Monthly Archives: July 2016

AL Mourtajez Wins With Authority in Qatar International Stakes

30 July 2016, Goodwood, UK ~ Al Shaqab’s Al Mourtajez stamped his authority as the World’s Top Arabian with an imperious performance in the Qatar International Stakes (Group 1 PA) at Goodwood in the UK,on 30 July. Demolishing a high quality field under jockey Julien Augé, the 6-year-old outdistanced his competitors to win by eight…

Touchdown! First Olympic Horses Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

  30 July 2016, Rio de Janeiro ~ The first Olympic horses are settling into their athletes’ village today – the new-build stables at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro – with Team New Zealand’s Ringwood Skyboy winning the opening heat of the Rio 2016 Games to be the first to set foot on Brazilian…

UAE President Cup Arabians Line Up for Ostend

30 July 2016, Ostend, Belgium ~ The Group 3 UAE President Cup to be run at Hippodrome Wellington, Ostend, Belgium, on Monday 15 August, has attracted an international field of 14 Purebred Arabians. The 1600m event, for which the prize money of Euro30,000 is funded by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, welcomes horses from four…

Capewell’s Comments on Dubai Day Racing

29 July 2016, UK ~ Horsereporter asked ace Arabian race commentator, Gary Capewell, for his thoughts on the 24 July Newbury Dubai Day contenders and race results: “I have to say I thought it was a complete success and a very well-organized day; I can never remember so many international runners on the card before. It just…

Alsaker wins Wathba Cup at La Teste

28 July 2016, La Teste, France ~ Alsaker, a 4-year-old mare owned by the Royal Stables of Oman, demolished a small but quality field 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 23 July. Ridden by Julien…

Entries Up for Qatar International Stakes, First Leg of Doha Triple Crown

Qatar International Stakes will run at Goodwood Festival, UK on 30 July 27 July 2016, UK ~ A high quality field is expected by the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) for the first stage of the Doha Triple Crown, the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), to be run as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday 30…

Newbury, UK, DIAR Full Arabian Racing Day Attracts Thousands

A warm and mostly sunny day at the classy Newbury racecourse saw eight Arabian races held under Shadwell’s DIAR banner backed by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.26 July, Newbury, UK ~ The 24 July, Dubai International Arabian Races day at Newbury came in with the warm breath of a lamb, not the stormy…

Last UK Qualifier for World Endurance Championship at Euston Park

160km CEI won by Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum 27 July 2016, Euston Park Endurance ~ A record entry of 67 competitors from 16 countries competed for the third and final event this summer at Euston Park, staged on 16 July as the HH Sh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival. HH…

$100,000 Arabian Race Returns to Churchill Downs in September

26 July Aurora, Colorado – The Arabian Jockey Club is pleased to announce the President of the UAE Cup returns to the home of The Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, on 24 September 2016. This long-established Grade 1 race offering a purse of $100,000 runs under the gracious sponsorship of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and…

Doncaster Welcomes President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby)

Huge Boost for UK Arabian Racing 26 July 2016, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is pleased to announce that the President of the UAE Cup will resume its’ association with the UK Arabian Derby, which is to be run at Doncaster as part of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival on Thursday 8 September.…

The Tevis Cup First Ten to Finish 23-24 July 2016

First Ten 1   DONLEY, KAREN (#153) 09:48PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 2    FORD, LISA (#3) 10:07PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 3    FORD, GARRETT (#7) 10:07PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 4    Reynolds, Jeremy (#15) 10:42PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 5    Fisher, Lindsay (#8)…

Mahagany, Orchestra, Win Arabian Races in Sao Paulo

Mahogany HVP and Orchestra RACH win HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Races in Brazil24 July 2016, Sao Paolo ~ Mahogany HVP has won the GP Munjiz Wathba Stud Farm Cup while Orchestra RACH bagged the GP Unchained Melody Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Saturday’s Arabian Racing Day at the Sao Paulo Jockey Club which was organized…

FEI reviews alternatives for FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 after agreeing to part company with Bromont

22 July 2016, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has announced that it is working on alternatives for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 following mutual agreement between the FEI and Canadian Comité organisateur des Jeux Équestres Mondiaux 2018 (COJEM), the organising committee for the Games in Bromont, to terminate the contract to host the Games…

Festival Stages Wathba Cup Races in Brazil on Saturday

22 July 2016, Brazil ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival made their Latin American debut in 2015 with the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR)staged at the Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The 2016 Festival will introduce two (2) Wathba Stud…

A Day of Superlatives Promised for Sunday Arabian Racing at Newbury

A day that promises excellent Arabian racing, added prize money, and special gifts for racing attendees21 July 2016, Newbury, UK ~ A press conference held at the Newbury Racecourse on 21 July, previewed the Sunday, 24 July,Arabian race entries at Newbury, and some of the show stopping highlights of the annual Dubai International Arabian Races…

Equestrian Sport Gallops into the Rio Limelight

Equestrian sport arrives in Rio with its head held high, the bit between its teeth and on the crest of a wave of expansion across the globe. 21 July 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ The Rio 2016 Summer Games sport entries (FEI Definite Entries) are set, and a total of 200 athlete and horse combinations…

Arabians Take Centre Stage at Newbury

Dubai International Arabian Races is one of Europe’s most prestigious Arabian horse racing fixtures18 July 2016, Newbury, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races returns to Newbury Racecourse for the 14th time on Sunday, 24 July, with its most valuable prize money ever on offer. The eight-race showcase for world-class Arabians now features four Group…

Tahlia Franke’s Countdown to Tevis

The 17-year-old high school student will make her first trip to ride in the 100 mile Tevis 16 July 2016, Napa, California ~ With the 2016 Tevis Cup (Western States Endurance Ride) now less than a week away, Tahlia Franke isn’t sitting around twiddling her thumbs, she is burning up the trails and the racetrack. On…

Gazwan to Defend Title at Arabian Racing’s Flagship Day at Newbury

13 July 2016, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization has published a top-rated list of possible runners for UK Arabian racing’s highlight, the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), to be run on Sunday, 24 July, at Newbury racecourse. DIAR promotes Purebred Arabian racing worldwide from the grass-roots to the highest level, with the flagship event organized under…

KALLISTA Enters Books as First UK HARC Winner

Paul Simmons’ Kallista, trained by Peter Hammersley and ridden by Steve Harrison, became the first Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) approved horse to win in the 2016 UK Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. She won the Royal Cavalry of Oman (0-55) Handicap stakes over 7 furlongs at Chelmsford City racecourse by three quarters of a…

Ahzar Takes Win in Final DIAR Prep Race Close Finish

13 July 2016, France ~ Connections travelled from all over France to join the DIAR team at La Teste-De-Buch in the Southwest of France on 12 July, for the final prep race before the DIAR Champions Day at Newbury Racecourse, UK, on Sunday, 24 July 2016. DIAR and Shadwell jointly hosted a lunch for over…

Goodwood Press Launch for Qatar International Stakes

The closing date for the supplementary entry stage for the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) is Wednesday 20 July at 12 noon12 July 2016, Goodwood, UK ~ Representatives from the Arabian Racing Organization as well as Arabian trainers Beverley Deutrom and James Owen were in attendance at a press launch held at the Saatchi Galley in…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Supports Belgium Endurance Masters

Endurance rides to be held in the ancient Sonian forest in the heart of Belgium7 July 2016, Brussels, Belgium ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and the Royal Belgian Federation of Equestrian Sports have jointly announced an annual international endurance festival for a three-year period starting…

Inaugural HARC Arabian Race Goes Off at Arapahoe Park

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7 July 2016, Solvang, California,  USA ~  The first Arabian race to offer the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) added purse bonus of $4,000 took place Sunday, June 26, at Arapahoe Park racetrack just outside Denver, Colorado. It will be followed by four races over the next four months, hitting each Arabian racing state in America…

HH Sheikh Zayed Cup to Run at Sandown Park

6 July 2016, Sandown Park, UK ~ Top rated entries are already lining up for the HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Gr1PA) to be run at Sandown Park on 20 August, and supported by the Arabian Racing Organization (ARO). The list includes Kalino, the winner of the 2015 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al…

First Arabian Races Run in Sweden at Bro Park Under the DIAR Banner

First Arabian races at the new pro Bro Park Racecourse in Sweden6 July 2016, Sweden ~ It was a fitting celebration to mark the end of Ramadan that HE Sultan Rashid Sultan from the UAE Embassy in Sweden and his guests attended the first ever Dubai International Arabian Races event in Sweden on Monday 4…

Sand Victor Stuns Paddys Day in California Sheikh Zayed Cup Race

3 July 2016, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ Powered by a superb finish, Sand Victor staved off favorite Paddys Day in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Grade II – Emerald Arabian Triple Jewel race, while Austrian lady jockey Manuela Slamanig obliged on favorite RB Madymoiselle in the H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World…

Sand Victor Wins Second Leg of Arabian Triple Jewel in California

RB Madymoiselle with jockey Manuela Slamanig win the H H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race2 July 2016, Pleasanton, California ~ In a warm and sunny day outside of San Francisco, California, Sand Victor surprised fans with the win in the second leg of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup…

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Triple Jewel Series Continues in Pleasanton

Paddys Day favorite in Pleasanton showdown 1 July 2016, Oak Tree Racing, Pleasanton, California ~ Paddys Day, winner of the 2015 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Triple Jewel series and the winner of the first race in the 2016 Series, the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup – Amethyst Jewel at the…