International Arabian Horse Racing

Mawarid wins Wathba Stallions Cup

9 June 2019, Chelmsford City, UK ~ It was a memorable day for Isaac Buncle who rode Mawarid to win the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup race held at the Chelmsford City racecourse in the UK on Saturday, 8 June 2019. Mawarid chased the…

Al Mounteze Monlau Triumphs in Zayed Cup in Stockholm

8 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden ~ Al Mounteze Monlau under Elione Chaves won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Listed Cup while Ulrika Holmquist brought smiles to the large band of home fans at the Gardet Park in Stockholm winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship on Thursday, 6 June 2019.…

Beune De l’Ardus Speeds to Win in Waregem

Beune de l'Ardus

Hungarian apprentice rider Vivien Mocsinka wins HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice race4 June 2019, Waregem Hippodrome, Belgium ~ Seven apprentice riders from many points in Europe gathered in Waregem for the 2019 edition of the HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFHRA) on 2 June. The race of 2120m was fought out…

Arabian Racing Organization Race Closing Dates

EARLY CLOSING RACES – PLEASE NOTE BHA EQUINE INFLUENZA PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL RUNNERS BHA Equine Influenza Protocol: DIAR at Newbury Racecourse, Sunday 28th July 2019 Early Closing: 18th June 2019, 12 noon (BST) – Supplementary Entries Close: 18th July, 12 noon (BST) – Declarations Close: 24th July, 11am (BST) DIAR…

Macallan Wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Sweden

9 May 2019, Jagersro, Sweden ~ Martin Rodrigues on Macallan ran a well-judged race to win as the Wathba Stallions Cup Group 3 race opened Sweden’s 2019 racing calendar on 8 May 2019 for Purebred Arabian horses at the Jagersro track. Nine went to post in the 1730-metre contest on the dirt tracks for this…

Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea – Always Looking Ahead

Mizzna and O'Shea 2008 photo: Pamela

The team of jockey Tadgh O’Shea, trainer Ernst Oertel, and owner/breeder Khalid Al Nabooda were a winning force in the 2018/2019 UAE race season, with a grand finale of picking off the 2019 Kahayla Classic win with AF Maher, a home-bred from Nabooda’s UAE stud farm. In the process, all three were awarded the UAE…

Listening to the Horses

Ernst Oertel photo: Nils Rosenkjaar

17 April 2019, UAE ~ Ernst Oertel is fresh off his winner circle triumphs for the 2018-2019 UAE racing season. Dedicated, determined and goal oriented, this year it all came together for Oertel as he won the ultimate Arabian race, the coveted $1million Dubai Kahayla Classic, the opener for the World Cup, and achieved Champion…

Madjani (2000-2019)

Shadwell is sad to announce the death of one of its most respected Arabian stallions, MADJANI  15 April 2019 ~ The son of TIDJANI was bred in France from a very successful family with Tunisian roots that has produced many successful racehorses, such as AL JAKBAR, TORNADOR, NOUR THABET and AL SAKBA. MADJANI started his…

RB Money To Burn Runs Away with Al Ain Sprint

Kenza Al Mels

11 April 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain staged its final fixture of the campaign, the penultimate meeting of the UAE season, on Thursday 11 April 2019 where the featured Al Ain Sprint was won imperiously by RB Money To Burn, defending her unbeaten record in the style of the exciting filly. Well away…

Raising Racing Arabians in the UAE Desert   

Tadhg O'Shea accepts congratulations after DKC win '19

Adversity Leads to Ingenuity for Khalid Al Nabooda  A desire to breed winning Arabian race horses in his UAE desert home came with many difficulties for United Arab Emirates businessman, Khalid Al Nabooda. With persistence, the issues became challenges, not obstacles, and Al Nabooda has established a winning reputation and is happy to share the…

RB Grenayde Wins in Al Ain

RB Grenayde

4 April 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Thursday, 4 April 2019, was capped with the 1800m handicap, giving RB Grynade another chance to shine. After AF Al Baher looked the likely winner when hitting the front 300m out, they had no answer to the late challenge of RB Grynade (Burning…

Track Notes from $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic (G1)

Trackwork as of Tuesday, 26 March26 March 2019, Du bai, UAE ~ $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic (G1) sponsored by Mubadala Al Shamoos—The grey mare Al Shamoos has really settled in well at Meydan and appeared very relaxed on the dirt track on Tuesday morning. The first of the French raiders to show, she did…

2019 Dubai World Cup Likely Fields

The Dubai World Cup will go off on Saturday, 30 March 2019. Likely fields for the nine races have been posted. Fifteen are listed for the $1 Million Dubai Kahayla Classic. All are from the UAE save one from France, one based in Poland, and another from Saudi Arabia. Enlarge or download Please follow and…

BF Mughader Wins Abu Dhabi Group 1 Emirates Championship

BF Mughader

Tadhg O’Shea confirms his place in the UAE record books15 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Friday, 15 March 2019, for its biggest meeting of the season, highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship for Purebred Arabians, as well as the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship for Thoroughbreds. Both…

AL Ain Mile Nose to Nose Finish and Won by a Nostril

Amwaj
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1 March 2019, UAE ~ Al Ain staged the biggest race of their season, the 1600m Listed Al Ain Mile, on Friday, 1 March 2019, in the AED300,000 feature where Amwaj landed a thriller by a flared nostril to provide His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Eric Lemartinel a third consecutive winner…