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HH The Amir Sword Announces Entries for $2,500,000 Grade 1 Invitational

3 February 2023, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H. The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse, Doha, Qatar,  has invited some of the top racing Arabians to compete in H.H. The Amir Sword Gr 1 on Saturday, 18 February. The highest rated in the group is the thrice winner in 2022 of $1,000,000 races, First Classs…

Hayyan Wins the Gr 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Rnd 2 at Meydan

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3 February 2023, Medayn, UAE ~ In a gutsy finish on the Meydan track in the 3 February opener, Hayyan, under jockey Oscar Chavez, makes good on bid to lead from pace setter, Hiab Al Zaman guided by Adrie de Vries, and is followed in by second Rajah, under Antonio Fresu and third Barakka with…

Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Brings Top Talent

2 February 2023, Meydan, UAE ~ The Meydan Race track opener Friday, 3 February, is the second round of the Gr 1 Al Maktoum Challenge with a host of talent in competition. From the US, the top rated at 121, Hiab Al Zaman (Hilal Al Zaman x My Shelby Cobra by Kaolino) heads for his…

FEI Endurance World Championship 2022 Butheeb (UAE)

129 Athletes representing 37 Nations gear up for the ultimate prize in Endurance Riding31 January 2023, UAE ~ With less than a month to go before the world’s best equine and human athletes gather in Butheeb (UAE) for the FEI Endurance World Championship 2022, the line-up has been confirmed with 129 combinations representing 37 nations…

2023 PEGASUS WORLD CUP ANNOUNCES QATAR RACING SPONSOR

Qatar Racing Signs as as Presenting Sponsor of $1 Million PEGASUS WORLD CUP Turf on 28 January Gulfstream Park19 January 20223, Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA ~ For the first time, the Pegasus World Cup has entered into a partnership with Qatar Racing, the global racing and bloodstock operation founded and chaired by Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani. The $1 million…

Abu Dhabi’s Butheeb International Endurance Village to Host February FEI WEC

FEI ride scheduled for Saturday, 25 February 2023 15 January 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The world renowned Butheeb International Endurance Village (BIEV) is set to host the FEI Endurance World Championship. The BIEV venue, which was strongly recommended by the FEI Endurance Committee, is situated approximately one hour from Abu Dhabi’s city centre will…

RB Rich Lyke Me wins the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 at Meydan

5 January 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ RB Rich Lyke Me (MAJD AL ARAB (GB) x Rich Frynd (US) by TH Richie (US) won the 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 at Meydan for the second year in a row by almost 7 lengths.

Despite facing a strong field of 16, jockey De Vries never had a moment’s concern on the seven-year-old who was quickly into the lead despite his wide draw in 11. Turning into the straight well in command, he broke the Arabians’ track record while beating Barakka by almost seven lengths for trainer Fawzi Nass and Victorious.

His time of 1:44.72 beats the track record for 1,600 meters set by AF Mathmoon in the same race in 2017.

“It’s good to have him back in his old form,” said De Vries. “I think on this ground he can do a mile and a quarter. The pressure was on early, they wanted to take him on, but he’s got that natural speed that gets him out of trouble.”

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Dubai Carnival Begins at Meydan with G1 Maktoum Challenge Round 1

French runner Deryan takes the Dubai Kahayla Classic in a rapid time at Meydan (Credit - DRC & Mathea Kelley)

Friday’s card gets underway with a highly competitive renewal of the G1 Maktoum Challenge Round 1 for Purebred Arabians, which sees 2022 Dubai Kahayla Classic second Kerless Del Roc try to follow up his win in the G2 Madjani Stakes last time out. Deryan, winner of the Kahayla in 2021, is among his rivals, as…

US First Classs Wins Gr 1 Abu Dhabi AED 5M Jewel Crown

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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel CrownFIRST CLASSS (US)5 yrs. Gr G (63 days since last race) (DAHESS (GB) x Toppoftheclass (US) by Genuine Monarch (US)) Owner:Nayef Saad Sh S Al Kaabi Breeder:Alan Kirshner or Deborah Mihaloff Trainer: Jean De Mieulle 2200 metres 4 December 2022 ~ On a packed Sunday night at the…

AED 5Million Jewel Crown Caps UAE Racing Weekend

02 December 2022, Abu Dhabi~ National Day in the UAE showed off the peaceful Al Ain racetrack on Friday with seven races for Purebred Arabians. Top billing for the trio of conditions races, all worth AED150,000 ($40,835), saw Fernando Jara completing a double over 1800m when Oxford (VALIANT BOY (FR) x Cashmeire (US) by Calin…

Belgium’s Ingmar De Vos Re-elected for Third and Final Term as FEI President

The Presidential election was held during the FEI Hybrid General Assembly held in Cape Town (RSA) Belgium’s Ingmar De Vos has been re-elected with an overwhelming majority. The Presidential election was held during the FEI Hybrid General Assembly held in Cape Town (RSA) and virtually, allowing National Federations unable to attend in-person to vote online…

27 October, Al Rayyan Racecourse, Doha ~ Wathnan Racing winner Jabalah in the Umm Bab Cup The Wathnan Racing-owned Jabalah (Al Mamun Monlau x Kouthar) won large in the last race of the nine-race card when he landed the feature race, the Umm Bab Cup for trainer Alban de Mieulle with Soufiane Saadi in the…

ARO Congratulates 2022 Season Leaders

The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) 2022 season ended with new leaders across the board, marking a new era in UK Arabian racing31 October, ARO, UK ~ Athbah Racing secured Leading Owner, Philip Collington was Leading Trainer, Tadhg O’Shea was Leading Jockey and Ekleel Athbah was the Leading Horse. Outside of the main categories, Paul Simmons’…

Pisa San Rossore Bids for FEI Endurance World Championship 2023

Italy relaunches its bid for the FEI Endurance World Championship 202320 October 2022, Perugia (ITA) ~ The same Organizing Committee that organised the unanimously praised 2021 edition of the event – Italia Endurance and and sistemaeventi.it srl – has taken action to order to keep the next FEI Endurance World Championships in Italy, proposing the…

Lady Princess Wins the Qatar Arabian World Cup in Paris Against Strong Field

Sunday, October 2, QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP PARISLONGCHAMP ~ Lady Princess proved herself the best of the day once again with her win at the 2 October 1Million € Qatar Arabian World Cup, which is considered to be the Arc de Triomphe for Purebred Arabians. Second to Hoggar de L’Ardus in this race last year,…

Entries Up for Qatar Arabian World Cup (GR1 PA) at Paris Longchamps

2 October ParisLongchamp will feature the Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr 124 September 2022, Paris, France ~ The much anticipated QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP will be run as the third race on 2 October, 2022 at 15:25 at the famous ParisLongchamp racecourse, just before the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.   Nineteen will line up…

Roxy CS Wins the ARAC Distaff Stakes in Colorado

12 September 2022, USA ~ Roxy CS wins on her second out for trainer Nicole Ruggeri and owners Nicola Forbes Robinson and Jim Schleimer in the ARAC DISTAFF STAKES at Arapahoe Park, Colorado. Roxy CS guided by Travis Wales was in front heading out the gate with WMA Got It and Mothersday SA holding their…

RS Risk Taker Wins Again at Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes at Arapahoe Park

RS Risk Taker has won two of the three WATHBA STALLIONS CUP Stakes 11 September 2022, USA ~ On Sunday, 11 September 2022, RS Risk Taker won round three, last in the 2022 race series for the Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes run at Arapahoe Park, Colorado. The six entries were competing for prize money of…

UAE President Cup Gr 1 PA at Doncaster Cancelled

9 September 2022 – UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) today issued a statement regarding this year’s running of the UAE President Cup – UK Arabian Derby (Group 1PA) which was scheduled to take place as part of the Cazoo St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Saturday 10 September. ARO Chairman Charles Gregson commented:…

Queenshala Wins in Baden-Baden

Queenshala

7 September 2022, Germany ~ Following up on her Listed (PA) win at Mons in Belgium last month, the talented five-year-old pure-bred Arabian Queenshala (Al Mamun Monlau x Al Ramtha) carried the colours of her owner, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, to the biggest success of her career when landing the Gr.2…

Qatar Arabian World Cup Promises A Contest of the Best

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6 September 2022, Paris, France ~ The Qatar Arabian World Cup is the world’s most prestigious race for purebred Arabs and is one of the highlights of the action-packed Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. 
The race is run over a distance of a mile and 2 furlongs and is reserved for purebred Arabs aged…

RACING IN DUBAI SALE SET FOR SEPTEMBER 17

2022-23 UAE racing season will commence on 28 October 17 August 2022, Dubai, UAE ~ Future equine stars of the Middle East will go under the hammer at the prestigious Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, 17 September before the start of the 2022-23 Season. The Racing in Dubai September Sale will again be conducted by the…

Dreamm Wins ARAC Wathba Stallions Cup at Arapahoe Park

31 July 2022, Colorado, USA ~ WATHBA STALLIONS CUP Stakes The first race in the three race series of the 2022 Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes went off like clockwork on Sunday, 31 July 2022, at Arapahoe Park, Colorado, for prize money of $15,000. The field of nine horses broke well for the 5 furlong race…

LADY PRINCESS retains title of Qatar International Stakes

Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s LADY PRINCESS retains title of Qatar International Stakes28 July 2022, UK ~On 27 July, the second day of the 2022 renewal of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the start of the eight-race card was a Qatari victory when LADY PRINCESS (General x Nacree Al Maury) retained the title of the Group…

Highest Rated Arabians Declared for Qatar International Stakes

Goodwood Scores Top Rated Arabians in Qatar Arabian International Stakes Gr 1  25 July 2022, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has announced the declarations for the Qatar International Stakes, a Group 1PA to be run over a mile as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Wednesday 27th July. The £400,000 race is…

Entries 31 July California Wathba Stallions Cup at Colorado

25 July 2022 – California, USA ~ The first edition of the 2022 Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes is set for Sunday, 31 July 2022, at Arapahoe Park, Colorado. Time: 1pm MT This Colorado-based race series unites the US Arabian racing group as it brings together an exciting field of mostly three and four-year-olds from Mississippi…

DREAMM Winner at Colorado’s Arapahoe Park

18 July 2022, California – Monday, 18 July, 2022, Arapahoe Park, Colorado ~ DREAMM (No Risk Al Maury x Dream Pearl) made her first race in Colorado a winning one. She traveled with the other horses out of the gate, cornered well around the turn and took over through the finish. She was followed in…

WMA Smoke Signal Wins Maiden at Arapahoe Park

First Race A Winner19 July 2022, California ~ WMA Smoke Signal (Kasih x Mustang Sally) won his debut today at Arapahoe Park, Colorado, in rousing fashion in a field of seven. Leaving the gate in the 5.5 furlong race, he came quickly from 5th and swept to the outside around the turn, taking over the…

2022 California Wathba Stallions Cup Races at Colorado

17 July 2022, California, USA ~The Arabian Racing Association of California is proud to announce the Wathba Stallions Cup races for 2022 at Colorado. Due to the continued worries of COVID and the logistics of transporting horses from track to track, California and Colorado have decided it is in the best interest of all concerned to…

Qatar International Stakes Gr 1 PA Set for 27 July

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15 July 2022, UK/France ~ The UK’s most valuable Arabian race, QATAR INTERNATIONAL STAKES will close supplementary entries on Monday, 18 July at 12 noon. The £400,000 one mile contest is the opening race on the card on Wednesday 27 July, held as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Two of the top rated Arabians…