Monthly Archives: September 2014

Nahee Prevails in QREC UK Arabian Derby Group 1 PA

26 September 2014, UK ~ Held as part of Newmarket’s historic Cambridgeshire meeting, this year’s Derby was run over two furlongs shorter than its traditional distance, and for the first time on the Rowley Mile course. Arabian Racing Organisation Racing Manager Amanda Smith commented, “The race has held up well considering its proximity to major…

Entries in Place for FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses 2014

Sheikh Mansoor Festival sponsors FEI World Endurance 26 September 2014, Bratislava, Slovakia  ~  A field of 48 riders including five hopefuls from the UAE will compete for top honors in the CEI 4* 120km FEI ride for seven-year-old horses based at Samorin, Slovakia on Saturday 27 September. The race will have five phases and will begin at 8 am.…

Three-way thriller in Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby

26 September 2014, UK ~ The £50,000 Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby produced a thrilling three-way photo-finish at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday, 25 September, when Nahee, trained in France by Jean-Pierre Totain, held on to score a short head victory from Najlaa with Majd Al Uraiq just half a length…

QREC and Total showcase Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

The 93rd edition of the world’s richest horserace on turf is scheduled to be held at Longchamp racecourse, Paris on October 525 September 2014, Doha ~ The Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) and Total E&P Qatar hosted a press conference at the Ritz Carlton Doha on  21 September 2014, to make a presentation of the Qatar…

Croatia steals the show at FEI Balkan Endurance Championships 2014

25 September 2014, Serbia ~ The FEI Balkan Endurance Championships 2014 took place on 20 September in Meljak in the Barajevo municipality of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Seven National Federations were represented with Croatia stealing the show and scooping two of the three individual medals as well as team gold. The individual competition was tightly fought…

Senna OA wins Belgian Wathba Stud Farm Cup

25 September 2014, Belgium ~ Holland’s own Senna OA (Marwan x Saffiah) won the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Ghlin in Belgium on Tuesday, 23 September. The Daniel Klomp-trained 6-year-old had finished 5th to Athlete del Sol in the Festival’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al…

Qatar’s Al Shaqab Stables Rides Winner in Florac 160km CEI 3*

23 September 2014, Florac ~ The dramatic backdrop of the mountains and canyons of the Cévennes National Park is the yearly site of one of the most challenging endurance rides in France. Located south-east of the Massif Central, about 80km north of the Mediterranean city of Montpellier, the Cévennes region is a challenging and exciting paradise…

Newmarket Group 1 PA Declares Runners for 25 September Meet

23 November 2014, UK ~ A field of six has been declared for Thursday’s £50,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby (Group 1 PA), at Newmarket Racecourse when the historic three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting gets underway. French-trained runners have a good record in this contest, landing eight of the last 14 runnings. Najlaa and…

Nil Ashal wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Switzerland

23 September 2014, Avenches, Switzerland ~ The Aeschbachers combined to lead Nil Ashal (Nil Bedouin x Nil Abiat) under jockey Olivier Placais to superb win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race held in Avenches in Switzerland on Saturday 20 September. Nil Ashal,…

An Exceptional Evening of Elegance on the River Seine

20 September 2014, Paris, France ~ An exceptional evening was organised by France Galop along with their sponsor, the Qatar Committee of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club on Wednesday, 17 September 2014. The 93rd edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was launched on a…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup Series Stops in Samorin, Slovakia

Germany’s S Maran wins debut race21 September 2014, Slovakia ~ Eight-year-old German bred S Maran under Michal Abik scored an impressive win in the first ever Wathba Stud Farm Cup race that was held in Samorin, Slovakia on Saturday, 20 September. The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s most…

Valiant Boy SBFAR wins Zayed Cup in Los Angeles

21 September 2014, California ~ Valiant Boy SBFAR (Darweesh) is the latest superstar of purebred Arabian racing in the US. Bred by His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan in France, the 6-year-year old grey scored an astounding victory in the first running of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian…

Deebel Brings It Home At Lone Star Park

19 September, 2014, Grand Prairie, Texas ~ Texas Arabian Racing got underway tonight at Lone Star Park where Deebel topped a field of seven to win the Arabian Allowance Race.  Seven horses went to the post for the 6 1/2 Furlong race with a purse of $8,500 Deebal (Burning Sand) was the first Arabian winner at Lone Star Park for…

QREC UK Arabian Derby Nominated Entries

18 September 2014, UK ~ Top European trainers/owners will gather in Newmarket for the 25 September running of the Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby. The ten runner field has been supplemented by an additional four from Belgium, France and the UK to vie for the £50,000 contest at Newmarket Racecourse. French trainer Damian…

Los Alamitos Fields Top Arabian Racers

19, September 2014, Los Alamitos, California ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival adds $47,000 as prize money in support of purebred Arabian racing at California’s Los Alamitos race track with the 20 September, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup. MS Dixie, who set the same course ablaze with a record-breaking…

Hannah Selleck proud to be JustWorld Celebrity Ambassadors

18 September 2014, Caen, France ~ Four years in the making, the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy came to a close on September 7, 2014. The fifteen-day event brought top competitors from more than 76 countries and attracted a crowd of over 565,000 spectators. As one of only four charities chosen, JustWorld International…

Prix Dragon Demonstrates Dahor de Brugère is Back

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14 September 2014, Longchamp, France ~ The Qatar Cup – Prix Dragon (Gr2 PA), a trial race for the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1), gave Dahor de Brugère (Dahess x Dormadora) a look at the open track ahead. Under jockey JB Eyquem, the entry by Al Shaqab held off all attacks in the straight, notably to win the large piece of the…

Al Atique Gains First Group 1 PA at Doncaster

QREC Harwood International Stakes Group 1 PA 201415 September 2014, UK ~ In front of a crowd of over 30,000, AL ATIQUE (Amer x Somra) gained his first Group 1 PA victory for his owner breeder HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani. Held over a mile on Doncaster’s historic Town Moor racecourse, the £150,000 race…

Al Atique Claims Harwood International Stakes Gr 1

14 September 2014, UK ~ Al Atique in the colors of owner and breeder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani beat a field of 12 rivals to land the UK’s most valuable race for purebred Arabians, the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes at Doncaster, held on Saturday, 13 September…

Abu Dhabi Hails Support of One World, 5 Continents

Abu Dhabi enhances status as world’s capital of Arabian racing13 September 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ With two hundred and twenty amateur and professional lady jockeys from 56 countries around the globe and 800 guests from the international Arabian racing industry coming to Abu Dhabi, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse…

Tesk Stud Celebrates 125 Years

Tersk Stud celebrates milestone event at August Open House9 September 2014, Caucasus, Russia ~ 125 years ago, here at the foot of the Mt. Zmeyka in the Caucasus, Count Stroganov laid the foundation of Arabian horse breeding in Russia. At the end of August, Tersk hosted its 4th annual festival of Arabian horses, this year celebrating the…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Supports International Endurance Season

12 September 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The sponsorship of International Endurance Championships was the subject of an international news conference at the opening of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). Now the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival has stepped up to sponsor endurance events in the five continents from the…

Al Mouhannad Has Backing for UK’s Richest Single Race for Pure Bred Arabians

Al Mouhannad looks good for Doncaster 11 September 2014, UK ~ A field of 13 has been declared for the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes (Group 1 PA), the UK’s richest value single race for Pure Bred Arabians, which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, 13 September, as part of the…

Triple Jewel and Triple Crown Championships light American and European Arabian races nights in 2015

11 September 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The Arabian horse racing world has received another boost from the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival with the introduction of a bonus for the American Triple Jewel and the upgrade of the prize money of the European Triple Crown during the 2015…

International Speakers from Hong Kong and Australia Slated for USA Global Racing Symposium

10 September 2014, Tucson, Arizona (USA) ~ The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) today announced its first international speakers for the upcoming Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming slated for December 8-11, 2014 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona. “As the world of racing gets more interconnected across continents, it’s important to bring…

MS Dixie Looks at Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Cup at Los Alamitos

10 September, 2014, Los Alamitos, California ~ Fresh off her record-setting win at Los Alamitos on 7 September, MS Dixie has nominated to take on the best of Arabian racers in California in the SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN ARABIAN CUP with (estimated) $47,000 prize money on 20 September at the same venue. Other nominations for this prize include Arabian…

Qatar Petroleum International Ltd announced as Qatar Arabian World Cup sponsor

Qatar Petroleum sponsors € 1 Million Race for Arabians at Longchamp10th September 2014, Doha ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) has announced Qatar Petroleum International Ltd (QPI) as the exclusive sponsor of the world’s richest race for purebred Arabians, the Qatar Arabian World Cup, which will be run at Longchamp, Paris, on Sunday, 5 October…

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 Officially Closed

8 September 2014, Normandy, France ~ FEI President HRH Princess Haya was visibly moved as she thanked Normandy and France for two weeks of incredible sport before declaring the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 officially closed. (Leanjo de Koster/FEI). “This is the final time that I will stand before you at a World Equestrian…

MS Dixie Beats Track Record of Unchainedd Melody

Ms Dixie Sets 6 Furlong Arabian Track Record At Los Alamitos8 September, 2014, Cypress, California ~ In the first weekend in five years that Arabian race horses have returned to race at Los Alamitos, the original home of Arabian racing in California, Ms Dixie set a track record. Ms Dixie (Burning Sand x Dixie Darlene by Wiking),…

Boyd Exell is Crowned World Driving Champion

Exell takes World Championship for third consecutive time 7 September 2014, Normandy, France ~ Austria’s Boyd Exell kept a clear head in the exciting final obstacle driving competition of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy and scored a fabulous clear round, securing a third world championship title in a row. Chester Weber (USA)…

Results for Arabian Races at International Racing Festival in Istanbul

   7 September, 2014, Veliefendi, Istanbul ~ The Jockey Club of Turkey  has established a weekend of International races in İstanbul, Turkey, as an International Racing Festival. The two consecutive days have been run the first weekend in September starting from the year 2008. The 2014  International Racing Festival was held on 6th and 7th September, with a total purse…

Sandmann Wins WEG Marathon but Exell takes the Lead

6 September 2014, Normandy, France ~ Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy – Driving Marathon The Driving marathon of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy held at La Prairie Racecourse in Caen today was nothing short of a thriller. Christoph Sandmann (GER) won this phase of the competition, ahead of compatriot Georg…

Beezie Madden Wins Bronze Medal at Alltech FEI  World Equestrian Games   

7 September 2014, Caan France ~ NEWS FLASH  Beezie Madden has won the Bronze medal at the FEI World Individual Jumping Championship held as part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at d’Ornano Stadium.  ~ From the USEF Communications Department