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UAE President’s Cup Gr 1 Stakes Won for Third Time by Paddys Day

15 May 2021, Pimlico Race Track, USA ~ Paddys Day defended his title in the UAE President Cup Stakes Grade 1 at the Preakness at Pimlico, as the 10-year-old won this 1 1/16 mile, $100,000 race for the third time. Sporting the same number as his age and coming from the 10 position, Paddys Day settled…

How to Watch the Preakness Stakes

Medina Spirit Cleared to run with Conditions14 May, 2021, USA – Wondering how to watch the second leg of the American Triple Crown?  NBCSports.com. What is the Preakness Stakes? The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the American Triple Crown of horse racing. Like the Kentucky Derby, it’s a Grade I Thoroughbred stakes races.…

US One of 32 Countries Competing in Upcoming Longines FEI World Endurance Championship

Jaume Punti Dachs and Twyst Maison Blanche

2016 World Champion, Spain’s Jaume Punti Dachs, and his wife Maria Alvarez Ponton will ride on 22 May 202114 May 2021, The line-up for the Longines FEI Endurance World Championship in Pisa, Italy has been confirmed, with competitors from 32 countries and five continents ready to challenge for the 2021 individual and team world titles…

Bin Al Reeh Wins Wathbastallions.com Handicap at Bath

Bin Al Reeh wins the wathbastallions.com (0-70) Handicap over 1m at Bath ridden by Sophie Ralston

The Wathba Stallions Cup series promotes the breeders of Arabian racehorses 3 May 2021, UK ~ In a successful return to Turf, Bin Al Reeh won the Wathbastallions.com (0-70) Handicap at Bath in the second race of the new Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. The Pete Hammersley trained seven-year-old had been campaigned entirely on the…

Farasah Wins on Debut at Wolverhampton Wathba Stallions Cup

Shadwell takes home first three 28 April 2021, UK ~ On 28 April 2021, the British Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season got underway with a thrilling photo finish to the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton. Stablemates Farasah and Aldaana were separated by just a head at the line with Alsimsaam six and a…

Season Begins for ARO at Wolverhampton with Wathba Stallions Cup

26 April 2021, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes the first of five Wathba Stallions Cup races which start the new season on Wednesday April 28th at Wolverhampton. The seven-furlong maiden race has attracted ten runners and is part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, a supporter of UK…

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to Commence Regional Racing Talks in 2021

They will discuss benefits of sharing equestrian Information, schedules, travel regulations, quarantine measures, and more26 April 2021, Gulf Countries ~ The leaders of three major GCC horseracing jurisdictions are set to begin a dialogue aimed at the development of a coordinated regional racing offering. The racing clubs in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and…

USEF Announces Updated Competition Spectator Capacity

USEF Competition COVID Protocols Update Apr 14, 2021, USA ~ US Equestrian is pleased to announce that beginning 3 May 2021, licensees of USEF competitions are permitted to welcome a limited number of spectators back to their competitions. Dr. Mark Hart, USEF Chief Medical Officer stated, “In the spirit of moving our sport forward and…

New And Exciting Magazine ~ The Arabian Bloodstock Companion

Mares and foals

What bloodlines are winning? Which breeding will give you the best chance for success? Need to lease a mare? Arabian Finish Line and Horsereporter are offering a second exciting publication in 2021, the Arabian Bloodstock Companion. Created with the same high quality paper and style as the annual Stallion Guide, the Arabian Bloodstock Companion will…

Take a Gallop Through the Woods

Stay on this Horse Farm in the South of FranceTrips and Travel – Stay on this Arabian Horse Farm in the South of France It will soon be time to travel again – Belgium natives Wim and Karolien Strobbe-Heyns are living their dream, combining their love of Arabian horses and their hospitable natures to run…

In Memoriam: FEI Pays Tribute to Prince Philip

Prince Phillip

Prince Phillip was the longest serving FEI President (1964-1986)9 April 2021, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle in England. His death, at the age of 99, was announced by Buckingham Palace. He was the longest serving FEI President (1964-1986) and was succeeded in this…

Ottoman Takes Second Arabian Triple Crown Gr 3

Ottoman wins the Arabian Triple Crown R3(credit: Emirates Racing Authority)

O’Shea Hits 600 Wins 5 April 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The final fixture of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season on Sunday, 4 April 2021, was highlighted by the 2400m Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3 where Ottoman repeated his success from the March 2200m second round. Restricted to the 4-year-old Purebred Arabian Classic…

Tayf Wins Qatar Gold Sword In Doha

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1 April 2021, Doha, Qatar ~ H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani crowned the winners of the Qatar Gold Sword & Trophy Day at Al Rayyan Park on Thursday, 1 April 2021, after Umm Qarn’s TAYF and Hassan Ali Alabdulmalik’s SEEYOUBYME won the Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred features respectively.   Umm Qarn’s…

EHV Relief Fund Brings Showjumping Community Together for a Common Cause

Aid coming for those impacted by neurological form of EHV-11 April 2021, Geneva, Swiss ~ The entire showjumping community has been devastated by the current linked outbreaks in Spain of the neurological form of EHV-1 that has impacted horses in 10 countries in mainland Europe. Through the hard work and dedication of many in our…

Deryan Brings Home Kahayla Classic Win for France

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

Deryan Makes Track Record with Win27 March 2021, Meydan ~ Kahayla Classic Win ~ French-trained Deryan (FR) broke the track record when he lifted the US$750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala, the opener on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan, in 2 minutes 11.87 seconds. Winner: DERYAN (FR) Owner: Yas Horse Racing Management LLC…

Track Notes, Friday, Dubai Kahayla Classic

Hayyan (FR) DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC (Credit DRC & Neville Hopwood) 260321

The Kahayla Classic is the first race, off at 15:45 (GMT+4) – Group I – 2000M(a10F) – Dirt, PM:USD $750,000 26 March 2021, Dubai ~ Group 1 $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala AF Alwajel (UAE) – The Ernst Oertel-trained AF Alwajel is going into the Dubai Kahayla Classic in good form, as his…

Track Notes – Kahayla Classic at Meydan

Thursday, 25 March 2021 ~ Track Notes – Group 1 $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala AF Alwajel (UAE) – Ernst Oertel thinks distance should not be a problem for AF Alwajel, after having placed third over course and distance in the PA Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 on February 25 as he…

Track Notes for Dubai Kahayla Classic

Hayyan winning Arabian Colts Group 2

24 March 2021 -The Dubai World Cup Group 1 $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala AF Alwajel (UAE) – Rider Tadhg O’Shea is happy with the gate drawn by AF Alwajel, after finishing his last piece of work last Sunday. O’Shea reported he rode the horse in training like he would ride him when…

Dubai’s Deputy Ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dies

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Newbury 2019 - Pamela

The racing world will pay tribute on 27 March at the Dubai World Cup24 March 2021, Dubai ~ A sad day for the world. This morning a statement was released by Shadwell Stud that read, “It is with great sadness that Shadwell announces the death of His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He…

2020 Darley Awards Held at Houston, Texas

The 34th Annual Darley Award Categories were presented virtually by noted International Horse Racing Broadcasters
22 March 2021, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) presented the 34th Annual Darley Awards on Friday, 19 March 2021, in Houston, Texas.This was also the second year in a row that the Awards were presented virtually, and this year…

Somoud Repeats Group 1 Emirates Championship Win

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21 March 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the major fixtures of the Abu Dhabi season on 21 March was the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship, a Purebred Arabian feature in which class prevailed with last year’s winner Somoud proving a class apart as he defended his crown effortlessly in the win time of…

FEI UPDATES on the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) – neurological form

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21 March 2021, The FEI has created a dedicated hub to collect and share all the latest information and developments around the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1 – neurological form), which originated in Valencia (ESP) in February 2021. This outbreak led to the FEI cancelling international events in 11 countries on the European mainland…

Statement on Overseas Spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

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No entry allowed into Japan for overseas spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 202020 March 2021, Tokyo, Japan ~ The Five Parties (the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the Organising Committee Tokyo 2020 and the Government of Japan) met virtually. During the meeting, the…

Likely Fields for 25th Dubai World Cup Day

Mubasher Al Khalediah

RACE 1 is the US$ 750,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC (Group 1)  17 March 2021,  Dubai, UAE ~ There will be 14 Group or Grade 1 winners with a combined 23 victories at the highest level are set to line up for the 25th running of Dubai World Cup day at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, 27…

34th Annual Darley Awards to Crown the Best in USA Arabian Horse Racing

Darley Awards 2020

11 March 2021, Delaware, USA ~ With continued precautions concerning COVID-19 for in-person events, the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) Board of Stewards has organized a team of presenters in four different continents who have broadcasted horse racing’s biggest events ­– from the Kentucky Derby to the Epsom Derby to the Dubai World Cup to the…

DUBAI World Cup Race Meeting on 27 March To Be Held Without Spectators

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  DUBAI (March 11, 2021) – Dubai Racing Club will welcome limited horse connections, racing officials, accredited media and sponsors to Dubai World Cup, the world’s most spectacular race day at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dubai Racing Club will host the race meeting, without spectators and tickets will not be sold. All…

Hakeemat Muscat and Ottoman Run Away with Abu Dhabi Evening

HAKEEMAT MUSCAT

7 March 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sunday night’s racing on 7 March 2021 on the Abu Dhabi turf was officially highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis and it delivered a nail biting conclusion worthy of any feature race with the gallant, heartbreakingly for connections, Rawaa denied in the final strides by the…

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…