Monthly Archives: January 2020

Britain Has Left The European Union

Britain severs EU ties after nearly half a century31 January 2020, UK ~ Britain has left the European Union after almost 50 years. There will be twelve months of transition and the British Horseracing Authority has assured that Post-Brexit the movement of Thoroughbreds and people will operate as it has been until the end of…

Sufyan Breaks Course Record in Al Ain Marathon Opener

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31 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ A seven-race card at Al Ain on Friday, 31 January 2020, was highlighted by the First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap. Despite the extreme distance, the first three home were separated by just a fraction more than a length, with Sufyan (Munjiz) clinging…

AL Hammadi Trains Two for First Leg of Al Ain Marathon Feature

30 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ A seven-race card is on tap for Al Ain on Friday, the last day of January 2020, including six for Purebred Arabians and one for Thoroughbreds. The best is saved for last, the featured First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap with 13 declared,…

Turf Testing New Track in Saudi Arabia Gives a Thumbs Up

New turf to host three races worth US$4.5m on Saudi Cup day, Saturday, 29 February 29 January, 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Racing history was just made in Riyadh as the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia staged the first official trial to be held on a turf course in the Kingdom. The…

RB Lam Tara Stars in Al Asayl Double at Abu Dhabi

26 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf Sunday, 26 January 2020, was highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Shadwell Stud Al Ruwais Stakes for which a dozen Purebred Arabian sprinters went to post. RB Lam Tara ran the race alone at the end, posting a smooth success representing the…

ES Ajeeb and AF Alwajel Will Go Head to Head in Abu Dhabi

ES Ajeeb wins 21 Nov 2019

Group 3 Al Ruwais25 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ A six-race race card on the turf at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 26 Janaury 2020 is highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais for which 12 have been declared including Wadeeaa and ES Ajeeb that will rival AF Alwajel. Wadeeaa, trained last year by…

Dubai World Cup Races Attract 902 Nominations From 21 Countries

US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC Group 1, 2000m, Dirt with 82 Nominations23 January 2020, Dubai, ~ A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, 28 March 2020 at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck,…

Disciplinary Action Against Dutch Trainer

19 January 2020, France ~ According to reports by French Galop, a disciplinary action was taken against Dutch Trainer Karin Van Den Bos in accord with the Code of the Course and she has been suspended for a period of one year. A test on the stallion Akoya, owned by Landgoed Waterland, after his winning…

Rmmas Snatches Abu Dhabi Feature Moments From Wire

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19 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ After postponing a meeting after the bad weather of last week, racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 19 January, the first meeting of 2020 in the capital, a six-race card featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, won in thrilling fashion by Tadhg O’Shea aboard Rmmas (Mahabb).…

Rawaa Completes Double for Mullen and Mendez in Al Ain Feature

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17 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Seven races at Al Ain on Friday, all originally attracting maximum fields of 15, were officially highlighted by the finale, a 1000m conditions contest for Purebred Arabians, won impressively by Rawaa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richie Mullen and trainer Eva Mendez while maintaining her…

Trainer Doug Watson Wins 600th Race in UAE

16 January 2020, UAE ~ In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial. The milestone comes 10 weeks after Watson…

AL Ain Resumes With Seven Races on Friday

All seven races have attracted the maximum allowed field of 1516 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing returns to Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon, 17 January 2020, for a seven-race card including a solitary Thoroughbred contest, a 2000m handicap. On official ratings with a lofty handicap mark of 75, Marmara XM (Grilla (US)…

Texas Horse Racing Receives Huge Benefit From 2020 Legislation

Sam Houston, Texas

Arabian breed interests will work with Thoroughbred organizations for a share of the revenue12 January 2020, Texas, USA ~ In June 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed legislation that will benefit the Texas horse racing industry. House Bill 2463/Senate Bill 1991 is a purse matching bill that would take a portion of the money collected…

First Saudi Cup Race Day Worth USD$29.2m

32 Group or Grade 1 winners in Saudi Cup alone and total 964 entries for new race day14 January 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The first running of the USD$29.2m Saudi Cup race day has attracted an impressive entry, including no less than 32 Group or Grade 1 winners in the big…

Cheryl Van Deusen and Kate Bishop Awarded Top Honors in Endurance

Van Deusen and Hoover the Mover

3 January 2020, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ US Equestrian is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of endurance. Cheryl Van Deusen has been awarded the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award, and Kate Bishop has been awarded the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. Cheryl Van Deusen and Hoover the Mover at…

Saarookh Wins 2000m Handicap in Al Ain

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SS Dostoor takes debutant race3 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 2000m handicap, the best of six Purebred Arabian contests on a seven-race card. Said event turned into something of a South America affair with Argentine trainer Ana Mendez saddling the winner, Saarookh (Munjiz), under…

Duc De Faust Favored in Friday Feature at Al Ain

Duc de Faust win November 2019 Al Ain

2 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain will host a busy meeting on Friday, 3 January 2020, with a seven-race card, including six for Purebred Arabians highlighted by a quality 2000m handicap. In the Royal Cavalry of Oman silks, Duc de Faust (Munjiz) looks likely to make his presence felt in the third…