Monthly Archives: April 2016

FEI Endurance Update April 2016

29 Apri; 2016, Switzerland ~ The Longines FEI World Endurance Championship 2016 was originally scheduled to take place from 10-17 December 2016 at the Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC). By decision of the FEI Bureau, the bid process will re-open to find a replacement venue outside the UAE for the Championship. It is expected that the Championship…

Bábolna Stages FEI Central European Endurance Cup

Hungary becomes latest stop for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival29 April 2016, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival moves to the historic venue of Bábolna, Hungary (HUN), for the FEI Central European Endurance Cup 2016 on Saturday, 30 April 2016. The six FEI rides are: CEI…

Great Start for IFHRA Mentorship Student Ryan Colley

28 April 2016, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted to welcome International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) mentorship student, Ryan Colley, to their first meeting of the UK Arabian racing season which started at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Sunday 17 April. Colley, a graduate from the Northern Racing College, is one…

White Turf St. Moritz and the Jockey Club of Turkey Organize Racing and Cultural Exchange

The Grand Prix White Turf St. Moritz will be held 15 May 2016, in Istanbul28 April 2016, St. Moritz, Switzerland ~ On 15 May 2016, a delegation of the St. Moritz racing association will travel to Istanbul, where a Grand Prix White Turf St. Moritz will take place for first time on the Türkiye Jokey…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Year Book launched at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

27 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Year Book for 2015 was launched at the 26th edition of the 2016 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair which opened at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 27 April 2016.…

Arabian Travel Market Welcomes Promotion for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

Impressive stand greets visitors at 4-day show26 April 2016, Dubai, UAE ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival had an impressive presence with an innovative stand at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016, which opened in Dubai on Monday, 25 April. Now in its 23rd year, the 2016…

Arabian Racing Organization Heralds First Race of the Season in Chelsmford City

The six Purebred Arabian contests were sponsored by Dubai International Arabian Races, whose flagship event takes place at Newbury on July 24 this year 25 April 2016, Uk ~ The UK Arabian racing season got off to a flying start at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Sunday 17 April in front of well over a thousand…

Pinol tops in 120-km National Championship Endurance Ride of Portugal

Antonio Saldanha on Consentida won the 160-km ride25 April, 2016, Fronteira, Portugal~ Laia Soria Pinol riding Kz Magica won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-sponsored 120-km National Championship ride of Portugal held in Fronteira on Saturday, 23 April 2016. Pinol finished the 120-km ride, run in five…

Sweden’s Nilsson Clinches First in Ladies World Championship, Toulouse

Muraaqib scores in Sheikh Zayed Cup23 April 2016 – France ~ Muraaqib, owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Prix De Carthage – Hannibal) Group 2 race at the Toulouse Hippodrome…

Toulouse Shows Strong Fields for First Leg of European Triple Crown

Quality fields for Sheikh Zayed Cup (Triple Crown), HH Sheikha Fatima World Championship20 April 2016, Toulouse, France ~ The Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Prix De Carthage – Hannibal) Group 2 over 2000 metres and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR over 1600 metres have attracted strong fields…

First HARC Arabian Racing Forum a Success at World Cup Show

20 April 2016, Solvang, California ~ The first forum of the 2016 HARC Arabian Racing Forum Tour of the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) took place at the 2016 Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas Friday evening, 15 April. It was the first time an Arabian racing forum has taken place at this show,…

First US HARC Racing Forum Highlights Racing Benefits

The first US HARC racing forum offered information, background, and a way forward for many Arabian horse breedersOn Friday, 15 April 2016, at the Arabian Breeders World Cup, an estimated 40 show attendees enjoyed the hospitality of the HARC Forum on Arabian racing. This hour-long presentation offered information that might be a game changer for…

Jockey Anna van den Troost Shares her Love of Racing

Making weight, finding rides, but loving the sport18 April 2016, USA ~ Congratulations Anna van den Troost on your recent win in St. Moritz on the Arabian Nil Kamla in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Racing Championship.  Horsereporter knows many would love to know more about how you started into racing and more…

Iran is latest to join the Heritage Arabian Racing Club

18 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) is proud to announce its newest member to the fold. The IRIEF, the official governing body for racing in Iran and home to the Iranian Asil horse whose large majority of race horses fulfill the HARC definition, has been accepted by the…

Toulouse to Host sixth HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship

18 April 2016, UK ~ The Amateur Jockeys Association announces the 6th race of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak 2016 Ladies World Championship series which takes place Friday, 22 April, at Hippodrome de Toulouse, France. The international amateur lady jockeys represent Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Oman, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia. Click…

The Cup Applauds Darley Winners for 2015

FEI World Endurance Championship 2016 Bids to Re-Open

The FEI has ruled that the FEI World Endurance Championships will not be held in Dubai in 2016 8 Apr 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ The FEI Bureau acknowledged the efforts that have been made by the United Arab Emirates National Federation (UAE NF) in Endurance since the reinstatement of the National Federation in July 2015.…

A Conversation With Race Broadcaster Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson has planned racecourses for Sheikhs, ridden with the Prince, and has had tea with the Queen7 April 2016, USA ~ Known as Tommo in the world of horse race broadcasters, his wit, glib spirit, and love of racing has taken him on a wild ride around the world. Derek, as that is his…

World Famous Winning jockeys Espinoza and Smith at HH Sheikha Fatima Darley Gala Dinner

Spectacular show brings curtain down on three-day awards event5 April 2016, Hollywood, California, USA ~ The weekend 1-3 April, began with the red-carpet HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Arabian Awards and US Darley Awards ceremony on Friday, stopped over on Saturday at the Santa Anita Race Park for the first-ever Arabian Stakes race, then…

Olympic Format Debate serves as Reality Check for Equestrian Sport

5 April 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ A record number of delegates attended the 2016 FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne which ran from 4-5 April 2016, as panelists and press debated the future shape of equestrian sport on the first day of the forum. “What you’re facing is nothing less than a reality check for the sport,”…

California State Senate Commends Role of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

Festival commended for promotion of Arabian racing, support to jockeys worldwide 4 April 2016, Hollywood, California ~ Sunday, 3 April was a red-letter day for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. A day after the Festival penetrated the famous Santa Anita Park racecourse to stage the first-ever…

Thess Is Awesome stuns Paddy’s Day at Santa Anita Park Gr 1

Inaugural HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Stakes (Grade 1) at Santa Anita Park, California3 April 2016, Santa Anita, California ~ Trainer, Lynn Ashby knows what a Golden weekend feels like. On 1 April, her charge, Thess Is Awesome, fought to win the US$100,000 Gr 1 Stake at Santa Anita in front of a…

Darley Awards Brings Gold for Paddys Day Connections

Double each for Paddys Day, Purcell, Ashby, Joseph & Betty Gillis as Switzerland’s Zindel gets HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Lifetime Achievement Award2 April 2016, Hollywood, California ~ Purebred Arabian horse connections received congratulations from peers at the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Arabian Awards and the US Darley Awards ceremony played out…

Paddy’s Day leads strong field at Santa Anita (Grade 1) Darley Stakes on Saturday

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Inaugural edition of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Stake Grade 1 at Santa Anita for 2 April1 April 2016, USA ~ Many of the top currently racing US Purebred Arabians are lined up for the Grade 1 Stake at Santa Anita Park, California, on Saturday, 2 April organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed…