Monthly Archives: July 2020

Courage, Sweat and Determination in One Package

31 July 2020, USA ~ Determination is a good quality in a jockey, and Kirsten Swan can claim a large portion of it. “I’ve been working with horses my whole life,” she said. Swan has been immersed in the horse world since she was born. If she were a horse, one would say she had…

Top Rivals Ebraz and Tayf Oppose in Qatar International Stakes

30 July 2020, UK ~ For a fourth consecutive year, two of the world’s leading Arabian racehorses, Ebraz and Tayf, will go head to head in the Qatar International Stakes. They complete a field of nine declared runners for the £200,000 Group 1PA contest, to be run over a mile on 1 August, the final…

EBRAZ- Highest Rated Arabian Heads Qatar International Stakes Entries

27 July 2020, UK ~ In a year full of challenges, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirms that the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) will go ahead this week and the final day, Saturday, 1 August, will highlight the Arabian race, the Qatar International Stakes Gr 1. The one-mile contest will be held in…

California Sand JS Wins Wathba Stallions Stakes in California

18 July, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ The winner in the first of the Triple Series races for the California Bonus Bonanza Stakes at Pleasanton, California, was the 3-yr-old California Sand JS ridden by David Martin. The Terri Eaton trainee showed the same talent he had on 5 July for speed, winning his second out for…

Goodwood Will Allow a Crowd of 5,000 at Final Day of Meet

18 July 2020, UK ~ Goodwood has been given permission to allow 5,000 racegoers on the final day of its Glorious meeting on 1 August as the government announced the fixture was among a select list of pilot events which could lead to spectators returning to sporting events in England on 1 October. The racecourse’s…

Jacques Arnould (1962-2020)

16 July 2020, Belgium ~ The world has lost another great equestrian. Endurance Belgium is sad to announce the passing of Jacques Arnould. Founder and proprietor of the breeding farm Al Ondrel stud, Arnould was the 2001 Belgian Sr Champion with Opalina des Iviers. He was the organizer of the CEI and CEN events “La…

Happy Bastille Day – France

14 July, Bastille Day – Similar to the USA, 4th of July, the Fête de la Fédération on 14 July 1790 was a celebration of the unity of the French nation during the French Revolution. The aim of this celebration, one year after the Storming of the Bastille, was to symbolise peace. The event took…

Alan Smith, Equestrian Journalist, the Best Job in Fleet Street

Article by Louise Parks for FEI – 6 July 2020 Not too many people have been to 17 Olympic Games in their lifetime, but retired British journalist Alan Smith most certainly has. In a career that spanned 48 years he reported on no less than nine Summer and eight Winter Games along with all the…

Hattal Wins the Qatar Derby Gr 1 at Chantilly

5 July 2020, Chantilly, France ~ The Group 1 Qatar Derby for 4-year-old Pure Arabians is one of the major races in the European Arabian racing calendar. The 2020 renewal of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC)-sponsored event was run at Chantilly on Sunday, 5 July. This race, in a normal year, would have…