Monthly Archives: September 2020

City of Light Prepared for Annual Prix de L’Arc and Qatar Arabian World Cup

Ebraz Wins the QAWC 2019

Exciting contenders in Qatar Arabian World Cup with EBRAZ seeking a repeat30 September 2020, Paris, France ~ Following the Qatar Goodwood Festival in late July and early August this year, and the Arc Trials and the Arc Trials at ParisLongchamp two weeks ago, the time has come for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe…

French Government Reduces Attendance to Events Including Racing

Impact on Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe attendance24 September 2020, Pars, France ~ On 23 September, the French Government released a map that shows the different zones of the epidemic and announced that Paris and its immediate suburbs had been placed in the Reinforced Alert Zone (ZAR).According to Government announcements on Wednesday 23 September,…

Toofan Wins on Debut in THEARABIANRACEHORSE.COM Maiden Stake

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3 September 2020, UK ~ Toofan made a great debut win in thearabianracehorse.com maiden stakes 1 mile+ at Wolverhampton on 29 September, ridden by stable amateur Alex Chadwick for James Owen and ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. The four-year-old gelding put in a very polished performance on his first outing to win from…

Preparing for Second Renewal of Saudi Cup With Increased Prize Money

The Obaiya Cup for Purebred Arabians held over 2000m will now be worth $2m29 September 2020, Saudi Arabia ~The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) has announced the return of the world’s richest horse race, the $20m Saudi Cup, as well as a prize money increase and a new international race, all scheduled to take…

Guiness D’Vialettes has been Added to the Arqana Purebred Arabian Sale Catalogue

GUINESS D’VIALETTES has been added to the Purebred Arabian Sale catalogue and will be go under the hammer at Saint-Cloud on 1 October. 28 September 2020, Saint Cloud, France ~ Winner on her debut over 1,600m at San Sebastian, GUINESS D’VIALETTES is offered by Mrs Jean-François Bernard. This three-year-old daughter of Af Albahar is a…

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation for Rules Violations

UAE NF violated the FEI Rules for two International Endurance events in 202025 September 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Board has suspended the National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a detailed investigation into the circumstances around two National Endurance Events (CEN) in January and February 2020 – the Sheikh Mohammed Cup…

Grade 3, Texas Arabian Oaks & Derby Sunday at Lone Star Park

Sunday, 20 September at Lone Star Park, TexasTrainer Jerenesto Torrez is always one to watch in the Arabian races. His charges win a large percentage them, and you can almost count on a win from his stable in the Grade 3, $30,000 Texas Arabian Derby at a mile and a sixteenth this Sunday. Torrez trains…

Maazoonah Wins WathbaStallions.com Handicap Stakes

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17 September 2020 – UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted for ARO Patron, HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum who had his first success of the UK Arabian racing season when Mazyoonah won the Wathbastallions.com (0-75) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton on 14 September 2020. Trained by James Owen and ridden by Jack Mitchell,…

Fire, Smoke and Horses – Advice from UC Davis

Since the beginning of the year, wildfires have burned over 3.1 million acres in California. This year’s acres burned is 26 times higher than the acres burned in 2019 for the same time period.15 September 2020, From the University of Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California ~ In this time when fires are raging…

Riders From 16 Countries Compete in Virtual Windsor’s Autumn Series

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In this changed times, innovative competitions keep us sharp15 September 2020, Windsor, UK ~ The Virtual Windsor Autumn Series has received over 1,200 entries, with participants competing from 16 countries around the world. The September edition of the first-of-its-kind virtual show series — which runs entirely via a live-stream composed of video competitions, photographs and…

Digital Passport Solution Proposed for European Horse Movement

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Solution would allow for the free movement of horses between Great Britain and Europe following the end of the Brexit transition14 September 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The International Sport Horse Confederation (IHSC) Taskforce for Brexit and European Union (EU) Animal Health Law has formulated a digital passport solution to ensure the efficient cross-border movement of…

Hattal Wins Arabian Derby Double in UAE President Cup Gr1

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UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) run at Doncaster on St Leger day12 September 2020, UK ~ Hattal became the fourth consecutive colt to follow up his French Derby win in the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) run at Doncaster on St Leger day today, 12 September. Trained by Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte for owner-breeders YAS…

Quick Sand AA Posts Win in Delaware Arabian Classic Handicap Gr 1

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After stalking the field, Quick Sand AA gained traction around the turn9 September 2020, Delaware Park, USA ~ Quick Sand AA (Burning Sand x Triumphs Silkie) under Carol Cedeno gained traction down the stretch to overcome leader Uptown Cruise Director under Angel Suarez to win the Delaware Arabian Classic Handicap Gr 1 on 7 September.…

French Arabian Derby Winner Heads Up Entries for UAE President Cup

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Entries Up for UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) at Doncaster St Leger Day7 September 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) today published ten entries for the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) which will be held on Doncaster St Leger Day, Saturday, 12 September. They are headed by the French trained challenger…

Dance With Me BW Gives Gutsy Performance to Win Gr 1 at Delaware

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On September 5, Dance With Me BW directed by Raul Mena held the lead against Uptown Sandy Girl under Jose Garcia down the stretch while Iridesse under Keiber Coa rushed from the outside to make a photo finish, capturing second by a nose. Uptown Sandy Girl finished third. This wining five-year-old by Grilla out of…

Al Shaamikh Wins Wathba Stallions Cup at Wolverhampton

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Shaamikh Wins Maiden Stakes for New Trainer Jessica Quinlan   6 September 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted for new trainer Jessica Quinlan who won the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes with her first ever runner Al Shaamikh, ridden by Lewis Edmunds. The seven-furlong (1400m) contest was the first domestic race…

$100,000 UAE President Cup Will Bring Arabian Racing to Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Stakes Day  

The last race of the day, the UAE President Cup will directly follow the grand finale, the Preakness Stakes on 3 October.3 September 2020, Aurora, Colorado, USA ~The Arabian Jockey Club (AJC) is pleased to announce that the richest Arabian horse race in the United States will be part of one of America’s biggest days…

Wathba Stallions Cup at Woverhampton Garners Full Field

3 September 2020 ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes a full field of 12 runners for their first domestic race of the season, the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes. The 7f (1400m) contest will be the opening race on the card at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 5 September starting at 4.50 pm. Current ARO champion…

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Group 1 Jewel Crown Increases Distance

2 September 2020, UAE – The AED 5 Million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, one of the world’s richest horse races for Purebred Arabians, will now be run over a distance of 2,200 metres. The organizing committee of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing…

Digital Live Foal Inspection Now Available

2 September 2020, USA ~ SWANA, Swedish Warmblood Association of North America, will this year inspect foals digitally LIVE via the equestrian training app and collaboration platform Ridesum. During this time of Pandemic non-travel, some of the equestrian organizations are becoming inventive as to how to proceed with their regular programs. SWANA organizes an annual…