Monthly Archives: May 2016

Morocco Named Host of 2017 World Arabian Horse Racing Conference

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival awarded ISO 9001-2015 certificate 30 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ A glittering dinner Gala held at the famous Pincio Park with the backdrop of Rome concluded activities of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s World Arabian Horse Racing Conference (WAHRC), 2016. The Conference flag…

Ziyadd wins Listed Zayed Cup, Eyes European Triple Crown in Rome

Reigning Ladies World Champion Wullschleger, Apprentice Jeonghee qualify for Abu Dhabi Championships29 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ Ziyadd, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, gained the win on the second leg of the 2016 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup European Triple Crown, while reigning HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies…

IFHRA Panel Meets in Rome

Focus on weight control, injured jockeys27 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ Over 38 representatives from 30 different countries attended the fifth General Assembly meeting of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, (IFHRA), which was held on 27 2016, at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, in Rome, Italy. The meeting, held on the…

Final Day of Racing Conference Promises Arabian Data Base

In giant step to promote purebred Arabian racing HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival to set up much-awaited global data base  29 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ In response to the overwhelming demand for a unified data base of information on the horses in purebred Arabian racing, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian…

Emirates Race Day Heads to Rome Capanelle Race course on 29 May

Sunday’s HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races set to boost Arabian racing in Italy 28 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival shows up in force to boost the Purebred Arabian racing scene in Italy when three of its major race series will be…

Arabian Racing Conference Examines Need for More Data

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s WAHRC in Rome explores need for harmonized handicapping system28 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ The need for a harmonized approach to handicapping system and formulation of pattern racing and a centralized data base of race information for Purebred Arabian racing were highlighted on another lively day at the HH Sheikh Mansoor…

Tips galore for jockeys on weight control

Educative discussions on day one of WAHRC27 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ It was an important and highly educative day at the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s first of the three-day World Arabian Horse Racing Conference (WAHRC) in Rome, Italy, on 26 May 2016. Thursday’s opening session…

Message of Peace Carried as UAE Flag Flutters in the Vatican Galleries

Envoys lead Arabian horse fraternity on historic visit27 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ In an extraordinary evening, the UAE flag was flown for the first time as an emblem of peace as 300-plus delegates of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference (WAHRC) visited the Vatican Galleries as special guests on Wednesday evening, 25 May 2016. It…

Rome Hosts Global Arabian Horse Racing Conference Start on 26 May

Over 500 from 81 countries to attend 7th edition of World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 26 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ The focus will once again be on Purebred Arabian racing when the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival stages the 7th edition of the three-day World Arabian…

Royal Cavalry of Oman Increases UK Arabian Racing Sponsorship for 2016

17 May 2016, UK, The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) is honored with the Royal Cavalry of Oman’s decision to add to their sponsorship of Purebred Arabian racing in the UK for the 2016 season. The 20 races under sponsorship include two full meetings at Chelmsford City Racecourse on 1 July and 25 September, whilst they…

Fajr Qardabiyah wins Wathba Cup in Duindigt

16 May 2016, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival staged the first of its three Wathba Stud Farm Cup races to be held at the Duindigt racecourse in The Netherlands on Sunday, 15 May 2016, where the favorite, Fajr Qardabiyah trained by Karin van…

Gazel T wins Group 3 Wathba Cup for 5th Year in Sweden

Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Ghlin, Belgium, on Monday, 16 May 14 May 2016, Sweden ~ It was Gazel T once again in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup, a Group 3 race which was also Sweden’s first prestige race of the…

ARO Cup Goes To Aghsaan in Newbury Shoot Out

14 May 2016, UK ~ The first Pattern race of the UK Arabian racing season, the ARO Cup Group 3 PA, went to Aghsaan (Al Jakbar x Sophie Du Loup), prepared by rookie trainer Philip Collington for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In a thrilling finish, the five-year-old held on to win by one…

We Remember Erwin Escher (1959-2016)

It is with a heavy heart that I write these lines – completely surprising — photographer and our colleague Erwin Escher has passed away. I still cannot comprehend that the next shows will be without him without his grin, without his humor, without his sometimes snappy comments about the horses in the ring. Born in…

Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui Lands Windsor Spoils for UAE in Royal Windsor Endurance

14 May 2016, UK ~ UAE rider Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui claimed top spot in the Royal Windsor Endurance ride on Friday, 13 May, when his 12 year-old gelding, Ramaah was the runaway winner of the CEI2* event over 120km of Windsor Great Park in England. Abdulsamad Mohammed riding Derrom Galiem from Bahrain finished second while…

World Arabian Racing Conference Italy 2016 Program

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Ten Runners Declared for ARO Cup on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day

12 May 2016, Newbury, UK ~ Ten runners have been declared for the ARO Cup (Group 3 PA), which is to be run as the final race on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury on Saturday, 14 May. This is the first of nine Arabian Pattern races scheduled for the UK under the Arabian Racing…

International Austrian Sporthorse Arabian Championships on tap for 27-29 May

11 May, 2016 ~ Austria ~ In just two weeks the International Austrian Sporthorse Arabian Championship will take place from 27-29 May 2016, at the noted Equestrian complex at Wiener Neustadt. Fifty-one entries from eight nations will compete in western and english disciplines, and the UAE W’rsan Team will once again travel to Austria to compete.…

HARC Eligible Nominations Procedure in USA

10 May 2016, USA  ~ With the recent launch of the Heritage Arabian Racing Club’s (HARC) new website, www.harchorses.com – which will provide eligibility forms, 2016 race schedule and beneficial member incentives – nominations are now being accepted for HARC horses in the USA. See below for information on the nomination procedure. Nomination Form Each…

First Listed Race for Arabians a Triumph in Rome for DIAR

9 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ Sunday 8 May saw the renewal of Shadwell’s sponsorship of a day of thoroughbred racing at Rome’s Capannelle Racecourse supported by 2 Arabian races under the banner of the Dubai International Arabian Races. The Arabian races included the first ever IFAHR approved stakes race to be run in Italy,…

Thomas saddles three winners in UK Wathba Stud Farm Cup races

8 May 2016, Hereford, United Kingdom ~ Local trainer Delyth Thomas stole the limelight in the first of four Wathba Stud Farm Cup race meetings to be held under the umbrella of the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival at Hereford in 2016. Thomas saddled three of the winners…

Grard powers home on Charmsper in Casablanca Ladies Championship

Grard wins HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship race in Casablanca7 May 2016, Casablanca, Morocco ~ It was another French triumph in 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 held at the Casablanca-Anfa Racecourse in Morocco on Friday,…

Hereford Meeting Runs Five Arabian Races First Out the Gate

Hereford benefits from support of Global Arabian Racing Festival’s 2016 UK campaign6 May 2016, UK ~ The 2016 HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s support to Purebred Arabian horse racing in the United Kingdom begins on Saturday, 7 May 2016, in Hereford. The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) holds…

Mars Samuray HVP wins GP Jamil Saliba 2016 in Brazil

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5 May 2016, USA ~ On 30 April 2016, for the third year, the premier Arabian race the Grande Prêmio Jamil Saliba – HARC (1400mG) was part of the Festival of Grande Prêmio São Paulo, the principal week of paulista Turf, which confirms the Arab Horses are now part of Hipódromo de Cidade Jardim. Mars…

HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship Moves to Morocco

Reigning world champion Wullschleger in fray in Morocco leg on Friday5 May 2016, Morocco ~ On Friday, 6 May, 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 series winner of 2015, Astrid Wullschleger of Switzerland, will be seen in…

How to Win Like a Top Trainer – with Lynn Ashby and Karin van den Bos

Energy and healing work and how it helps our athletic horses 4 May, 2016, USA ~ Part Two of the Two-Part series on Lynn Ashby – working with Karin van den Bos. On the first day of April 2016, Ashby and van den Bos worked on Thess Is Awesome before his race entry the next…

2016 Dubai International Arabian Races Back With Bonus

The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) are back for 2016 and they are bigger and better than ever2 May 2016, UK ~ The international program of Arabian racing (DIAR) which is run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum [Dubai, UAE] seeks to educate more people about the Arabian breed,…

Slovenia’s Okorn Shines on HS Ebla in FEI Central European Endurance Cup

1 May 2016, Hungary ~ Slovenia’s Helena Okorn was in a class of her own as she stormed to victory in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-supported FEI Central European Endurance Cup 2016 international 120-km endurance ride held on Saturday, 30 April 2016 in Babolna, Hungary. Riding…

Horsereporter Speaks with Top US Trainer Lynn Ashby

Ashby receives Darley Award for Best Trainer 2016

1 May 2016, USA ~ Part One of the Two Part series with Lynn Ashby – Training for Top Performance Lynn Ashby has been a top horse trainer in the US for many years. Her US Darley Award for Best Trainer for 2015 followed her win in the same category in 2014. She has had a total…