Monthly Archives: January 2014

Raad W’Rsan Lands First Ever Race at Al Ain Racecourse

Friday January 31, 2014, Al Ain ~ The first ever race at Al Ain Racecourse, an 1800m maiden, was won by the Bakhit Al Ketbi-trained Raad W’Rsan (Bibi De Carrere (FR) x Methaliya (AE) by TAHAR DE). He produced late by Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea to lead close home and deny Dhafeef who looked the likely…

Caulfield Racecourse looks forward to Arabian Racing

January 31, 2014, Melbourne ~ A small but classy field of seven runners have been declared to kick off the new season’s curtain raiser of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, and eight lady jockeys will battle to the wire in the  second round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World…

Al Ain Racecourse Stages First Meeting

 Thursday January 30, 2014, Al Ain, UAE ~ The eagerly-awaited first meeting at Al Ain Racecourse takes place Friday, January 30, with a six-race card. The new facility boasts a 2500m circumference track making it the largest in the UAE and is described as a mixture of sand and fibre by Al Ain racing manager, Neil…

Doha racing and Majd Al Uraiq wins again

  January 29, 2914, Doha ~ Peter Anders from the stables of Zohair Moghsen lifted the Wathnan Cup, a 1900 m Thoroughbred Conditions race, which was the main event of the evening at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday, January 29 on a mainly Thoroughbred card. Ahmed Kobeissi saddled Exodus (Salim Golam up)…

Six U.S. Representatives Appointed as Officials for 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

January  Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that six individuals from the United States have been appointed as officials by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.  Four U.S. officials have been appointed to serve on the Ground Juries for Dressage, Jumping, Reining,…

Emirates Racing Authority Levies Fines for Furosemide Detection

Wednesday January 29, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The Emirates Racing Authority continues to enforce rules and met out stiff punishment after finding post-race urine samples that have detected prohibited substances. ERA Stewards concluded in an inquiry into a report received from the Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substance furosemide had been detected in the…

Al Jahouri proves again in Endurance Cup for Youth

  January 26, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Khalifa Al Jahouri proved once again his horsemanship as the young rider won the HH The President Endurance Cup for youth in record time at Bou Thib Endurance on January 26. Al Khalifa, the son of European champion Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri, completed the grueling 120km 2* ride in…

Stage set for the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Championship in Australia

January 28, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ UAE upcoming lady jockey Anoud Al Suwaidi will partner Coolinda Park Dance With Me in the second round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, February 1. The Caulfield Race Day will include both races, the Sheikh Zayed Bin…

SNOF – snow training on turf

  January 27, 2014 ~ Delaware SNOF Training (turf with snow on it).  While the western USA has been abnormally dry and warm for 2014, the eastern side of the country is pushing through a punishing winter punctuated by severe snow storms. Photo shows Cre-Run farms A Class Act training on the snow-filled track in Middletown, Delaware.…

Newmarket Prize Money Tops £10MILLION For 2014

All nine Group 1 races receive finance boost January 28, 2014, UK ~ NEWMARKET RACECOURSES has announced a significant increase in the prize money for the 2014 season that will that will total more than £10million (€12,143,184). Newmarket, known historically as the UK Home of Horseracing will stage more Group races than anywhere else in the UK –…

Raaziq wins Arabian HH President Cup Prep race in Abu Dhabi

January 25, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~  Abu Dhabi’s Sunday card featured the prep races for HH The President Cups for Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbreds and despite losing an iron on the home turn, Silvestre De Sousa was able to conjure a winning run out of local debutant, Raaziq, in the 2200m Purebred Arabian version. Trained…

UAE President Suffered A Stroke, In Stable Condition

January 26, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ President His Highness Shaeikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is in stable condition following surgery on Friday, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said on Saturday. The statement, carried by WAM, said the President had suffered a stroke on Friday morning, and immediately underwent surgery. “His Highness’s health is now stable,”…

Tabarak and Mushrae top global Arabian racehorse rating for 2013.

January 26, 2014, IFAHR ~ Tabarak (GB) and Mushrae (FR) tied for honor of best Arabian racehorse in the world. That was clear after the results of the 3rd annual global rating of Arabian racehorses by the Pattern Race Committee of IFAHR (the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities) were published today. Both horses…

AJS Fath Elkheir wins Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiya Cup in Doha

24, January 2014, Doha QREC ~ Al Jeryan Stud’s AJS Fath Elkheir (Amer x Aicha Du Berlais) from the stables of Mohand Al Yaqout got its due when it was given a confident ride by Salim Golam to annex the Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiya Cup, a Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race at the Racing…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Festival Announces 2014 Fixtures and Increased Purse

January 17, 2014, Dubai ~ The 2014 dates of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival have been announced. These are available by the Sponsor Banner of the appropriate Racing program and on the Calendar icon on the Horsereporter.com menu bar. Increase in Prize Money for 2014 The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint…

Irish Jockey McCutcheon Wins Opening Round of HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies Championship

  January 17, 2014, Muscat ~ Top amateur Irish lady jockey Evanna McCutcheon teamed up with Omani trainer Mohammed Al Ghenaimi to steer Secret Treasour (Nivour de Cardonne x Hidden Treasure) home in a tight finish ahead of early leader Pipepoile under Swedish contender Jhannah Stolt in the curtain raiser of the 2014 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak…

Abu Dhabi Purebred Arabian Handicap won by Ragdan

Wathba Stud Farm Cup won by Girl PowerrJanuary 19, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Rosales Steers Ragdan To Abu Dhabi Victory Sunday’s Abu Dhabi meeting was highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian handicap which produced a pulsating finish with the first ten home separated by just over three lengths. Takaamul gamely tried to make all under…

Fouladh, Al Anga and Majd Al Uraiq Dazzle in Doha

January 16, 2014, Doha, Qatar ~  Fouladh, Al Anga and Majd Al Uraiq dazzle and shine in the HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy day The Alban de Mieulle-trained Fouladh (Amer x Jaljalah) produced a sparkling gallop inside the last furlong and a half to lift the prestigious HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani,…

Delaware Park Announces 2014 Live Racing Dates

Season features 81 days of live racing January 16, 2014, Wilmington, Delaware, USA ~ Delaware Park recently announced the dates for the 2014 live racing season.  The 77thseason of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on May 17 and concluding on October 22. In May, live racing will be held…

HH Sheikha Fatima Championship Kicks off in Oman

January 16, 2014, Muscat ~ UAE lady jockey Anoud Al Suwaidi partners Scyphios as the 21-year-old debutant launches her claim from stall-8 in the opener of the 2014 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (1600m) at Al Flaij racecourse here on Friday. The Championship is held as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin…

WEG Endurance Selection Trial Date and Venue Change

January 15, 2014, Lexington, Ky. USA ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce a new location for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial CEI2* 120km. The event will now take place April 17-20, 2014 in Broxton Bridge, SC. The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is being…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Announces Calendar 2014

January 13, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ After breaking new ground at leading racecourses around the globe, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is all set to fly to new heights as jockeys from 72 countries kick off the fifth edition of the richest Arabian horse racing on…

LAUREL PARK CANCELS SATURDAY’S CARD

January 11, 2014, Headline from LAUREL, Maryland, USA ~ Due to weather conditions in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Saturday, January 11.  “With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60F (15C) today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing…

Jebel Ali season shows strength of trainer Al Muhairi

January 10, 2013, Jebel Ali ~ The opening 1600m Purebred Arabian conditions race on Friday at Jeble Ali was won by Bouthayna Al Reef (Bibi De Carrere (FR) x MUNAFISAH by TAHAR DE), trained by Jaber Bitar and a first winner of the season for jockey Ted Durcan. Hab Nessnas for Ernest Oertel came in second with…

USEF Names Restructured Board of Directors and Councils

      January 9, 2013, Lexington, Ky, USA ~ In accordance with Bylaws amended at the United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors Mid-Year Meeting the Federation’s governance structure has been modified to create  a more agile and efficient organization. During the 2014 USEF Annual Meeting currently underway in Lexington Kentucky the new structure has…

FEI Receives Strong bids for FEI Competition Hosting

January, 2014 ~ The FEI has confirmed that all three applicants – Wellington (USA), Lexington (USA), and Bromont/Montreal (CAN) – have been accepted as Official Candidates in the bid process to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 following assessment of the Bid Questionnaires by the FEI Evaluation Commission. Site visits by the Evaluation Commission…

16 year old Christina Kimery Wins USEF Endurance Awards

  January 7, 2014, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Christina Kimery as the winner of the two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance – the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy; the first time these awards have won by the same individual.  The Maggy…

Welcome to The Year of the Horse – 午 Wǔ

January 6, 2014, Kentucky ~ The start of Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, will fall on Jan. 31, 2014. Each year corresponds to a different zodiac sign and animal. The Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animals that denote a person’s birth known as shengxiao: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Each…

Al Kaabi partners Loca Linda to glory in Abu Dhabi Al Ettihad Endurance Cup

  January 5, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor and Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs attended the CEN 100km Al Ettihad Endurance Cup For Private Owners Only (UAE)…

Oertel Claims Second Consecutive Arabian Triple Crown in Abu Dhabi

  January 5, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ January 5th’s Abu Dhabi meeting was highlighted by the Listed Arabian Triple Crown R1 where the Ernst Oertel-trained Nymphea Du Paon (Mahabb (AE) x Safira Du Paon (FR) by Akbar) was the brave winner under James Doyle, providing the Champion Trainer with consecutive victories in the Listed contest. The pair made…

Aseer wins Al Jassasiya Cup main event at QREC for second meeting of 2014

  2nd Jan, 2014, Doha ~ Al Jeryan Stud’s Aseer wins Al Jassasiya CupAl Jeryan Stud’s Aseer was successful on a start-to-finish mission while taking the Al Jassasiya Cup, the main event of the 20th race meeting at Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) on Thursday, 2 January 2014. The Mohannad Al Yaqout-trained Aseer was taken…