Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shadwell Dubai International Arabian Races Set For Texas

Reminder – Nominations for these Texas Stakes close Friday, 30 October Date of Races: 13 November 2015 Country: USA – Texas Racecourse: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas Races: 4 races 1. SHADWELL ARABIAN STALLIONS TEXAS DISTAFF STAKES & DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN RACES TEXAS OPEN STAKE Shadwell Arabian Stallions Texas Distaff Stakes Purse $30,000…

Mabrooka Wins Sheikh Zayed Cup in Toulouse French Arabian Breeders Challenge Races

30 October, 2015, France ~ Mabrooka, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 2) – the French Arabian Breeders Challenge for Fillies on Wednesday, 28 October in Toulouse, France. The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 2) – the French Arabian…

Russian HARC Purebred Arabian race won by Vampirus

28 October, Russia ~ On 17 October 2015 the Krasnodar racetrack hosted the last day of purebred Arabian racing for the season. As a part of the racing day the racetrack hosted two HARC races for purebred Arabians at the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan HARC festival 2015. We are proud to say that the…

Get Involved! ARABIAN STAKES AT LONE STAR PARK

Reminder: Nominations close Friday 30 October 2015October 28 2015, Arizona ~ Arabian Stakes At Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TEXAS, 13 NOVEMBER 2015 Entries close on Friday November 6, 2015 ​- Important changes in purse payouts ​DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN RACES 2015 OPEN STAKES For 3 yr olds and Upward 1 1/16 mile Purse $30,000 added No nomination Fee…

Viana Victorious in HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship in Sao Paulo

Late entrant Viana races to victory on Heron HVP27 October 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil ~ It was a dramatic night at the Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival made a debut in Latin America with the HH Sheikha…

There’s a New Arabian Race in Town Worth US$100,000

26 October 2015, USA ~ A new Arabian horse race in honor of the Darley Awards, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes (PA) with prize money of US$100,000, will run at Santa Anita Race Course in California, on Saturday, 2 April 2016, as part of the 2016 Darley Award Ceremony supported by…

Need a Dressage Horse? Try a Retired Arabian Race Horse

Congratulations to Spin Doctor, 2015 U.S. Arabian National Sport Horse Champion Training Level Dressage, in a class of 50 horses. He also went Top Ten In-Hand Hunter Type Stallions in his first time out in the Sport Horse National Show. The 13th edition of the Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show was held from…

Shadwell Bids Goodbye to Outstanding Stallion, Nivour De Cardonne

26 October 2015, USA ~ Shadwell is sad to announce the death of one of its Arabian stallions, NIVOUR DE CARDONNE (1995 – 2015). The son of Manganate was bred in France from an outstanding family that has produced among the very best Arabian racehorses in the world. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, NIVOUR DE CARDONNE…

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Bahrain is GOLD at the FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders in Chile

Bahrain steals the show with double-gold and 100% completion rate26 October 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Bahrain stole the show when claiming both the Team and Individual Championship titles at the FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2015 staged in Parque Tricao, Santo Domingo in Chile at the weekend. Representatives from across the…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Makes Debut in Brazil

Ten runners for HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship in Sao Paulo25 October 2015, UAE ~ It will be a historic stop for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival when Brazil plays host to the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) at…

U.S. Team Gives Their All at 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors

24 October 2015 Santo Domingo, Chile – The U.S. team put forth a great effort on Friday, 23 October, during the 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors. Leading the way for the U.S. was Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, Ga.) who finished 21st with a time of 7:32:37. Clark, who rode her…

Al Hosani Wins in First Race of UAE Endurance Season

Al Reef Stables makes it 1-2 for opening ride22 October 2015, UAE ~ Ali Mohammed Ali Al Hosani on Cyrus Nahdim got the better of Indian rider Nakhat Singh Deep Singh to complete a 1-2 for Al Reef Stables as the UAE’s domestic endurance season for 2015-16 got off to a rousing start at the…

First Endurance Ride of UAE Season begins on 22 October

21 October 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE’s domestic endurance season for 2015-16 gets off to a gigantic start as over 130 riders have entered for the first 100-km CEN Al Wathba Endurance Ride on Thursday, 22 October. Details of the national ride, to be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, were…

U.S. Now Officially Accepted into HARC Added Money Racing Program

20 October 2015, Aurora, Colorado ~ As of September 2015, the United States has been officially accepted into the Heritage Arabian Horse Club (HARC), providing $20,000 of annual added money to Arabian racehorses which carry specific minority strains of blood, with the idea of encouraging a more diverse gene pool for the long-term health of…

Our Princess, Paddys Day Rule the Arabian Stallion Stakes in Texas

19 October 2015, Grand Prairie,Texas ~ On 16 October the Arabian Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Race Park outside of Dallas, Texas, offered two Gr 3 Stakes races for top Arabians. In the mile race for fillies and mares 3yrs+, a field of nine started with Our Princess guided by Kirsten Swan overcoming stablemate, Royal…

RMTC Board Amends List of Controlled Therapeutic Medications

 15 October 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ At its October 13 meeting in Atlanta, GA, the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) took several actions that will improve the health and safety of horses, and also received important updates on a variety of reform initiatives currently in process nationwide. One…

BEF Royal Patron celebrates World Class owners

Reception invited guests with critical role preparing athletes and horses for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games15 October 2015, London ~ Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), attended a reception for owners of Team GBR and World Class Programme horses on Thursday 15 October 2015 at Hyde…

FEI Endurance Courses in the UAE Great Success

Hugely successful FEI Endurance Courses attract almost 1,400 delegates in UAE14 October 2015 Lausanne (SUI) ~ With an attendance of almost 1,400 people a series of FEI Endurance educational courses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (UAE) over the past four days were deemed a huge success. The series came in advance of this week’s Endurance…

Macallan wins Group 3 Wathba Cup

14 October 2015, Sweden ~ Swedish-bred 3-year-old gelding Macallan won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s 1200-metre Group 3 Wathba Stud Farm Sprint Cup held on 8 October at the Jagersro Racecourse. Ten runners were in contention as Anna Pilroth rode the Dahess son Macallan to a…

Four U.S. Horses Headed to the World’s Richest Arabian Race

13 October, Aurora, Colorado ~ Four of America’s finest Arabian race horses are headed to Abu Dhabi for the world’s richest Arabian race: The EUR 1.2 million Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Group 1) on 8 November 2015 at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. “The United States plays a significant role in…

Ten Things You Should Know About the 2016 Arabian Racing Cup Darley Awards

12 October 2015, USA ~ 1. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Darley Awards, which come under the auspices of the Arabian Racing Cup (The Cup), is clearly recognized as the highest achievement possible for racing Arabians in the U.S. 2. The 2016 Darley Awards will be a…

Raya wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup 5 in The Netherlands

13 October, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ Raya C has won the fifth and final race of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series in The Netherlands, held under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. On Sunday, Raya C (Dahess) under Rebecca Danz got the better…

IFAHR General Assembly Meeting Notes by Kathy Smoke

IFAHR General Assembly Meeting, Paris, 5 October 201512 October 2015, Paris, France ~ IFAHR General Assembly 2015 was held on 5 October, at Le Meridien Etoile in Paris with 23 nationalities represented. New strategic goals were presented for the coming years and Italy was elected as a new member. The official minutes of the meeting…

Apprentice Jockey Magnin Wins Tarbes, France Race

French jockey Isis Magnin wins HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice Race12 October 2015, Tarbes, France ~ French Apprentice lady jockey Isis Magnin on the 4-year-old Awn Al Aidarous-owned Burj Al Arab won the Prix Fleur d’Avril HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race in Tarbes on Sunday, 11 October, to become the…

Horsereporter Welcomes Bernunzo Feeds

Ilaria Bernunzo

Burnanzo Feeds, a nutritional hay system, now features UNIMIX, a packed feed and grain in one. Established in 1970, Bernunzo Feeds using the latest technology and nutritional information, is the leader in the production of packed feed and hay for horses and camels. Patriarch Peitro Bernunzo has long been the President of C.O.L.B.E., one of…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Race in Tarbes, France

On Sunday, 11 October, Apprentice jockeys get their penultimate chance to book a berth in the 8 November final 10 October 2015, Tarbes, France ~ Apprentice jockeys get their penultimate chance to book a berth in the finale of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race when eight jockeys face off in…

FEI President’s Statement on 2016 Olympic Equestrian Events

9 October 2015, Geneva ~ Brazils National Federation President Luiz Roberto Giugni recently spoke about his frustration with delays by the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry in regards to issuing documentation needed to allow horses that will compete at the Rio Olympic Games 2016 to enter and leave Brazil from Europe, the United States and Canada. Regulations…

AFAC Welcomes Director Nicole Kraft

6 October 2015, USA ~ Horsereporter caught up with the multi-lingual (English, French, German) AFAC Director Nicole Kraft at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) in September. HR: Welcome to the world of Arabian Racing as the new Director of AFAC or Association Française du Cheval Arabe de Course, the Arabian Racing Commission for the…

Dubai Racing Club Releases 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival Program

Prize Money worth US$38.9 8 October 2015, Dubai, UAE ~ Dubai Racing Club has released the 13th Dubai World Cup Carnival program, an 11-week schedule of international races worth US$38.9 million and staged at Meydan Racecourse. Racing begins on Thursday, 7 January 2016 and concludes on Saturday, 26 March 2016 with the US$30m Dubai World…

Al Mourtajez Denies Sir Bani Yas Qatar Arabian Triple Crown

5 October 2015, Paris Longchamp ~ The excitement for the Paris, Qatar Prix de l’Arc weekend reached its peak on Sunday, 4 October, with the day of Champions. Over 58,028 race lovers, officials, press, owners and associates watched the races from boxes, grandstands, and railside. Frankie Dettorie had just ridden Golden Horn to topple the triple-win…

Frankie Dettori – a Picture Says It All

Frankie Dettori after winning the Arc de Triomphe on Golden Horn   Frankie Dettori commented: “I am extremely grateful to his highness Sheikh Joaan Al Thaani for letting me continue to ride Golden Horn during the course of this season. It was a very sporting gesture to greet me so graciously after Golden Horn won…