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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…

2020 Kentucky Derby to Run Without Fans

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21 August 2020, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, USA ~ Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today its decision to run the 146th Kentucky Derby on 5 September 2020 without fans. CDI issued the following statement: The Kentucky Derby is a time-honored American tradition which has always been about bringing people together. However, the health and safety…

California Horse Racing Industry Backs Equine Welfare Innovator

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Golden State the latest to endorse global leader, Equine MediRecord21 August 2020, Ireland ~ Horse racing in California has been under significant scrutiny in recent years, but industry leaders have embraced sweeping reforms – the most recent of which sees Irish-based Equine MediRecord (EMR) provide its revolutionary anti-doping and horse welfare software to thoroughbred owners…

ARO Welcomes Emirates Breeders Program Sponsorship

19 August 2020, UK ~The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirmed that the Emirates Breeders Program will be coming to the UK for the first time. This will bring five races for a range of abilities from novice through to top level handicappers and will visit both Chelmsford City and Wolverhampton racecourses in October and November.…

The Wathba Stallions Cup Series Returns to the UK for 2020

18 August 2020, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO), UK ~ It was announced today that the Wathba Stallions Cup series will once again be an integral part of the UK Arabian racing calendar for 2020. The series supports grassroots Arabian racing as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and…

Payment of Saudi Cup Prizemoney

10 August 2020, Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh ~ The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) today (Monday 10 August 2020) announced its decision to award prizemoney to the connections of horses placed second to tenth in the 2020 Saudi Cup, a race held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh on Saturday, 29 February 2020.…

2020 Dubai International Arabian Races Cancelled

  6 August 2020, UK ~ The 2020 renewal of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) at Newbury, UK, will unfortunately not take place this year, but is set to return in 2021. With a large proportion of the Arabian racing season already lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision has been taken not…

Ebraz At His Best in the Qatar International Stakes Gr 1

1 August 2020, UK ~ The fifth day and finale of QREC-sponsored Qatar Goodwood Festival came with a massive Qatari victory when H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Ebraz won the G1 P/A Qatar International Stakes for four-year-old and older Arabians, for the second year on the spin. Ebraz managed to keep his title…

Ebraz Wins Qatar International Arabian Stakes Gr 1

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FAST NEWS: 1 August at Goodwood, UK – The highest rated Arabian horse in the world wins again for Al Shahania Stud. 1st Ebraz 2nd Deryan (FR) 3rd Tayf (FR) Winner: O: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani T: Julian Smart  

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…

FEI Holds Virtual Board Meeting on Finance, Cancellations and Championships

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26 June 2020, Lausanne, SUI ~ A virtual Board Meeting of the FEI was held from 23-25 June 2020 due to the dangers of travel communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The main discussions, Finance, Cancellations and Championships during the FEI Board Meeting video conference days (23-25 June) are summarized here. 23 June 2020 ~ The…

2020-2021 UAE Race Fixture List Approved by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

25 June 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ The fixture list of the 2020-21 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed said: “We are pleased to announce…