Monthly Archives: October 2017

Royal Polo Club Kicks off Season at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club

Pink Polo launches exciting 2017-2018 season at the Royal Polo Club with free entry on 3 November 31 October 2017, UAE ~ Polo enthusiasts will once again be treated to the very best sporting action at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club on 3 November 2017. Now in its eighth year, the highlight of the Pink…

The UK Arab Horse Society Honors Sambist as Leading Racing Sire

Sambist Wins Leading Sire trophy for the 12th time29 October 2017, UK ~ Each year the Arab Horse Society (AHS) honors the Leading Race Horse and the Leading Premium Racing Sire. Anne Brown writes: “I am thrilled that my stallion Sambist (deceased in 2014) has won the 2017 Leading Sire trophy for the 12th time. The…

Uptown Sandy Girl Wins Filly’s Texas Lone Star Stakes

Henningsgard connections

Jon R. Henningsgard’s Uptown Sandy Girl led to the wire28 October 2017, GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Jon R. Henningsgard’s Uptown Sandy Girl gave no quarter in the filly division of the $20,000 Texas Lone Star Juvenile Stakes on Friday night, 27 October 2017, at Lone Star Park. Trained by Ken Danyluk and ridden by Francisco…

1-2-3 for HH Sheikh Mansoor in Group 2 in Toulouse, France

27 October 2017, Toulouse, France ~ Owner HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan claimed the first three spots in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Group 2 race held in Toulouse on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Najah, a three-year-old Munjiz…

Belgian Arabian Racing Entices Entries From Iran, Sweden, Romania, Russia

HARC race broadcast live on Equidia25 October 2017, Belgium ~ The Hippodrome Wallonie at Ghlin will be the location for two great Arabian races on 30 October, 2017. The Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium (AHRCB) Closing race has 11 starters in a race over 1500m for the prize money of €10,000, and an equal…

Algeria’s Apprentice Abdelkader Boulosba Qualifies for Final

Germany’s Melina Ehm became the first woman jockey to race in Algiers18 October 2017, Algiers, Algeria ~ Algeria’s Abdelkader Boulosba became the final Apprentice jockey to qualify for this year’s HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship (IFAHR) series final which will be held in Abu Dhabi on 10 November 2017. In Monday’s leg of…

HARC in Profile Features Teresa Gavin

L.B Farrah is currently UK HARC Champion mare17 October 2017, UK ~ The Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC), now in it’s second year, has highlighted to the Arabian horse racing fraternity the ability of the pure Arabian racehorse to hold its own, and on occasion come home the winner against the bigger or faster specialist…

Apprentice Gutierrez Rides Kontrat de Ghazal to Victory at Tarbes

Spain’s Gutierrez on Kontrat De Ghazal wins in photo-finish15 October 2017, Pau, France ~ Spanish apprentice Alejandra Gutierrez rode to win this 1500 meter race on Kontrat De Ghazal (Dormane x Kaoe de Ghazal), a four-yr-old trained by D. Guillemin and owned by the Haras de Ghazal Earl D’Al Pices from Negrepelisse, France. Gutierrez spent…

French Success for Endurance in Capitals Challenge In Fontainbleau, France

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Sponsors Endurance in Capitals Challenge outside of Paris 16 October 2017, Paris, France ~ Arthur Desprez riding 8-year-old Verseau D’Aurabelle led a clean sweep of the French riders in the CEI Two-star 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup held on Saturday, 14 October 2017 in the forest of Fontainebleau…

Karin Van den Bos Saddles Winner for HH Sheikh Mansoor

16 October 2017, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ Loid Bekaert, the 16-year-old Apprentice jockey from Belgium, already booked for a berth in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship final after winning in Berlin in July, scored a win in the Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup at Duindigt on Sunday, 15 October 2017. One of…

Third Try the Charm for Gazwan in Qatar Arabian World Cup 2017

Gazwan over the line

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Gazwan Wins in QAWC  11 October 2017, USA ~ HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Gazwan (Amer), guided by jockey, Maxime Guyon, brought home the 2017 edition of the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1), hoping to follow the path of the great Al Mourtajez (Dahess), twice winner…

European HARC Championship Runs Nations Cup on 30 October

10 October 2017, Belgium ~ The Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) has announced the forthcoming European HARC Championship taking place in Ghlin, Belgium, on 30 October 2017. Run for the second year, this popular Championship will have entries from Russia, Romania, Italy, Great Britain, Sweden and for the first time, Iran, totaling 12 runners to…

Susan Meyer Announced as New Arabian Jockey Club President

Smoke to continue as Vice-President 9 October 2017, USA ~ Susan Meyer, current Vice-President of the Arabian Jockey Club (USA), has been elected by the AJC Board of Directors to the Presidency of the AJC organization, replacing outgoing Kathy Smoke, who will continue as the elected Vice-President beginning 1 January 2018. Open Letter from Kathy…

Delaware Park Arabian Racing News USA

8 October 2017, Delaware Park ~ On 5 October 2017,Thess Is Awesome with Scott Spieth guiding, owned the 1 1/16 mile race, finishing almost 2 lengths ahead of Mystical MHF, with Kao Maloan SWA in 3rd. Final time was 1:56.8 in a field of seven for three-year-olds + on dirt. Two days later, on 7…

Morocco Embraces Boudheib Initiative Endurance

7 October 2017, Ifrane, Morocco ~ Morocco was the latest country to take advantage of the inspiration of the International Boudheib Initiative for an FEI endurance event in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. The weekend of 6 -7 October 2017 saw the latest International Boudheib Initiative (BI) -sponsored endurance event take place in the cedar…

Storm Troupour Ends Macallan’s Run at Jagersro Sprint

Wathba Stallions Sprint Cup (Group 3) in Malmo, Sweden8 October 2017, Malmo, Sweden ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Sprint Cup, the last of the five races of the Festival in Scandinavia, was run on Thursday, 5 October 2017, at the Jagersro Racecourse near…

Michael Roberts Tastes Success With Help of ARO UK

Michael Roberts

4 September 2017, UK ~ Following the final fixture of the 2017 UK season, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) offers their warmest congratulations to ARO Judge, Michael Roberts, on taking up his appointment as a Judge for the British Horseracing Authority. Roberts started his career with ARO three seasons ago, initially in a support capacity,…

On to New York

Coffee St Regis

4 September 2017, USA Labor Day – Steve & I were staying in New York City, the real New York, as some say. We were guests of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival at the St. Regis hotel. We enjoyed the many subtle amenities, including our own pot of coffee in the morning in this most…

Qatar Arabian World Cup – Quick Results

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Gazwan wins QAWC for Al Shahania Stud1 October 2017, Chantilly, France €One Million Prize Money 1stGazwan J: M Guyon T: Mr J Smart 2ndYazeed Head J: P C Boudot T: A De Mieulle 3rdEbrazHead J: C Demuro T: Mr J Smart 4thSylvine Al Maury J: J B Eyquem T: J Bernard Also ran: Handassa, Kareem…