Monthly Archives: July 2017

Qatar International Stakes Goodwood Runners Declared

31 July 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO), published the list of runners for the forthcoming Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) to be run on Wednesday, 2 August 2017 on the second day of the five-day annual Qatar Goodwood Festival held at the historic Sussex Downs course. With four of the entries having won…

Leading Amateur Lady Jockeys Taste Success at Newbury DIAR

Ellie MacKenzie

31 July 2017, UK ~ It was double debut success day for two leading lady amateur jockeys Ellie Mackenzie and Serena Brotherton at the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) at Newbury racecourse on Sunday, 30 July 2017. Mackenzie not only had a first win on her first ride at DIAR, but it was in a…

Lightning Bolt Heads List of Dubai International Arabian Race Winners

Lightning Bolt over Gazwan in the finish.

DIAR winners Include Sylvine Al Maury, Riyam, Lwsail, Pronto T, Cheik Roque, Kayote and Unity Belle30 July 2017, Newbury, UK ~ At another thoroughly successful DIAR day at Newbury on 30 July 2017, the Arabian Racing Organization congratulated Lighting Bolt (Munjiz x Oleya du Loup), winner of the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes (Group 1 PA).…

Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury, UK 30 July

Top Arabian Racing 2016 photo Pamela

Prize money increase and family attractions at DIAR Day at Newbury28 July 2017 – UK Europe’s most important day for Purebred Arabians takes place under the Dubai International Arabian Races banner at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, 30 July 2017, with prize money topping £190,000, free admission and a host of activities to entertain the whole…

Easter Man Tops Paddys Day at Delaware Park

Easter Man over Paddys Day

  On 24 July 2017, Easter Man backed by Carol Cedeno won his first race of the season, catching Paddys Day in the stretch and outgunning him by a length on the 1 1/16 mile dirt track. Until this race Paddys Day, owned by Quarter Moon Ranch, had an unbroken season with 4 wins/4 starts…

Young Belgian jockey, Loid Bekaert, Steals Apprentice Limelight at Hoppegarten

Hoppegarten run

Festival returns to historic Hoppegarten in Berlin27 July 2017, Berlin, Germany ~ Loid Bekaert, a 16-year-old Apprentice jockey from Belgium, stole the limelight when he scored an emphatic win in the 2200-metre race on Le Jason, a four-year-old trained by R. Zoetelief in Berlin on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 in the fourth round of the…

Mabrooka leads 1-2 for HH Sheikh Mansoor at La Teste de Bush

Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup (Listed) race in France24 July 2017, La Teste, France ~ It was a 1-2 finish for horses owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Listed Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup race held at the La Teste de Buch racecourse in France on Sunday, 23 July 2017. Mabrooka under…

Switzerland’s Burger Wins 10th HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies Race

24 July 2017, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ Swiss professional jockey Nadia Burger steered Chalwa De Breull to victory in the 10th edition of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race (Group 3) at the Duindigt racecourse in the Netherlands on Sunday, 23 July 2017. The large crowd cheered home favorite Cindy Klinkenberg…

Zells Kate, Rhondo Rach win Festival’s Group 3 Races in Brazil

Rhondo Rach

The Grand Prix Mahabb (Group 3) was one of the three races held under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and part of the Wathba Stallions Cup Festival. The first three races on the card comprised of the Wathba Stallion Cup Festival and was…

Wathba Stallion Cup Hosts Three Races at Hipódromo de Cidade Jardim

Zells Kate

22 July 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival hosted three Wathba Stallions Cup races at Jockey Club de Sao Paulo at the Hipódromo de Cidade Jardim on Saturday, 22 July 2017.   Seven mares were in the running for the R45.000,00 (USD$14,324.823)…

Festival Ladies Championship Gr3 at Dindigt, The Netherlands

2016 Ladies entries at Duindigt

Group 3 contest has nine lady jockeys in the fray 22 July 2017, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ Nine lady jockeys drawn from around the globe contest the tenth edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship Gr3 at the…

FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Comes to New York

21 July 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Adequan®/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) will be held 18-23 July 2017, in conjunction with the HITS-on-the-Hudson IV Horse Show at HITS Saugerties, New York, USA. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America and neighboring countries for Junior and Young riders, age…

DIAR Entries at Newbury on the Increase

Muraaqib DIAR 2016

19 July 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has seen a significant increase on 2016 entries following the close of entries for the international contests of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) card. The 189 entries (2016 entries = 158), include the defending title holders in every Group 1 PA race, with defenders…

Ultimate Force Wins Royal Cavalry of Oman Handicap at Bath, UK

Ultimate Force & D Turner

18 July 2017, UK ~ Ultimate Force (Tornado De Syrah) and David Turner put in a fine front-running performance to win The Royal Cavalry of Oman (0-50) Handicap on 18 July 2017, at Bath, winning by two lengths from Zayin Zamurai, with Senor Dublcheck a further three lengths behind in third. The win gave owner-breeder,…

Goodwood Launch Promotes Qatar International Stakes

18 July 2017, UK ~ Representatives from the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO), were in attendance at a press launch for the forthcoming Qatar Goodwood Festival held at the Sky Bar, Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London on 17 July 2017. The £400,000 Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) will be run on Wednesday, 2 August 2017, on…

Owen Dominates First 2017 Wathba Stallions Fixture

15 July 2017, UK ~ James Owen dominated the first Wathba Stallions sponsored fixture of the 2017 Arabian Racing Organisation season at Chelmsford City Racecourse on 15 July 2017, in front of a crowd over 1,000 racegoers. The in-form Newmarket based trainer Owens recorded four wins, with victories for Dolfina D’Ibos (0-55 Handicap), Karlos Du…

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle Festival Takes Off in Italy

San Rossore Estate and Racetrack Hosts Toscana Endurance Lifestyle14 July 2017, UAE ~ The Toscana Endurance Lifestyle, held for the third consecutive year at the San Rossore Estate near Pisa, Italy, and the unique racetrack by the same name, will host two high profile rides from 14-16 July and then from 4-6 August 2017. The…

Alazeez Tastes Success at Newbury

Equine Creative Media Conditions Stakes 14 July 2017, UK ~ Alazeez had the perfect preparation for the forthcoming Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) meeting when coming home a ready winner of the Debbie Burt – Equine Creative Media Progressive Conditions Stakes run at Newbury on 13 July. The four-year-old son of Madjani ridden by Dane…

Wathba Stallions Race at Chelmsford on 15 July

12 July 2017, Chelmsford, UK ~The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions series will make its debut in Chelmsford City racecourse in Essex, UK, on Saturday, 15 July 2017. The UK’s Arabian Racing Organisation welcomed the Wathba Stallions series to Chelmsford City Racecourse with the first…

IFHRA Helps Young American’s Dream Come True

Kentucky girl finishes mentorship in Ireland 10 July 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ When 20-year-old American rider Mahayla West from Kentucky got an opportunity to visit Ireland in May 2017, she not only fulfilled one of her biggest dreams which was to be trained in her passion of horse racing, but she also got to make…

Holland Winners Destined for DIAR Day at Newbury

10 July 2017, Holland ~ The Shadwell Arabian Stallions Stakes, one of the final round of DIAR Prep over 2150m, went the way of the imposing grey, My First General, at Duindigt, Holland, on Sunday, 9 July 2017, under clear skies. The Alban de Mieulle-trained four-year-old will head to Newbury in three weeks. A target…

Paddys Day Scores Big in California

Honors for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival8 July 2017, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ The second leg of the US Triple Jewel Race, the Emerald Jewel, went to the indomitable Paddys Day on 8 July 2017, at the Oak Tree Pleasanton track at Pleasanton, California. Although ten took the field, it remained a race between Paddys Day,…

Paddys Day, Dream Pearl Win in Pleasanton Race Meeting

Californian racing bodies honour HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival8 July 2017, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ Paddys Day stormed home to victory in the Grade 1 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup-Emerald Arabian Triple Jewel in Pleasanton in the US on Saturday, 8 July 2017, and closed in on a third successive triumph in the three-leg…

Entries Up for California HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship

Paddys Day (file photo Pleasanton)

Another hot race of the day is the second leg of the HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Gr 1) 6 July 2017, USA ~ The 9th ladies race in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) 2017 series takes place on Saturday, 8 July 2017, at Oak Tree in…

Delaware Park News

Uptown Sandy Girl

6 July 2017, USA ~ On 3 July 2017, at Delaware Park the Maiden special weight race for 3 year olds + with a purse of $10,000 had added money sponsored by the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) Breeder Incentive Award.  $500 went to the breeders of the first 3 winning horses. Winners of $500 ARC…

Chelmsford City Hosts First 2017 Wathba Stallions Fixture

6 July 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation welcomes the Wathba Stallions series to Chelmsford City Racecourse on Saturday, 15 July 2017. The first of three full Arabian race meetings to be held at the Essex track this season, there will be a further two fixtures on 12 August and 16 September 2017, which…

AL Mourtajez Retires From Racing

4 July 2017, Qatar ~ AL SHAQAB RACING’s dual World Champion AL MOURTAJEZ has been retired from racing following a soft tissue injury sustained in training. The highest-rated Arabian racehorse in the world, the winner of 9 Group 1s and over €2,100,000 in prize money, AL MOURTAJEZ is a son of world leading sire Dahess,…

UAE Dominates HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies Endurance Ride in Italy

Winners Ladies ride

Alyazia, Alia in 1-2 as four UAE riders finish in top five3 July, Sardinia, Italy ~ Lady riders from the UAE did the country proud when four of their riders finished in the top five in the 120-km HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies CEI Two-star Cup, part of the three-day Sardinia Endurance Festival that…