International Arabian Horse Racing

RB Rich Lyke Me Wins Gr 1 2022 Dubai World Carnival Race With Attitude

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The Dubai Carnival opened Friday, 14 January 2022, with the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 for Purebred Arabians which was won in imperious fashion by the very exciting Bahrani-owned RB Rich Lyke Me, ridden by Dutch champion Adrie de Vries for trainer Fawzi Nass. Quotes: Race 1. Al Maktoum Challenge Presented By The…

700 Entries from 22 Countries to Compete at Saudi Cup

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Obaiya Arabian Classic to be Run as Group 2 12 January, 2022, Saudi Arabia ~ The 2022 Saudi Cup meeting has attracted over 700 entries from 22 different countries, including a remarkable 71 international Group 1 winners, all vying to pick up some of the $35.1 million prize money across the two-day meeting on Friday…

Wire To Wire Was the Word at Lone Star Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes

  The Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes Gr3 was won Saturday, 11 December in a wire to wire run at Lone Star Park by the rising star Hiab Al Zaman (Hilal Al Zaman x My Shelby Cobra x Kaolino) backed by Anardis Rodriquez and trained by Jeremias Castro. The 4 yr-old colt was bred and is…

Lady Princess Adds Jewel Crown to Title List

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In a steady push to the finish, it was Lady Princess (General x Nacree Al Maury by Kesberoy) trained by Thomas Fourcy and ridden by Jim Crowley that collected the win by three lengths, racing from the back of the field in this AED 5 Million 2200m Gr 1 Championship race. The five year old…

Messi Absent from Abu Dhabi’s Jewel Crown

Lady Princess, Winner of HH THE AMIR SILVER SWORD

4 December 2021, UAE ~ Arguably the biggest meeting of the whole season on the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club’s acclaimed turf surface, Sunday’s seven race fixture is highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, won last year by Belgium’s Messi and in 2021 misses a planned attempt to…

New Inductees Announced for AJC’s Racing Hall of Fame & Tent of Honor

15 November 2021, AURORA, COLORADO, USA – Hall of Fame Inductee, FRYNCH and Tent of Honor Inductee, MICHELLE MORGAN join the prestigious group honored by the Arabian Jockey Club. 2021 Racing Hall of Fame Inductee: FRYNCH In order for a horse to be considered into the Racing Hall of Fame, it must meet criteria within…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Cup Brings Full Field to Lone Star, Texas

12 November 2021, Texas ~ The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak races return once again to Lone Star this Saturday evening 13 November, with an Allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs and will be offering $10,000 Added courtesy of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Flat Racing Festival.   One of the most…

HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown 2021

HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Scheduled for 5 December 2021

As part of the Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Racing Festival, this year-end finale will be held on Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 5 December 2021

 

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Newly Promoted Group 1 Saudi Cup Headlines $35.1million Two-day Meeting in Riyadh

Obaiya Arabian Classic $1Million now with Gr 2 Status, Listed Al Mneefah Cup Arabian race $1Million added to International Jockeys Challenge DayThursday 28 October, 2021 – The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) has announced that total prize money for the two-day Saudi Cup meeting on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February 2022, will increase…

UAE Begins 2021-2022 Racing Season at Jebel Ali

UAE Racing Takes Off on 29 October at Jebel Ali28 October 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ The 2021-22 UAE flat racing season kicks off on Friday, 29 October 2021, at Dubai’s picturesque Jebel Ali Racecourse, commencing the action at 1:45 p.m. for the first of seven fixtures. A highly competitive 1200m feature, schedule as the fourth…

Wathba Stallions Cup Series Helps Complete the California Arabian Racing Season

18 October 2021, California, USA ~ With the 20-21 Arabian race season for California coming to an on 17 October, the Wathba Stallions Cup was a large draw at the popular Fresno race track. 16 October – The third and final race of the three-race series was held in Fresno on 16 October and cementing…

Entries Up for California Wathba Stallions Cup in Fresno

Will it be a three race shut out for AA Rich Whiskey on 16 October?14 October 2021, California ~ Fresno is the next and last stop for the 2021 Wathba Stallions Cup series in California. The Arabian Stakes for three year olds + carries a purse of $20,000 Guaranteed with $5,000 from WATHBA Stallions Cup,…

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…

Qatar Arabian World Cup Captured by Hoggar De L’Ardus

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3 October 2021, ParisLongchamp – The third race of the day, the Gr 1 Qatar Arabian World Cup, one of the most prestigious Arabian horse races in the world with prize money of €500,000, was a wild ride that ended with a rushing win by Hoggar De L’Ardus. Video: https://youtu.be/0-TxngZ9FJM With 15 in the competition,…

Teema Wins Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Juments at ParisLongchamp

2 October 2021, ParisLongchamp ~ Carrying the colours of her owner/breeder YAS Horse Racing Management, the four-year-old pure-bred Arabian-old pure-bred Arabian TEEMA (Bibi De Carrere x Dahwa) broke her maiden in thrilling style when landing the Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Juments (Group 1 PA). QREC Vice Chairman and President of the Asian and the Qatar…

Sunday’s Paris Qatar Arabian World Cup Pits Tayf, Ebraz and Rising Star Messi

29 September 2021, Paris, France ~ Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Qatar Racing & Racing Club (QREC)-sponsored 2021 edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a historic one as it marks the 100th running of the world’s greatest horse race! This is an exceptional moment…

New Horse Racing Association To Be Formed in Jordan

21 September 2021, Amman, Jordan ~ A new horse racing association in Jordan is to be formed to help support the industry and raise it to international standards. This new association will come under the jurisdiction of the Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation (RJEF), the national governing body for equestrian industry and sport in Jordan. The…

AJS Hajaj Scores in the Royal Cavalry of Oman Sohar Beach Stakes

18 September 2021, Wolverhampton, Uk ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomed AJS Hajaj into the winner’s enclosure at Wolverhampton with his win on 18 September 2021 providing his owner Mohammed bin Hamad Khalifa Al Attiyah with his first UK winner with an Arabian. The three-year-old colt was having only his second start and won…

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,…

Mazoonah Logs Second Win at Wathba Stallions Cup Handicap

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19 August 2021, UK ~ Shadwell Estates homebred filly Mazyoonah secured a second Wathba Stallions Cup of the season with win at Chepstow over a mile today. Trained by James Owen and ridden by Adam Farragher, the six-year-old mare finished half a length ahead of Awtaar, with Al-Tabari a further length and a quarter behind…

Fifteen in Contention for Gr 1 UAE President Cup at Doncaster St Leger Day

 UAE PRESIDENT CUP (UK ARABIAN DERBY) at Doncaster on 11 September 202112 August 2021, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has received fifteen entries for the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) to be run at Doncaster on St Leger Day on Saturday September 11th as part of the Cazoo St Leger Festival. The…

Two Arabian Stakes Races Set for Golden Gate Fields

5 August 2021, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Association of California is back at Golden Gate Fields on 13 August with two Arabian Stakes Races. Located along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, the one-mile (1,609 m) Tapeta synthetic track has provided the backdrop for a large share of the history of horse racing since…

Eric Lemartinel Leaves Al Asayl After Six Years

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Takes with him many wonderful memories after contract not renewed4 August 2021, From the National, ABU DHABI ~ Eric Lemartinel has said he leaves President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed’s Al Asayl Stables with many “great memories” after his contract was not renewed for the new season. Lemartinel saddled 185 winners for Al Asayl over six…

22 July 2021, Goodwood, UK ~ Some of the world’s best Arabians count among the 21 horses entered in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) for Wednesday, 28 July, in what promises to be another exciting renewal as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The £400,000 mile contest sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club is…

AA Rich Whiskey Wins Race 1 of the California Wathba Stallions Cup

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AA Rich Whiskey brings in the trophy for Race 1 of the 3 races in the California Wathba Stallions Cup Series12 July 2021, California, USA ~ The first of the three races in the series, run on Saturday, 10 July 2021, at the Pleasanton race track, saw six horses go to Post as favorite, Scorched,…

ARAC Welcomes Return of the Wathba Stallions Cup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6 July 2021, California ~ The Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC) welcomes the return of the Wathba Stallions Cup Race Series The first of the three races in the series will be run on Saturday, 10 July 2021, and will see seven starters with top racing pedigrees line up for…

World’s Top Racing Arabians for Qatar International Stakes Gr 1 Early Entries

28 July Qatar Goodwood Festival5 July 2021, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation will welcome the world’s best Arabians among the 21 horses entered in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), following the first entry stage which closed today, 5 July. The £400,000 mile contest is the most valuable race in UK Arabian racing and the…

End of an Era for EARA at Delaware Park

The 2021 Arabian meet at Delaware Park is over2 July 2021, Delaware Park, USA ~ Horse racing is one of the world’s oldest and greatest sports and has provided many of us with some of our best lifetime memories. Arabian racing was established at Delaware Park in 1984 through the efforts of several passionate leaders…

Shadwell’s Muneer and Holly Doyle Impressive in Emirates Breeders Stakes

  1 July 2021, ARO Racing, UK ~ It was a case of youth over experience with a pair of three-year-old fillies from Shadwell Estates being the first two home in the Emirates Breeders International Sprint Stakes over six furlongs at Newbury this evening. Muneer, who had won on her debut in a Lingfield maiden,…

Kao Kat MHF Defends Title in Emirates Breeders International Sprint at Newbury

30 June 2021, UK ARO Racing ~ The veteran 2019 winner Kao Kat MHF returns to Newbury on Thursday 1st July to defend his excellent record in sprints at Newbury. One of 12 declared horses for the six-furlong Emirates Breeders International Sprint Stakes, stablemate Storm Troupour, who was second on that occasion, has also been…

UK Racing Star Wins Newbury Thearabianracehorse.com International Conditions Stakes

Hollie Doyle partnered with the James Owen trained Farhaa  22 June 2021, Newbury, UK ~ It was a first win on an Arabian for Hollie Doyle, when she partnered the James Owen trained Farhaa to a near four length victory in thearabianracehorse.com International Conditions Stakes at Newbury this evening. It was a one-two-three for Shadwell…