Monthly Archives: May 2014

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-sponsored endurance attracts strong entries in Compiegne 3 Star 

May 22, 2014, Compiegne, France ~***160-km and 120-km rides for Festival Mondial d’Endurance in Compiegne, France  The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival plays the role of main sponsor in the three-day 2014 edition of the Festival Mondial d’Endurance in Compiegne, France starting on Friday. Riders from 32…

First Select Arabian Racehorse Sale in the UK Announced For August

ARO brings together a talented team including Brightwells, RaceStreet Management, Inc., and Markel Insurance to hold Select Arabian Auction at Neardown Stables August 9 May 20, 2014, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is delighted to announce that, in partnership with Brightwells, a Select International Arabian Racehorse sale is to be held in the UK…

Report from Asia – Top Notes from the 35th Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong

May 19, 2014, California ~ Doug Reed, Director of the USA, University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program travelled to Hong Kong to take part in the recent May Asian Racing Conference. He gives us some of his impressions on the event. “The Hong Kong Jockey Club did a wonderful job of hosting the 35th annual Asian Racing…

USA Endurance Riders look to compete at World Equestrian Games

May 19, 2014, California ~ On April 20, USA Endurance hopefuls gathered at Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, to take part in the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial CEI2* 120km. The race was scheduled to take place April 19, but heavy downpours caused the race to be rescheduled to April 20…

Into the Sunset – Bobbie Patscheider

The Arabian Horse world has lost a cherished member of the community. Bobbi Patscheider passed away on May 15, 2014, with her husband, Don, and two of her children at her side. Bobbi spent a lifetime loving Arabian horses. Her contribution as publisher of the US Arabian Finish Line provided a huge support and resource for the Arabian race horse community.…

California Chrome Wins the Preakness Stakes

Breaking NewsMay 17, 2014, Maryland ~ Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome added another victory to his five undefeated races in 2014 by winning the 139th running of the $1.5 – million Preakness Stakes today, May 17, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. This win keeps alive the bid by the flashy California raider to become the 12th Triple…

UAE Racing Season Fixtures Approved

Five month season to include increase in Al Ain days; Dubai World Cup Carnival begins January 8 Thursday May 15, 2014 ~ The dates for the 2014/15 UAE racing season have been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The upcoming UAE season will increase to 59 race…

California Chrome Takes Post Position 3 in a Field of 10 For Preakness Stakes in Maryland

May 14, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland ~ Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was installed as the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course following Wednesday’s Post Position Draw for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Steven Coburn and Perry Martin’s homebred colt, who scored a 1 ¾-length victory in…

FEI Announces Call for Submission of Presidential and Committee Candidates

May, 13, 2014, Lausanne ~ The FEI Bureau has set September 1, 2014, at 23.59 CEST (local time in Lausanne) as the deadline for submission of candidacies for the position of FEI President. The application process starts today (13 May), following the decision taken during the Bureau’s monthly teleconference. Candidates are requested to send a…

Pietrasiewicz and Phraseur Kosack Win Ladies’ Championship in Berlin

May 12, 2014, Berlin, Germany ~ Top Dutch lady jockey Jadey Pletrasiewicz partnered Phraseur Kosack to land the seventh round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR at the Hoppegarten Racecourse on Sunday May 11. “It’s a race to remember,” said the 30-year-old jockey whose full-time job is home care nurse. “I…

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Festival Returns to Berlin’s Famous Hoppegarten racetrack

May 10, 2014, Berlin, Germany ~ The seventh leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR is a re-match between the two top Arabian-bred raiders Phraseur Kossack and Athlete Del Sol at the Hoppergarten Racecourse here on Sunday, May 11. The race will be run over a mile and carries a…

FEI Launches Photo Grand Prix

8 May 2014, Lausanne ~ The FEI Solidarity World Photo Grand Prix, a competition aimed at uncovering new photographic talent around the world in 2014, the Chinese Year of the Horse, has been launched by the Fédération Equestre Internationale  (FEI). The joint initiative with Action Images/Thomson Reuters encourages amateur and professional photographers to submit images that…

Three Equestrian Journalists Awarded WEG Coverage Stipend

May 8, 2014, CAEN, France ~ Three exceptional journalists, including two Americans, will visit the historic region of Normandy, France, after winning the contest which will give them a travel stipend to cover the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy this summer. Members of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) and Alltech officials…

Jockey Pat Cosgrave – was his suspension justified?

May 5, 2014, UK ~ An appeal by Irish Jockey Pat Cosgrave has reduced his riding ban to four months from six. Cosgrave had recently appealed a ruling by the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) for a sanction against his ride on Anaerobio in the Jebel Hatta on March 8 in Dubai. The ERA ruling was that…

Djarnizam Maamora wins Group III International Arabian Race at Casablanca

Friday May 2, Casablanca, Morocco ~  Owners, patrons and international guests looked forward to the the  International Day of Purebred Arabian racing at the Hippodrome Casa-Anfa in Casablanca, Morocco on May 2. The three races, two rated by IFAHR Group III, did not disappoint. Grand Prix de S M. le Roi Mohammed VI, Group III with…

Djarnizam Maamora gagne pour Jalobey Racing dans Maroc

Vendredi, 2 Mai, Casablanca ~  S.A.R. le Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan a suivi, depuis la tribune d’honneur, les deux courses internationales comptant pour le Groupe III du calendrier IFAHR (autorité hippique Internationale des courses de Pur-Sang arabe), à savoir le Grand Prix de S.M. le Roi Mohammed VI et le Grand Prix de S.A.R. le Prince…

California Chrome le legend nouveau

Mai 4, 2014 -California Chrome le Kentucky Derby des numéros  1 – Fini  5 – 2  – Pariez d’avantage  2.3 Million $USD – argent gagné 7 – courses invaincu  11- courses hippiques totale 4th – née en Californie gagnants de Derby 19 – partants 77 – l’age d’entrainer, Art Sherman 164,906,000 – personnes présentes à Churchill…

California Chrome wins the Kentucky Derby – By the Numbers

May 3, 2014, Kentucky ~California Chrome, the flashy chestnut with the unremarkable heritage, wins the Run for the Roses. 1 – finished place 5 – 2  – Odds going into the race 2.3 Million $USD – money won so far 7 – number of races won 11 – number of starts 4th – California-bred horse…

Targeting a USA Endurance Team Medal at the 2014 WEG

Broxton Bridge Selection TrialsMay 2, 2014 – Reprint by Permission, by Merri Melde – Endurance.net It seemed so straightforward: a CEI2* 120-km 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial at Broxton Bridge Planation in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, April 18-19, for U.S. riders and horses vying for a spot on the team for the August…

Final Racing Day in Doha Crowns Season Leaders

  May 1, 2014, Doha ~ The curtain came down on a historic 2013-2014 season for Qatar at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha when Jassim Ghazali and Harry Bentley consolidated their places as the leading trainer and the leading jockey respectively. Mindza provided a popular win for owner-trainer Hassan Al Matwi in the…

West De Faust and Saint De Faust find the winner’s circle in Doha

April 30, 2014, Doha ~ In the opening event of the day, West De Faust (Madjani x Miss Ginioux) clinched an exciting  victory over Dominicus in the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. The Mohammed Hussain trained West De Faust finally shed his maiden status in its seventh start. Bustawi Ismail trained Saint De Faust (Dormane x Brume…

Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival Presents Year Book 2013

HH Sheikh Nahyan launches HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival Year Book 2013 at Abu Dhabi Book Fair May 1, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development, launched the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian…

QREC Announces World’s First €1 million Arabian Race

April 30, 2014, Doha ~ The Qatar Arabian World Cup is to receive a prize money boost of more than 40% to create the world’s first €1 million race for Pure Bred Arabians. Staged under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin Faleh Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) and promoted…