Monthly Archives: June 2015

International Thoroughbred Consultants Adds to the Team

Alexandra Saint Martin

30 June 2015, France ~ Jean-Pierre de Gasté, Izeta Selimanjin and all of the ITC team are pleased to announce that as of 1st of June, Alexandra Saint Martin joined the team in her role as bloodstock consultant. A Political Science graduate from Toulouse who also has a Master 2 degree in Marketing, Management and Communication,…

O’Shea and O’Neill Shine for Ireland in The Netherlands

Lahoob stuns Ameretto to win Sheikh Zayed Cup29 June 2015, The Netherlands ~ Four-time UAE jockey’s champion Tadhg O’Shea sizzled on the Duindigt racecourse in The Hague in as he registered a double while Lisa O’Neill chipped in for Ireland with her win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing…

Top field for Sheikh Zayed Cup Euro Triple Crown race in The Netherlands

Pietrasiewicz in Fray for Ladies Racing Cup27 June 2015, Duindigt ~ Three races under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival being run at the Duindigt racecourse near The Hague in The Netherlands on Sunday, 28 June assume great importance. While the Group 3 Sheikh…

FEI Tribunal and CAS decisions in Endurance Competitions

23 June 2015, Lausanne (SUI), From the Press Office of the FEI ~ The FEI Tribunal and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its Final Decision in the case involving Nasser Khalifa N.J Al Thani (QAT) and the horse Brookleigh Caspar at the one-star Endurance competition at Mesaieed in Doha (QAT) on 11 April 2014, following…

Newbury to Host Third in DIAR Race Series

23 June 2015, UK ~ Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury Racecourse, 26th July International Stakes at Newbury on Thursday, 25 June marks the third in the series of UK DIAR warm up/prep races. Preview of the day’s racing by Gary Capewell: A fascinating contest, with the likely front three in the market all holding…

Paddys Day Leads the Field in Arapahoe Park COBRA Sprint

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Past and Future of Arabian racing22 June 2015, Aurora, Colorado ~ When Paddys Day took the lead in Sunday’s Jerry Partin COBRA Sprint Sponsored by Quarter Moon Ranch at Arapahoe Park, he also took the baton of Arabian racing in Colorado. The 4-year-old rising star ridden by Kelsi Purcell won the all-star Arabian showdown that…

Results Open Austrian & Open Lower Austrian Championships 2015

Arabian Sport Horse Championships took place in Wiener Neustadt on 21 June 2015, Austria ~ The Austrian and Lower Austrian Championship official Show Titles have been sponsored by the Austrian Equestrian Federation since 1998. In 2010 these Championships added the Open Austrian Championships (OACh) and the Open Lower Austrian Championships (OLACh) – open for all countries…

Second Leg of Sheikh Zayed Cup European Triple Crown in Duindigt 28 June

National Feeds to sponsor HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s activities Second leg of Sheikh Zayed Cup European Triple Crown in Duindigt 18 June 2015, Duindigt, Holland ~ The Duindigt racecourse in The Netherlands will stage the second leg of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup race series European Triple Crown on 28 June 2015.…

FEI Appoints Göran Akerström as FEI Veterinary Director

18 June 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ FEI appoints new Veterinary Director, Göran Akerström (SWE).  Akerström will take up the post at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on 1 September 2015. Akerström comes from the Swedish Trotting Association, where he was Chief Veterinary Officer for five years. He has also been Head of the Equine Welfare department…

Duindigt Race Course Applauds Success of DIAR Series

18 June, 2015, Holland ~ On  14 June, Duindigt Race course hosted its first races in the DIAR series sponsored by Dubai International Arabian Races under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum A swinging band playing live music, gorgeous flower arrangements, a well-known hat designer showing her newest designs, an…

HRH Princess Haya honoured with 2015 Longines Ladies Award

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, FEI President from 2006 to 2014, was awarded the prestigious Longines Ladies Award in a unique ceremony at Hampton Court Palace (GBR)16 June 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Global horse sport industry leaders gathered on the eve of Royal Ascot in the historic Great Hall for the Longines Ladies Award, which celebrates…

Nobas D.A leads 1-2 for trainer Deckers in Belgian Wathba Stud Farm Cup

14 June 2015, Belgium ~ Nobas D.A ridden by Bart de Koninck won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival‘s Wathba Stud Farm Spring Cup, run on 10 June at the Hippodrome de Wallonie in Ghlin, Belgium. The 1500-metre race which attracted nine runners was the second of…

Pan Am Conference Concludes with Messages on Medication Reform, Marketing

12 June 2015, New York City, USA ~ The two-day Pan American Conference, from 3 -6 June, co-hosted by The Jockey Club, the breed registry for Thoroughbreds in North America, and the Latin American Racing Channel (LARC), concluded Friday afternoon at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City with presentations from prominent individuals from inside…

DIAR Flagship Day at Newbury Promises Excellent Runners

11 June 2015, UK ~ The Sunday, 26 July Dubai International Arabian Races flagship day at Newbury is showing a renewed vigour for the fixture with increased entries. The feature race, the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes (Gr.1 PA) and the Fillies equivalent, the Dubai Duty Free Hatta International (Gr.1 PA), both maintain their strength from previous years…

Tribute to JEAN-FRANÇOIS BERNARD

JEAN-FRANÇOIS BERNARD Passes Away11 June 2015, France ~ Jean-François Bernard passed away on Wednesday 27th May. The La Teste-de Buch-based trainer won many of the most prestigious races for Purebred Arabians. Numerous Group winners stand out during his career: Dahor de Brugère, Al Mamun Monlau, Josco du Cayrou, Farh, Loraa, Djet Taouy, Kiss de Ghazal, Miesque de l’Ardus,…

Chepstow Hosts DIAR Prep race

10 June 2015, UK ~ One day after the 11 June, Newbury DIAR race, Chepstow will be home to the Shadwell Arabian Stallions Premier Handicap Stakes on 12 June, another Prep race for the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) series. There are eight horses entered into this 1m 4F (12F) for Purebred Arabians, 4 yrs+ open…

Shadwell Arabian Stallion Stakes Prep Race for Dubai Day

9 June 2015, UK ~ On 11 June Newbury will be home to the Shadwell Arabian Stallions International Stakes, a Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Prep race for Dubai International Arabian Races Day 26 July. Arabians – £4,000 – 4YOs & upwards – fillies and mares – 1 mile & 2 furlongs Please see attached…

A Tribute to Jean François Bernard and Véronique Briat

Shared by Noelle Derré, a very good friend. We could not say this better.9 June 2015 – At tribute translated into English below Original Francais Mes amis s’en vont Une semaine après la cérémonie, en hommage à Jean-François Bernard, très vite emporté par la maladie, nous avons appris lundi 8 juin, le décès de Véronique Briat,…

The FEI Bureau Welcomes Proposals on Endurance Reform in the UAE

FEI Bureau unanimously agrees next steps on United Arab Emirates Endurance proposals9 June, 2015, Lausanne ~ The FEI Bureau has today welcomed a series of proposals for reform of the Endurance discipline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but agreed unanimously that further information needs to be provided by the UAE National Federation before lifting of the…

Another look at Swedish National Day Racing

8 June 2015 ~ For the last two years HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Flat Racing Festival has been a big part of the racing offered the citizens of Stockholm on the Swedish National Day. On 6 June in a six race card the Arabian purebreds contested the two carrying far the biggest…

Athlete Del Sol Wins Sheikh Zayed Cup

Arabians dish out exciting fare on Swedish National Day meeting 6 May 205, Sweden ~ Trainer Karin van den Bos was deprived of a double when Briton Ann Stokell came up with a breezy finish on Mirabella Del Sol to deny Alibaba Del Sol even as the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global…

Sha’hir wins Wathba Cup in La Teste, France

6 May 2015, France ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival staged the second race of the four Wathba Stud Farm Cup (Prix Ba Toustem)  races to be held in France in 2015 at the Hippodrome La Teste De Buch on 3 June. Sha’hir, trained by Francis-Henry Graffard…

Arabian, Valiant Boy SBFAR and Thoroughbred, Main Sequence Win Touch Of Class Awards

The spotlight fell on racing stars and the 350-acre Fair Hill Training Center 5 June 2015, Fair Hill, Maryland ~ Each year, more than 12,000 spectators turn out to the 5,600-acre former estate of William DuPont for racing at Fair Hill. The tradition is considered the largest annual single-day event held in Cecil County. The races returned to…

Louis Romanet Re-elected as Chairman of IFHA

Executive Council to serve through 2018 3 June 2015, New York, USA ~ During its meeting at the 2015 Pan American Conference, the Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) re-elected for a term of three years incumbent Chairman Louis Romanet and current Vice-Chairmen Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (Asia), Jim Gagliano (Americas), and Brian Kavanagh…

Gazel T, Al Janoob Face Del Sol test in Stockholm

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races to spice up Swedish celebrations5 May 2015, Stockholm, Sweden ~  Swedish citizens enjoy their National Day on 6 May, and a 100 year-old tradition has been revived to celebrate with the races in Gärdet where the two Purebred Arabian races of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian…

Support Your Horse Habit – Apply for a USEF High School Scholarship Today

3 June 2015,Lexington, Kentucky ~From the USEF Communications Department  Applications are now being accepted for a new scholarship available for current high school seniors who will be continuing their equestrian career during college. The USEF High School Scholarship will provide a $1,000 grant to one graduating high school senior who will be pursing equestrian sport,…

Our Princess Wins Going Away at Delaware Park

Taylors Touchof Class gets classy start to her season2 June 2015, Delaware Park, Delaware, USA ~ On opening day 23 May 2014, Darley Award winning 4-Year-Old Filly Our Princess conquered in a field of seven at Delaware Park Racetrack in Delaware. Our Princess (Nivour De Cardonne x Monarchs Princess) backed by Kirsten Swan started from…

Qatar NEAR Race Program Continues in Belgium

Heritage Arabian Race will be run 20 July2 June 2015, Belgium  ~ The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) has confirmed their sponsorship of the Qatar NEAR program with the Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium (AHRCB) for the 2015-2016 season. Nelly Philippot, Chairwoman of AHRCB said, “We are happy that we can continue to offer these…

Ameretto Wins Sheikh Zayed Cup at Warsaw’s Famous Sluzewiec Racecourse

Morocco’s Marmoul, Belgium’s Vande Velde win the Ladies Championship2 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The top race on the card was the €35,000 Grade A Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan International Cup. Grade A Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan International Cup The winning stallion, Ameretto, showed he had the right stuff to win the Grade…

USA To Have FOUR DIAR Races in Texas with Arabian Race Program

DIAR add the USA to their growing international support of Arabian Racing 2 June 2015, UK ~ The committee of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) are delighted to announce that four (4) races in the USA have been added to their international schedule for 2015. DIAR shares a patron with Shadwell Estate Company Ltd…

UAE 2015-16 Race Calendar Confirmed

Season to include 62 programmes over five months1 June 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ~ The (ERA) season will offer 62 race dates and starts at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday, 30  October. Meydan will begin its racing season Thursday, 5 November, followed by Sharjah Racecourse Saturday, 7 November, and Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 8 November.…