Monthly Archives: February 2020

Tallaab Al Khalediah Shows Heels to Field in Obaiya Arabian Cup

Tallaab Al Khalediah and jockey Roberto Perez

BREAKING NEWS 29 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ On a night full of stars of the equestrian world, Tallaab Al Khalediah ridden by Roberto Perez for Al Khalediah Stables was the best in the first run of The Obaiya Cup Arabian Classic at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Run on the eve…

DIAR 2020 With Increased Investment

29 February 2020, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee has announced an increase in their investment towards international Arabian racing in 2020. DIAR have been supporting Arabian racing in Italy for many years and were very proud to be able to sponsor the first ever IFAHR recognized international stakes race for Arabians…

AF Mathmoon and RB Money To Burn Will Meet at G2 LIWA OASIS

20 February 2020, Meydan, UAE ~ Racing on the turf Sunday, 1 March 2020, at Abu Dhabi will be highlighted by a renewal of the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis which has attracted a field of 13, including the 2016 and subsequent Group 1 Kahayla Classic winner AF Mathmoon. Trained by Musabbeh Al Mheiri for…

Mike Smith Emerges Winner of STC International Jockeys Challenge

28 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ US Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith emerged victorious in the stc International Jockeys Challenge on a day where history was made on Kingdom Day at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack.   Smith won two rounds While Smith’s two success from four rounds of the competition, which featured 14 invited…

Bandar Leads Gate to Wire in the Al Maktoum Challenge

Bandar chased down the stretch by RB Texas Hold Em
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$100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (G1) 27 February 2020, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE ~ The $100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (G1) for Purebred Arabians kicked off the night and was won with a clever front-running ride by Fernando Jara on Majed Al Jahoori-trained Bandar, overcoming his outside post 13 to make the running gate-to-wire under…

Jockeys Challenge Set For Friday

Lisa Allpress

27 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ Some of the very best male and female jockeys in the world will compete over four races in the first ever stc International Jockeys Challenge at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh on Friday, 28 February 2020. On the eve of the inaugural running of the $20,000,000 Saudi Cup,…

Saudi Cup Thursday Track Works

US $20,000,000 The Saudi Cup – 1800m27 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ Saudi Cup Day, Saturday 29 February 2020 King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Works – Benbatl (GB) – Godolphin’s representative arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday afternoon and went out to the training track for the first time on Thursday…

Saudi Cup Race Day Draw

Mucho Gusto arrives

For Saturday, 29 February -Saudi Cup Day The horses have had a bit of work out the last few days on parts of the track – turf and dirt. The trainers have given interviews and the excitement is palpable. Today we spoke with Bob Baffert about his two entries, Mucho Gusto and McKinzie in the…

RB Texas Hold Em Brings G1 Experience to Meydan

RB Texas Hold em

25 February 2020, Meydan, UAE ~ All the cards are on the table for Byerley Racing’s American G1 winner RB Texas Hold Em, making his UAE debut on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at the Meydan Racecourse Group 1 $100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 for Purebred Arabians. Against what looks to be a top-class field,…

AF Kal Noor Heats Up Al Nabooda Treble With Win

AF Kal Noor
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AF Kal Noor Wins HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup22 February 2020, Sharjah, UAE ~ The final meeting of the current season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige contest turned into a procession by AF Kal Noor and jockey Tadhg O’Shea.…

EBRAZ wins HH Amirs Sword, Records QREC Triple Crown With $1 Million Bonus

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22 February 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ HH The Amir Sword Festival 2020, the 32nd race meeting of the year at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) at Al Rayyan is the most highly anticipated weekend of Doha’s race year. Saturday, 22 February’s eight races were topped with the $1M HH The Amir Sword, the…

HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup and Marathon Cap Sharjah Season

21 February 2020, Sharjah, UAE ~ Saturday, 22 February 2020 is the sixth and final meeting of the season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse and will be highlighted by the AED250,000 HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup and the Sharjah Marathon. A 1700m Prestige contest, the HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup has attracted a select…

2020 California Wathba Stallions Bonanza Series – Three Races

2019 Wathba Stallion Bonanza Series

We are happy to announce the 2020 California Wathba Stallions Bonanza Three Races -Three Chances to win BIG A program designed for the Stars of the Future Featuring Our 2020 Maidens For 3 year olds and upward who are Maidens as of midnight 31 May 2020 * First Installment for one Berth – Entry Fee…

IFAHR International Classification of Racing Arabians for 2019

The Pattern Committee of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities has published their ratings list for 2019. 128 – Topping the list is the 2013 colt, EBRAZ (Amer x Massamarie), 2019 winner of the Qatar Arabian World Cup, Qatar Gold Sword, and the HH The Amir Sword.Owned by Al Shahania Stud. 126 –…

US Track Stars Arrive in Riyadh Ahead of $29.2M Saudi Cup Day

Maximum Security

Maximum Security, McKenzie and Mucho Gusto on Saudi Soil for 29 February Saudi Cup Day 20 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ A group of 12 American racehorses with combined prize money earnings of more than USD$17.5M got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse today as they touched down ahead of the $29.2M Saudi…

Crowley Wins With Marzaga and Jawaal in Fillies and Colts Classic

Marzaga
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16 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 16 February 2020 was highlighted by the Emirates Fillies Classic and Emirates Colts Classic. Both contests carried Prestige status over 1600m and restricted to 4-year-olds foaled in the UAE. Marzaga took the fillies race to continue…

Yaraa Makes Determined Win in Al Ain Feature

Yarra

15 February 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 14 February 2020 was officially highlighted by a quality 1800m handicap won in determined fashion by Yaraa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richard Mullen. Winning number 11 for Ana Mendez, the 5-year-old mare, running in the colors of Al…

World Class Jockeys Will Compete at International Jockeys Challenge on Saudi Cup Eve

Saudi Cup Weekend to award over USD$30 Million Prize Money12 February 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh ~ The Kingdom Day STC International Jockeys Challenge, featuring seven of the best male and seven of the best female riders in the world, will kickstart Saudi Cup weekend on Friday, 28 February 2020. The all-star line-up includes Japanese…

Rmmas, O’Shea and De Roualle Steal Group 1 in Abu Dhabi

Rmmas
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Rmmas scoops AED 5 million 2200m Group 1 HH The President Cup9 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing in the capital on Sunday, 9 February 2020 was one of the most prestigious meetings staged throughout the season at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. It was highlighted by the AED 5 million 2200m Group 1…

AL Zahir Seeks Second HH The President Cup Win in Abu Dhabi

AL Zahir wins Presidents Cup 2/2019

8 February 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sunday, 9 February 2020 is the eagerly awaited HH The President Cup meeting in the capital with the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosting a six-race card, officially highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup. The President Cup Group 1 race will see two-time…

Riyadh to Host World’s Top Racehorses for USD$29.2M Extravaganza

Saudi Cup Day Races Attract 66 Overseas Runners From 8 Countries5 February 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ HRH Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal, Chairman of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, has released a list of Saudi Cup day runners weighted with 21 individual Group or Grade 1 winners across an eight race card.…

Mudaarab Wins Abu Dhabi Feature for Trainer Charpy

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2 February 2020 ~ Racing in the capital at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest on the six-race card, a 2200m handicap and the meeting’s final event, won relatively comfortably by Mudaarab, confidently ridden by Jim Crowley for his main employer, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid…