Monthly Archives: October 2014

Oman scores Toulouse win with Sylvine Al Maury

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 3) French Arabian Breeders Challenge Classic31 October 2014, Toulouse, France ~ French trainer Jean-Francois Bernard wrapped up the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup series in Europe with a superb win in Toulouse,…

Racing Returns to the UAE

30 October 2014, UAE ~ Racing returns to the UAE on Friday, 31 October, with a competitive six-race Thoroughbred card at Jebel Ali. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum sponsors the 1000m sprint handicap through Shadwell with prize money of 120,000 AED ($33,000). HH Sheikh Hamdan’s stables have 4 runners entered in the race. 1 November marks…

USEF Bans Use of Helmet Cameras

29 October 2014, Kentucky ~ Just out from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Effective immediately and until further notice, the use of helmet cameras is prohibited at all USEF licensed and/or endorsed competitions pending the completion of an independent expert report on the safety of helmet cameras. ~end  

The Arabian Racing Cup Breeders Award Winners

The Arabian Racing Cup is pleased to announce the Breeders Reward checks have been issued to each breeder of record for the horses finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Arabian Racing Cup Stallion Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park in Dallas, Texas on October 18, 2014. Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural ARC…

Strong field for Group 3 Turf contest in Toulouse, France

28 October 2014, Toulouse, France ~ A strong field of 11 horses have lined up for the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 3) French Arabian Breeders Challenge Classic which will be run on Tuesday, October 29 at the Toulouse…

La Hoor again on Track at Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

23 October 2014 ~ In the second week of the season at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand – Pettra), confidently ridden by jockey Marco Monteriso, made a fluent victory in the Ushrayiq Cup. The Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race was the highlight of the sand track races at the…

WAHO 14 Conference Speakers Announced

Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, special advisor to H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, a team of internationally renowned experts with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subjects including equine welfare and behavioral studies, and genetics and cultural heritage, will assemble…

Valiant Boy SBFAR Makes It Eighth Straight Victories at Lone Star Park

19 October, Grand Prairie, Texas ~ The owner-trainer-jockey team of Guy Neivens, Elizabeth M. Merryman, and Ramon Guce were the shining stars Saturday 18 October at Lone Star Park, winning both divisions of the  $20,000 Arabian Racing Cup Stallion Stakes (Gr3). The favorite, six year-old Valiant Boy SBFAR (Darweesh x Thumb Print by Barour de Cardonne),…

Jaime Gelabert Bautista Wins on Favourite Hurra at Duindigt

Bautista books berth in HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship19 October 2014, Duindigt The Netherlands ~ A family passion resulted in success in the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) race held at the Duindigt racecourse in The Netherlands…

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) race series

Penultimate leg in Duindigt promises keen contest 17 October 2014, Duindigt The Netherlands ~ After the superb win by UAE Apprentice jockey Ahmed Al Subose in Tarbes, France last week, all eyes will be on another UAE Apprentice, Saeed Al Mazrouei, in the Sunday 19 October penultimate race of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

2015 Dates for Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships

2015 Dates for Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North at the Kentucky Horse Park16 October 2014, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The Organizing Committee of the 2015 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) presented by Gotham North is pleased to announce the dates and location of the 2015…

Jamie Link to be new Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director

14 October, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced that it has selected Jamie Link as the new executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “I look forward to working with Jamie as we strive to make the Kentucky Horse Park an even better attraction for visitors to Kentucky,” Gov. Steve Beshear said.…

International Impact as the Arabian Finish Line and www.horsereporter.com join forces

The collaboration of the prestigious US Arabian horse magazine, Arabian Finish Line, which has served the global market for 27 years, and the international website, www.Horsereporter.com, will multiply the accessibility of information for horse lovers around the world. In addition, the combined entities of the print and online magazines will reach a broader segment of…

FEI Young Riders Receive Warm Welcome in Chile

13 October 4, Santo Domingo, Chile ~Two Young Riders recently represented the US at the 120km CEIYJ2** endurance ride held in Santo Domingo, Chile on 4 October. The riders were hosted by Pedro Pablo Gomez and were mounted on horses from his stable, Establos El Shaalan. Chef d’Equipe for USA Endurance Emmett Ross has this report. Technical Course…

Results of the Australian Tom Quilty Endurance Ride

The famous Endurance Ride of Australia was started almost 50 years ago by cattleman Tom Quilty and his friend and boot maker, RM Williams. 13 October, 2014, Shire of Wagin, Australia ~ On 3 October the Western Australian Endurance Riders Association (WAERA) and the Shire of Wagin put on a fantastic weekend for all those who dream of…

UAE’s Al Subose wins in Tarbes, France

Apprentice Jockey Shines in HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Championship (IFAHR) race 13 October 2014, Tarbes, France ~ It was worth the effort for UAE Apprentice jockey Ahmed Al Subose, who finished third in a race in York, UK,  on Saturday and then travelled to the south of France for the HH Sheikh Mansoor…

French leg of HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Championship on Sunday

11-horse field for Tarbes race wears an open look 11 October 2014, Tarbes, France ~ Eleven young apprentice jockeys line-up for the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) race to be run at the Tarbes race course in the south…

FEI Judge and Technical Delegate, Dereck Lienbenberg, Remembered

In Memoriam: Derek Liebenberg (RSA), 1960-2014 10 October 2014, Lausanne ~ Derek Liebenberg (RSA), FEI 4-star Judge and Technical Delegate, Chief Steward and Course Director, passed away on 8 October after losing his battle with cancer. He was 54 years old. Affectionately known as Zulu, he was appointed as the FEI’s Regional Development Officer for Africa…

In Honor of Zulu Liebenberg

9 October 2014, South Africa ~ We celebrate the life of Derek (Zulu) Liebenberg, (1960-2014), Naval Officer, South African National Equestrian Schools Association (SANESA), Endurance Ride Association of South Africa (ERASA), FEI Endurance Development Officer, Namibia and Botswana, husband and father. The man the world knew as Zulu was born in Impangeni Zululand in KwaZulu Natal Provence on 28…

IFAHR International Agreement Created to Align Arabian racing

Ms Lara Sawaya named IFAHR Chairman for Apprentice Racing 7 October 2014 Paris ~ The 17th General Assembly meeting of the International Federation  of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), held at the Le Meridien Hotel in Paris on Monday, 6 October, gave an additional responsibility to Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh…

One World, 5 Continents Will Unfold in Abu Dhabi

Purebred Arabian racing fraternity in strength for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Finale 5-9 November 20146 October 2014, Paris ~ Over 800 members of the Purebred Arabian Racing fraternity representing 56 countries will descend on Abu Dhabi, the world capital of Purebred Arabian racing to celebrate ‘One World, 5 Continents’ between November 5 and 9, 2014…

Video Djanka des Forges winning Qatar Arabian World Cup 2014

http://youtu.be/ig_ZTLbINfk

Djanka des Forges wins Qatar Arabian World Cup 5 October 2014 (watch the chestnut with white nose band jockey blue shirt/white stars black cap come from way in the back to the outside and forge to the win)

Wathba Stud Farm Cup Race Winners In California

4 October 2014, California ~ Two of the last Wathba Stud Farm Cup races of the season took place in California and the breeding of Burning Sand topped the charts. Congratulations to: By Golly Its Hot (Fresno, 4 October), and One Hot Chick, (Stockton, 27 September) Wathba Stud Farm Cup Fresno, 4 October 3rd race 6…

Arqana October Purebred Arabian Sale Sets Records

4 October 2014, Paris ~ Edition 2014 of the Arqana Purebred Arabian Sale took place on 3 October at the Saint Cloud race track. The collaboration of Arqana and AFAC was considered a success as buyers came from Italy, Iran, Oman, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Qatar. Highlights The sales totaled €1,922,499 with an average price per lot of 30,514€ and a record…

Sambist Again UK Premium Arab Racing Sire of the Year

3 October 2014, UK ~ Gadebrook Stud’s legendary champion long-distance racehorse Sambist (Balaton x Stihia by Topol), at age 27, has won for the ninth time the title of Premium Arab Racing Sire of the Year in the UK, in the UK Arab Horse Society Premium Performance Program. The yearling filly, Mariska (also pure Russian) will head to the USA to join…

Meydan to invest in Endurance GB sport initiatives for 2015

3 October 2014, UK ~ Endurance GB (EGB) is currently in discussion with Meydan Group over a package of benefits to back the sport of endurance in Britain throughout 2015 and beyond. The potential partnership between Meydan and EGB would allow EGB to develop a comprehensive program of activities that promises far-reaching and lasting benefits…

23 Entries For Longchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup

2 October, 2014, Paris ~ On Wednesday 1 October 2014, France Galop released the forfeits for the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA), which will take place on Sunday, 5 October, at Longchamp. The € one million contest is the globe’s richest race on turf for purebred Arabians and will be run as the sixth race on the day…

High Health, High Performance horse concept embraced by Middle East and North Africa

1 October 2014, Dubai ~ Over 120 government representatives, veterinarians, equestrian sport and racing experts from across the Middle East, Africa and around the world, embraced the High Health, High Performance Horse (HHP) concept at a three-day Regional Conference for the Middle East and North Africa on the Facilitation of International Competition Horse Movement, which concluded…