Monthly Archives: June 2018

Romania Hosts Wathba Stallion Cup

Bucharest will stage the 2019 World Arabian Horse Racing Forum (WAHRF)30 June 2018, Ploiești, Romania ~ Romania is the latest country to play host to the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup at the Hipodromul Ploiesti on Sunday, 1July 2018. Ploiești is a city and…

The Qatar International Stakes (Gr1 PA) Focuses on Quality Entries

1 August is the first stage of the $1,000,000 Bonus Doha Triple Crown28 June, 2018 ~ The prestigious Qatar International Stakes (GR 1 PA) that will be run at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Wednesday, 1 August 2018, promises an exciting renewal both in quality and quantity in terms of entries in the early closing…

Shomoos Athbah Leads the Field to Win at Newbury DIAR Run-Up

DIAR International Day at Newbury 29 July28 June 2018, Newbury, UK ~ On 26 June 2018, Shomoos Athbah under Tadhg O’Shea took the lead in the last furlong to win the 29th July International Stakes at Newbury Racecourse, one of the DIAR Prep series races. In the select field of six fillies lined up for…

Sara Vermeersch Takes the Win On Home Turf in Belgium

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup in Belgium26 June 2018, Ghlin, Belgium ~ Belgium’s Sara Vermeersch was again in the winning circle, this time on home turf in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup at the Hippodrome de Wallonie in Ghlin, Belgium, on…

Rodess Du Loup Gallops in Winner of Chantilly Qatar Arabian Derby

Rodess du Loup under Christophe Soumillon Photo Noelle Derré

Top 4-year-olds contend the Arabian Derby Group 1 at Chantilly 17 June 201819 June 2018, Chantilly Racecourse, Chantilly, France ~ Christophe Soumillon guided Rodess Du Loup to his first Group 1PA victory in the Qatar Derby for four-year-olds at Chantilly Race Course in France on 17 June 2018. Second in and trying to close on…

RB Wild Card Wins Arabian Allowance at Delaware Park

RB Wild Card (Akim Du Ducor x Abra Caadrabra by Burning Sand) won his first race on the Delaware Park track on 18 June 2018. He has now won 2 of 6 starts in 2018. Ridden to win by Antonio Quiles, trained by Wallace Nielson, owned by Rita Deleon. 6 furlongs - win time: 1:19:66

Mehdaaf Athbah Takes Dubai International Prep Race at Chepstow

Chepstow's undulating course

18 June 2018, Chepstow, UK ~ The opening race of the meeting at Chepstow on Friday, 15 June 2018, saw Medhaaf Athba win the handicap race for four-year olds and up. This was the second of the UK Dubai International Preparation Race Series that leads to the Rotana Hotels and Resorts Premier Handicap Stakes for…

Sand Victor Opens With Win at Pleasanton

Sand Victor wins in Pleasanton 2016

18 June 2018, Pleasanton, California ~ As Arabians once again take center stage in California racing, Sand Victor showed his talent by winning the first Arabian race of the season at Oak Tree at Pleasanton, California on Sunday, 17 June, 2018. In a race for 3 yr-olds and up of five furlongs, Sand Victor (Burning…

Arabians Ready for California Pleasanton Racing on Sunday 17 June

Sand Victor wins in Pleasanton 2016

Arabian Allowance attracts seven runners15 June 2018, Pleasanton, California ~ The California Racing Fair Circuit is now open at Oak Tree at Pleasanton, California, and the first Arabian race will be held on Sunday, 17 June 2018, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California, USA Sponsored by the Diablo Valley Arabian Association, the Arabian race…

First DIAR Prep Race Taken by Royal Cavalry of Oman

Bro Park Racecourse, Stockholm, Sweden will host three DIAR races on 18 June 14 June 2018, Newbury, UK ~ A field of eight took their place on 14 July 2018, for the DIAR at Newbury, 29th July International Stakes, a prep race for Dubai International Race Day. The first UK leg, a 6 furlong race,…

Delaware Park Welcomes Second ARC Breeder Bonus Winners

Burn Em Joey winning at Delaware Park on 6/11/18 Photo: Hoofprints, INC

Trainer Torrez Gets 1,2,3 June 2018, Delaware Park, USA ~ Trainer Erenesto Torrez had the 1,2, 3 for the Arabian Maiden Special, also an Arabian Racing Cup Breeder’s Bonus race, on 13 June, 2018, at Delaware Park, USA. Burn Em Joey (Burning Sand x Triumphs Silkie) under Carol Cedeno broke well and took the lead…

Arabian Maiden Race at Delaware Park Awards ARC Breeder’s Bonus

Arabian Racing Cup Breeder’s Bonus race awards $500 for 1, 2 & 3 finishFortaissa (TH Richie x Shippey Lane by Haffir El Rimel) won the Arabian Maiden at Delaware Park on 9 June 2018, also an Arabian Racing Cup Breeder’s Award race. Owner/breeders Dennis & Paulette Hughes will receive the $500 ARC Breeder’s Bonus. ARC…

Royal Cavalry of Oman Race Day at Wolverhampton

ARO Race Entries

Fresh entries for ARO’s trip to the midlands on Sunday, 10 June, 20181 June 2018, UK ~ Wolverhampton fields are ready for the 10 June 2018 race, with uniquely named races among the seven and some top runners in the fourth full-Arabian fixture, kindly sponsored by the Royal Cavalry of Oman.   In a touching…

Macallan Scores For Second Year in Sheikh Zayed Cup

Sweden’s National Day at Gardet Park 7 June 2018, Stockholm, Sweden ~ Over 50,000 horse racing fans and Swedish citizens marking Sweden’s National Day at the Gardet Park were served a fine display of racing by the Purebred Arabian horses as the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival…

Cre Run Arabians Winning Ways

4 June 2018, USA ~ The start of racing at Delaware Park at the end of May brought two quick wins for Cre Run Farm. FiftyShadess of Bay 2013 (Dahess x DonnatellAA by Genuine Monarch) with Keiber Coa in the saddle finished a length ahead of Miss Paradise under Robert Paz followed by third in…

Zells Zenyatta wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Brazil

Zells Zenyatta

4 June 2018, Sao Paulo, Brazil ~ Zells Zenyatta stayed true to the favorite’s tag in winning the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Grande Premio Wathba Stallions (Group 3) in the Year of Zayed race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The imported Zells Zenyatta, trained by AGS Correa…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Arabian Races Feature in Swedish National Day Meet

Macallan-winning-the-Zayed-Cup-race

Arabian races headline Swedish Day in Stockholm5 June 2018, Stockholm, Sweden ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s races will again be the feature events in the Swedish National Day race meeting expected to draw nearly 50,000 fans to the City Park of Gardet near central Stockholm on Wednesday, 6…

Haras Du Domaine De Monlau – An Exceptional Stud Farm in France

The first feeding came as morning touched the river 2 June 2018, Montauban, France ~ Haras Du Domaine De Monlau was begun in 1989 near Montauban, France, by Robert and Marie-Ange Bourdette. Escaping from the city life of Paris, they found the ideal horse farm property in this corner of southwest France dominated by an…

Deryan Wins Maiden in Toulouse, France

Deryam winning in Toulouse

2 June, Toulouse, France ~ Toulouse, France again had top racing on Friday, 1 June 2018, where Deryan in the able hands of Alexandre Gavilan, tasted success in the Prix Norniz, a 1600 metre race for maidens. Deryan, a three-year-old colt by Mahabb out of Haboob, made it a sweet victory for HH Sheikh Mansoor’s…