Monthly Archives: May 2017

ARO June Racing Program

25 May 2017, UK ~ DIAR Program at CHELMSFORD CITY The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomed three overseas entries and a further 17 domestic entries to the first of two UK prep races for Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) which will be held at Chelmsford City Racecourse on 1 June. With ten entries per races,…

FEI Endurance Forum 2017: Welfare, Education and the Future

With presentations by Valerie Kanavy, Nick Brooks-Ward, Stephane Chazel and Spanish Chef D’Equipe Ignasi Casas2 6 May 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Welfare, education and the future direction of the sport were prominent topics at the FEI Endurance Forum 2017, which took place this week in Vic, Barcelona (ESP). A total of 100 delegates from over…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Attends FEI Endurance Forum

FEI Endurance Forum

UAE delegation took part in the two-day (May 23-24) FEI (Federation Equestre International ) Endurance Forum in Spainhttp://brussels-endurance.org/ 25 May 2017, Barcelona, Spain ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival took part in the FEI (Federation Equestre International) Endurance Forum in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Ghanem Mohammed Al Hajri,…

How Important is the ISO 9001 Certification?

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival has twice received the ISO 9001 Certification22 May 2017, USA ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival has now twice been awarded the Standard of Management Systems, the ISO 9001. Horsereporter caught up with Désirée El Khoury, Managing Director of…

Jockey Turner Records Treble at Taunton

22 May 2017, ARO Racing, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) returned to the West Country for the second full fixture of their 2017 season where on 21 May 2017, jockey David Turner recorded a treble. Turner’s wins were all on homebreds, including Tameh, owned and trained by the meetings’ main sponsor, the Royal…

Maria Alvarez Ponton Leads Spain to Victory in Spanish Endurance Festival

Alvarez Ponton Tops two days of endurance20 May, Madrid, Spain – Former World Endurance Champion Maria Alvarez has been crowned the Gaulta de la Nina after winning the 160-km three-star FEI ride on Delif De La Nie at the Carmara Esteruelas suburb in Madrid, Spain, on 19 May 2017. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

ARO Sees Continued Increase in Declarations

Sponsored races well supported for Taunton18 May 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) announced 57 Purebred Arabian declarations were received for the second ARO full fixture of 2017 which will be held at Taunton racecourse on Sunday, 21 May. The Taunton meeting features an eight race card with six races sponsored by long-time…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Supports Madrid Endurance Festival

18 May, Madrid, Spain ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is supporting five endurance rides in Madrid, Spain, from 18-20 May 2017, under the name of Abu Dhab-Madrid-Brussels Endurance Challenge. The FEI rides include the 19 May 160km 3* with an 80km 1*, and on Friday,…

Muraaqib Wins President of the UAE Cup Gr 1 in Deauville

15 May 2017, Deauville, France ~ Muraaquib (Munjiz x Tashreefat (Benglai D’Albret) won the 2,000m The President Of The UAE Cup – Coupe d’Europe des Chevaux Arabes (Gr1 PA) on Sunday, 14 May 2017, in Deauville, France. Francois- Xavier Bertras was in the stirrups wearing the blue silks of HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and guided the colt…

French Raider Takes Center Stage for DIAR Racing in Rome

14 May 2017, Rome, Italy ~ Clear skies and top quality sport were the order of the day at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome on Sunday 14 May 2017, for the Shadwell-sponsored event that was supported by two Arabian races under the banner of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR). French raider MEBLSH took the main…

The First Arabian Races in Algeria Supported by Arabian Racing Festival

Algiers latest stop on HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival14 May 2017, Algiers, Algeria ~ The Global Arabian Racing Festival has now included Algeria as Marabouh Almisk and Ghilas won the two races organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival at the Al Kharouba race course in Algiers…

Saeed Al Khayari Wins Royal Windsor Endurance CEI2* on Dahi

14 May 2017, Royal Windsor, UK ~ Royal Windsor Great Park grounds were once again the location of one of the most picturesque of UK endurance rides on Friday, 12 May. Royal Windsor Endurance supported by the Kingdom of Bahrain held three rides, attended by the Queen and other Royals. The United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Wrap of World Arabian Horse Racing Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco

Festival helps propel growth of Purebred Arabian racing worldwide12 May 2017, World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, May 4-6, 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco ~ On the final day of the three-day World Arabian Horse Racing Conference experts were highly optimistic that the future of Arabian Racing was bright. The panelists on the final session ‘Future of Arabian Racing’’…

French Apprentice Bonnefoy, Slovakian Kucharikova Win First Races in Marrakesh

Brown De Saulaire

Bonnefoy, Slovakian Kucharikova win Fatima races at first race meeting at Hippodrome De Marrakesh 13 May 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco ~  A 1-2-3 awarded owner–trainer Kamal Daissaoui in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed) race after he had already won the Wathba Stud Farm Cup, ensuring the spotlight on the first day of…

Racing Jockey Ambassador Ellie Mackenzie Strikes Gold at Wolverhampton

Ellie McKenzie

Arabian Racing Organization applauds win by Racing Welfare Jockey Ambassador 7 May 2017, Wolverhampton, UK ~ The Opening meeting of the UK at Wolverhampton  on 7 May 2017, applauded a win by Welfare Jockey Ambassador Ellie Mackenzie. sponsored by Botanica International Limited. The Arabian Racing Organization said the eight race card drew a very encouraging 67 Purebred…

Taunton Sees Increase in Entries Sign of Good Health for Arabian Racing

12 May 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomed the 82 entries received for the second ARO full fixture of 2017, which will be held at Taunton racecourse on Sunday 21 May. This increase on last year’s figure of 42 purebred Arabians demonstrates that the sport is in good health in the UK…

Algeria Hosting Two Wathba Stallions Arabian Races on Saturday

Zineb El Briouil rides Fehria in first race at Hippodrome to Marrakesh 7 May 2017

12 May 2017, Algeria ~ Algeria is the latest country to benefit from the support of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival as two Wathba Stallions races will be run in Algeria on Saturday, 13 May 2017. The two races will be part of the Wathba Stallions…

Madrid to host 2018 World Arabian Horse Racing Forum

Spanish Logo with Festival

Festival to stage Sheikh Zayed Cup on Preakness Stakes day in 20187 May, 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival announced a US $200,000 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup race on Preakness Stakes race meeting day in 2018 to coincide with the…

Arabian Festival Celebrates Opening of New Marrakesh Racecourse

Ten in line-up for Sheikh Zayed Cup (Listed) race 6 May 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco ~ Morocco, the country that is second in the world to Turkey for the number of Purebred Arabian horse races held yearly – opened its 7th race course on Sunday, 7 May 2017, which featured four races of the HH Sheikh…

Experts Share Views at World Arabian Horse Racing Conference

Racing officials and envoys from the UAE and the world are in attendance.4 May 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s annual World Arabian Horse Racing Conference got off to a start at the Four Seasons Hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Thursday, 4 May…

Ellie Mackenzie Named As ARO Ambassador For Racing Welfare

5 May 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirmed the appointment of ARO registered amateur jockey Ellie MacKenzie as the new Racing Welfare Jockey Ambassador for Arabian Racing. She will be promoting the work of Racing Welfare throughout the forthcoming season which starts at Wolverhampton on Sunday May 7. Racing Welfare is the…

Eighth Edition of WAHRC Marrakesh, Morocco

Purebred Arabian racing fraternity members from 86 countries assemble for three-day World Arabian Horse Racing Conference4 May 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s eight edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference begins in Marrakesh, Morocco on Thursday, May 4, 2017 with 86…