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French Government Reduces Attendance to Events Including Racing

Impact on Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe attendance24 September 2020, Pars, France ~ On 23 September, the French Government released a map that shows the different zones of the epidemic and announced that Paris and its immediate suburbs had been placed in the Reinforced Alert Zone (ZAR).According to Government announcements on Wednesday 23 September,…

Fire, Smoke and Horses – Advice from UC Davis

Since the beginning of the year, wildfires have burned over 3.1 million acres in California. This year’s acres burned is 26 times higher than the acres burned in 2019 for the same time period.15 September 2020, From the University of Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California ~ In this time when fires are raging…

Prize Money announced for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival

£2,300,000 on offer across five days25 June 2020, UK ~ Goodwood Racecourse has confirmed the prize money for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Sussex course’s most prestigious meeting, which this year will start with Stradivarius’s attempt to win a record fourth Goodwood Cup on July 28th, will offer a total prize fund of just…

California Arabian Racing Dates to be Confirmed

29 May 2020, California ~ With only one more final hurdle, the definitive vote by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), California will set it’s 2020 racing schedule. The finalization of dates will take place at the CHRB regular monthly meeting on 11 June. The Northern California Fair racing will have some changes this year…

New Dates Set For Tokyo 2021

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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…

Britain Has Left The European Union

Britain severs EU ties after nearly half a century31 January 2020, UK ~ Britain has left the European Union after almost 50 years. There will be twelve months of transition and the British Horseracing Authority has assured that Post-Brexit the movement of Thoroughbreds and people will operate as it has been until the end of…

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…

Trainer Doug Watson Wins 600th Race in UAE

16 January 2020, UAE ~ In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial. The milestone comes 10 weeks after Watson…

Texas Horse Racing Receives Huge Benefit From 2020 Legislation

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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…

First Saudi Cup Race Day Worth USD$29.2m

32 Group or Grade 1 winners in Saudi Cup alone and total 964 entries for new race day14 January 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The first running of the USD$29.2m Saudi Cup race day has attracted an impressive entry, including no less than 32 Group or Grade 1 winners in the big…

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…

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…

The UK leaving the EU: Racing Industry Guidance

Brexit is Coming – 31 October 2019Guidance to industry participants on what to do as the UK leaves the EU (Brexit) The UK Government has now published detailed guidance on how to prepare for Brexit. This should be the primary source of authoritative information for Industry participants. In addition, specific government departments have started to…

Endurance Temporary Committee Discusses Equine Welfare Reform at FEI HQ

The Committee will review the discipline with the remit of bringing the sport back to its original roots of Endurance 21 February 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Endurance Temporary Committee, set up by the FEI Board in October 2018 to review the discipline with the remit of bringing the sport back to its original roots of…

2022 FEI World Championship Host Bid Open

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Opportunity to Host Individual FEI Championship Disciplines in 2022 13 February 2019, Lausanne, Sui ~ While 2019 is set to be another busy year for international horse sport, potential bidders are already vying for the possibility of hosting FEI World Championships in 2022. The FEI has already received some exciting expressions of interest for 2022,…

American Endurance Ride Conference Severs Ties With USEF

AERC Will Give One Year Grace Period The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), the National Governing body for US endurance riding since 1972, made the announcement on 15 January 2019 that, as of 1 December 2019, the AERC will no longer be affiliated with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The AERC Board of Directors…

Race Track Industry Program Announces Annual Award Winners

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5 December 2018, Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona, announced its annual award winners during the 45th Annual Global Symposium on Racing awards luncheon held Tuesday, 4 December 2018. The 2018 Clay Puett Award was awarded to longtime Director and CEO of Del…

Emirati Women Power Up at Pink Polo Ghantoot Season Opener

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Opening Day of 2018-2019 Polo Season at Ghantoot7 November 2018, Ghantoot, UAE ~ After what seemed like an unrelenting summer, the new polo season at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club kicked off with a splash of colour and an all-action polo match on a wind-swept Opening Day. Each year, opening day of the Polo…

Marid Wins Qatar Arabian Trophy des Poulains at Saint Cloud

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Al Haffanah won the corresponding race for fillies, the Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Pouliches Group 1PA5 October 2018, Paris, France ~ Marid by TM Fred Texas out of Al Dahma (Amer) hailed his second Group 1PA victory on Saturday, 5 October 2018, at Saint-Cloud racecourse outside of Paris, France. The colt, born and bred at…

Chantilly Bloodstock Agency Secures Top Lots at Arqana Sale

4 October 2018 ~ A pair of talented three-year-olds from the blue-blooded breeding operation of Renée-Laure Koch commanded the two highest prices on 4 October 2018, at the 2018 Purebred Arabian Sale, both on the bid of Gérard Larrieu’s Chantilly Bloodstock Agency. The two horses had been added to the catalogue as Wild Cards on…

AHS Centenary Marathon at Rowley Mile on 7 October 2018

The Arab Horse Society Marks Centenary of 1918 – 2018The Arab Horse Society Centenary Marathon will take place on Sunday, 7 October 2018, over the historic Rowley Mile course in Newmarket, UK, courtesy of The Jockey Club and the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain. The Royal Studs of Bahrain are kindly sponsoring the race…

Racing Festival Grabs Attention at ADIHEX

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Festival’s innovative stand proves huge attraction 26 September, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The 16th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) opened in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, UAE, at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC) on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, and immediately began to entrance guests and patrons.…

Good Magic To Rest at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky

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Good Magic, most recently ninth in the Travers, will not race again this year17 September 2018,ELMONT, New York, USA ~ While Triple Crown winner Justify transitions into his life of retirement, the three horses who finished immediately behind him in the Kentucky Derby 4 1/2 months ago are making news. Good Magic, the Derby runner-up…

WEG NEWS – EVENTING

Anxiety mounts as Eventing’s major medal contenders pass final horse inspection Horsereporter will continue to report news of the United States-based 2018 World Equestrian Games – WEG Schedule of Events – http://www.longinestiming.com/#!/equestrian/2018/1587/html/en/longinestiming/index.html 17 September 2018, Tryon, North Carolina ~ The British team, overnight leaders after cross country, all sailed through this afternoon’s rain-soaked horse inspection, as…

WEG Weather Advisory Closes TIEC for Sunday, 16 September 2018

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WEG and World Equine Expo Closed Sunday, 16 September 2018.15 September 2018, Tryon, North Carolina, USA ~ Due to the ongoing extreme weather conditions and latest reports from the National Weather Service, the International Media Center (IMC) will be closed on Sunday, 16 September 2018, and there will be no media operations team onsite – no shuttles, no…

Rodess Du Loup Forges to First in The President of the UAE Cup

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The President of the UAE CUP (The UK Arabian Derby) Group 1 PA 15 September 2018, Doncaster Racecourse, UK ~ Rodess du Loup powered home to give thrilled trainer,Charles Gourdain back-to-back President of UAE Cup triumphs. The Dahess colt under jockey Christophe Soumillon recored a smooth win in the President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby)…

Meydan Group Is the Title Sponsor of Endurance at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

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9 September 2018, TRYON, NC, USA ~ Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is pleased to announce Meydan Group as the title sponsor of Endurance at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), taking place this September (11 – 23). The sponsorship further reinforces Meydan’s ongoing commitment to equestrian sport, building on its position as…

FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 in North Carolina Welcomes Endurance as First Discipline

Endurance will be the first competition of the 54 Nations for the first week’s medals 4 September 2018, Tryon, North Carolina, USA ~ They’re going to be dancing and prancing, jogging and spinning, jumping, galloping and giving it everything they’ve got when the horses and athletes in the first four disciplines take centre stage at…

Kazan International Racecourse Welcomes Sheikh Mansoor Festival

13 to contest Sheikh Zayed Cup in Kazan29 August 2018, Kazan, Tatarstan ~ The Kazan International racecourse in Tatarstan’s capital city of Kazan is all set for two big races under the banner of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on Thursday, 30 August 2018. The featured…

UAE Endurance Teams Will Donate Any Competition Winnings from Euston Event

UAE Teams to Donate All Prize Money Won at H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival 18 August 2018, Suffolik, UK ~ It has been announced that competitors representing the UAE at this weekend’s H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival will not be claiming any prize money that…

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Nominated Entries Endurance

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17 August 2018, FEI, Switzerland ~ Nominations are in for the Discipline of Endurance at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018. The next and final stages in the Games entry process are the deadlines for definite entries: 3 September for the first week’s competition in Dressage, Eventing, Endurance and Reining, and 10 September for the second…

Follow the USA Endurance Team on the Road to the WEG

Mark Dial at the World Equestrian Championships in Slovakia

7 August 2018, USA ~ Horsereporter interviewed US Endurance Chef d’Equipe, Mark Dial, with added comments by the US Equestrian Marketing on members of the USA Endurance Squad and their qualifications. We also learned some details on how to watch the Endurance Venue on 12 September 2018.         Can you share with…

Muraaqib Proves the Best Arabian of the Day at Qatar Goodwood Festival

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Qatar International Stakes (Gr1 PA) at the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018 1 August 2018, Goodwood Racecourse ~ French trainer Francois Rohaut hailed Muraaqib (Munjiz) as the best Arabian miler in the world after his stable star completed a magnificent seven Group 1 PA wins by storming to victory in the Qatar International Stakes at the…