Monthly Archives: March 2015

Kahayla Classic Winning Trainer Meets Media of Second Chengdu Dubai International Raceday

31 March,2015, Chengdu, China ~ Erwan Charpy, trainer Manark, the winner of the 2015 US$1m Dubai Kahayla Classic on Dubai World Cup day, met members of the Chinese media at Jinma Lake Racecourse today (Tuesday, 31 March). Six UAE-based trainers will saddle runners at Friday’s Chengdu Dubai International Cup, now in its second year. Charpy,…

Manark Sparkles in Meydan Curtain- Raiser

Manark breaks track record running the 2000m in 2:16:3029 March 2015, Dubai, UAE ~ The 20th running of the Group 1 PA Dubai Kahayla Classic empowered by IPIC was a one-horse show when Manark (Mahabb (AE) – Mendra (FR) by Sousse (FR) turned his early lead into an overwhelming victory. Ridden by Dane O’Neill, the six-year-old…

Jockey’s View – US$1m Dubai Kahayla Classic

28 March 2015, Dubai ~ Quotes for the US$1m Dubai Kahayla Classic empowered by IPIC Dane O’Neill (jockey, Manark (FR), 1st) – “It’s nice to do it for the boss Sheikh Hamdan, who is here. I just wanted him to relax, wherever that happened to be. He wasn’t doing a lot in front and won quite…

Manark Wins 1$million Kahayla Classic

1. MANARK (Mahabb (AE) x Mendra (FR) by Sousse (FR)  ridden by Dan O’Neill (FR) 6 yrs. Ch H Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Breeder: EARL De Beguerie Trained by Gillian Duffield in England – under Erwin Charpy’s yard in Dubai 2. Valiant Boy – coming on strong at the end 3. Raaziq…

Al Atique wins Yousef Al Romaihi Cup

26 March 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Atique (Amer x Somra) posted a pillar to post victory in the Yousef Al Romaihi Cup, a Pure Arabian contest for four years old and older, run over 2400 metres, which featured the eight-event card at the Racing and Equestrian Club Thursday March…

Heritage Arabian Racing Club

A Club for people with a passion who support preservation with a purpose 27 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ For people with a passion for racing, and the purebred Arab horse, a very exciting event took place in Abu Dhabi on 28th February of this year, when a vision of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin…

Al Faresi Wins in Abu Dhabi Festival Ride

For 20-year-old Emirati endurance rider Mansour Saeed Al Faresi a dream season continues 27 March 2015, Abu Dhabi Festival 120 Km Ride ~ Mansour Saeed Al Faresi recorded his fourth success of the 2014-15 season when he partnered Ramaah to a victory in Friday’s Abu Dhabi Festival 120 Km Endurance Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba,…

Top Runners Valiant Boy, Djainka Des Forges Look to Dubai Group 1 Kahayla Classic Win

27 March 2015, Dubai UAE ~ As the traditional curtain raiser on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card, the Group 1 Kahayla Classic (at 1600-4PM – GMT+$), empowered by IPIC, has enjoyed a healthy rise in purse (now $1million) and has an excellent field of runners. Last year’s runner-up in the Purebred Arabian equivalent of the Dubai World Cup itself,…

Dubai Kahayla Classic Trackwork Notes for 26 March

Group 1 US $1m Dubai Kahayla Classic empowered by IPIC – 2000m (Dirt)26 March 2015, Dubai – Notes Bigg N Rich (USA) – Bigg N Rich’s preparation is progressing well and his trainer Eric Lemartinel said: “This morning he cantered over 1000m and then cantered a bit faster again over 1000m. He quickened nicely and…

CHROME TEAM CONTINUE TO DREAM

26 March 2015, Dubai,UAE ~ For 77-year-old trainer Art Sherman and the connections of California Chrome (USA), the dream that they still live in began on April 26, 2013, when a raw, chestnut racehorse with a big white blaze and marginal pedigree made his first career start at the now  defunct Hollywood Park. “As a two-year-old…

Todays Trackwork Notes for US $1m Dubai Kahayla Classic

Group 1 US $1m Dubai Kahayla Classic empowered by IPIC – 2000m (Dirt)25 March 2015, Dubai, UAE ~ DWC 2015 Trackwork Notes Versac PY (FR) – Wore blinkers for the first time in his work with five others on the dirt main track on Wednesday. Trainer Erwan Charpy explained that although the horse had won…

California Chrome will start from stall nine in US$10m Dubai World Cup

25 March 2015, Dubai, UAE ~Post Position Draw Quotes for the US$10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates 2000m (dirt) Saeed bin Suroor (trainer, Prince Bishop (IRE), post 1 and African Story (GB), post 3) – Regarding Prince Bishop: “I just hope he jumps well. He’s been working well and this is his race.” Regarding…

International Equestrian Organizers Alliance Accepts Endurance as Fifth Discipline

The Alliance of Endurance Organizers (A.End.O.) to join IEOAIn English and French 24 March 2015, Belgium ~ The I.E.O.A. (International Equestrian Organizers Alliance) has accepted Endurance as the latest sport to join its association. Endurance becomes the fifth equestrian discipline to integrate this organization, along with Showjumping, Dressage, Eventing and Driving. The purpose of the I.E.O.A.…

Dubai World Cup Track Notes

24 March 2015, Dubai ~ The Post Position Draw will be made Wednesday 25 March at 3pm in the Meydan Theatre in front of Dubai World Cup accredited media. All Group 1 races will be drawn live and there will be a draw ceremony for the US$10m Dubai World Cup.  Track Notes: Group 1 US…

Abu Dhabi Endurance Festival Organized for Local Riders

24 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Over 300 riders will compete for 36 cars and cash prizes in three different rides that will be staged as part of the Abu Dhabi Endurance Festival to be run over two days beginning on Thursday, 26 March, at the Emirates International Endurance Village. The rides are being held under the directives of…

Full Racecard for Meydan, Dubai World Cup on Saturday, 28 March 2015

23 March,2015, Dubai ~ The US$1m Dubai Kahayla Classic goes off first at 16:00 (GMT +4) Dubai [gview file=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Kahayla-ClassicSaturday-Dubai-World-Cup_28_March_2015.pdf” save=”1″]

Chrome Watch – Dubai World Cup

As California Chrome readies for the Group 1 US$10m Dubai World Cup on Saturday, 28 March, we will issue work-out notes from the Meydan track. Track Notes, 23 March Meydan – Group 1 US$2m Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News – 1200m (Dirt) Big Macher (USA), entered in Group 1 US$2m Dubai Golden Shaheen appeared alongside…

Form Guide Kahayla Classic

22 March 2015, Dubai, UAE ~ Form guide for Arabian Kahayla Classic, first race 28 March at Meydan’s Dubai World Cup racing day – ABU ALABYAD (FR) AF LAFEH (AE) BIGG N RICH (US) CALLATERAL (US) ITS FAR FROM OVER (US) MANARK (FR) RAAZIQ (FR) THAKIF (FR) VALIANT BOY (FR) VERSAC PY (FR) VULCAIN DU CLOS…

Al Muhairi Lands UAE Championship at Closing Jebel Ali Meeting

20 March 2015, UAE ~ The 2014/2015 domestic season began at Jebel Ali at the end of October and finished at the same venue on Friday afternoon 20 March. The end of that race season saw the Championship winners in the UAE as: HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Champion Owner; Richard Mullen, Champion Jockey; and Musabah Al Muhairi, Champion…

2015 Racing Schedule Begins 16 May at Delaware Park

19 March 2015, Delaware, Maryland, USA ~ Racing at Delaware Park is right around the corner with the first meet on 16 May. The first condition book for Arabians is as follows: May 16 – Maiden, f&m, 5 ½ furlongs, $10,000 May 18 – Substitute race – Maiden, 5 ½ furlongs, $10,000 May 20 – Allowance…

Raedah Wins QREC Brouq Cup in Doha

18 March 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ Umm Qarn’s Raedah (Djebbel x Daniah) proved herself the best of the opposition taking the Brouq Cup, a Local-Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race for Fillies and Mares, the highlight of the races on the sand track of the Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday, 18 March. The Alban De Mieulle schooled…

Merryman Ready For Trip To Dubai With Valiant Boy

Along with champions such as California Chrome and Main Sequence, Valiant Boy is headed to Dubai for the $30 million World Cup on Saturday, March 2818 March, 2015, LAUREL, MD  ~ Valiant Boy SBFAR, the 7-year-old French-bred is headed to the United Arab Emirates to run in the world’s richest purebred Arabian horse race – the $1…

Arabian Racing Cup Stewards Renew Support of Breeders

The USA Arabian Racing Cup Stewards renewed support for breeders in 2015 continues in Delaware and California17 March 2015, USA ~ In 2014, the Arabian Racing Cup Stewards renewed their support of breeders through bonus money and sponsorship of the two Arabian Racing Cup Stallion S. (G3) held in Texas. This additional funding will be…

Al Naboodah, Lemartinel Top Abu Dhabi Wathba Stud Farm Cup series

O’Shea wins car as capital’s top jockey17 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival honored the winners in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series of races after the 15th and final race at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening, 15…

It’s Far From Over Trumps the Field in Group 1 Emirates Championship

15 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi’s final meeting of the 2014-2015 season on Sunday was a cracker. It was highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship and It’s Far From Over (Doran (FR) x A Foreign Affair (US) by BENGALI D’ALBRET (FR) produced something of a surprise in the Purebred Arabian feature. Nymphea…

Dreaming of Riding the US Tevis Trail?

16 March 2015, California ~ The Western States Trail Foundation, sponsor of the endurance race, Tevis Cup (aka The Western States Trail Ride), has announced an amazing opportunity for one lucky young rider to realize their dreams of riding Tevis. [gview file=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DreamingOfTevis_Release_final.pdf” save=”1″]    

Arapahoe Park Continues Race-Day Medication-Free Incentive

Trainers who win a race with a horse void of any race-day medication will receive a $1,000 bonus per victory to be paid from a special fund created by Arapahoe Park 16 March 2015, Colorado, USA ~ The 2014 Medication-Free race day incentive was so popular, it will be continued for the 2015 Arapahoe, Colorado,…

Manade Athbah Rallies Under Jockey Wayne Smith to Win Al Ain Racecourse’s Featured Event

13 March 2015, Al Ain, UAE ~ There was something of a surprise in the featured 1600m conditions race at Al Ain Racecourse’s penultimate meeting of the campaign on Friday with Manade Athbah (KHOUTOUBIA (FR) x Manade (FR) by Dormane (FR) denying Namrood, considered by most as the most likely winner of the three runner contest. Everything appeared to…

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup Manal, Dana make it 1-2 for hosts Bahrain

14 March 2015, Manama, Bahrain ~Bahraini rider Manal Majeedriding Godasil Tehankorla set a fierce pace in the final 20-km loop to overtake early leader Dana Ali Ahmed on WH Picos Shazam to win the 90km CEN HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup at the Sakhir Endurance Village in Manama on Saturday, 14 March. The event…

Unbeaten Abhaar Collects Sharjah’s Top Prize Ruler of Sharjah Trophy

Closeout for Sharjah Racecourse for the 2014-15 Racing Season14 March 2015 Sharjah, UAE ~ Saturday’s final fixture of the season at Sharjah Racecourse was the biggest meeting of the season with the highlight the Aed150,000 Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, a 1700m conditions contest carrying prestige status. Abharr (AL NASR (FR) – ALIAA (FR) by Djelfor (FR) took this one for Team…

Gammelgaard strikes on Mlolshan in Bahrain leg of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship

13 March 2015, Manama, Bahrain ~ Top Danish lady jockey Sabina Gammelgaard partnered Mlolshan to glory in the fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in the capital city on Friday, 13 March. Trained by Alen Smith on behalf of Sheikh Nasser bin…

The Swiss Equestrian Federation approves of the latest decisions made by the FEI

12 March 2015, Switzerland ~ English, French, German translations The Swiss Equestrian Federation- Fédération Suisse des Sports Équestres (FSSE) which has committed itself for over two years so that competing in endurance events all over the world are in compliance with not only the welfare of the horse but also sporting fairness has taken note with satisfaction…

Bahrain joins HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival With Ladies Competitions

12 March 2015, Manama, Bahrain ~ The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to become the latest country to host a round of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship (IFAHR) when 10 lady jockeys line-up at the starter’s gate at the…