Monthly Archives: June 2016

Breeders’ Cup Returns to Santa Anita In November 2016

Breeders Cup, The Thoroughbred Global Showdown, Renews Racing Deal 29 June 2016, LONDON ~ Breeders Cup Ltd has renewed its global rights deal with Henry Birtles Associates (HBA) up to and including 2018. Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s end-of-season global showdown, returns to Santa Anita in Arcadia, California, on 4 – 5 November 2016, where the…

Euston Park by Longines Qualifies Winners

27 June 2016, Euston Park, UK ~ Endurance riders from 12 nations set-off on the second of four Euston Park Endurance Rides on 19 July 2016 presented by Longines and supported by Emirates Airlines. Competitors from the United Arab Emirates were victorious in the three open classes over 160km, 120km, and 80km but the headline…

Ziyadd Wears European Triple Crown

Majeed wins Sheikh Zayed Cup27 June, 2016, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ Qatar raider Majeed under Gaetan Faucon won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 3) race in a thrilling finish while Ziyadd, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, emerged as the new European Triple Crown winner. Sheikh Zayed Bin…

Colorado HARC Arabian Race a Parade of Firsts

26 June 2016, Aurora, Colorado, USA ~ Jockey Justine Klaiber scored her first-ever win in the first career victory for Junia (Saddle Cloth Number One) in the first-ever race in the Heritage Arabian Racing Club series in the United States at Arapahoe Park on Sunday, 26 June. “I didn’t want to stop riding, and when…

Ziyadd Eyes Euro Triple Crown

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s top races in The Netherlands on Sunday25 June 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ~ The Netherlands Duindigt race course in The Hague will stage three races for Purebred Arabian horses including the deciding leg of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup European Triple Crown on Sunday, 26 June, 2016. The…

Soft Ground Suits Khattaf Athbah at the Junvenile DIAR Prep Race at Newbury

23 June 2016, UK ~ Athbah Stud’s homebred colt Khattaf Athbah put up a game display winning from the front in the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) at Newbury 24 July International Stakes on Thursday, 23 June. The ten runner juvenile contest at Newbury was a preparatory race for the Emirates Equestrian Federation International Stakes…

Countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

21 June 2016, Rio ~ As of 23 June, there are 42 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where 200 human and equine athletes will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on 7 September, will welcome a further 78 athletes who will…

Arabian Horse Fraternity Attend Festival’s Suhoor Gathering

Currently an estimated 13,000 Arabian horses are in training in the UAE22 June 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Marking the Holy Month of Ramadan with a Suhoor gathering, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival invited all persons involved in the Arabian horses in the area to a gathering…

Jockey Cindy Klinkenberg has Always Loved Taking Chances

12 June 2016, USA ~ Cindy Klinkenberg, congratulations on your win in the HH Sheika Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Championship (IFAHR) in Australia on Warrawee Naaziq. Can you tell the readers of Horsereporter what has shaped your riding career? CK: When I was a young girl, aged 10, I started riding in a riding school.…

Newbury DIAR Arabian Prep Race Set for 23 June

21 June 2016, UK ~ Newbury is on for the next DIAR Prep race on 23 June – one of the DIAR series that runs up to Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury on 24 July, 2016. The horses that finish 1, 2 or 3 in a Preparation Race and win one of the bonus races at…

An Uptown Peformance by Uptown Dannys Boy in Colorado

20 June, Aurora, Colorado – Uptown Dannys Boy is making his mark at Arapahoe Park. In his first start at the Colorado track on 22 May, the 4-year-old gray colt broke a 15-year-old track record for five furlongs. Then on Saturday, 18 June, the colt by Burning Sand prevailed in an exciting stretch duel in…

ARO Kicks off First Leg of Doha Triple Crown at Goodwood Festival

15 June 2016, UK ~ A top rated list of entries was released by the Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) for the first leg of the Doha Triple Crown, the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), to be run as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday, 30 July. Entries are topped by 2016 highest rates Arabian…

Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 Allocated to Slovakia

The 2016 World Championships will run from 15-18 September15 June 2016, Switzerland ~ The Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 will be held in Samorin (SVK) following a decision at yesterday’s FEI Bureau monthly teleconference meeting. A unanimous proposal from the FEI Endurance Committee recommending the Slovakian venue received the support of the full Bureau.…

Longines Ladies Award Honors Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

14 June 2016, UK Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was awarded the prestigious Longines Ladies Award in London’s Natural History Museum on 13 June 2016. The Princess Royal, FEI President from 1986-1994 and now an FEI Honorary President, joined global horse sport industry leaders on the eve of Royal Ascot, Britain’s most valuable race…

DIAR Successful Return to Holland Promotes Arabian Races at Duindigt

13 June 2016, UK ~The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) run under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, returned for a second year to support four Arabian races at Duindigt Racecourse (Holland) on Sunday, 12 June. The races were organized by and run in association with the Dutch Arabian Racing Committee…

Yasmine Nilsson, Sweden’s Promising Lady Trainer and Jockey

Nilsson won the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Championship in Toulouse, France, riding Laft Nether11 June 2016, USA ~ Congratulations Yasmine on winning a berth to the Abu Dhabi Ladies World Championship Final in November. Horsereporter fans would love to hear how you trained for your winning ride. YN: I’m 22 years old and…

Awzaan Gallops Away with DIAR Premier Handicap at Chepstow

Al Saoudi son, Awzaan, unbeaten in third career start11 June 2016, Chepstow, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races Premier Handicap Stakes run at Chepstow on 10 June went to Awzaan in the colors of the DIAR patron HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by second season trainer James Owen and ridden by…

Prize Money Increase Reinforces Focus on Best Condition at Euston Park Endurance Events

10 June, 2016, London, UK ~ Organizers of the Endurance Rides being hosted at Euston Park, Suffolk, this summer have confirmed an increased prize money pot to £54,500 for each of the final three rides – all of which will be awarded to horses on the basis of their condition after finishing the ride. With the support of…

Endurance Returns to the Glorious Setting of Euston Park

Endurance Returned to Euston Park for the first time since the 2012 World Championships sponsored by Emirates Airline 9 June 2016, Euston Park, UK ~ The 3 star 160km ride on 28 May 2016, attracted 10 riders, the majority from the UAE, two from the UK and a Dutch rider. In the end it was…

W’rsan Team Outstanding Success in Austrian Sport Horse Championship

Wrsan Riding Team travels to Austrian International Arabian Sport Horse Championships and comes home with Gold9 June 2016, Austria ~ From 27-29 May 2016 Arabian Sport Horses came together to compete for top honors at the ECAHO Lower Austria and Austrian International Arabian Sport Horse Championships 2016, at the at the Equestrian complex at Wiener…

Aghsaan Dominates in First of Four UK DIAR Prep Races

9 June 2016, UK ~ The first of four UK preparatory races for the Arabian Racing Organisation’s flagship meeting Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) was run at Newbury today, 9 June, with recent ARO Cup (Gr3PA) winner Aghsaan dominating the finish to win going away by four lengths. Ridden again by Tadhg O’Shea for Phil…

Thabit Strikes In Wathba Stud Farm Cup in La Teste

9 June 2016, La Teste, France ~ Thabit, a 4-year-old son of Munjiz owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, scored a superb win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race held in La Teste, France, on Wednesday, 8 June.…

Newbury to Host Dubai International Arabian Races Flagship Event

Entries include many of the top Arabians racing today for the five international contests for the DIAR Flagship event9 June 2016, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation has announced an exciting list of possible runners that include many of the top Arabians racing today for the five international contests on the Dubai International Arabian Races…

DIAR Premeir Handicap Returns to Chepstow

8 June 2016, UK ~The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) announced that nine runners have been declared for the DIAR Premier Handicap Stakes to be run at Chepstow on Friday 10 June. It is the second of four UK preparatory races leading up to the Arabian Racing Organization’s (ARO) season highlight, Dubai International Arabian Races, staged…

Six Declared for the First of Four UK DIAR Prep Races

8 June 2016, UK ~ Six runners were declared this morning for the Shadwell Arabian Stallions International Stakes to be run at Newbury on Thursday, 9 June. They are headed by recent course winner Aghsaan, rookie trainer Phil Collington’s first Pattern triumph when winning the ARO Cup (Gr3PA) last month. Collington is hoping to follow…

DIAR Races Head to Holland

8 June 2016, UK ~ A total of 65 horses are entered in the DIAR races scheduled for Sunday 12th June at Duindigt Racecourse in Holland. The DIAR program, run under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, sponsors 4 Arabian races in Holland. Dubai International Arabian Races Stakes (Listed PA) Shadwell…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup, Hereford, Won by Callymay

Callymay win keeps Thomas, Walker on top 8 June 2016, Hereford, UK ~ Delyth Thomas’s Callymay stole the thunder in the eight-race Wathba Stud Farm Cup meeting held in Hereford on Sunday, 5 June under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. Callymay made it…

Hagman-Eriksson does the Swedish double in Stockholm

7 June 2016, Stockholm, Sweden ~ The Swedish National Day ended on a perfect note for Maria Hagman-Eriksson as the owner-trainer completed a double, winning the two prestigious Purebred Arabian horse races at Gardet on Monday, 6 June 2016, in Stockholm. Hagman-Eriksson’s Toutatix under Dayverson De Barros scored a stunning victory in the Sheikh Zayed…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Races Feature on Swedish National Day

5-time Wathba Cup winner Gazel T takes on unbeaten Macallan in Sheikh Zayed Cup5 June 2016, Stockholm, Sweden ~ On Swedish National Day Monday, the 6th of June, Gardet, Sweden, will feature a special race meeting with two top Purebred Arabian horse races staged under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

62 runners for ARO 8-race Wathba Meeting in Hereford

3 June 2016, Hereford, UK ~ Sixty two Purebred Arabian runners have been declared for the eight-race Wathba Stud Farm Cup meeting under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival under the Arabian Racing Organization (ARO), on Sunday, 5 June 2016. This is the second…

Ten Declared for Royal Cavalry of Oman Premier Handicap at Doncaster

1 June 2016, UK ~ Ten runners have been declared for the Royal Cavalry of Oman Premier Handicap (0-85 PA) to be run at Doncaster on Friday 3 June, which at 2 miles is the longest UK Arabian race run this year. Due off at 5.40pm it opens the card for the Weston Park Cancer…

2016 Time to Ride Challenge Begins for Hundreds of Stables, Clubs, and Businesses Nationwide

1 June 2016, Washington, D.C. ~ The 2016 Time to Ride Challenge, a nationwide grassroots contest to introduce new people to horses, begins for hundreds of competing stables, clubs, and other horse businesses, is underway. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to partner with Time to Ride to bring 25,000 new youth engagements…