Monthly Archives: March 2018

Saudi Tallaab Al Khalediah Victorious in $1M Dubai Kahayla Classic

New Track Record Set

31 March 2018, Dubai, UAE ~ The stunning grey Tallaab Al Khalediah extended his unbeaten record to five with an impressive performance in the US $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Mubadala, which allowed him to become the first Saudi Arabian trained horse to add his name to this very important race in the Purebred Arabian racing calendar.

Ridden by Roberto Perez, the 7-yr-old jumped well and immediately went to the front with Af Al Sajanjle, briefly taking the lead. When they came into the final straight of the 2000m event, the son of Jalood Al Khalidiah did not need much encouragement to take the lead and even though Chaddad made a great effort in the final yards, Tallaab Al Khalediah’s victory was never in doubt. He passed the winning post with his jubilant jockey, who is from Panama, with a length and a half to spare from Chaddad, while Barnamaj finished third.

Tallaab Al Khalediah is trained by Mutlaq bin Mashref for HRHP Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz and made headlines in Saudi Arabia when he nearly lost his bridle on his last start. Perez, who was celebrating his first Group 1 PA victory, explained: “Yes, the bridle came off in his last race, but I managed to get it back on and they changed a few things today to stop it happening again.”

I feel so excited,” he added. “It is the second big win for this horse and I have ridden him both times. When I put him into the front I knew I had to save a little bit as he has been winning over 1800m and had 200m more to go today, but he stayed it well. The race went very well and he did nothing wrong.”

For his first start over the 2000m distance Tallaab Al Khalediah completed the race in 2:13.68, setting a new track record. The order of finish was completed by Chaddad, Barnamaj, Mawahib, Al Zahir, Ziyadd, Nafees, Bandar, AF Al Sajanjle, Darius du Paon, Paddy’s Day, Cheik Roque, Sniper de Monlau, AF Marrah and Cakouet de Bozouls.

Race Quotes:

Jockey Oisin Murphy (Chaddad, 2nd) – “He ran a cracker. He jumped slow, but finished well and it was a very good race. He is the best Arabian I have ridden.

Jockey Jim Crowley (Barnamaj, 3rd) – “He hasn’t been out of the first three all year and has ran so well again. We got a little bump at one stage, but it didn’t make any difference at the end.

Jockey Dane O’Neill (Al Zahir, 5th) – “He takes time to get into his stride, so starting a little slowly didn’t help, but he ran a solid race and picked up prize-money for fifth place. He’s probably a better horse on grass.

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Prince Fahad bin Khalid bin Sultan accepts the trophy for the Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala from Mr. Hommaid Al Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Human Capital and Corporate Services.

Tallaab Al Khalediah Takes the Kahayla Classic on Dubai World Cup Night

31 March 2018, Dubai, UAE ~Saudi Arabian entry, Tallaab Al Khalediah trained by Moh bin Mashref and ridden by Roberto Perez has won the 2018 Dubai Kahayla Classic. Finish order: Horse, Trainer, Jockey 1. Tallaab Al Khalediah (KSA), M bin Mashref, Roberto Perez 2. Chaddad (GB), S Al Hajri, Oisin Murphy 3. Barnamaj (FR), A…

Paddys Day Light Work Before $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic Gr1

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And the winner – 2018 International Darley Award Nominees from US, France and UK

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Kahayla Classic Field Announced

26 March 2018 ~ The Kahayla Classic is the second race on the Dubai World Cup card. [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Race_Card_Meydan-Racecourse_Dubai-World-Cup_31_March_2018.pdf” title=”Race_Card_Meydan Racecourse_Dubai World Cup_31_March_2018″]

Herbert Leaving Al Shaqab Racing

Herbert to focus on expanding business26 March 2018, UK ~The Hon Harry Herbert will no longer be Racing Adviser to Sheikh Joaan Al Thani and Al Shaqab Racing from the end of April, 2018. He commented: “I am incredibly proud of everything Al Shaqab Racing has achieved since I became racing adviser to Sheikh Joaan…

Paddy’s Day Could Have the Luck in the Kahayla Classic

Paddys Day wins at Monmouth 2017

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Ten Students Approved for IFHRA Scholarship Fund

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Lara Sawaya

25 March 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Three additional students have been selected to benefit from the Racing Scholarship Fund (RSF) created by the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) Mentorship Program, which comes under the umbrella of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Purebred Arabian Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.…

2018 Likely Fields For the Dubai World Cup and Kahayla Classic

Paddys Day Win in Mazrat Al Ruwayah

21 March 2018, UAE ~ The Likely Entries have been released for the 31 March 2018 Dubai World Cup to take place at the Meydan racetrack in Dubai, UAE.   RACE 2 : US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC (GROUP 1) 2,000m (10 furlongs) Dirt – by Mubadala Prize Money: 1st: $600,000 2nd:200,000 3rd: $100,000 4th: $50,000…

AL Zahir Looks Set for Kahayla Classic After Emphatic Win in Emirates Championship

Al Zahir and Jim Crowley Win HH Presidents Cup Photos by Leigh Young

17 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The final card of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season on Saturday, 17 March 2018, was highlighted by the AED1million Group 1 Emirates Championship, won emphatically by Al Zahir (Madjani), over the same 2200m as his HH The President Cup victory on his previous start five weeks ago.…

Paddys Day – On the Track to History

Paddys Day wins at Monmouth 2017

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Bahrain’s Jasim Thrills Home Fans With Apprentice Championship Win

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship17 March 2018, Manama, Bahrain ~ Bahraini Apprentice jockey Abdul Rahim Jasim thrilled his home crowd with a convincing victory in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship IFHRA race held at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir, Bahrain, on Friday, 16 March…

Ajjaj Commands Field In Final Leg of Marathon in Al An

Ajjaj by Andrew Watkins

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Abu Dhabi Saturday Meet Caps Season

Al Zahir and Crowley

16 March 2018, UAE ~ The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stages their final fixture of the campaign with a rare Saturday card in the capital on 17 March 2018. On offer is arguably the best card there all season with the AED 1million Group 1 Emirates Championship the official highlight. The card also features the…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Race Bahrain

Dalbark winning the 2017 Apprentice race

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Balad Al Reef Hoping to Recapture Al Ain Marathon in Al Ain Season Finale

Ajjaj by Andrew Watkins

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Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline Headlines Five Day Festival

Teenager Mohammad AlMarri aboard SM Jota Curado

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California Announces Two New Arabian Race Series for 2018

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Doubles for De Sousa and Jara in Abu Dhabi

Gadeer

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Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech president and founder, dies at 73

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Goshawke takes Arabian Triple Crown R2 in Abu Dhabi Meet

AF Waqas

Sunday 4 March 2018 ~ On Sunday, 4 March 2018 at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club race course, the 1400m Group 2 Arabian Triple Crown R2 for four-year-olds went to Goshawke partnered by Fernando Jara for trainer Abdallah Al Hammadi and his main patron Al Ajban Stables. Another winner ridden patiently after a slow start,…

Easter Man, Quick Sand AA Photo Finish in Grade 1 Sheikh Zayed Cup in Houston

Quick Sand AA and Easter Man in photo finish

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Norma Corbin and Shane

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Arabian Racing Association of California 2017 Racing Awards

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Trainer Torrez Looks Strong for Houston Racing

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Grade 1 Starts US Festival Racing2 March 2018, Houston, Texas, USA ~ Texas-based trainer Ernesto Torrez is strongly represented by a trio of horses in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup 100 Years…

Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Won by Ziyadd

1 March 2018, Dubai, UAE ~ The ninth meeting of the Meydan Carnival went off on Thursday 1 March 2018, and saw Ziyadd win the spoils in the only Purebred Arabian contest on the card, the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3. Sponsored by Al Naboodah Facilities Management Trophy over the same 2000m on dirt…

Amateur Jockeys Ride In World Championship Race in Texas

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