Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Dubai International Arabian Races 2018 Newbury Racecourse, 29 July

29 July 2018, Newbury, UK ~ French superstar jockey Olivier Peslier took the Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury on Sunday, 29th July by storm with a fabulous 115-1 four-timer, including the three Group 1 PA prizes. The 45-year-old veteran lit up a grey and rainy day at the Berkshire track with a riding masterclass…

Entries Up for Goodwood Qatar International Stakes (Group 1 PA)

Arabian Racing moves to Goodwood30 July 2018, UK ~ The Goodwood Qatar International Stakes, a Group 1 PA one mile race to be run on 1 August 2018, promises a top quality renewal. The ten entrants together have been awarded wins in 11 Group One PA’s and 23 pattern races, and a few are standouts…

Spain, Slovakia, and France Final in the FEI European Endurance Young Rider/Junior Championship

Toscana Young Riders on the Podium

26 July 2018, Pisa, Italy ~ The Toscana Endurance Lifestyle FEI Meydan European Endurance Young Rider/Junior Championship was held on 27 July 2018, at Pisa San Rossore, Italy. All top three competitors arrived within 6 seconds of each other.   CH-EU-YJ-E 120 km Continental/Regional Championships, Young Riders and Juniors Costa Codina Raquel and Tunez Cost…

Top Racing for Dubai International Arabian Races Sunday at Newbury

His Excellency Mirza Al Sayegh and members of the DIAR committee

Sunday 29 July, Racing and Entertainment in Store26 July 2018, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races promises spectacular entertainment both on and off the track when the world’s most prestigious day’s racing dedicated to Purebred Arabians returns to Newbury Racecourse under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler…

2019 Dubai World Cup Meeting Increases Prize Money to $35 million

Group 1 Dubai World Cup boasts a $7.2 million purse to the winnerOn 30 March 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horse racing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US…

Italian Endurance Festival in Azizi Begins 27 July

Meydan Endurance

Festival includes a CEI2* 120 km ride and a CEI1* 81 km ride24 July 2018, Italy ~ The His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival will take place as part of the Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2018, supported and sponsored by Meydan, at San Rossore Racecourse in Pisa, Italy, on 27 July…

Al Shamoos Wins Wathba Stallions Cup Edition in La Teste, France

Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup23 July 2018, La Teste de Buch, France ~ Al Shamoos pushed to the lead in a close finish in the Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup race for Purebred Arabians on Sunday, 22 July 2018, at the La Teste Buch racecourse in France. Jockey Delphine Santiago drove home the 4-year-old Al Shamos (No…

Southerland Wins Battle for Sacramento, California, Arabian Race

22 July 2018, Sacramento, California ~ Southerland under jockey Pedro Flores made a determined effort in the 6 Furlong Sacramento Arabian race for 3yrs+ on Saturday, 21 July 2018. The 7-year-old gelding by Aim South out of Novelynn by Patriot Missle jumped well, but the inside rail was soon crowded with traffic. Heading around the…

Dubai International Races At Newbury Bonus

Lightning Bolt over Gazwan in the finish.

29 July 2018 is the flagship event at Newbury Racecourse, UKIn 2018, DIAR is renewing the Preparation Races for our flagship event at Newbury (UK) on 29th July. The horses that finish 1 st , 2 nd or 3 rd in a Preparation Race and win one of the bonus races at Newbury on 29th…

British Equestrian Federation Announces WEG Endurance Team Selection

Endurance Nominated Entries for 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games 17 July 2018, UK ~ The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) confirmed the nominated combinations selected by EnduranceGB, which have been submitted to the FEI, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018.     The nominated combinations are (in alphabetical…

First Racing, First Wathba Stallions Cup in Ploiesti, Romania

The first international gallop event for Pure Bred Arabian horses in the history of racing in Romania15 July 2018, Romania ~ Incredible success for the first international race-meeting in Romania. After a timid demonstration race of pure Arabians last fall, I convinced Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sh Mansoor Festival, to support racing in…

U.S. Endurance Squad Named for FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

13 July 2018, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ US Equestrian has announced four athlete-and-horse combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place 11-23 September 2018 in Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA. Following the 2016-2018 selection period, the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved the following combinations…

Sharesa and O’Shea Score at Newbury DIAR Prep

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12 July 2018 – DIAR at Newbury, 29th July International Stakes ~ The last of the Dubai International Arabian Races prep races took place at Newbury Racecourse on Thursday, 12 July in the 29th July International Stakes with a 1mile 2f race for four-year-olds and upwards. This race concluded a tremendous campaign that beganin Italy…

Breeders Cup Elects Board Members

Breeders’ Cup re-elects four board members, three new ones 11 July 2018, USA ~ Voting members of the Breeders’ Cup have re-elected four board members and selected three new board members, the Breeders’ Cup said Thursday. The re-elected directors were Barbara Banke, the owner of Stonestreet Stables; William S. Farish of his family’s Lane’s End…

Lightning Bolt Strikes In Holland DIAR Series

Lightning Bolt (chestnut) winning 2016 UAE Pres Cup - file photo

9 July 2018, Duindigt, Holland ~ The final races of the 2018 Dubai International Arabian Races European series took place at Duindigt, Holland, on Sunday, 8 July 2018. Three Arabian races, including two Listed PA races, attracted a total of twenty-nine runners, trained in seven different countries: Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Great-Britain and Poland.…

Yas Horse Racing’s Yaraa Wins Wathba Stallions Cup in France

Prix de Bournazel Wathba Stallions Cup at Pompadour, France 9 July 2018, Pompadour, France ~ Yaraa owned by Yas Horse Racing Management belonging to HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs won the Wathba Stallions Cup on Sunday, 8 July 2018 in Pompadour, France. Ridden by…

Mackenzie Wins DIAR Pres With Ensiab

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7 July 2018, Newbury, UK ~ It was 1-2-3 for the three year old fillies in the winner’s enclosure following the fiercely contested Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury, UK, on 5 July 2018, for the 7 Furlong race entitled 29th July International Stakes. Video Even as debutantes Ensiab (Kerbella x Parsa) under Ellie Mackenzie…

Oak Tree at Pleasanton Arabian Stakes Entries for 7 July

Oak Tree At Pleasanton Arabian STAKES5 July 2018, Pleasanton, California ~ The Arabian Stake Race for 7 July 2018, has attracted seven top Arabians for the $12,000 purse. For Three-Year-Olds and up, the second race on the card is six furlongs and scheduled for 2:15pm (PST).   PP Horse Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer 1…

Al Ryma Monlau Wins DIAR at La Teste de Buch

The flagship event is on 29 July at Newbury race course4 July 2018, France ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) sponsored three of the nine races at the La Teste de Buch race course in France on 3 July 2018. Al Ryma Monlau faced off in the first race of the day to win…

Ameer Al Arab wins Romanian Opener

Ameer Al Arab became the first winner of an international Purebred Arabian race in Romania1 July 2018, Ploiești, Romania ~ Ameer Al Arab, the 5-year-old son of Nizam, under jockey Atanasov Valentin, won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup at the Hipodromul Ploiesti on…