Monthly Archives: March 2019

Local Boy Makes Good in $1,000,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic

ERA AF Mayer win

UAE-bred AF Maher claims success in the $1,000,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Group 1 30 March 2019, Dubai, UAE ~ The 2019 edition of the US$1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Mubadala will go down as one of the most thrilling in the history of the Group 1 PA race. Neck to neck the locally…

2018 Darley Award Winners Celebrated at St. Regis Hotel, Houston, Texas

Welcome Back to Texas Ya’ll27 March 2019, Houston, Texas, USA ~ The annual Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) Darley Awards, celebrating the Champions of the past year’s Arabian Racing, hosted it’s 32nd year on 23 March 2019, the first year back in Houston, Texas, following a five year relocation to Hollywood, California. The Awards were held…

Who Will Host FEI World Championships 2022?

26 March 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ A total of 20 countries on four different continents – Europe, North and South America and Asia – have submitted expressions of interest to host the FEI World Championships 2022, with representatives from over 30 different venues attending a workshop for potential host cities. Participants at the interactive workshop,…

Track Notes from $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic (G1)

Trackwork as of Tuesday, 26 March26 March 2019, Du bai, UAE ~ $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic (G1) sponsored by Mubadala Al Shamoos—The grey mare Al Shamoos has really settled in well at Meydan and appeared very relaxed on the dirt track on Tuesday morning. The first of the French raiders to show, she did…

Quick Sand AA Tops Entries for Sam Houston Darley Stakes on Friday, 22 March

Quick Sand AA wins over Easter Man 9 Nov18

Two Darley Stakes Races Begin the Houston Darley Weekend19 March 2019, USA ~ The Houston, Texas, Darley Award’s weekend kicks off with race night at Sam Houston Race Park, on 22 March 2019, with two races sponsored by Lufthansa Cargo. Opening racing at 7:18 PM is the Darley Sprint Stakes for $20,000 with nine Arabians…

2019 Dubai World Cup Likely Fields

The Dubai World Cup will go off on Saturday, 30 March 2019. Likely fields for the nine races have been posted. Fifteen are listed for the $1 Million Dubai Kahayla Classic. All are from the UAE save one from France, one based in Poland, and another from Saudi Arabia. Enlarge or download

Balad Al Reef Takes Third and Final Round of Al Ain Marathon Series

Ballad Al Reef
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Final Races for the Season at Al Ain16 March 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ the final round of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 5100m Prestige handicap, was the official feature at Al Ain on Saturday, 15 March 2019, and was won for a third time in four years by Balad Al Reef, saddled by…

BF Mughader Wins Abu Dhabi Group 1 Emirates Championship

BF Mughader

Tadhg O’Shea confirms his place in the UAE record books15 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Friday, 15 March 2019, for its biggest meeting of the season, highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship for Purebred Arabians, as well as the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship for Thoroughbreds. Both…

Nevour Say Never Wins Second Out in Chile in Emphatic Fashion

Nevour Say Never

On 10 March 2019, Nevour Say Never won the Carrera Arabe Copa Anca Chile, on Chile’s most important race day staged at the Club Hipico (Blanco Encalada Street in Santiago). Nevour Say Never emphatically won this prestigious 1000m race, seeming to pick up speed as she hurtled away from the field in the stretch. This…

Al Zahir Looks to Defend Emirates Championship in Next to Last Race of Abu Dhabi Season

Al Zahir and Crowley

14 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club this week has moved to Friday, 15 March 2019, for what is arguably the biggest meeting of the season in the Capital. The six-race card is highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship, as well as the biggest Thoroughbred race of…

O’Shea Equals Hills’ Record With Three Weeks To Go in the UAE Season

AF Yatroq

10 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 10 March 2019 featured the best of the Purebred Arabian action in a 2200m handicap where Khalid Al Nabooda and Ernst Oertel were celebrating victory with Brett Doyle aboard AF Yatroq, fresh from his Super Saturday Al Bastakiya victory…

Easter Man Wins Grade 1 Sheikh Zayed Cup in Houston

Easter Man winning the Zayed Cup in Houston

  9 March 2019, Houston, Texas, USA ~ In 2018 Eastern Man finished in a dead heat with Quick Sand AA but on Saturday, 9 March, in the 2019 running of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Amethyst (Grade 1) race at the Sam Houston Racing Park, the 7-year-old was ridden to a superb…

New Equine Safety Policies and Procedures Put in Place at Santa Anita

Thess Is Awesome Santa Anita 2016

Unprecedented amount of horse accidents and deaths have led to the Santa Anita track closure 9 March 2019, Santa Anita, California, USA ~ As a thorough evaluation of Santa Anita’s main track continues, The Stronach Group has announced several new safety and welfare measures which will be put in place when racing resumes at Santa…

US Equestrian Announces Inaugural Endurance National Championships

Championships to be held at the 2019 North American Endurance Championship 7 March 2019, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that it will host its inaugural Endurance National Championships at the 2019 North American Endurance Championship, held from November 14-16, 2019, at the Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, S.C. Hosted…

AL Ain Mile Nose to Nose Finish and Won by a Nostril

Amwaj
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1 March 2019, UAE ~ Al Ain staged the biggest race of their season, the 1600m Listed Al Ain Mile, on Friday, 1 March 2019, in the AED300,000 feature where Amwaj landed a thriller by a flared nostril to provide His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Eric Lemartinel a third consecutive winner…