Arabian horse news

9 October 2021, Paris, France ~ Faisal Al Rahmani was unanimously re-elected as the Chairman of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing (IFAHR), the global organization for the promotion of Arabian Horse Racing, during the meeting of its General Assembly held in Paris on 5 October 2021. The Emirati nominee received all 26 votes…

Gallops of Jordan Brings Horseback Challenging Trek to Lost City of Petra

Gallops of Jordan, an extraordinary art of living and adventure. 4 October 2021, Jordan ~ A 200 km horseback trek in five stages through desert terrain equipped only with a GPS orientation tool is certainly an incredible sporting endeavour and a formidable challenge. However, the Gallops of Jordan masters a unique art of living that…

H.E. Sheikha Reem bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani HOGGAR DE L’ARDUS Wins Qatar Arabian World Cup

Torquator Tasso Springs Surprise in ARC3 October 2021, Paris, France ~ In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, the curtain fell on the events of the 100th edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe…

Irish Racing Syndicate Joins Arabian Owners in UK Arabian Derby

9 September 2021, Dublin IRE ~ Most Irish racing enthusiasts’ eyes will be fixed on Leopardstown and the Curragh this weekend for the Irish Champions Weekend, but not all. The well-known Blackrock Racing Syndicate will have the first ever Irish owned runner in the UAE President’s Cup – UK Arabian Derby run at Doncaster, UK,…

Paddys Day Takes the $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day 2021

Paddys Day has now won this race a total of three times in his career  18 May 2021, Aurora, CO., USA ~ The $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) – America’s richest Arabian race of the year – rounded out a spectacular day of stakes racing on Pimlico’s Preakness Day card on Saturday, 15 May 2021,…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

Abu Dhabi to Stage $1.35 Million Gr 1 Arabian Race on 4 December 2020

SOMOUD (FR) ridden by Richard Mullen wins the Sheihk bin Sultan Al Nayan Jewel Crown Prep, race 4, at Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown With Entries from Three Continents2 December 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the richest Purebred Arabians races in the world will go off on Friday, 4 December, at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club in Abu Dhabi. The renewal of the Group 1 $1.35 million (AED 5…

Sand Canyon JS Wins Texas Maiden Debut

15 0ctober, 2020, Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, Texas ~ The six furlong maiden special weight was won by the 3-year-old Sand Canyon JS, breaking his maiden on his first run in Texas, and fourth overall race, on 10 October. Coming from the two box, Sand Canyon JS, under jockey Victor Urieta Sr., quickly took…

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…

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…

QREC Confirms Qatar International Stakes at Qatar Good Festival 2020

Sir Bani Yas wins Group 1 Qatar Intl Stakes at Goodwood 2015

Prize fund of £200,000 down to sixth place24 June 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) have confirmed that the Qatar International Stakes will go ahead as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020 on the rescheduled date of Saturday, 1 August. Held over a mile on the historic Sussex Downs, the Group 1…

California, USA, Arabian Racing Opens in June

2020 Race Dates and Venues16 June 2020, California – In a lengthy TeleConference meeting on 11 June 2020, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved the California horse racing dates which include the dates for Arabian racing already confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF). The COVID-19 risk to health has instigated some…

Dubai International Day at Newbury Date to be Postponed

Lightning Bolt over Gazwan in the finish.

Dubai International Arabian Races 2020 Update4 June 2020, UK ~ With British Thoroughbred racing resuming as of 1 June, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) board wish to clarify the current situation with regards to the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), scheduled for 26 July at Newbury racecourse. Due to a number of factors arising from…

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…

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…

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…

EBRAZ wins HH Amirs Sword, Records QREC Triple Crown With $1 Million Bonus

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22 February 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ HH The Amir Sword Festival 2020, the 32nd race meeting of the year at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) at Al Rayyan is the most highly anticipated weekend of Doha’s race year. Saturday, 22 February’s eight races were topped with the $1M HH The Amir Sword, the…

AL Zahir Seeks Second HH The President Cup Win in Abu Dhabi

AL Zahir wins Presidents Cup 2/2019

8 February 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sunday, 9 February 2020 is the eagerly awaited HH The President Cup meeting in the capital with the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosting a six-race card, officially highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup. The President Cup Group 1 race will see two-time…

Sufyan Breaks Course Record in Al Ain Marathon Opener

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31 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ A seven-race card at Al Ain on Friday, 31 January 2020, was highlighted by the First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap. Despite the extreme distance, the first three home were separated by just a fraction more than a length, with Sufyan (Munjiz) clinging…

AL Hammadi Trains Two for First Leg of Al Ain Marathon Feature

30 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ A seven-race card is on tap for Al Ain on Friday, the last day of January 2020, including six for Purebred Arabians and one for Thoroughbreds. The best is saved for last, the featured First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap with 13 declared,…

RB Lam Tara Stars in Al Asayl Double at Abu Dhabi

26 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf Sunday, 26 January 2020, was highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Shadwell Stud Al Ruwais Stakes for which a dozen Purebred Arabian sprinters went to post. RB Lam Tara ran the race alone at the end, posting a smooth success representing the…

Texas Horse Racing Receives Huge Benefit From 2020 Legislation

Sam Houston, Texas

Arabian breed interests will work with Thoroughbred organizations for a share of the revenue12 January 2020, Texas, USA ~ In June 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed legislation that will benefit the Texas horse racing industry. House Bill 2463/Senate Bill 1991 is a purse matching bill that would take a portion of the money collected…

Sharjah Double Rewards for Al Nabooda, Oertel and O’Shea

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21 December 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ A pair of Purebred Arabian prestige handicaps were the joint highlights at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, 21 December, on what proved another productive fixture for reigning UAE champions, owner Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, trainer Ernst Oertel and jockey Tadhg O’Shea, the trio combining for a double. Completing…

Equine MediRecord Advances ARO With Electronic Records

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Irish company partners with Arabian Racing Organisation to help them become a global leader in equine welfare.21 December 2019, UK ~ Irish technology company Equine MediRecord (EMR), recent winner of the Irish Midlands Best Startup in 2019, has partnered with the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) in the United Kingdom to bring about the highest standards…

A Chance to Visit Russia’s Famous Tersk Stud

Tersk Stud is one of the places that every Arabian horse lover dreams to visit at least once. Situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by five Caucasian mountains, the Stud was founded 130 years ago by Count Sergei Stroganov. Tersk Stud keeps up the old traditions of Arabian breeding preserving precious straight Russian bloodlines and…

Jayide Al Boraq Shows Determination to Win at Al Ain

6 December 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ The featured 1400m handicap at Al Ain on Friday was won Friday, 6 December 2019 by the exciting Jayide Al Boraq for trainer Khalifa Al Neyadi, owner Al Rahmani Racing and jockey Bernardo Pinheiro who has ridden him on each of his four outings. A 5-year-old entire by…

Quick and Rich Duels for Win in the Delaware Park Arabian Classic Handicap (Gr. 1)

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It was Quick and Rich and Easter Man down the stretch3 September 2019, Delaware, USA ~ It was a duel to the finish in the Delaware Park Arabian Classic Gr 1 on Monday, 2 September 2019, at Delaware Park. Six horses went to the post for the One And One Fourth Miles On The Dirt…

Tayf Takes The President of the Gr 1 UAE Cup at Paris Longchamp

Pres of the UAE Cup

Coupe d’Europe des Chevaux Arabes13 May 2019, Paris, France ~ Tayf guided by Olivier Peslier managed to stay ahead of Khataab to win the 2000m €100,000 Gr 1 UAE Cup in Paris, France, on 12 May 2019. Owned by HH SHEIK ABDULLAH BIN KHALIFA AL THANI, the seven-year old colt (Amer x Djelmila) made a…