Monthly Archives: January 2016

Al Neyadi Wins Junior -Young Riders CEN 120km Endurance Cup

Al Neyadi rides Dahoman to win 120-km J/YR Endurance Cup30 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Mohammed Humaid Al Neyadi riding 9-year-old grey gelding Dahoman XI 57 won the 120-km Sheikh Zayed Bin Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Junior & Young Riders Endurance Cup (CEN JYR) 120 held on Saturday, 30 January at the Emirates…

Lemartinel, O’Shea and Jaram win doubles at Al Ain racing

30 January 2016 Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain’s racecourse on 29 January provided a rich harvest for owner HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Eric Lemartinel, trainer at Al Asayl Stables, along with former UAE Champion jockeys, Tadhg O’Shea and Fernando Jaram, all who had winning doubles to celebrate at the meetings…

2015 USA Darley Nominees Announced by the ARABIAN RACING CUP

28 January 2016, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Cup announces the following nominees for the coveted USA Darley Awards. These nominees were selected by the Cup Stewards as the best of Arabian Racing in the U.S. for the year 2015. Beginning next week, the Darley Voting Academy will review detailed statistics and performance data from…

Australia’s National Day Race sees Dutch rider Win on Warrawee Naaziq

Cindy Klinkenberg wins HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race in Caulfield, Australia26 January 2016, Caulfield, Australia ~ The holiday crowd cheered as Purebred Arabians competed under invited lady jockeys from around the world in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on 26 January at the Victoria…

HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies Race To Spice up Caulfield’s Australian Day meeting

Australia National Day Celebraton at Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria24 January 2016, Melbourne, Australia ~  Tuesday’s, 26 January  Caulfield races will have the benefit of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race on the day. This Australian leg of…

Dubai International Arabian Races Sponsors Race in Italy

Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) sponsors Italy’s first ever International Stakes Race for Purebred Arabians 22 January 2016, UAE ~ The committee of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) in association with ANICA (Associazione Nazionale Italiana Cavallo Arabo) are proud to announce that the first ever IFAHR authorized stakes race for purebred Arabians in Italy…

Gascogne (NO RISK AL MAURY) Wins in Rabat, Morocco

18 January 2016, Morocco ~ Shadwell Arabian Stallions’s first season sire NO RISK AL MAURY sired his first winner on 17th January at Rabat, Morocco. The 3-year-old colt GASCOGNE, winner of the Prix Ashour (1200m), triumphed on his debut by a comfortable margin. GASCOGNE is owned by Mr Karimine M’Hammed, is trained by Mr Christophe Lermyte,…

China Horse Industry Conference Set for 14-15 April

18 January 2015, Shanghai, China ~ HORFA2016, the China Horse Industry Conference and Fair to be held from 14-15 April 2016, in Shanghai, will be a good B2B platform for investors, buyers and industry vendors, according to organizers. The Beijing Olympics in 2008 provided a significant boost for the Chinese equestrian industry The HORFA project…

Al Nabooda Leads a Treble at Abu Dhabi Racing

17 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Its been a landmark season for Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, a prominent local owner-breeder. On Sunday, 17 January, he continued his winning ways to celebrate a three-timer at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club’s meeting in the nation’s capital. Al Nabooda’s tally for the season is now 17, already…

Swedish Delight in Oman in Ladies World Championship Series

Stolt wins on Graffiti in HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) series opener 16 January 2016, Muscat, Oman ~ For the second year in a row it was a Swedish lady jockey’s win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint…

Second UK Lad Benefits from RSF Mentorship Program

Ryan Colley from York will head to Lexington, Kentucky – benefit of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-backed IFHRA initiative 16 January 2016 ~ Another worthy candidate has been chosen from the United Kingdom and will leave for a study program at Lexington, Kentucky, on 18 January, under the Racing Scholarship Fund (RSF) as part of…

Winners of Creative Sports Awards Celebrated in Dubai

The winners of the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards have been honored in Dubai, UAE14 January 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Kingdom of Bahrain, FEI 2nd Vice President, member of the FEI Executive Board and President of FEI Regional Group VII, was awarded the Arab…

The Best Job In the World with Arabian Horses – Horsereporter with Ally Nelson

14 January 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona ~ The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tour is in it’s ninth year. The recent tour from 31 December 2015 – 3 January 2016 allowed thirteen of the valley’s prestigious Arabian horse farms to show off their best. During the four-day event, the public was invited to a free garden showcase of…

Amateurs Face Off With Pros in Ladies Championship Qualifer in Oman

14 January, Muscat, Oman ~ Oman’s lady jockey Azhar Al Wardi will be looking to make the best of home conditions in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race at the Al Rahba Racecourse in Muscat on 15 January, 2016. Al Wardi, one of the better-known flat-race jockeys from the Gulf…

Season Opener in Oman for 2016 HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Festival

Ten in fray for Friday’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak race13 January 2016, Muscat, Oman ~ The Al Rahba Racecourse in Muscat, Oman, will host the first race in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) series on Friday, 15 January, opening the season on the activities of the HH Sheikh Mansoor…

Al Asayl On Top at Al Ain Racing

Three doubles on Saturday night fixture10 January 2016, Al Ain, UAE ~ Najm Alemerat (Dormane (FR) x Fryga (US) made a determined run in the Mezied Handicap feature race at Al Ain Racecourse’s 9 January evening fixture. The Eric Lemartinel-trained seven-year-old chased the leaders to the final turn and after rounding the bend was sent…

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum wins HH Endurance Cup

International event attracts 227 riders representing 41 countries9 January 2016, Dubai, UAE ~ The ninth renewal of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup 160km CEI *** presented by Longines on 9 January 2016, was won by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum riding Ajayeb from MRM Stables. The win…

Julie Suhr, 91, Rides Challenging Miles in Rose Parade

Julie Suhr is truly a legend in the equestrian world of long-distance riding. Even though the route on 1 January 2016, was five and a half miles and not 100 miles, the effort was herculean for the 91-year-old Suhr. A veteran endurance rider and owner of 22 Tevis Cup Ride buckles (100 miles) and 3…

Meydan Group & Dubai Municipality Instigate Desert Litter Awareness

Municipality-Led My City My Environment Campaign Takes Note of Desert Destruction 7 January 2015, Dubai, UAE – The Meydan Group is pleased to partner with Dubai Municipality in an ongoing program to clean and preserve Dubai’s desert areas through a new environmental initiative named ‘My Arena My Environment’ centered around the sport of endurance Riding.…

Dubai World Cup Carnival Arrives at Meydan Racecourse

Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Features Defending Champions in Both Purebred Arabian & Thoroughbred Ranks6 January 2015, Dubai, UAE ~ The opening meeting of the 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival worth US$920,000 gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on 7 January and is highlighted by the Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred versions of the Al Maktoum Challenge Round…

UK Jockey Begins Mentorship Program in Australia

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-supported initiative kicks off 7 January 5 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The much-awaited Racing Scholarship Fund (RSF), a first of its kind mentorship program initiated by the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) headquartered in Abu Dhabi, kick-starts with British apprentice Tom Marquand heading for his mentorship program in…

Sniper De Monlau Makes Target in Abu Dhabi Feature Race

HH Sheikha Fatima honours Ms Sawaya 4 January 2016, Abu Dhabi~ ABU DHABI EQUESTRIAN CLUB’S highlight race gave a dramatic finish on Sunday night as Sniper De Monlau put paid to his rivals in the Listed Arabian Triple Crown Round One (1600m). The colt hit the front with 300 metres left to run before suddenly swerving…

ARO Welcomes Debbie Burt as Public Relations and Media Executive

4 January 2015, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO), the sole authority for Arabian Horseracing in the UK operating with the support of the British Horseracing Authority, today announced the appointment of Debbie Burt of Equine Creative Media as their dedicated Public Relations and Media Executive. “ARO is delighted to welcome Debbie to the…

Great Strategy Ensures Top Endurance Rider Challenge Win in UAE

Ahmed Yousef Al Baloushi with H.E. Ali Abdullah Al Rumaithi and Assistant Trainer Mohammed Nasser.

4 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Outside Abu Dhabi, the Boudhieb Endurance Village hosted several endurance rides over 3 days on the weekend of 1-3 January to celebrate both the 2016 New Year and HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s new scheme designed to support the general welfare of horses and good equestrianism.…

Arabian Riches on the Grass in Abu Dhabi

2 January 2016 ~ THE LISTED ARABIAN TRIPLE CROWN ROUND ONE (1600m) will take the spotlight when the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stage their first race meeting of 2016 on Sunday, 3 January.The night’s richest purse of AED 250,000 (US$68,000) is on offer for the contest restricted to four-year-old Purebred Arabians and while a maximum…