Monthly Archives: November 2014

Oisin Murphy Drives TM AC-DC to Al Ain Arabian Conditions Win

29 November 2014, Al Ain ~ Young jockey Oisin Murphy and trainer Omar Daraj Mohammed combined to land the featured 1000m conditions race at Al Ain with TM AC-DC (Djendel (FR) x Bonnett (US) by Burning Sand). Always near the head of affairs, the pair hit the front about 200m from home but had to dig…

Argentinian Rider Bastons Wins HH Sheikha Fatima Endurance Cup

Argentine Bastons wins from 106 starters 29 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Argentina’s Catalina Bastons, riding 10-year-old bay gelding Moreno, won the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup, a 90-km CEN ride held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in…

AJS Intifadah Wins Doha Local Pure-Bred Arabian Oaks

27 November 2014 QREC ~ Al Jeryan Stud’s AJS Intifadah (AF Albahar x Karreema) stormed home by nearly nine lengths in the Doha Local Bred Pure Arabian Oaks Trial at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, 27 November. Mohammed Al Yaqout trained AJS Intifadah was brilliantly ridden to victory by jockey Tadgh O’Shea,…

Prize Money, Awards on tap for Abu Dhabi HH Sheikha Fatima Endurance Cup for Ladies

Dh 300,000 and five 4WD cars up for grabs28 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Over 100 riders from the UAE, Gulf, Arabia and far parts of the world will start in the 4th edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup to be…

Manuel Bandeira de Mello (POR) has been appointed as FEI Endurance Director

Staff changes at FEI Headquarters  27 November 2014, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Manuel Bandeira de Mello (POR) has been appointed as FEI Endurance Director to replace Ian Williams, who is due to retire at the end of December. The new Director takes up his post at FEI Headquarters next Monday, 1 December 2014. Bandeira de Mello was…

HM Queen Elizabeth II receives inaugural FEI Lifetime Achievement award

  26 November 2014 , London ~ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today became the first recipient of the FEI Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her leading role as supporter of equestrian sport throughout her reign as British monarch. The award was presented to Her Majesty by FEI President HRH Princess Haya at a ceremony…

USEF Drugs and Medications Update for 2015 Competition Year

25 November 2014, Lexington, Kentucky – From the US Equestrian Federation -Effective December 1, 2014, and for the 2015 competition year, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has implemented withdrawal practices following Intraarticular Injections and Shockwave Therapy as a resulted of rule changes passed at the USEF Annual Meeting in January, 2014. For  Intraarticular Injections…

Burning Fleet Runs off with the Win in Texas Mud

24 November 2014, Texas ~ Two important Arabian stakes races were held at Retama Park, Texas, on 22 November. In race 1, Burning Fleet (Burning Sand x Angel Proof by NF Proof) proved much the best over his competitors in the Grade 3 Texas Arabian Derby for four-year-old Arabian colts and geldings. Running on a very muddy…

HH Mansoor Festival, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club Form Bond  

24 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ A press conference Sunday 23 November in Abu Dhabi made the announcement that the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Race Festival has formed a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Falconers’ Club. The  partnership will include the falconers as part of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak…

QREC Racing Turns Up the Heat with Wins by Al Mizan and Harran

20 November 2014, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ Al Mizan (Vert Duzan x Nevada De Cardonne) came up with a dazzling display while clinching the Al Wakra Cup, a Local Bred-Pure Arabian Conditions race at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, 20 November with jockey Harry Bentley astride the winner. The Jassim Al Ghazali trained…

Ghalib lands Al Ain Feature for Ffrench and Jahouri

21 November 2014 ~ Al Ain, UAE ~ Ghalib won the featured 1600m Conditions race at Al Ain Racecourse’s second meeting of the season on Friday afternoon, 20 November under a power packed finish from Royston Ffrench. One of the first off the bit, the Majed Al Jahouri-trained runner took a long while to get…

Bigg N Rich Looking to Score at Al Ain on Friday

Last Season’s Al Ain Mile Prep Winner Could Star for Lemartinel 20 November 2014, Al Ain, UAE ~ Bigg N Rich (FALINA DES FABRIES x Viraac (US) by Virgule Al Maury) developed something of a liking for Al Ain last season and is shaping up as the one to beat in Friday’s featured 1600m Conditions race at…

The World Arabian Horse Organization Conference – WAHO Qatar 2014

17 November 2014, Doha ~ Doha in Qatar was once again the site of the The World Arabian Horse Organization Conference – WAHO Qatar 2014 – from 10-14 November. A welcome reception and dinner on the lawn of the impressive Museum of Islamic Art staged a dramatic opening to the Conference. Providing the backdrop was Doha’s high-rise skyline outlined…

Abu Dhabi Racing Proves Arabian Home-Breds

16 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Local apprentice Saeed Al Mazrouei produced a very polished display aboard Shateh (Mahabb (AE) x Fanar by Akbar) to win the Purebred Arabian National Day Prep race over 1600m, one of five Arabian races on the card for Sunday evening (16 November) at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. Having only his…

Laahaq Wins 2000m Handicap in Sharjah

15 November 2014, Sharjah ~ The featured 2000m handicap at Sharjah’s third meeting of the season on Saturday 15 November was highlighted by a thrilling finish won in a last-gasp effort from the Majed Al Jahouri-trained Laahaq (Dormane x Aryaan), for  SHeikh Mansor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, producing the lead on the line by local apprentice Saeed…

TM Thunder Struck Wins Jay Stream Cup in Qatar

13 November 2014, Doha QREC ~ While the WAHO Qatar 2014 Conference attendees watched, Umm Qarn’s TM Thunder Struck (Majd Al Arab) asserted his superiority over his nine rivals in the Jay Stream Cup, a Pure Arabian Advanced Plate, at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday evening 12 November. The Alban de Mieulle 4-yr-old gelding was ridden…

Dutch Pro Pietrasiewicz Crowned World Ladies Champion

10 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Watched by an enthusiastic international crowd, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival‘s Championship races showed the quality of Champion riders and of UAE trained horses at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on 9 November 2014. HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies’ (IFAHR) World Championship…

Al Jahouri Continues Purebred Arabian Group Race Domination

Thakif & Bentley Land Fourth Victory in Abu Dhabi Group 3 Contest9 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Trainer Majed Al JAhouri won every Group One Purebred Arabian race in the UAE last season and made the perfect start to his big-race campaign this time around. He saddled Thakif to win the 1600m Group 3 Sheikh Zayed…

Federation of Racing Schools, Academies Initiated in Abu Dhabi

9 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Notwithstanding the tremendous success achieved by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs has initiated the start of a Federation to nurture and…

Sparkling Gala Concludes two-day Abu Dhabi Conference

9 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ A focus on healthy ways to maintain jockey weight, general nutrition, and ongoing research and support for jockeys were hot topics at the closing session of the two-day HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak International Conference of Education and Training in Abu Dhabi. Moderated by Gary Capewell, nutritionists gave testimonials that were…

Abu Dhabi Launches Season With G3 Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan Cup

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Championships3 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The culmination of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Championships and the valuable Group 3 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, are the undoubted highlights as racing returns to the Abu Dhabi turf on Sunday evening 9 November. With a Dhs420,000 prize fund,…

La Hoor wins QREC Owners Cup

8 November 2014, Doha ~ Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand- Pettra) proved superior to the opposition winning the Owners Cup, a Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race run over seven furlongs on Thursday, 6 November at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). La Hoor was brilliantly ridden to victory by Marco Monteriso.…

Apprentice Jockeys Get Career Experience From Experts at Conference

8 November, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Some interesting facts and finer details concerned with shaping professional  jockeys came to the fore on the opening day of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak International Conference of Education and Training which got underway at the Anantara Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Friday morning (7 November). HE Aref Al…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Festival Adds Races for 2015

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival increases Apprentice races to nine in 2015  7 November 2014, Abu Dhabi~ The Purebred Arabian horse racing fraternity, assembled in Abu Dhabi for the finals of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival events, got a sneak preview of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, which…

British Equestrian Industry Unites for Apprenticeship Reform

“We will produce a standard of apprenticeship for the equine industry that is world class and builds on existing strengths, with industry and the grooms benefiting from having specialised training in their chosen field.”3 November 2014, UK ~ Unprecedented unity by the equestrian industry has led to the successful bid for a new equine groom…

Abu Dhabi gears up to stage HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Finale

3 November, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The stage is set for the grand finales of the sixth edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival under the slogan of One World, 6 Continents. The six-day festival kicks off on Tuesday with the official draw of the HH Sheikha…

Breaking News: Bayern Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic

Mister Ginoux wins French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge for Colts

29 October 2014, Toulouse, France ~ Mister Ginoux (Amer x Nacree Al Maury), after winning his debut at Bordeaux (July 10), remained unbeaten when taking the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge for Colts (Gr3 PA) at Toulouse, France, on Wednesday, 29 October. From the stables of Al Shaqab and trained by Thomas Fourcy, the colt was ridden by Julien…

Al Mourtazez wins French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Classic

29 October 2014, Toulouse, France ~  Al Mourtazez (Dahess x Arwa by Nuits St Georges) was head and shoulders above his rivals in the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Classic (Gr3 PA) at Toulouse, France, on Wednesday, 29 October. Al Mourtazez was ridden by Julien Auge to win the 2,200-metre contest and clinch the title of the…

O’Shea Leads Home on Bedayer Al Asayl at Sharjah’s First Meet of the Season

1 November 2014, Sharjah, UAE ~ As racing returned to the Sharjah dirt on Saturday the best of the Purebred Arabian action was a 2000m handicap where Dane O’Neill had tried to make all the running on Watson’s Fantastique MHF and the tactic looked like it might work. As the runners turned for home, Champion Jockey,…