Monthly Archives: January 2018

Treble for Mullen, Seemar, Lemartinel at Al Ain

Nizora

 27 January 2018, Al Ain, UAE ~ Champion Jockey Richard Mullen, was the man to follow at Al Ain on Saturday evening riding a treble, including landing the featured 1000m handicap, the final race of seven, on Extra Hope. Sporting the colors of Ali Haddad, Mullen was content to take a lead from Joori until…

Abu Dhabi Race Meet on Sunday Postponed

Three days of mourning have been declared28 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Following the death of HH Sheikha Hessa Bint Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, the race meeting scheduled on 28 January at Abu Dhabi has been postponed. A…

Sniper De Monlau Fires in Abu Dhabi Feature

Sniper De Monlau Photo Shamela Hanely

21 January 2018 ~ On a blustery evening in the capital, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosted a six race card on Sunday, featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the AED2,500,000 Group One feature coming in three weeks time. The Feature was won in determined fashion by…

Mullen Makes It 400 Wins on Al Ain Card

19 January 2018, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 19 January 2018, was highlighted by Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap for which seven went post and proved to be a career landmark 400th UAE winner for reigning champion jockey Richard Mullen. Victory appeared less than…

Ireland’s McCutcheon, Sweden’s Dalbark Win in Oman

Dalbark

2018 HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s international campaign begins20 January 2018, Muscat, Oman ~ Ireland’s Evanna McCutcheon and Sweden’s Andreas Tapia Dalbark emerged as winners of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Horse Flat Racing Festival’s international openers for the year 2018 at the Al Rahba race course in the Wilayat of Barka…

Australia’s Global Sprint Challenge Suspended in 2018

18 January 2018, Racing Victoria ~ Due to the restrictions placed on the movement of horses between Hong Kong and Australia, organisers have taken the decision to suspend the Global Sprint Challenge in 2018, with a view to resuming the series in 12 months’ time. With these restrictions – which were imposed late last year…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Begins 2018 in Oman

2018 Festival racing begins on Friday18 January 2018, Muscat, Oman ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Horse Flat Racing Festival’s international calendar kicks off on 19 January 2018 at the at Al Rahba race course in the Wilayat of Barka in Oman with two of its races being part of the…

Trainer Saleha Gets First Win with La Yfootkum

Racing Abu Dhabi

Wathba Stallions Cup in Abu Dhabi15 January 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The New Year seems have started on a perfect note for UAE lady trainer Saleha Ahmed Al Ghurair. It was in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup For Private Owners Only race…

Alison Lidderdale joins the Arabian Racing Organisation as Sponsorship and Commercial Manager

13 January 2018, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes Alison to the team following her appointment as Sponsorship and Commercial Manager. She will be based at the organisation’s office at Newbury Racecourse. Lidderdale formally worked at the world renowned PR Agency Weber Shandwick (part of the Inter Public Group) and has more recently…

Paddys Day Gives Trainer Doug Watson First Win of the Evening

US runner owned by Quarter Moon Ranch wins with jockey Pat Dobbs up Opening night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival and the first of seven races was the US $60,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 (G1, Purebred Arabians), presented by Longines Equestrian Collection. Like its Thoroughbred counterpart, it was contested over 1600m on the…

US Runner Paddys Day Wins Al Maktoum Challenge (R1) at Meydan Carnival Races

Paddys Day shows form on dirt Meydan track as in HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Championship racing US

US Champion Paddys Day to Compete in Gr 1 in Dubai

Paddys Day wins

On Thursday evening, 11 January 2017, nineteen top racing Arabians including highest rated, US Darley Champion, Paddys Day, are entered into the 1600m Round 1 of the Al Maktoum Challenge (Gr 1) at Meydan, Dubai, UAE. Also running are top rated Quick and Rich, owned by Tom Fritz and trained by Ernst Oertel, along with…

Bougedelah Grabs Last Gasp Victory In Sharjah Feature

6 January 2018, Sharjah, UAE ~ The best was saved to last at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon, 6 January, when the featured 1700m handicap, the final of six races, produced a thrilling finish with the first three home just a neck apart. In the end it was Bougedelah snatching the spoils close to home. Entering…

BF Mughader Victor in Three-Way Action at Al Ain

BH Mughader

5 January 2018, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday evening, 5 January 2018, highlighted by a competitive 2000m handicap, did not disappoint with the lead changing hands at least three times in the final 500m. RB Goliath took up the running at about halfway but was immediately challenged for the…

Sharjah Excitement Saturday with Six Races

5 January 2018, Sharjha, UAE ~ Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club complete three consecutive days of UAE racing on Saturday afternoon with a six-race card, highlighted by the finale, a 1700m handicap for which 14 were declared before favorite Hammsa was scratched on Thursday. Her unfortunate absence, due to lameness, would appear to leave the…

World Equestrian Games Prepares for 2018 September Event

FEI World Equestrian GamesTM runs from 11-23 September 2018 3 January 2018, Tryon, North Carolina, USA ~ Mark Bellissimo, CEO of International Equestrian Group, LLC (IEG), announces that in less than a year Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in North Carolina will host the world’s largest equestrian competition, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018…