International Arabian Horse Racing

Qatar International Stakes at Goodwood Brings in Top Class Compeitors

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The most valuable Arabian race in the UK at £400,00015 June 2022 ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is thrilled with the top class entries for the Qatar International Stakes, a Group 1PA run over a mile as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Wednesday, 27 July. The £400,000 race is the most valuable…

Hiab Al Zaman Scores Win at Gr 1 UAE President’s Cup at Pimlico

Prestigious Arabian Race part of Preakness Day 5 /21/2022, Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ The 2021 Darley Horse of the Year horse of the year made a grand start to his 2022 race record in sweeping the field at the Pimlico-based UAE President’s Cup race in Baltimore, Maryland, on 21 May, 2022. The 5-yo chestnut stallion…

$100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) Runs 8 Arabians on 2022 Preakness Day

Aurora, CO – The $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) – America’s richest Arabian race of the year – returns to Pimlico Race Course on one of horse racing’s biggest days, Preakness Stakes Day, to be held Saturday, 21 May 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland. The ten nominees for the 2022 UAE President Cup (G1) include the…

Abbes Wins the Qatar Gold Sword Gr 1

9 April 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ The Alban De Mieulle-trained Abbes (T M Fred Texas x Raqiya) from Umm Qarn grabbed  Gold in the Title Race at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club’s (QREC) 47th Race Meeting on 7 April 2022, securing the Qatar Gold Sword at the Al Rayyan Racecourse.

The five-year-old faced tough opposition in the 2000m race battling Mwarid under Soufiane Saadi, but guided by Ronan Thomas, sluiced neatly ahead at the wire. The win time was 02:10:83 for the race with a total purse of $250,000.

Trainer De Mieulle picked off the first three places with Mwarid in second and Jabalah in third under Carlos Henrique.

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First Classs Proves His Name in $1 Million Gr 1 Kahayla Classic

$1,000,000 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic won by US-bred Dahess son26 March 2022, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing on Dubai World Cup day got underway in thrilling fashion with First Classs winning his match race against Kerless Del Roc in the PA Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Ithra Dubai over 2000m on the dirt…

G 1 I Kahayla Classic Attracts International Arabians

25 March 2022 – Dubai, UAE – by ERA ~ Six Group 1 winners will clash in the G1 Dubai Kahayla Classic (sponsored by Ithra Dubai), the traditional opening act on Dubai World Cup day affectionately known as the Purebred Arabians’ World Cup. They include 2021 winner Deryan, trained by Didier Guillemin, who will aim…

35 Years of Darley Awards Celebrates 2021 Racing Season in Texas

35th Annual Darley Awards Recognizes USA’s Best for Arabian Racing in First Live Event since 2019 Smyrna, DE – For the first time in two years, the 35th Annual Darley Awards, presented by the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) and sponsored by the Texas Arabian Breeders Association, invited guests to an in-person live event celebrating the…

2021 Year Freshman Hiab Al Zaman Wins Darley Horse of the Year

20 March 2022, Texas, USA – The annual Arabian Racing Cup Darley Awards, held last evening, 19 March 2022, at the Sam Houston race track in Houston, Texas, brought fun, racing awards, and top camaraderie to the USA Arabian racing scene, giving awards for the 2021 racing season. Hiab Al Zaman, (Hilal Al Zaman x…

Houston Darley Sprint Ultimate Winner, Paddys Day

19 March 2022, Houston, Texas, USA ~ The 35th Annual Darley Awards took place at the Sam Houston race track on 19 March 2022, and the Darley Sprint was first on the race card for the evening. A field of ten went out for the seven furlong Gr 3 with Uptown Sandy Girl and Sand…

$12 million Dubai World Cup Card Shapes Up

Life Is Good heads likely field of 11 in $12million Dubai World Cup on 26 March 17 March 2022, Dubai, UAE ~ The traditional curtain-raiser to the day is the G1 Dubai Kahayla Classic (sponsored by Ithra Dubai) for Purebred Arabians, which is worth $1million. An international field includes defending champion Deryan, trained in France,…

Jugurtha De Monlau Wins the Meydan G 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3

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5 March 2022, Dubai ~ Jugurtha De Monlau (AL MAMUN MONLAU (FR) x Amina De Monlau by Monsieur Al Maury) took the field of nine for a ride and won with authority on the first Saturday in March at Meydan in the third round of the Al Maktoum Challenge. The Yas racing entry headed out…

Date for Qatar International Stakes (GR1PA) Confirmed as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival

UK’S MOST VALUABLE ARABIAN RACE CONFIRMED for 27 July 202203 March 2022, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation is delighted to announce that the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), the UK’s most valuable race for Arabians will be run this year on Wednesday 27th July. The £400,000 mile contest sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club…

Hadi De Carrere Wins the $2M Obaiya Classic on Saudi Cup Day

26 February 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ In a day full of champion races the French colt, Hadi De Carrere (Nieshan x Vicki de Carrere) ridden decisively by veteran jockey Olivier Peslier, swept up in the final strides to capture the 2000m dirt Obaiya Classic, the fifth race on the card ahead of eighth race,…

US-bred First Class Wins the $1M Al Mneefah Cup – Saudi Cup Race Weekend

A horse of Classs wins First Classs wins the $1Million Al Mneefah Cup – Photo Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia // Mathea Kelley 25 February 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ First Classs (Dahess x TopoftheClass), given a winning ride by Ronan Thomas, took control of the 2100m turf race to win the $1M Al Mneefah…

Lady Princess Victorious At Gr 1 H.H. The Amir Sword

Lady Princess and Moshrif bring doubles for Jim Crowley19, February 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ The H.H. The Amir Sword Festival concluded on Saturday, 19 February, at QREC Al Rayyan racecourse with the Gr 1 race winners, Lady Princess in the HH The Amir Sword, Outbox winning the HH The Amir Trophy, and Samlla in the…

18 February 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ Under the patronage of H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and H.E. Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, the events of the H.H. The Amir Sword Festival continued on Friday, 18 February, with the second day of…

H.H. The Amir Sword Festival Opens With Win by Medhi in the Al Zubara Trophy

One-two-three for Umm Qarn in Al Zubara Trophy and MEHDI lands the title18 February 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ The start of the three-day Festival began with Al Zubara Trophy Race Day at the Al Rayyan Racecourse, Doha, Qatar on Thursday, 17 February, and will conclude on Sunday, 19 February 2022. Thursday’s eighth race gave a…

Royal Cavalry of Oman Confirm UK Arabian Racing Sponsorship for 2022

14 February 2022, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is delighted to confirm that long-term sponsors the Royal Cavalry of Oman will be back supporting UK Arabian racing with five races in 2022. Their support will visit three racecourses, Doncaster (16th July), Newbury (30thJune, 7th July) and Royal Windsor (7th August), with their sponsorship…

More than 750 horses from 20 countries Nominated for 26th Dubai World Cup Meet

Nominations are up for the Dubai World CupLife Is Good among 153 horses nominated for $12 million Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup US star Life Is Good is among 750 horses from 20 different countries who have been nominated for the 26th Dubai World Cup meeting, on 26 March 2022. With nine races, including six…

France Galop and QREC Confirm Sponsorship Extension

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Historic partnership renewed for 5 years  France Galop and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) have confirmed an extension of their sponsorship agreement of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend that takes place each year around the first Sunday in October. The renewal of this important partnership for French racing covers a…

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

Mubasher Al Khalediah

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,…

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…