Monthly Archives: March 2014

Rabbah De Carrere Makes Clean Sweep for Trainer Majed Al Jahouri

By winning the Dubai Kahyala Classic, sponsored by EMAAR, the opening race on Dubai World Cup night, Rabbah de Carrere (FR) ensured that his trainer Majed Al Jahouri made it a clean sweep of Group 1 PA races in the UAE this season. March 29, 2014, Dubai ~ Ridden by Olivier Peslier, Rabbah de Carrere…

On the Way to Dubai World Cup – Track Notes March 28

See what the trainers say about the horses – Kahayla Classic and Dubai World Cup Track Notes for March 28Group 1 $250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Track Notes for Friday, 28 March, 2014 Mushrae (FR) – Mushrae (FR) came onto the all-weather track on Friday morning together with Cirrus des Aigles and his trainer Jean-Pierre Totain said:…

Purebred Arabian Al Mamun Monlau Faces Tough Task in Kahayla Title Defense

2013 Winner Bids to Become Third to Land Consecutive Wins  March 27, 2014, Dubai ~ Al Mamun Monlau (FR) will attempt to become only the third horse in the history of the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic to win the race back to back when he faces the starter on Saturday afternoon. Alanudd won the…

John Moores University and Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Team Up on Jockey Research

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to study and try and improve the way Jockeys ‘make-weight’ is in full swing under the leadership of Dr George Wilson and his team.   March 24, 2014, London, UK ~ The HH Sheikh…

On the way to the Dubai World Cup – Track Notes

Dubai Kahayla Classic and Dubai World Cup Track Notes March 27 27 March, 2014, Dubai ~ Group 1 $250,000 Kahayla Classic sponsored by Emaar – 2000m all weather  Mushrae (FR) – Mushrae (FR) came onto the all-weather track on Thursday morning and his trainer Jean-Pierre Totain was happy to see that he had recovered well…

Majd Al Uraiq, Haifaa and Aden top Racing in Doha

March 25, 2014, Doha ~ Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s Majd Al Uraiq (Majd Al Arab x Mezooh) was a runaway winner of the Al Ghashamiah Cup, a Local Bred Pure Arabian race run over 1,850 metres at the Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club March 25. Jockey O’Shea completed a double while steering the Matwi’s…

Arabian Racing Dates Increase in the UK for 2014

Increased support of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival in the UK for 2014March 25, 2014, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) is delighted to announce the increased support of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival  in the UK for 2014. ARO…

Casablanca-Anfa Racecourse to Host International Arabian Race Day

March 26, 2014, Casablanca, Morocco ~ La Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC), in collaboration with the Royal Moroccan Association of Breeders of Purebred Arabians (l’Association Royale Marocaine des Eleveurs de Chevaux Pur-sang Arabes) or ARMECPSA, and the Race Courses of Casablanca, will bring together an international field of Arabian race horses for the most popular…

Competition is high for Kahayla Classic win

March 26, 2014, Dubai ~ Trainer Majed Al Jahouri, 37, is enjoying a fruitful year, having now won 7 Group 1 races for Purebred Arabians for the UAE season for owner, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mansour has not had a winner in this race since Mizzna in 2008.  Al Jahouri has trained the…

Countdown Continues to Group 1 $250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic

 26 March, 2014, Dubai, UAE ~ March 29 will see 9 races on the card at Meydan with the opening race at 16:30 (GMT+4), the PA – Group $250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic- 2000M(a10F) – All-Weather Track notes for a very rainy Dubai Day, Wednesday, March 26 Al Mamun Monlau (FR) – Al Mamun Monlau (FR), who is…

Dubai World Cup Group 1 US$10m Race Draws and Trainer Quotes

As the time draws near for the March 29, Dubai World Cup, the Grand Finale of the UAE racing season, we are fascinated with the stellar entries in this US$10m Group 1 race.   March 26, 2014, Dubai ~ Group 1 US$10m Dubai World Cup – Draw Quotes Below please find Draw positions and trainer comments.…

WAHO Conference 2014 Returns to Qatar

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club to host the conference of the World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO) for a second year following a successful WAHO conference in 2011.24th March 2014, Doha ~ Staged under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, special advisor to H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al…

Dubai Track Notes and Race Card Kahayla Classic

March 25 Track Notes for Dubai World Cup Kahayla ClassicTuesday, 25 March, 2014, Dubai, UAE ~ Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahahyla Classic 2000m all-weather AF Lafeh (AE) – Jockey Royston Ffrench said: “He has been running well all season but this is a very strong renewal.”  Al Mamun Monlau (FR) – Al Mamun Monlau (FR), last…

Dubai Track Notes – Group 1 Kahayla Classic

For Monday, 24 March, 2014 ~ Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic $250,000 – 2,000m all-weather Al Mamun Monlau (FR) – Al Mamun Monlau (FR), trained by Jean-François Bernard in France, has been in Dubai for a while and Elisabeth Garel, the trainer’s wife, said: “Al Mamun Monlau came onto the all-weather track this morning. He followed…

Belgium Books Arabian Racing Dates 2014

  March 23, 201,4 Belgium ~ 2013 was a very successful Arabian race season in Ostend, Belgium, and the number of entries showed the immense popularity of the Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan Cup among the trainers. According to the Jockey Club of Belgium, the races were of a very high standard and were run in front…

Nashmi and TM Thunder Struck Prove Superior in Doha

  March 22, 2014, Doha ~ Umm Qarn’s Nashmi (Amer x Danie Du Cassou) proved superior to his six rivals while winning the Yousef Al Romaihi Cup, a Pure Arabian race for four years old and over at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, March 20. The Alban de Mieulle trained Nashmi was ridden…

Callateral Wins Al Ain Mile at Final Meeting

The Oertel and O’Shea Victory Ride Rolls OnMarch 20, 2014, Al Ain, UAE ~ The Ernst Oertel and Tadhg O’Shea bandwagon continues apace with the Champion Trainer and Jockey combining with Callateral (Calin Du Loup (FR) x Tomoka Kate (US) by Ala Croixnoire) to win the Al Ain Mile, the 1600m feature race at the concluding…

La Hoor wins Rodat Al Maida Cup in Doha

  March 19m 2014, Doha ~ Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand- Pettra) proved superior to the opposition while winning the Rodat Al Maida Cup, a Pure Arabian conditions race run over nine furlongs on Wednesday, March 19, on the sand track of the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha. La Hoor under Gerald Avranche…

Jockey Patrick Cosgrave Faces Six Month Suspension

A recently concluded Emirates Racing authority ERA Stewards inquiry has suspended jockey Patrick Cosgrave for a six months period.March 19, 2014, Dubai ~ After two hearings, Cosgrave was found guilty of improper riding. The particulars of the charge were that when riding ANAEROBIO (ARG) in Race 8 the Jebel Hatta (Group1) (1800 metres) at Meydan on…

Al Ain Final Meet Features Al Ain Mile and 3,000m Handicap

    March 19, 2014, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain Racecourse stages its fifth and final meeting of the season on Thursday, March 20, and a highlight will be the fifth race, the Al Ain Mile, a 1600m conditions race. Bigg N Rich, already a dual course and distance winner, is one of ten in the mix for the…

FEI Bureau News

The FEI Bureau held its monthly teleconference on Thursday, 13 February, and approved a revised agenda for the Extraordinary General Assembly which will take place on 29 April in Lausanne (SUI). March 18, 2014, SUI ~ Decisions of the FEI Bureau as of 15, Feb 2014 The agenda includes two proposed changes to the FEI Statutes:…

FEI World Equestrian Games Alltech 2014 Has Wide Range of Accommodation

March 16, 2014, France ~ The 2014 Normandy World Equestrian Games (WEG) FEI Alltech will bring some 500,000 spectators to Normandy this summer, already a popular international tourist destination. Held from 24 August to 7 September 2014, the Games will showcase not only the elite of the equestrian world but the culture of Normandy as well.…

CHI Al Shaqab Concludes Week of Equestrian Events

March 15, 2014, Doha, Qatar ~  The AL SHAQAB second Concours Hippique International (CHI) concluded with the Endurance120km CEI2* on March 15. Mr. Jassim Mohammed Ali Al Meadadi from Qatar was the first over the finish line riding Shabbab in the 120km ride for a piece of the total prize money of EUR 200,000, the second largest prize…

Cosgrave Steers Musharab to Victory in Abu Dhabi’s Final

Owner and trainer have now combined to win the season’s first seven Group 1 races for Purebred Arabians with just the Dubai World Cup night’s Kahayla Classic remaining on Saturday March 29.  March 16, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ On March 16, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and trainer Majed Al Jahouri maintained their stranglehold…

Oertel and O’Shea Land Sharjah Showpiece in Season Conclusion

March Meeting Concludes Sharjah 2013/14 SeasonMarch 15, 2014, Sharjah, UAE ~ Sharjah’s final meeting of the season on March 15 was highlighted by the track’s showpiece Ruler Of Sharjah 1700m condition which was more of a procession by the Ernst Oertel-trained Molahen El Alhan (AL NASR (FR) x FLORINE DE CARRERE (FR) under Tadhg O’Shea. Champion Jockey O’Shea took…

Arabians in Action at Concluding Abu Dhabi Meet

March 15, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~  Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan and trainer, MajedAl Jahouri bid for seventh Group 1 victory of season Sunday’s final meeting of the season at Abu Dhabi features not only the Group 1 Purebred Arabian Emirates Championship but also their biggest Thoroughbred race of the season, the Group 3 Abu…

Ghalib breaks out to win Al Ain Conditions race

March 14, 2014, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain’s fourth meeting of the season on Friday afternoon was highlighted by the concluding 1800m conditions race, won by the Munjiz son Ghalib, trained by Majed Al Jahouri for HH Sheikh bin Zayed al Nahyan.  A Group 2 winner in his native France, Ghalib had failed to win…

TM Reagan Bret, AJS Qahir win on Doha race day

  March 12, 2014,  Doha ~ Al Jeryan Stud’s AJS Qahir (Martin Al Maury x Af A’ajabatani) was by ridden by jockey Salim Golam to a comfortable victory in the 1200m Local Bred Pure Arabian Graduation Plate at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday, March 12. After being a handy second behind Al Khabar, AJS Qahir…

Meydan supports Groundbreaking China Raceday in Chengdu

March 12, 2014, Chengdu, China ~Inaugural Chengdu Dubai International Cup Feature & Co-Feature Presented by Longines The inaugural staging of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup race day, a partnership between the Meydan Group and the Chengdu Municipal Government is scheduled for Sunday April 6, 2014. The groundbreaking race meeting, which will be held at the…

Trainer Oertel Tightens Grip on Abu Dhabi Championship

March 9, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Champion Trainer Ernst Oertel is definitely in the driving seat as he bids to retain his crown and he supplied both first and second in a 1600m conditions contest restricted to fillies and mares. Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea was on the right one, steering RB Dixie Burning (Burning Sand (US)…