Monthly Archives: February 2017

AF Al Sajanjle Lands Abu Dhabi Colts Classic

Af Hakim

26 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The 26 February, Sunday meeting at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club was highlighted by the Emirates Colts Classic where the 1600m Prestige contest was dominated by owner/breeder Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and trainer Ernst Oertel who supplied the first three home, headed by AF Al Sajanjle (AF AL BURAQ).…

Third White Turf Race in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Cancelled

HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies race called off as ice track shows crack 27 February 2017, St Moritz, Switzerland ~ The Sunday, 26 February 2017 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race along with all of the other races on the card to be raced on the frozen lake at St Moritz, Switzerland, were…

Ebraz Wins the H.H the Emirs Sword (GR1 PA) in Doha

Al Mourtajez connections denied USD 1 million bonus 25 February 2017, Dohan, Qatar ~ The three-day Qatar International Racing Festival finished with an Arabian racing horse showcase on the final day, Saturday, 25 February 2017, as Ebraz led the win of the feature race, H.H The Emirs Sword Gr1 PA. H.H THE EMIRS SWORD (GR1…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies White Turf Race at St Moritz

Snow track promises thriller for Arabian racing25 February 2017, St Moritz, Switzerland ~ Seven professional lady jockeys including the 2014 Fegentri Champion, spice up the snow turf contest as the Swiss leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship takes centre stage in the third and final Sunday, 26 February, action on…

AF Al Sajanjle In Top Form for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Feature Race

Mahfouz file photo 12 February

25 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Emirates Colts Classic is the highlight for Sunday, 26 February, at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, a 1600m Prestige race. In this contest Ernst Oertel appears to have a very strong hand with AF Al Sajanjle at the top of the list, the mount of Richard Mullen.…

Draw ceremony for Qatar’s HH The Emir’s Sword (Gr1 PA)

23 February, 2016, Doha, Qatar ~ The draw ceremony for the two big races of HH The Emir’s Sword Festival, HH The Emir’s Sword (GR1PA) and The Thoroughbred version, HH The Emir’s Trophy, was held on Wednesday, 22 February, at Doha’s St. Regis Hotel. With owners, trainers and other connections present, the ceremony was hosted…

UK Nominees for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards

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2017 Emir’s Sword Festival a Showcase for Arabians

Al Mourtajez across the liine photo: Juhaim

The 2017 Emir’s Sword Festival which takes place in Doha, Qatar, on 23, 24, 25 February has attracted very strong international entries. The feature races take place on the Saturday to include the H.H The Emir’s Trophy (Gr1) Thoroughbred, run over 12 furlongs (2,400m), and H.H The Emir’s Sword, the final leg of the Purebred…

2016 USA Darley Nominees Announced by Arabian Racing Cup

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Nil Aziz wins Sheikh Zayed Cup on White Turf Track

13 February 2017, St. Moritz, Switzerland ~ Swiss trainer Mrs Franziska Aeschbacher was once again the winning handler when Nil Aziz under Vaclav Janacek stormed home to victory in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed) on the snow tracks…

Jockey Richard Mullen Pockets Four Winners at President’s Cup

Loraa bests Sniper De Monlau

Loraa strikes with President’s Cup win in UAE 12 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Jockey, Richard Mullen enjoyed a great night at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, winning four races including both versions of HH The President Cup, highlighted by the AED3 million Purebred Arabian run over 2200m aboard the Jean De Roaulle-trained Loraa. Third…

Eight Start in Sheikh Zayed Cup On Frozen Lake at St Moritz Festival

Sheikh Zayed Cup 2017 starts in Switzerland12 February 2017, St Moritz, Switzerland ~ The premier race series of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival – the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup – begins on the snow tracks of the frozen lake at St Moritz, Switzerland on…

The AED 3 Million HH President Cup Highlights Abu Dhabi Sunday Meeting

11 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stages one of its biggest meetings of the season on Sunday when it is HH The President Cup day with the Purebred Arabian version a 2200m Group 1 contest worth 3 million dirhams ($817,000). Five of the dozen declared runners are trained by Eric…

Dubai’s Al Mehairi wins 160km President’s Cup Endurance Ride

Final Rush Overtakes Leader Al Jahoori11 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Saeed Mohammed Khalifa Al Mehairi riding 13-year-old bay gelding Shaddad scripted a great win over young Khalifa Ali Khalfan Al Jahoori on 8 Minute to win the prestigious HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup, held on Saturday, 11 February 2017, at…

IFHRA General Assembly Held in Abu Dhabi

More members join IFHRA and Mentorship program expands 10 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Two new countries, Algeria and Spain, joined the ever-growing International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, taking the total number of members to 54. This was disclosed at the first 2017 General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi, on Friday, 10…

Global Festival Prepares Weekend of Racing, Endurance

Over 200 endurance riders with 28 International Young Riders Invited9 February, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Over 200 endurance riders will head out on the desert track for the prestigious HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup, held on Saturday, 11 February 2017 at the Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. On…

Sha’hir Wins Wathba Cup in Pau, France

Sha Hir takes the win

8 February 2017, Pau, France ~ Sha’hir, under Mikael Forest, kick-started the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup series with a win at the Pau racecourse in France on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. The 1950 metre race is the first international leg of the…

Shadwell Stud to Sponsor Entire Al Ain Race Card

Shadwell to sponsor seven-race card on 10 February, 20177 February 2017, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain Racecourse has announced that Shadwell Stud, owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will be sponsoring the entirety of the seven-race card on Friday, 10 February. The Shadwell operation based in Thetford, UK, is sponsoring at…

AF Maqayes Lands Group 3 Sprint Victory at Abu Dhabi ***

EF Fatek

Maisoor (Burning Sand (US) undefeated after eight starts5 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~The Group 3 Al Ruwais over 1000m was the feature at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, 6 February, and seven may have gone to post but AF Maqayes was the stand-out winner. Trained by Ali Rashid Al Rayhi and a three-time course…

FEI Response to Prohibited Substance Abuse in UAE Endurance

New prohibited substances cases under FEI anti-doping rules 3 February 2017- Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has announced seven adverse analytical findings involving prohibited substances in UAE Endurance events. The horses were tested at four different events at the Al Wathba venue in Abu Dhabi All seven horses have tested positive to the same four prohibited…

FEI Secretary General Addresses Horse Welfare in Endurance

FEI takes measures to address horse welfare issues in Endurance 3 February 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Secretary General has today provided an overview of a series of measures to be implemented by both the FEI and the United Arab Emirates Equestrian Federation to address serious horse welfare issues in UAE Endurance. In view…

Gazwan Remains Unbeaten in Qatar

2 February 2017, Doha, Qatar ~ On 2 February at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Center, Julian Smart’s Gazwan (Amer x Arc De Ciel) stayed unbeaten in Qatar this season with a comfortable win in the 2000m run and in the process fired a warning shot to his rivals three weeks before HH The Emir’s…