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FEI Cancels European Mainland Events Due to EHV-1

The neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) originated in Valencia (ESP)1 March 2021, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a very aggressive strain of the neurological form of Equine Herpes…

Brraq Takes Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 On the Road to Dubai

Group 1 $165,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (PA 2000m D) 25 February 20221, Meydan, UAE ~ The only contest on the dirt track for the evening’s racing was also the sole Purebred Arabian race, the curtain raising 2000m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 sponsored by gnfocus where Frenchman Jean-Claude Pecout doubled his UAE tally with…

Arabian Racing Association of California Backs Irish Equine Welfare Innovation

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24 February 2021, California ~ 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 Kildare-based Equine MediRecord (EMR) gaining accolades in the state with the official endorsement of the Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC). Yet another accomplishment for…

Mullen and Samoud Win Abu Dhabi Gr 1 HH The President Cup

Mullen also won the Thoroughbred HH The President Cup21 February 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged one of the biggest meetings of the capital racetrack’s season on Sunday, 21 February, highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup, won stylishly by Somoud under a polished ride from…

Hollie Doyle Is Riding on Top!

2020 Sunday Times Sportswoman of The Year and HWPA Jockey of The Year in Britain21 February 2021, Dubai ~ A Finalist in the Dubai World People’s Choice Awards, 24-year-old British jockey Hollie Doyle has already had quite a year. She was named third in the 2020 edition of BBC’s Sport Personality of The Year, emulating…

Mon’nia Lands H.H The Amir Sword (GR1 PA) in Doha

20 February 2021, Doha, Qatar ~ H.E. Sheikha Yasmeen Bint Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s MON’NIA and Al Wasmiyah Farm’s NOOR AL HAWA won the two US$1M features on the final day of what has been an exciting H.H. The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Park on Saturday, 20 February 2021. H.H THE AMIR…

Mishriff Sweeps to Win the Saudi Cup

British-trained colt shines for Prince Faisal and David Egan20 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabian ~ The John Gosden trained Mishriff (IRE), named after his owner Prince A A Faisal’s best friend, went one better today than his second place finish in last year’s Saudi Derby when he caught Charlatan (USA) in the final 100m to…

Mubasher Alkhalediah Takes Over The Obaiya Arabian Classic

There’s a new Alkhalediah in town20 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Mubasher Alkhalediah (KSA) flashed home to grab victory from his stablemate Mutwakel Alkhalediah in the US $2 million Obaiya Arabian Classic, giving Saudi jockey Adel Alfouraidi a highly popular victory in the richest race in the world for Purebred Arabians. The 6-year-old gave…

Hollie Doyle Shows Determined Win on True Self in Neom Turf Cup

  20 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Hollie Doyle has become one of British racing’s shining stars with her exploits over the last few months and her talents were demonstrated on the global stage with a perfect late run on True Self (IRE) in the US $1,000,000 Neom Turf Cup. Now an 8-year-old mare,…

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Shane Foley Takes stc International Jockeys Challenge for Ireland

  19 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabian ~ Irish star Shane Foley emerged triumphant in the second stc International Jockeys Challenge after taking two out of the four legs, each worth US $400,000, in the competition. Fourteen internationally-renowned male and female jockeys from all over the globe took part but it was the Classic-winning Foley,…

Friday Track Notes – Trainer Elizabeth Bernard Ready for The Obaiya Arabian Classic

19 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia~ $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic The Elisabeth Bernard trained duo, Hajres (TUN) and Jarif (FR), came onto the dirt track on Friday morning where they cantered slowly for one lap and she said: “The went cool this morning. One day when I was in Dubai, I talked to…

Two US$ 1 Million Gr 1 Features Lead Doha Festival

18 February 2021, Doha, Qatar ~ The 34th H.H. The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Park, Doha, Qatar, kicked off today, 18 February, and continues through the 19th and 20th. Saturday, 20 February will feature two Gr1 Races. H.H THE AMIR SWORD (GR1 PA) (Sponsored by Al Hazm) Time: 16:45 Distance: 2400 Surface: Turf…

Entries For $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic

18 February 2021 ~ Entry list for $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic to be run on Saturday, 20 February 2021, at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Cup is a two-day festival of international racing headlined by the USD$20m Saudi Cup – the world’s most valuable race. How to watch…

Czech Filly Zariyannka Travels for Saudi Arabian Race

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Father-and-daughter team aiming for dream win in Friday’s $500,000 new race18 February 2021, King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabai ~ Zariyannka will fly the flag for the Czech Republic in the Al Rajhi Bank Saudi International Handicap on Friday, 19 February, the opening day of the two-day Saudi Cup meeting. The bargain buy was…

Thursday Track Notes from Saudi Arabia

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Track Notes from $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic18 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Ahead of the two days of the biggest races and prize money in the region, horses were lightly exercised. The $20 Million Saudi Cup and the $2 Million The Obaiya Arabian Classic will be held on Saturday, 20 February. Deryan…

Wednesday Saudi Cup Racing Track Notes

MASHHUR AL KHALEDIAH Credit: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia // Mathea Kelley

17 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ While the Bob Baffert-trained Charlatan worked on the training track this morning, and Sleep Eyed Todd was on the dirt track, some of the Arabian entries were out as well. $US 20,000,000 The Saudi Cup Charlatan (USA) – The Bob Baffert-trained son of Speightstown remained in the quarantine…

Tuesday Track Notes For The Saudi Cup and The Obaiya Arabian Classic

16 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ A quiet buzz is in the air in the early morning hours on the track at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the top two money days of racing on 19 and 20 February. Saturday, the Saudi Cup day card carries a total prize…

RB Money To Burn Back on Track at G 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah

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11 February 2021, Meydan, UAE ~ RB Money To Burn ridden by Tadhg O’Shea took command to win the 1600 Mazrat Al Ruwayah Sponsored By Arabian Adventures as the first race at the Meydan track on 11 February 2021. The race is the fourth in the Dubai World Cup Carnival series. Money to Burn (MAJD…

Interview with Dark Power Trainer, Alan Smith

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Dark Power has an entry for the $1 million stc 1351 Turf Sprint You first came to Bahrain in 1994, and have been training racehorses here for your second period since 2005 – why do you love Bahrain so much? The local Bahrainis are incredibly nice and friendly people and the family that I train…

Likely Fields Revealed for $30.5m Saudi Cup Meeting

77 overseas runners from 13 countries set to line up at glittering two-day event5 February 2021, The likely runners for the two-day Saudi Cup meeting on February 19-20 have been announced, with 15 individual Group or Grade 1 winners set to line up. In total, the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh will host 77 overseas…

RB Frynchh Dude Beats Brraq in Rnd 2 of Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge

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On the Road to the Dubai World Cup28 January 2021, Meydan, UAE ~ On 28 January 2021, the second round of the PA Group 1 $49,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (1900m D) was the curtain raiser and the only Purebred Arabian race on the card. Run on dirt, the 1900m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge…

Baffert Confident Charlatan Is Ready for Saudi Cup

“The thing I like about the Saudi race is it’s a one-turn, mile-and-an-eighth and Charlatan is so fast.”Hall of Fame American trainer Bob Baffert believes the $20million Saudi Cup “fits the bill perfectly” for his improving star Charlatan. The four-year-old’s career has been blighted by injury, but he roared back with an easy victory in…

Braaq Brings In Rnd 1 of Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Group

Braaq takes Rnd 1 Al Maktoum Challenge 7 January 2021

Road to the Dubai World Cup Kahayla ClassicBrraq (Mahabb x Fattana by Njewman) fought for the win in the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines in the only Arabian race on the card at Meydan on 7 January 2021. Settled in midfield by Adrie de Vries, the 8-year-old entire made…

$2M Obaiya Arabian Classic Upgraded to Listed Status

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Obaiya Cup Arabian Race prize money increased from $1.9m to $2m 19 January 2020, KSA ~ The USD $2M Obaiya Arabian Classic, to be run on Saudi Cup Day, 20 February, now has Listed status after receiving an upgrade from the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing this week. The 2000m dirt contest, which saw…

Thirty-one Group 1 Winners Compete in the Saudi Cup Roster

The second staging of The Saudi Cup meeting, headlined by the $20m Saudi Cup, has attracted a star-studded list of entries from across the globe.13 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ After a successful inaugural event last year, the two-day meeting, held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh on 19 and 20 February, has been expanded…

Sibylle Vogt Will Defend Her Jockey Challenge Title in Saudi Cup Return

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12 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ Swiss rider, Sibylle Vogt celebrates after winning a race in the stc International Jockeys Challenge at The Saudi Cup 2020. She will return to Riyadh to defend her crown on Friday February 19, 2021. Sibylle Vogt has been named as the first rider to sign up for the stc…

Katara International Arabian Horses Festival Announced

Title show from 2-6 February9 January 2021, Qatar ~ Under the generous patronage of the Amir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, will organize the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival from 2 – 6 February 2021. His Excellency Dr. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, and Chairman of…

Arabian Jockey Club Announces Sponsorship of AJC TV by Paul & Kathy Smoke

Paul and Kathy Smoke

7 January 2021, Aurora, Colorado, USA ~ The Arabian Jockey Club (AJC) is widely considered one of the leading digital promotional platforms on the global scale of Arabian horse racing in the US. One of its most widely followed broadcasts, AJC TV, is now being sponsored by Paul & Kathy Smoke of Britton, Michigan. The…

BRRAQ Takes Gr 1 Maktoum Challenge R1 at Meydan

07 Jan, 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE fixture of 2021, was highlighted by the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines and won in determined fashion by Brraq (Mahabb x Fattana (FR) by Njewman (FR).…

RB MONEY TO BURN Seeks to Defend Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan

6 January 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE race meeting of 2021, is a six-race card sponsored by pillar partner Longines. The two features for the night are the opening round of the Purebred Arabian Maktoum Challenge and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for 3-year-old Thoroughbred fillies. The…

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…