Monthly Archives: December 2018

RACE FIXTURE LIST FOR 2019-20 APPROVED BY HH SHEIKH MANSOUR BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

27 December 2018, Dubai, UAE ~ The fixture list for the 2019-20 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The season will offer 67 race dates—equalling its record offer of…

Al Nabooda and Oertel Take Three on an Abu Dhabi Sunday

23 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 23 December 2018 was highlighted by the best of the Purebred Arabian action. Fabrice Veron on Bainoona (Mahabb x Miledy Del Ma by Kesberoy) devoured the ground in the final 300 to snare AF Maher, providing a thrilling finish with under Tadhg…

Abu Dhabi Handicap Sunday 23 December

22 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The final UAE racing fixture before Christmas is at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 23 December 2018. The best of the Purebred Arabian action is a 1600m handicap with 14 declared. Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea, riding for the last time in 2018 having incurred a two-day…

Inside UAE Arabian Racing

18 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE racing comes under the Northern Hemisphere jurisdiction, which can be a disadvantage for locally bred horses. As youngsters they have had to live through the long hot and humid summer season when exercise is difficult and generally they do not race until the season starts in…

FEI Addresses Endurance with Temporary Committee meeting

FEI PRESS RELEASE17 December 2018, Lausanne (SUI)  The Temporary Committee, established by the FEI Board in October to urgently review the Endurance rules in order to address the issues currently affecting the discipline, held its first in-person meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI). Dr Sarah Coombs (GBR), chair of the Temporary Committee, said after…

RB MONEY TO BURN PUTS IT IN THE BANK WITH ABU DHABI CHAMPIONSHIP

Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged its penultimate meeting of 2018 on Sunday with half of the six races dedicated to 3-year-old Purebred Arabians, including the featured 1600m Abu Dhabi Championship (Listed PA), won in determined fashion by RB Money To Burn. In a field reduced to 14 after two withdrawals on veterinary advice, Pat Cosgrave…

RB Torch Wins National Day Cup in Abu Dhabi

9 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Purebred Arabian Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup (PA G3) on 9 December 2018 at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club ran over 1600m and was won byRB Torch (TH Richie (US) x Burnie Gee PW by Burning Sand). Originally the first reserve but granted a…

Abu Dhabi National Day Cup Promises Top National Day Cup Races

Racing Abu Dhabi

Arabian Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup worth 500,00 dhms 8 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Traditionally one of the highlights of the Abu Dhabi campaign, Sunday, 9 December 2018 will feature National Day Cup fixture promises to be a cracker with two competitive highlights, one of the big Thoroughbred races…

Trainer Al Alawi Makes it 100 Career Wins at Al Ain Feature

Burj Al Reef

7 December 2018, Al Ain, UAE ~ Friday, 7 December 2018, was the third Al Ain meeting of the current campaign and was highlighted by the final event of seven. This 2000m handicap will always remain very special to local trainer Helal Al Alawi who saddled his 100th career winner courtesy of Da’Areen, winning fairly…

Race Track Industry Program Announces Annual Award Winners

RTIP Alumni Bob Baffert

5 December 2018, Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona, announced its annual award winners during the 45th Annual Global Symposium on Racing awards luncheon held Tuesday, 4 December 2018. The 2018 Clay Puett Award was awarded to longtime Director and CEO of Del…

Shadwell Stud Announces 2019 Arabian Breeding Stallions

Shadwell Arabian Stallions roster welcomes new stallion, Manark4 December 2018, UK ~ MANARK (MAHABB) will start his stallion career in 2019. Bred in France by Haras de Mandore, MANARK won impressively on debut at three. His trainer, Damien de Watrigant, commented: “MANARK showed a lot of natural speed and was very precocious. He was always…

Remembering The Big Red Machine (1992-2018)

He understood the game of endurance and he loved every second of it  4 December 2018, California, USA ~ His registered name was LF Crystals Charm (Crystal Wind AHS x Autumn Splendor), and because of his steady ground-eating stride and his lets get down the trail attitude, they called him, The Big Red Machine. He…

Gary Capewell Receives Qatar Racing and Equestrian Award

Commentator Capewell takes Qatar Racing and Equestrian Arabian Award at the 2018 Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards Generously sponsored by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

Capewell has now called over 1,000 Arabian racesThe Arabian Racing Organisation (UK) announced an award for race commentator, Gary Capewell, who has been presented with the coveted Qatar Racing and Equestrian Award at the 2018 Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on Monday 3 December 2018. Following a unanimous decision,…