Monthly Archives: May 2015

US $50,000 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Open Race Announced for Los Angeles

6th WAHRC ends on a positive note in Warsaw 31 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s 6th World Arabian Horse Conference at the Ufficio Primo in Warsaw came to a close on Saturday, 30 May, with a lively Workshop during which a…

Italy Named as Host for 7th World Arabian Racing Conference, 2016

Spectacular end to WAHRC event in Warsaw30 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The Wilonow Palace, a 17th century castle which survived the two World Wars stands as a reminder of Poland as it was in its glory. The castle was the backdrop for a spectacular show that highlighted both the castle as well as the…

Grade A Sheikh Zayed Cup Runs at Warsaw’s Sluzewiec Racecourse

30 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The meeting on Sunday, 31 May, meeting at the Sluzewiec racecourse in Warsaw, Poland, will be a special one as the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s three races will be part of the 9-race meeting. The Arabian Racing Festival meeting also…

Ladies in Racing Star at World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 2015

30 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ With interesting sessions on Rules, Conditions and Regulations and Media, PR & Communication, the highlight of the three sessions held on Friday were ladies involved in various aspects of Arabian racing. This was the second day of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s…

IFHRA Unveils Racing Scholarship Fund

29 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, at its General Assembly meeting held on Friday, 29 May 2015, at Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland, unveiled an innovative IFHRA Racing Scholarship Fund (RSF) and also admitted 14 new members to the Federation. An amount of US $100,000 has been earmarked for the…

World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Explores Issues in Breeding

Role of handicappers and embryo transfer come under the scanner at WAHRC9 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The three sessions of deliberations on the opening day of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s World Arabian Horse Conference at the Ufficio Primo in Warsaw on Thursday, 27 May…

Earn High School Letter with US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program

Earn A Letter In Junior High or High School Program with USEF30 May 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is expanding the Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program to include a component for junior high students in grades five through eight. Students in grades nine through 12 are eligible to participate in the…

French Trainer, Jean-Francois Bernard, Passes Away

Jean-Francois Bernard deeply mourned 28 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ Jean-Francois Bernard, one of the top trainers of Purebred Arabian horses, passed away in France on Tuesday night 26 June. A minute’s silence was observed to pay tribute to the Frenchman by the packed hall at the Marriott Warsaw Ballroom during Wednesday night’s press conference…

Over 400 Open the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival World Arabian Horse Racing Conference

6th World Arabian Horse Racing Conference opens in Warsaw28 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The 6th annual World Arabian Horse Racing Conference (WAHRC) was declared open by the UAE Ambassador to Poland, His Excellency Azim Mirza Al Rahma at the Ufficio Primo in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday 28 May, 2015. Welcoming the 400 delegates from…

6th World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Begins in Warsaw, Poland

Over 400 delegates representing 80 countries will take part in the Warsaw WAHRC27 May 2015, Warsaw ~ One of the most important events in a packed calendar of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is the annual World Arabian Horse Racing Conference (WAHRC) during which many aspects…

FEI Meets with United Arab Emirates Delegation on Endurance issues

FEI and United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation Meet in Discussions in Lausanne27 May 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ On Tuesday, 26 May, an initial meeting between the FEI and representatives of the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation was held at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to discuss the actions…

Dubai International Races Supports Arabian Racing in The Netherlands

26 May 2015, The Netherlands ~ The Dutch Arabian Racing Committee (DARC) is delighted to invite you to participate in the first races sponsored in The Netherlands by the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) whose patron is His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum (UAE Minster of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai). Three…

Dubai Duty Free Supports DIAR Racing at Newbury

25 May 2015, UK ~ The committee of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) is delighted to announce that Dubai Duty Free showcase day of UK Arabian racing by sponsoring a Gr.1 PA race at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, 26 July 2015. Sponsors for the day are UAE based companies and organizations which seek not…

Es Mi Cielo and Ms Dixie Highlight Colorado Arabian Horse Racing

Es Mi Cielo dominated Sunday’s six-furlong Wathba Stud Farm Cup at Arapahoe Park25 May 2015, Aurora, Colorado, USA ~ Es Mi Cielo’s second victory in one week in the His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Ms Dixie’s successful Colorado homecoming highlighted the Arabian action on a busy…

Netherlands Gives Second Wathba Cup Win to Bachair Qardabiyah

25 May 2015, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ Bachair Qardabiyah stormed to her second successive win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series at the Duindigt race course in The Netherlands on Sunday, 24 May. The four-year-old Dormane filly owned by Waleed Ben Zaied had kick…

Al Jakbar son, Al Murjaan, Wins in Stockholm

Shadwell Arabian Stallions’s first season sire AL JAKBAR sired his first winner on 6th May at Stockholm/Täby, in Sweden22 May 2015, Sweden ~ Four year old gelding Al Murjaan (Al Jakbar (FR) x Kaarine) won the Garizim memorial, 1600m race, on his Swedish debut on 6 May 2015. AL MURJAAN is owned and trained by…

World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 2015 Poland

Program for Warsaw 26 May – 1 June World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 2015 Poland The Program for Warsaw the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Poland 2015 live on YAS TV and www.sheikhmansoorfestival.com 26 and 27 May Arrival of guests 27 May 10 am IFAHR Ex Committee meeting at Marriott Warsaw Press Conference at 7pm…

Fareedha wins in Ghlin, Belgium

Gazel T wins Wathba Cup for fourth year in a row in Sweden21 May 2015, Sweden ~ Gazel T and the Wathba Stud Farm Cup seem inseparable when it comes to racing at the Jagersro race track in Sweden. The 7-year-old son of Prince d‘Orient registered his fourth successive win in as many years in the…

Qatar International Group 1 Stakes Entries Exceed Expectations

21 May 2015, UK ~ A total of 60 nominations have been received for the £400,000 Group 1 Qatar International Stakes for Purebred Arabians, (formally listed as the Harwood International) the first leg of the inaugural Doha Triple Crown, which will be run on the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday, 1…

New Collections for the Museum of the Horse, Chantilly, France

New developments for the Prix de Diane20 May 2015, The Museum of the Horse of Chantilly, France (Musée Vivant du Cheval) ~ The Prix de Diane Longines, which will take place this year on 14 June, has traditionally marked the occasion for renewing the collections at the Museum of the Horse of Chantilly which welcomed nearly 200,000 visitors in 2014.…

Gates Open for 2015 Arapahoe Park Season on 22 May

Arapahoe Park, Colorado, races from 22 May until 16 August18 May 2015, Aurora, Colorado, USA ~ Horse racing in Colorado is in the midst of a renaissance. With Colorado’s live horse racing season in 2015 scheduled to begin on 22 May, Arapahoe Park is launching the theme of Where Horses Come First to reflect the growth…

Shadwell Arabian Stallions News

Shadwell is sad to announce the death of one of its best Arabian stallions, MONSIEUR AL MAURY. The seventeen year old son of Djelfor, from one of the outstanding Watrigant families that have produced many top class racehorses, MONSIEUR AL MAURY had shown that he could produce good, tough individuals for the racecourse. His best…

Australian Thompson Wins First Arabian Flat Race at Kentucky Horse Park

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship, Kentucky, USA17 May 2015, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ The 2015 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race series got off to a brilliant start at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Sunday with 18-year-old Australian Ben Thompson hogging the limelight. After two days of…

New HERITAGE ARABIAN RACING CLUB Supports UK Arabian Racing

16 May 2015, UK ~ The Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) was founded on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin ZayedAl Nahyan. The club is for people with a passion for racing and the Purebred Arabian horse. The purpose of this Club is to support and promote racing for those who wish to preserve…

The Kentucky HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Post Draw

On Sunday 17 May, the Arabian apprentice jockey flat race will join the Steeplechase events at the Kentucky Horse Park 16 May 2015, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ Fifth Race Sponsored By HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. Purse $25,000. For registered Racing Arabians, three-years-old and upward which have not won…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Race Sunday in Kentucky

15 May 2015, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival kick-starts the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship 2015 series with the first race on Sunday, 17 May, at the Kentucky Race Park in Lexington, Kentucky. After a successful launch in 2014 when…

Khalifa Mohammed Alattiya Appointed General Manager of Al Shaqab Racing

14 May, 2015, Qatar ~  Al Shaqab announced today that Khalifa Mohammed Alattiya has been appointed General Manager of Al Shaqab Racing. Al Shaqab started in 2011 with Arabian racing and achieved multiple Group 1 wins including the Kahayla Classic two years in a row. It has now evolved into one of the modern superpowers…

Dubai International Arabian Races Begins Season in Rome

The Arabian races were the Premio Dubai International Arabian Races 2015, €25,000 – WAHO for 4YOs + – 1,900m, and the Premio MADJANI Shadwell Arabian Stallions, €25,000 for 3 YOs – 1500m14 May 2015, Rome Italy ~ The 11th edition of Dubai International Arabian Race Day began on Sunday, 10 May, at the Capannelle Racecourse in the…

HH Sheikh Mansoor’s Mabrooka scores on debut in Prix Djelfour

14 May 2015, Bordeaux, France ~ Mabrooka, a three-year-old filly owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, made a winning debut with over her fancied rivals in the Prix Djelfour (Conditions) race held in Bordeaux, France, on Monday, 11 May. Trained by Didier Guillemin for…

Prada T Wins Group 1PA at Longchamp

10 May 2015, Longchamp ~ Four Year Old Filly, Prada T (Djendel x Pascha Z by Chndaka) from Holland won the first Group 1PA of the French Season at the Coupe D’Europe Des Chevaux Arabes at Longchamp on 10 May.  It was a fantastic and well deserved result for owner, breeder and trainer Gerard Zoetelief. 2000m Results:…

Preakness Stakes a Favorite for Familiar Face Bob Baffert

Hall of Fame Trainer Seeks 5th Win with American Pharoah, Dortmund13 May 2015, Baltimore, Maryland ~ Though he’ll be on a mission to win Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes with either Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah or Derby third-place finisher Dortmund, Bob Baffert won’t be all business when he arrives at Pimlico Race Course…

Arabian Horses Join Kentucky Horse Park Steeplechase Day

A purse of $25,000 is on offer for the first HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IAHR) race that will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on 17 May11 May 2015, Kentucky Horse Park ~ The race for Purebred Arabians, non-winners of four races will take part on the day…

Baffert Looks to Preakness with American Pharoah and Dortmund

11 May 2015, Baltimore, Maryland ~ Five-time Preakness-winning trainer Bob Baffert was back at Churchill Downs Monday morning to get his first live look in a week at Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place finisher Dortmund. “I was happy with both of them. It looks like they have kept the…