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CHRB Appoints Scott Chaney Executive Director

23 April 2020, Sacramento, California, USA ~ Scott Chaney has been appointed Executive Director of the California Horse Racing Board, Chairman Greg Ferraro announced. Chaney replaces Rick Baedeker, who retired on March 31. Chaney has been a steward in California since 2005, serving initially on the Southern California Thoroughbred circuit and most recently at the…

2020 ARC Darley Stallion Auction Succeeds with Virtual Performance

Nearly $20,000 Raised in 2020 ARC Darley Award Stallion Auction23 April 2020, Smyrna, Delaware, USA ~ The 2020 Darley Awards, recognizing the best Arabian racehorses of the United States, will go down in history as the first Darley Awards ceremony to be delivered virtually in the 33 years of the event’s heralded existence. Originally scheduled…

Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine Admits First Class

20 April 2020, Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine has accepted its first class of students for the fall 2020. The college, which received approval from the American Veterinary Medical Association in October, is the first public veterinary medical program in Arizona. For its first admissions cycle, the College…

DIAR 2020 Cancels Race Dates Due to Coronavirus

14 April 2020, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) preparation races at Bro Park in Sweden and Duindigt in Holland have been cancelled for 2020. Three races were set to be staged at both Bro Park and Duindigt on Sunday, 14 June and Sunday, 28 June, respectively. DIAR prep races were also set…

Investigation Continues into Saudi Cup Win by Maximum Security

Saudi Cup background

$20 million prize money on hold13 April 2020, Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) ~ After the win on 29 February 2020, of the Saudi Cup on Saudi Cup Day by Maximum Security (USA) trained by Jason Servis, the trainer was indicted in the USA on charges relating to the administration of prohibited substances to…

Winx Is Now a Breyer® Model

Wynx Breyer Model

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Breyer Winx model will benefit Team Thoroughbred NSW, an organization that provides retraining and aftercare for retired race horses9 April 2020, Kentucky, USA ~ Some horses make history, while others run away with it! Breyer® is proud to honor the amazing achievements of Australian Thoroughbred…

New Dates Set For Tokyo 2021

Ingmar De Vos FEI Secretary General FEI Sports Forum 2015

30 March 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI President has welcomed the announcement of the new dates for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will run from 23 July to 8 August, and for the Paralympic Games from 24 August until 5 September 2021. “While it was of course demoralising for everyone that the Games…

Denise Gault to Retire from the Board of the Arabian Racing Cup

Denise Gault with Randy Gault receives 2019 Tent of Honor Award from AJC President Susan Meyer

Gault served the ARC for over 20 years21 March 2020, USA ~ Denise Gault has recently retired from the Board of Directors of the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC). A bloodstock consultant, Denise is the principle agent of Race Street Management Inc., which has been serving the National and International Arabian horse racing and breeding industry…

British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Posts Advice and Help During COVID-19 Crisis

Advice and help available for equine industry businesses and employers23 March 2020, UK ~The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) would like to thank the equestrian community for their current support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These are unprecedented times for society in general and we all need to play a part in helping to manage and…

Emirates Racing Authority Cancels Remainder of UAE Racing Season

22 March 2020, UAE – Due to concerns about the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 racing season including the Dubai World Cup. These cancellations begin with the 28 March 2020, Dubai World Cup and continue through all races scheduled in April. The UAE…

The 25th Dubai World Cup Is Postponed

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The Dubai World Cup 2020 has been postponed until 2021 “To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organizing committee of the Dubai World Cup 2020 has decided to postpone 25th edition of the global tournament to next year to safeguard all participants due to the coronavirus”, according to the Dubai Media Office. Today…

Classic Winner Sir Winston Leads 10 Arriving American Horses

Sir Winston

18 March 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ With the Dubai World Cup still 10 days away, American conditioner Mark Casse is excited to see what Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston can do on his first foray overseas and the chestnut homebred of Tracy Farmer led a set of 10 USA invaders arriving at Meydan Racecourse…

Likely Fields for Dubai World Cup and Dubai Kahayla Classic

Tallab Al Khalidiah, winner of Obaiya Arabian Cup, Riyadh, 29 February. Photo Pamela Burton

The first race will be the $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic 18 March 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ The historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup on 28 March 2020, at Meydan Racecourse will be composed of nine races—six Group 1s and three Group 2s—worth a world-leading $35 million. The likely fields will include G1-winning…

Kentucky Derby Rescheduled to 5 September 2020

Kentucky Derby

17 March 2020, Kentucky ~ Churchill Downs Incorporated announced today its decision to reschedule the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020 and the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020 to September…

Race Double For Cosgrave After Thrilling Win on Somoud

Somoud (outside) outguns Rmmas at home

14 March 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ A cracking card at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening was highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship which produced a thrilling finish with last year’s winner, BF Mughader, Rmmas and Somoud locked together in a real battle with 150m remaining before Somoud snatched the spoils near the…

Octave Makes Going Away Win of Al Ain Marathon Finale

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Musheer Al Wathba Gives Mullen 500th UAE Winnerin Al Ain Derby13 March, 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 13 March 2020, was highlighted by the Final Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 5100m handicap afforded Prestige status. The race turned into a procession by Octave, sent straight to…

Las Vegas Arabian Breeders World Cup Show 2020 Cancelled

12 March 2020, Phoenix, AZ ~The Board of Directors of the Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance has determined, in light of the current situation with regard to COVID-19, it is in the best interest of all our friends in the Arabian horse industry to cancel this year’s Las Vegas Arabian Breeders World Cup Show 2020. We…

Darley Awards 2020 in Houston Cancelled

Darley Award

Arabian Racing Cancels Top Awards Ceremony12 March 2020, Houston, TX ~ Due to the elevated developments associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Arabian Racing Cup has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Darley Awards event in Houston scheduled for Saturday, 21 March 2020, at the Bell Tower on 34th. The health and safety of…

Dubai World Cup 2020 To be Contested Without Paid Spectators

12 March 2020, The World ~ As the unprecedented world crisis of the virus known as COVID-19 escalates, events around the world are being cancelled or run without spectators. COVID-19 is now in over 100 countries, with 300 million children out of school. Millions of people are in lockdown, as governments take a variety of…

AJS WATHANAN Wins Rodat Al Maida Cup in Doha

AJS Wathanan, winner of Rodat Al Maida Cup

11 March 2020,Doha, Qatar ~After a few hiccups, Al Ghazali Stud’s AJS WATHANAN (Amer x Mangaline Du Loup) picked up a fine victory, third of his season so far, in the RODAT AL MAIDA CUP (Local Purebred Arabian Conditions) on Wednesday, 11 March 2020. The feature race on dirt saw Anas Al Seyabi guide the…

AL Alawi and Al Hadhrami Double for Oman at Abu Dhabi

8 March 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening was a low key affair, but a memorable one for trainers Ibrahim Al Hadhrami and Helal Al Alawi, who both saddled a double, as well as for Omani apprentices Al Moatasem Al Balushi and Shakir Al Balushi, who both partnered their…

Somoud Lands Al Ain Mile to Star in Al Meharbi Doubles

Somud

5 March 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain staged the biggest race of their season on Thursday, 5 March 2020 when 13 went to post for the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile and it lived up to its potential. A thrilling contest ensued in which seven of the 13 runners held serious claims…

Shahm Starts in Power Packed Al Ain Mile

RB Lam Tara winning 26-2-2020 Abu Dhabi

4 March 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Thursday, 5 March 2020, is highlighted by the seventh edition of the track’s biggest race of the season, the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile for which 13 have been declared, including Group 1-winning local Shahm making his debut on UAE dirt. Trained…

Arabian Racing Benefits from DIAR Arabian Prize Money Increases

Dubai International Arabian Races Further Promotes Arabian Racing in the World 3 March 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has welcomed the announcement from the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee regarding the increased investment in the DIAR program for 2020. Five of the eight races at DIAR on 26 July 2020 at…

O’Shea Aboard AF Alwajel Denies RB Money to Burn in Abu Dhabi

AF Alwajel

2 March 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 1 March 2020, was highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis in which the exciting AF Alwajel recorded a career best and first win on turf to deny this year’s Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge…

Maximum Security Secure with First Ever Saudi Cup Win

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The story of Maximum Security (USA) has been pure drama. The Kentucky-bred son of New Year’s Day, disqualified from the most important dirt race in America then went on to earn a 3-year-old championship, took his show on the road and turned tragedy into comedy, bringing smiles to the face of his fans and connections…

Tallaab Al Khalediah Shows Heels to Field in Obaiya Arabian Cup

Tallaab Al Khalediah and jockey Roberto Perez

BREAKING NEWS 29 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ On a night full of stars of the equestrian world, Tallaab Al Khaediah ridden by Roberto Perez for Al Khalediah Stables was the best in the first run of The Obaiya Cup Arabian Classic at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Run on the eve…

DIAR 2020 With Increased Investment

29 February 2020, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee has announced an increase in their investment towards international Arabian racing in 2020. DIAR have been supporting Arabian racing in Italy for many years and were very proud to be able to sponsor the first ever IFAHR recognized international stakes race for Arabians…

AF Mathmoon and RB Money To Burn Will Meet at G2 LIWA OASIS

20 February 2020, Meydan, UAE ~ Racing on the turf Sunday, 1 March 2020, at Abu Dhabi will be highlighted by a renewal of the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis which has attracted a field of 13, including the 2016 and subsequent Group 1 Kahayla Classic winner AF Mathmoon. Trained by Musabbeh Al Mheiri for…

Mike Smith Emerges Winner of STC International Jockeys Challenge

28 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ US Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith emerged victorious in the stc International Jockeys Challenge on a day where history was made on Kingdom Day at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack.   Smith won two rounds While Smith’s two success from four rounds of the competition, which featured 14 invited…

Bandar Leads Gate to Wire in the Al Maktoum Challenge

Bandar chased down the stretch by RB Texas Hold Em
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$100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (G1) 27 February 2020, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE ~ The $100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (G1) for Purebred Arabians kicked off the night and was won with a clever front-running ride by Fernando Jara on Majed Al Jahoori-trained Bandar, overcoming his outside post 13 to make the running gate-to-wire under…

Jockeys Challenge Set For Friday

Lisa Allpress

27 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ Some of the very best male and female jockeys in the world will compete over four races in the first ever stc International Jockeys Challenge at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh on Friday, 28 February 2020. On the eve of the inaugural running of the $20,000,000 Saudi Cup,…

Saudi Cup Thursday Track Works

US $20,000,000 The Saudi Cup – 1800m27 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ Saudi Cup Day, Saturday 29 February 2020 King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Works – Benbatl (GB) – Godolphin’s representative arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday afternoon and went out to the training track for the first time on Thursday…