Monthly Archives: April 2017

California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) Approves 2017 Dates

29 April 2017, Santa Anita, California ~ The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, 27 April 2017, at Santa Anita Park.Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper and Araceli Ruano also were in attendance. In brief: – The Board and those…

Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) for 2017

27 April 2017, UK ~ Preparations are underway for the 2017 DIAR racing season in Europe. This international program of Arabian racing is run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Its aim is to educate more people about the Arabian breed, the sport of Arabian horse racing and the…

Caid De L’Ardus Wins Fuweiret Cup in Doha

CAID DE L'ARDUS

Lucky Sand brings home second26 April 2017 Doha, Qatar ~ FUWEIRET CUP (PA Conditions), Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club –           The Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari-owned Caid De L’Ardus (Mahabb x Jelfa De L’Ardus) continued his great form this season in Doha with a third victory in the six-furlong sprint…

ARO Welcomes Increase in Entries at Wolverhampton

Arabian race entries rise26 April 2017, UK ~ Following the close of entries at noon on 26 April, for the seasons’ opening fixture at Wolverhampton on 7 May, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) saw a welcome rise in entries from the 2016 race day. With 79 individual horses making up the 90 entries across the…

HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Approves 2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

Handassa under Jim Crowley wins the Al Maktoum Challenge

24 April 2017, UAE ~ The fixture list for the 2017 – 2018 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The ERA season will offer 62 race dates and opens…

Belgian Bertiaux Strikes on Sha’hir in Toulouse

Khataab winning Zayed Cup

Bertiaux wins HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies race and Khataab triumphs in Sheikh Zayed Cup21 April 2017, Toulouse, France ~ The two races were held as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, on Friday, 21 April, in Toulouse, France. Nine started in the €35,000 Sheikh Zayed…

Toulouse to Host Global Festival Prix De Carthage Group 2

The Prix De Carthage and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship to run on Saturday21 April, Toulouse, France ~ 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 on 21 April will mark…

UK Confirms 2017 HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Sponsorship

The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirms the details of events18 April 2017, UK ~ The HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, a Group 1 PA, will be run as part of a full evening of Purebred Arabian racing at Chelmsford City racecourse. With an £80,000 prize fund, this top feature will be supported…

Boudheib Initiative Update – Driving the Future of Endurance

16 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Another endurance season has ended in the UAE as the temperatures are creeping up to 40 degrees. The Boudheib Initiative has been very successful throughout our 2016/17 winter season and is helping the sport to return to its origins whilst the Best Endurance Challenge Award (BECA) is providing…

Welfare of Athletes Top Agenda at FEI Sports Forum 2017

Speed and non-compliance with mandatory rest periods are key factors in endurance injuries13 April 2017, Switzerland ~ The welfare of equines and human athletes was top of the agenda on day two of the FEI Sports Forum 2017. Scientific data on Eventing risk management, Endurance risk factors and bone fatigue was presented to more than…

HH Prince Faissal Honored with FEI Lifetime Achievement Award by FEI

11 April 201, 7Lausanne (SUI) ~ HH Prince Faissal bin Abdullah Al-Saud (KSA) was presented with the FEI Lifetime Achievement Award by FEI President Ingmar De Vos at a special ceremony in Lausanne (SUI) during the FEI Sport Forum 2017. The ceremony, held in recognition of Prince Faissal’s lifelong services to equestrian sport, was attended…

Forta Stud of Abu Dhabi Increases 2017 ARO Race Sponsorship

11 April 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has confirmed that Forta Stud will be increasing its race sponsorship with ARO for 2017. The first of two races will be the Forta Stud Restricted Maiden Stakes at Taunton on May 21, whilst the new addition, the Forta Stud Mares and Fillies Maiden Stakes…

The Arabian Racing Cup Congratulates 2016 Darley Awards Winners

Paddys Day to compete in €1.2 million HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown in Abu Dhabi10 April 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Paddys Day topped off an outstanding season in 2016 by winning the coveted Horse of The Year trophy as well as Older Horse, at the 30th annual Darley Awards…

Awarded Best International Photographer, UK’s Debbie Burt

Horsereporter speaks with Debbie Burt about her photography, art and future goals  8 April 2017, USA ~ Debbie, congratulations on winning the 2016 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Best Photographer Award. Could you share with us more about your creative process and your goals? HR: We know you are a sculptor, journalist, and photographer.…

Argentina’s Mercedes Tapia Awarded Best International Endurance Rider

Mercedes Tapia speaks with Horsereporter8 April 2017, USA ~ Mercedes, congratulations on winning the 2016 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Best Endurance Rider Award. We would say you were born in the saddle. Can you tell us about your passion for horse riding and healing? HR: How long have you been riding horses? How…

Best International Journalist Award, Stephanie Corum Speaks With Horsereporter

Stephanie Corum receives Best International Journalist Award

8 April 2017, USA ~ Stephanie, congratulations on winning the 2016 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Best International Lady Journalist Award. Can you tell us what path you took to become a magazine editor? HR: Is this your career goal, to be a journalist? Were you a journalism major or how did you get into the…

Australia’s NARA Introduces HARC Racing Silks

Race announcer Victoria Shaw promotes HARC racing silks8 April 2017, Australia ~ On 8 April 2017, at Merton, Victoria, Australia, the National Arabian Racehorse Association (NARA)of Australia held two HARC Arabian races. Race 1-NARA HARC Maiden Sprint -1150m – Win time: 1.21.03 1. Aloha Thee Desperado (Aloha Telesmon x Aloha Abba), 7-yr-old ridden by Ben…

Dazzling Conclusion to 30th Annual Darley Awards Weekend

Chief Steward Michelle Morgan

HH Sheikha Fatima Awards and the US Darley Awards for the Arabian racing world together in Hollywood3 April 2017, Hollywood, California, USA ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival named yet another star jockey – Chantal Sutherland- as their Ambassadress as the curtain came down on the…

Espinoza Wins on Paddys Day at Santa Anita

Paddys Day wins

Grade I, $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes1 April 2017, Arcadia, California ~ Just when he thought he ‘had ridden them all’, it was a first time experience for Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, thanks to the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. Ezpinoza, after becoming…

Darley Awards Hollywood Sparkles With the Best

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival – sponsored Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood1 April 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Naziq was named the ‘Best 4-year-old filly’ in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley (International) Awards while Scott Powell and his Champion Purebred Arabian race horse Paddys Day along with US owner-breeders Betty and Joe…