Monthly Archives: December 2020

Dubai World Cup Purse Retained at US$12Million

26 December 2020, DUBAI, UAE ~ Dubai Racing Club has announced that the Dubai World Cup Purse has been retained at US$12Million and that the deadline for free nominations to the historic 25th Dubai World Cup has been extended until January 20, 2021. Held on the final Saturday of March each year, the single day…

Congratulations to Winners of the Funniest Horse Photo Contest

Funniest Photo Contest

WINNERS! Horsereporter, in association with Trafalgar Square Books, offered two (2) books to be won by the funniest photo sent in before 21 December 2020. Thank you all for your entries of your funny, silly horse photos! Winners will receive one of the books below published by Trafalgar Square Books.          …

Messi Has Saudi Obaiya Arabian Classic in his Sights

Messi photo by Cedric Lane

Part-time Belgium trainer Timo Keersmaekers has his eyes set on The Obaiya Arabian Classic with his superstar horse, Messi4 December 2020, Belgium ~ Messi, ridden by Pat Dobbs lands the Group 1 $1.3m Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown at Abu Dhabi Racecourse’s National Day meeting on 4 December 2020. Named after Argentina’s…

Lady Princess Lands Qatar Derby for Arabians at Doha

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Hellenistique Wins the Derby for Thoroughbreds20 December 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s Lady Princess (General x Nacree Al Maury), second in the Qatar Derby last season, landed the Purebred Arabian feature QATAR DERBY (Gr2 PA for Purebred Arabians 4 Year Olds only) comfortably. Runner up behind Umm Qarn’s JABALAH (Al Mamun…

FEI Championship Dates and Locations for 2021 and 2022

FEI Endurance World Championship 2022 to be in Isola della Scala in Verona, Italy17 December 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Board took a series of key decisions on allocation, cancellation, and reopening of bids for FEI Championships at its videoconference meeting this week of early December. The Board agreed to allocate the FEI Endurance…

FEI Appoints Christina Abu-Dayyeh New Endurance Director

Ms Abu-Dayyeh will replace Manuel Bandeira De Mello (POR), who joined the FEI in 2014 as Endurance DirectorChristina Abu-Dayyeh (JOR) has been appointed as Endurance Director for the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for equestrian sports. Ms Abu-Dayyeh, 31, has been Secretary General of the Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation since 2017 and…

Abu Dhabi Racing and How Messi Scored to Win the Jewel Crown

Friday, 4 December 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Turf racing at Abu Dhabi on Friday, 4 December was highlighted by the most valuable race to be staged in the capital all season, the 2200m Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown and the valuable prize went to Belgium courtesy of Messi. Previously…

Breaking News: Messi Takes Gr 1 Abu Dhabi Jewel Crown

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The Belgian entry, Messi, under Pat Dobbs has won the 2200m Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan Jewel Crown in Abu Dhabi. The only race horse owned and trained by Timo Keersmaekers looked an easy winner in the Group 1 AED 5 million ($1.35 million) Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown at Abu Dhabi Equestrian…

Cosmo Cast Readies for Gr 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown

Somoud (outside) outguns Rmmas at home

3 December 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The most valuable race of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season, the Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, is the undoubted highlight of racing in the capital on Friday, 4 December, with a truly cosmopolitan maximum field allowed of 16 set to face the…

Abu Dhabi to Stage $1.35 Million Gr 1 Arabian Race on 4 December 2020

SOMOUD (FR) ridden by Richard Mullen wins the Sheihk bin Sultan Al Nayan Jewel Crown Prep, race 4, at Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown With Entries from Three Continents2 December 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the richest Purebred Arabians races in the world will go off on Friday, 4 December, at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club in Abu Dhabi. The renewal of the Group 1 $1.35 million (AED 5…

King Abdulaziz Turf Hosts First Race of the Season on 23 January 2021

Saudi Cup Day is Saturday, February 20, 20212 December 2020, Saudi Arabia ~ Preparations are fully underway for the USD$30.5m Saudi Cup day, with the turf track at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh scheduled to stage its first race of the new season on January 23, 2021. The race, held over the same 2,100m…

Regulatory Integration of Purebred Arabian with British Thoroughbred Racing in 2021

Existing BHA licensed trainers will be able train both Purebred Arabians and Thoroughbreds from their current licensed premises ARO and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) have announced the next steps regarding the regulatory integration of Purebred Arabian (PA) racing with British Thoroughbred racing. The intention to align the regulatory practices was first announced in December…