Monthly Archives: September 2015

Horsereporter Chats with Gillian Duffield about her Retirement

Gillian Duffield, you have had a very successful career training Arabian race horses for almost three decades. Amongst your achievements, you have to your credit hundreds of wins. The world of Arabian Racing will miss you, and we do hope you will share your wisdom. Could you tell us some of the highlights of your career…

Probable Entries for Qatar Arabian World Cup

4 October 2015, Longchamp, Paris ~ QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP SPONSORED by QATAR PETROLEUM GROUPE I PA , flat, 2.000 mètres, course to the right – Closing Date 1 October Sir Bani Yas, fresh off the Gr 1 win at Goodwood (1 August) for 1600m but able to do the distance with a second to…

FEI Details World Endurance Championships for Young Horses 2015

FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Horses 2015: UAE takes gold and Spain completes podium 29 September 2015, Verona, Italy ~ The 120km FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Horses 2015 on 26, 27 September, at Valeggio Sul Mincio (ITA) saw the UAE’s Saif Ahmed Al Mozroui take individual gold and Spain’s Alex Luque Moral…

Shadwell Arabian Stallions Updated Website Launch

Shadwell is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Shadwell Arabian Stallions website: www.shadwellarabian.co.uk The re-designed site has extensive content including up-to-date information about Shadwell Arabian Stallions: pedigrees, race records, pictures, and progeny performances; as well as updates on the successes of Shadwell’s Arabian horses in training, which race in the blue and white colors…

Al Mehairi on Za’Amah and Amy Mcauley on Souletoile de Sommant Take Top Honors in Italian FEI Endurance

France Gold, Italy Silver, and UAE lady riders take team Bronze in HH Sheikha Fatima ride 27 September 2015, Verona, Italy ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-sponsored Italian Endurance Festival saw UAE’s top endurance horse trainer Ismail Mohammed saddle two additional winners for MRM Stables and…

UAE Wins Italian-based FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses

UAE win World Endurance Championship for Young Horses for the second successive year27 September 2015, Verona, Italy ~ Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui from MRM Stables on Descarado won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-sponsored FEI World Championship for Young Horses at the Italian Endurance Festival 2015 in…

Paddys Day in the Fray for Arabian Racing Cup Derby in California

25 September 2015, Los Alamitos, California ~ Arabian Racing Cup Derby 6 F on dirt is on tap for Saturday 26 September, at Los Alamitos race track. The Arabian Racing Cup is adding breeders incentive money of $4,000 to the purse and $1,000 to the breeders of the top 3 finishers. Scott Powell trains 4…

Mahess Du Soleil Wins Shadwell Arabian Derby G1 PA

World Championship for Young Horses In Verona, Italy

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Sponsors FEI Young Horses Endurance Championship races24 September 2015, Italy ~ The FEI World Championship for Young Horses sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festiva kicks off the Italian Endurance Festival 2015 at the Valeggio Sul Mincio in Verona, Italy, on Saturday,…

Champion Arabians Crowned at Rolex Central Park Horse Show

24 September 2015, New York, NY ~  Horses returned to New York City’s Central Park for the second-annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show on Wednesday, 23 September, with the inaugural U.S. Open Arabians, presented by Aljassimya Farm. Showcasing the athleticism and diversity of the Arabian breed in the foreground of the Manhattan skyline, Champions in four…

Shadwell Arabian Derby G1 PA Newmarket Entries

23 September 2015, Newmarket, UK ~ Entries are up for the 25 September, SHADWELL ARABIAN DERBY Group 1 PA – 4 yrs only for one mile 2Furlongs Preview: A strong hand here for retiring Champion Trainer Gill Duffield. She has never won this race so it would be apt if one of her final runners in…

Rolex Central Park Horse Show Kicks Off U.S. Open 

22 September 2015, New York, NY  ~ Mark Bellissimo, CEO of International Equestrian Group (IEG), LLC commenced the second-annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show in the foreground of New York City’s beloved Wollman Rink on Tuesday. Alongside inaugural Rolex Central Park Grand Prix winner and hometown hero Georgina Bloomberg, Olympic dressage rider Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén,…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup Takes off at Lingfield in UK

22 September 2015, Lingfield race course, UK ~ 12 horses line up for the Lingfield Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes on Tuesday 22 September. Horses to Watch are, MAN OF DREAMS, JABAL ALY, NAAR (FR), and KAO KAT MHF ENTRIES First Race Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes (8f) UK Race Time…

Powell Brothers Shine in US Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Triple Jewel

So Big Is Better stuns Paddys Day21 September 2015, Los Alamitos, California ~ The Los Alamitos Racecourse prides itself as a venue where America’s top aged horses continue to shine and on Saturday it was So Big Is Better that justified that tag when as an 11-year-old he pipped odds-on favorite Paddys Day to win…

FEI Tribunal Makes Decision on Salahdin Du Lauragais case

18 September 2015, Lausanne (SUI), FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision in the case involving Sheikha Najla Bint Salman Al Khalifa (FEI ID 10018633/BRN) and the horse Salahdin Du Lauragais (FEI ID 103GE90/BRN). Samples taken from the horse at the CEIO2* 120 in Verona San Martino Buon Albergo (ITA)…

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Diamond Jewel race in Los Alamitos

Triple Crown at Los Alamitos, California 18 September 2015, California ~ On Saturday 19 September at the Los Alamitos racetrack in California the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s newly-introduced Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup series’ Triple Jewel competition will find its ultimate winner. After the…

USA Triple Jewel Arabian Race Series Final at Los Alamitos 19 September

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Triple Jewel Series Final Saturday16 September 2015, Los Angeles, California ~ Los Angeles will be the site of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup Stakes on Saturday, 19 September, which starts 11 top Arabians at Los Alamitos track. The mile race…

Jaume Punti Dachs rides Ajayeb to win FEI European Endurance Championship

Based at Samorin, Slovakia, from 11-13 September, 65 riders went out on a track that was quite dry with the local conditions. At the end, 37 riders finished with Spains’s Jaume Punti Dachs in the lead on his bay, Ayayeb. Congratulations to all competitors: Medal by Individual: 1.Jaume Punti Dachs (SP) riding Ajayeb in a ride…

Russia’s Tersk Stud Open House 2015

14 September 2015, Russia ~ On 23 August 2015 Tersk Stud celebrated the sixth edition of the annual Open House. This event has become very popular among people from Stavropol. Famous Russian horse breeders, scientists from the All-Russian Institute of Horse Breeding, specialists from Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, and numerous guests and visitors gathered at…

Turkey Celebrates the International Racing Festival With Two Top Arabian Races

Handassa won the IFAHR Trophy (G2) while Ghazwa took the (G1) Malazgirt Trophy14 September 2015, Instanbul ~ The International IFAHR Trophy (G2) was held at the Istanbul Veliefendi Racecourse on 5 September, the first day of the International Racing Festival. Winning the 2100m race was Handassa (Madjani x Ziva/ Dormane) ridden by François-Xavier Bertras, trained by…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival Adds $100,000 US Race at Santa Anita

US $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes at Santa Anita April, 2016 14 September 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Darley Awards for Arabian horses by the Arabian Racing Cup will once again award the best in Arabian horse racing for 2015 on the first three days of April, 2016, in Hollywood,…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Partners Italian Endurance

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival to stage three endurance rides in Italy 11 September 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will be staging important endurance rides including the FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance CEIO…

Abu Dhabi Highlights World’s Richest Arabian Horse Race for November

16 horses to line up for the world’s richest Purebred Arabian race Euros 1.2 million Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Group1) 10 September 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ History will be written on 8 November 2015 when the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival stages…

International Federation of Horse Racing Academies Comes Together in Abu Dhabi

IFHRA General Assembly to be held in November 8 September 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The fourth meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) held at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 7 August, announced that the Annual General Assembly of the Abu Dhabi-headquartered body…

USEF Warns Against the Use of Prohibited Substance Phenibut

Important Information Regarding the Use of the Prohibited Substance Phenibut (β-phenyl gamma aminobutyric acid) 8 September 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ A problematic substance has come to the recent attention of the USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Program. Phenibut (β-phenyl gamma aminobutyric acid) is considered a derivative of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), and effective immediately, Phenibut…

FEI Secretary General Provisionally Suspends UAE Vet as FEI Official

7 September 2015, Lausanne (SUI), Dr Hallvard Sommerseth, Head of the Veterinary Department at the United Arab Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF), has been provisionally suspended as an FEI Official by the FEI Secretary General, Sabrina Zeender, for non-compliance with FEI Rules and Regulations and his involvement in a number of events from which duplicate results…

USEF Names Athletes for 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders & Juniors

3 September 2015, Lexington, Kentucky – From the USEF Communications Department ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces the representatives for the USA at the 2015 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders & Juniors in Santo Domingo, Chile, 23-24 October 2015. Led by USEF Chef d’Equipe, Mark Dial, the following athlete-and-horse combinations (in alphabetical order)…