts and geldings, fillies and mares with prize money of £150,000. Winning time: 1:48:18 HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Tabarak (Nizam x Altese D’Aroco) came up with a sterling performance to win the GBP 150,000 Group…

Dachs keeps it in the family with the European Gold

September 16, 2013, Most, Czech Republic ~ As the 88 competitors representing 23 countries left the start it was minus the current European Champion, Spain’s Maria Alverez Ponton and her steady champion mount, Nobby. Husband, Juma Punti Dachs, commented that after the recent birth of their third child, Anna, his wife did not currently feel…

Last year’s winners back in the fray for Stockholms’ Sunday races

 September, 14, 2013, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival turns its attention to Sweden After a successful debut near the Pacific Ocean city of Los Angeles, California, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will…

So Big Is Better Romps Home in Sheikh Zayed Cup in Los Angeles

September 13, 2013, Los Angeles, California ~ Favorite So Big Is Better won the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Arabian Stakes while French amateur Marie Rollando steered Lil Rich Girl to a superb win in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR race at Barretts Racing at Fairplex at Los…

Zayed Cup, Fatima World Championship races at Barretts Racing Fairplex

September 12, 2013, Los Angeles, CA. ~ First-ever ladies race in Los Angeles The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival makes its presence felt in the American west coast with two of its prestigious races to be run at Barretts Racing at Fairplex in Pomona, Los Angeles, on…

Top field of eighteen head to Doncaster for Group 1 racing

September 11, 2013, UK ~ The world’s highest rated Purebred Arabian, Tabarak, has been declared for the Group 1 Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes which will be run as part of the Ladbrokes St Leger card at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, 14 September. Staged under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed…

Delaware Park Recent Delights

  September 10, 2013, Delaware Park ~ Kathy and Paul Smoke were at the finish line when their home-bred, Smoke House( Kaolino x Smokey Rose by KA Czubuthan) won the September 2, Bob Magness Memorial Arabian Derby (GR2) at Delaware Park. Details: Raced the 1 1/4 mile in Finnish Time: 2:20:18 Winning Jockey Alex Cintron, Winning Trainer,…

Entries up for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Stakes at Pomona

 September 9, 2013, California ~ H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Stakes, September 12 Barretts Racing at Pomona Purse $25,000. For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. With $25,000 added, Arabians finishing 5th through last will receive $1,000 each.  Weight 130 Lbs. All horses to be ridden by amateur riders which are invited members of IFAHR.Preference…

World Arabian Horse Racing Conference London 2014 on stage at ADIHEX

September 7, 2013, Abu Dhabi- 2014 London UK The fifth edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference will be held in London, England, from May 28-30, 2014. After the three day Conference, on May 31, Newbury racecourse will host two Arabian races, a £30,000 ($47,000) HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Nahyan Ladies World Championship…

FEI World Championship for Young Horses to stage in Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy

FEI World Championships Young Horses, an international event held within the splendid landscape of Parco Giardino Sigurtà from September 23 to September 28, 2013, will offer, in addition to the sporting race various other economic, recreational and social events, all having in common the world of the horse. The beautiful Parco Giardino Sigurtà in Valeggio…

Italy and Portugal endurance in headlines at Abu Dhabi ADIHEX news conference

September 7, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ The Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival continued its partnership with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to sponsor two endurance events in Italy and Portugal, Lara Sawaya, director of the Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and…

La Garda Endurance Championship for Young Horses Detailed at ADIHEX

September 6, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ The fourth day of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition delivered more in the way of exhibits and entertainment and included a Saluki Dog Beauty Contest, Birds of Prey Show, and a Camel auction. At a press conference held earlier in the day, the details of the 2013 FEI…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club classic entries increase to 38

September 5, 2013, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization is happy to announce a strong field on tap for the September 14, Doncaster race. Four entries were added to the frame after Tuesday’s supplementary stage (3 September) for the Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes. Joining the 34 strong entries, including…

Endurance Strategic Planning Group Composition Announced

Lausanne (SUI), 2 September 2013, FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI has announced the composition of an Endurance Strategic Planning Group further to the unanimous recommendations of the Round Table held on 24 July. The Group will be chaired by Andrew Finding, European Equestrian Federation Board Member and CEO of the British Equestrian Federation. The members of…

Darley Awards Hollywood 2014 takes Spotlight

September 5, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Darley Awards Hollywood 2014 was on stage at a press conference held at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center on Thursday, September 5, during the second day of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). The Darley Awards have for 27 years put the spotlight on the…

Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Exhibition Starts today

September 4, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Over 600 exhibitors from 40 countries have assembled at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center  for the 11th edition of this multi-level trade and consumer show known as ADIHEX, which will run from 4-7 September. One of the most important annual events of its kind in the region, the…

The Royal Cavalry of Oman Clarendon International Stakes looks at entries

 September 4, 2013, Great Britain ~ The Royal Cavalry of Oman Clarendon International Stakes (GR3) at Bath takes place Wednesday 4 September. This 1000m turf race promised €6,221.30 or 5,000.00GBP for 3 years + Entries: Aziz ASF (Amer x Aziza D’Aroco) owned by Sh. Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Andaleeb (Jehol De Cardonne x Elisa du Paon) owned…