Monthly Archives: August 2015

Russian Kunakbaev Shines in Kazan,Tatarstan, Apprentice World Championship

30 August 2015, Russia ~ History was made when Russian Apprentice jockey Emil Kunakbaev with the home team advantage entered the history books by winning Tatarstan’s first International horse race at the Hippodrome Kazan on Sunday, 30 August. Kunakbaev rode a brilliant race on Dochy Causasus to win the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Breaks New Ground with Race in the Tatarstan Republic

Eight horses line up for HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race in Kazan on Sunday29 August 2015, Russia ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival breaks new ground on Sunday, 30 August, when eight amateur jockeys line up for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint…

Meg Sleeper Places First in North American Endurance Team Challenge

28 August 2015 – Canada ~ The 2015 North American Endurance Team Challenge (NAETC), was held 21 August 2015 at Cayuse Creek Ranch in Millbrook, Ontario, Canada. Held every two years, NAETC welcomed competitors from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Meg Sleeper (US) on her homebred Shyrocco Rimbaud (Rim) won the Seniors 120km ride…

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) Sandown Park

 On 21 August the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Sponsored the day at Sandown Park in the UK28 August 2015 UK ~The excellent HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship series returned to the UK with a 1m2f handicap at Sandown Park on 21 August. It was the first…

A Conversation with French Bloodstock Agent, Jean-Pierre Deroubaix

Have you ever wondered what exactly is the job of a Bloodstock Agent? 27 August 2015, France ~ Jean-Pierre Deroubaix began by studying veterinary medicine before his father, who managed Haras de Bois Roussel, (today the Wildenstein family’s stable), encouraged him to travel the world. This first trip took him to Germany, Great Britain, Ireland,…

400km Shahzada Memorial Endurance Test Heads to the Mountains in Australia

28 August 2015, Australia ~ The Shahzada Memorial Endurance Test is based annually in St Albans, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, and is a 400km ride over five days. The 2015 35th Annual ride runs from 24-28 August. The Shahzada Memorial Endurance Test, an endurance race over 400-kilometres (250 mi) at 80-kilometres per day, is a cross-country route…

Two International Arabian Races Brings Top Talent to Istanbul

The purses are large and the racing is hot as US horses race in Turkey26 August 2015, Istanbul, Turkey ~ Top Arabian horse talent will join five Thoroughbred races for International Races Day at Veliefendi Race Course along the Bosphorus in Istanbul on 5 and 6 September. International IFAHR Trophy G2 will run on 5 September…

Ameretto wins Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup European Triple Crown

Canadian Apprentice wins HH Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak race in Poland

Ameretto

Ameretto

26 August 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ Ameretto proved his class once again as one of the top Purebred Arabian horses racing in Europe winning the Polish leg of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Group 3 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup and with it the European Triple Crown for the fourth year in a row.

Ameretto, the 9-year-old son of Amer, was beaten to second spot by Lahoob in Duindigt, and had to win on Sunday to claim the European Triple Crown and the bonus of €50,000. The first leg winner Al Mouwaffak in Toulouse and Lahoob were not running in this final leg and Ameretto’s task was certain.

Ameretto award ceremony

Ameretto award ceremony

With Italian Mauro Manueddu on board, Ameretto showed what a great champion he is as he came up with his traditional stretch run to win the 2,600-metre race at the Sluzewiec Racetrack in Warsaw on 23 August. Ussam de Carrere, ridden by V. Popov took second place while Alladyn under S. Mazur, finished third. The winner covered the 2600-metre distance in three minutes.

“Ameretto is a wonderful horse. He was going well and responded keenly when I asked him the question in the home straight,” said winning jockey Manueddu.

Trainer Gunter Richter said “Last year we decided to retire him to stud, but he continued to win and the connections felt he should stay in competition.”

Ameretto will now be retired to stud. The owners are looking forward to his first foals in 2016.

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Brandon Duchaine aboard Kasir Al Khalediah

In the Festival’s second race of the day, Canadian apprentice jockey Brandon Duchaine brought Kasir Al Khalediah home in the sixth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship.

The 23-year-old Canadian apprentice jockey said he was over the moon after securing a berth in a dream final of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice Championship in Abu Dhabi.

“I think I owe it to a lucky draw which made me the ride on such a high-class horse,” he said. “The instructions were to keep Kasir Al Khalediah behind the early pace and to let him run in the home straight, but I was truly astonished with the smooth progress which he made to hit the front and sprint home unchallenged,” Duchaine said.

The winner covered the mile’s distance in 1:50:22 seconds to win by four lengths. English rider Sophie Killoran finished second onboard Sirego and behind them came Fucksuss under the South African apprentice Collen Storey.

Apprentice jockeys

Apprentice jockeys

The races were attended by Jansuz Piechocinski, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, along with UAE Ambassador to Poland Dr. Yousif Eisa Hassan Eisa Al Sabri, and Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the Int’l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees (IFAHR), sports officials and a large number of racing fans.

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC),  Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2015, Bloom, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Petromal, Hayatna, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Yas Channel, Omeir Travels, Racing Post and Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics.

– end report by Satya

F Sixteen and Jewell AA Win At Delaware Park

2015 Tent of Honor Bobbi Patscheider and Racing Hall of Fame horse Don Condare Honored22 August 2015, Delaware Park is on the East coast of the United States. Bounded on three sides by Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland, it totals 1,954 square miles (5,060 km), making it the second-smallest state in the United States after…

Irishman Queally wins HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice Race in UK’s Sandown Park

21 August 2015, London, UK ~ Irish apprentice jockey Ian Queally partnered Karar to glory to book the fifth spot in grand final of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) at the Sandown Park, Uk, on Friday. “This…

Sandown Park Racecourse Hosts Apprentice World Championship Race

Sandown Park to host HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Championship race 19 August 2015, UK ~ 10 horses are the final entries for the UK leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) on 21 August at Sandown Park Racecourse. The full day, including the supporting Thoroughbred six-race-card, is sponsored by the…

Anna Pilroth and W Catchcash Win Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Sweden

19 August 2015, Sweden ~ Anna Pilroth won the second edition of the Wathba Stud Farm Copenhagen Cup at Klampenborg on 15 August on last year’s (2014) Scandinavian Derby winner, W Catchcash (Dormande x Winstra (Medalj). Pilroth is one of two Swedish representatives slated for the Grand Finale Championship of HH Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak…

Arabians will show at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show 2015

19 August 2015, USA ~ The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will make a return to New York City’s iconic Central Park on from 23-27 September. The second annual event will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and dressage to hunters and show jumping. Supported by the Arabian Horse…

Briton’s Fuller Wins HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies Race in Belgium

Sahabba wins Zayed Cup 18 August 2015, Ostend, Belgium ~ The Wellington race track in Ostend, Belgium, on Monday, 17 August, hosted a great race meeting as Sahabba was the spot on winner in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 3) while Briton Page Fuller clinched a berth in the HH Sheikha…

Shadwell Sponsors UK Arabian Derby at Newmarket

Shadwell Expands Sponsorships for Arabian Racing17 August 2015, UK ~ For the first time in its history; the Gr.1 PA UK Arabian Derby (IFAHR) will be sponsored by Shadwell Stud when it is run as part of a Shadwell sponsored card of Thoroughbred Racing on Friday 25th September 2015 at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse. Re-branded,…

Paddys Day Takes Arapahoe Park Grade 3 COBRA Classic By Storm

16 August 2015, Aurora, Colorado ~  In the Arabian race Paddys Day stormed away to an eye-popping 18 3/4-length win in Sunday’s 1 1/4-mile, Grade 3 COBRA Classic Sponsored by Crow Valley Ranch. Ridden by Kelsi Purcell for trainer Scott Powell, the 4-year-old colt posted his biggest margin of victory in a precocious career of eight wins,…

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2015 Picks Up the Pace in Pisa

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2015 – An Italian Connection with the United Arab Emirates 15 August 2015, Pisa, Italy ~ The United Arab Emirates are back with their scheduled Endurance Championships which had been cancelled due to the suspension of all disciplines by the Federation Equestre International (FEI). The suspension was due to many issues regarding…

Belgiums Wellington Race Course Welcomes Arabian Racing Monday 17 August

15 August 2015, Belgium ~ Three races will run under the umbrella of the HH Sh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horses Flat Racing Festival on Monday 17th August on the Wellington Race-track of Ostend, Belgium. HH Sh Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship IFAHR) over 2100m for €20,000 Alibaba Del Sol is…

My Tevis Ride by Dace Sainsbury

Would you jump at the chance to ride the Tevis 100-mile trail in California, with the previous year’s winner as your mount?8 August 2015, California ~ At age 22, Dace Sainsbury already has her head and heart into the equestrian world. Her skill and talent riding endurance in the UAE drew the attention of Hillorie…

Haggin Cup Winner Auli Farwa is a Special Horse

He actually believes that cantering everywhere is possible7 August 2015, California ~ The Tevis Cup 100-mile Western States Trail is a pageant of endurance. In the after hours of the ride, top ten finishing horses over the course are given the chance to show for Best Condition. For the 1 August 2015 ride, this examination…

Sandee Martin – Jockey, Race Trainer, Action Hero

7 August 2015, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Sandee Martin knew what she wanted to be before she could properly say the word jockey. By age 14, she was breaking colts. Now at 47, Martin is an established winning trainer. No longer riding as a professional, she spends time on the track as a member of amateur jockey groups…

Sir Bani Yas Captures First Leg of Doha Triple Crown

3 August 2015, UK ~ The £400,000 ($623,420) Group I Qatar International Stakes, the first leg of the Doha Triple Crown was won by Sir Bani Yas. The HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan owned Sir Bani Yas came up from the outside under Jean-Bernard Eyquem and produced a late stretch run to overtake Prada…

Jockey Richard Hughes Rides Final Day at Goodwood

2 August 2015, Goodwood Racecourse ~ Richard Hughes, Hughesie, is one of England’s most decorated flat jockeys with 31 Royal Ascot winners, two British Classics and multiple Group One successes. His final race on 1 August was the seven-furlong Qatar Stakes aboard the three-year-old Fox Trotter, but although well placed in the backstretch with two furlongs to go, the…

Wathba Cup Races Expanded to Al Ain, Equine Hospital planned for Western Quarter

August 3 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ Many issues regarding UAE Purebred Arabian horse connections were addressed during the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s World Arabian Horse Racing Conference held in Warsaw in May. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Friends…