International Arabian Horse Racing

Brraq Takes Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 On the Road to Dubai

Group 1 $165,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (PA 2000m D) 25 February 20221, Meydan, UAE ~ The only contest on the dirt track for the evening’s racing was also the sole Purebred Arabian race, the curtain raising 2000m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 sponsored by gnfocus where Frenchman Jean-Claude Pecout doubled his UAE tally with…

Mullen and Samoud Win Abu Dhabi Gr 1 HH The President Cup

Mullen also won the Thoroughbred HH The President Cup21 February 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged one of the biggest meetings of the capital racetrack’s season on Sunday, 21 February, highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup, won stylishly by Somoud under a polished ride from…

Mon’nia Lands H.H The Amir Sword (GR1 PA) in Doha

20 February 2021, Doha, Qatar ~ H.E. Sheikha Yasmeen Bint Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s MON’NIA and Al Wasmiyah Farm’s NOOR AL HAWA won the two US$1M features on the final day of what has been an exciting H.H. The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Park on Saturday, 20 February 2021. H.H THE AMIR…

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…

Entries For $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic

18 February 2021 ~ Entry list for $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic to be run on Saturday, 20 February 2021, at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Cup is a two-day festival of international racing headlined by the USD$20m Saudi Cup – the world’s most valuable race. How to watch…

Thursday Track Notes from Saudi Arabia

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Track Notes from $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic18 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Ahead of the two days of the biggest races and prize money in the region, horses were lightly exercised. The $20 Million Saudi Cup and the $2 Million The Obaiya Arabian Classic will be held on Saturday, 20 February. Deryan…

Wednesday Saudi Cup Racing Track Notes

MASHHUR AL KHALEDIAH Credit: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia // Mathea Kelley

17 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ While the Bob Baffert-trained Charlatan worked on the training track this morning, and Sleep Eyed Todd was on the dirt track, some of the Arabian entries were out as well. $US 20,000,000 The Saudi Cup Charlatan (USA) – The Bob Baffert-trained son of Speightstown remained in the quarantine…

RB Money To Burn Back on Track at G 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah

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11 February 2021, Meydan, UAE ~ RB Money To Burn ridden by Tadhg O’Shea took command to win the 1600 Mazrat Al Ruwayah Sponsored By Arabian Adventures as the first race at the Meydan track on 11 February 2021. The race is the fourth in the Dubai World Cup Carnival series. Money to Burn (MAJD…

Likely Fields Revealed for $30.5m Saudi Cup Meeting

77 overseas runners from 13 countries set to line up at glittering two-day event5 February 2021, The likely runners for the two-day Saudi Cup meeting on February 19-20 have been announced, with 15 individual Group or Grade 1 winners set to line up. In total, the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh will host 77 overseas…

Braaq Brings In Rnd 1 of Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Group

Braaq takes Rnd 1 Al Maktoum Challenge 7 January 2021

Road to the Dubai World Cup Kahayla ClassicBrraq (Mahabb x Fattana by Njewman) fought for the win in the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines in the only Arabian race on the card at Meydan on 7 January 2021. Settled in midfield by Adrie de Vries, the 8-year-old entire made…

Sibylle Vogt Will Defend Her Jockey Challenge Title in Saudi Cup Return

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12 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ Swiss rider, Sibylle Vogt celebrates after winning a race in the stc International Jockeys Challenge at The Saudi Cup 2020. She will return to Riyadh to defend her crown on Friday February 19, 2021. Sibylle Vogt has been named as the first rider to sign up for the stc…

BRRAQ Takes Gr 1 Maktoum Challenge R1 at Meydan

07 Jan, 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE fixture of 2021, was highlighted by the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines and won in determined fashion by Brraq (Mahabb x Fattana (FR) by Njewman (FR).…

Dubai World Cup Purse Retained at US$12Million

26 December 2020, DUBAI, UAE ~ Dubai Racing Club has announced that the Dubai World Cup Purse has been retained at US$12Million and that the deadline for free nominations to the historic 25th Dubai World Cup has been extended until January 20, 2021. Held on the final Saturday of March each year, the single day…

Messi Has Saudi Obaiya Arabian Classic in his Sights

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Part-time Belgium trainer Timo Keersmaekers has his eyes set on The Obaiya Arabian Classic with his superstar horse, Messi4 December 2020, Belgium ~ Messi, ridden by Pat Dobbs lands the Group 1 $1.3m Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown at Abu Dhabi Racecourse’s National Day meeting on 4 December 2020. Named after Argentina’s…

Lady Princess Lands Qatar Derby for Arabians at Doha

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Hellenistique Wins the Derby for Thoroughbreds20 December 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s Lady Princess (General x Nacree Al Maury), second in the Qatar Derby last season, landed the Purebred Arabian feature QATAR DERBY (Gr2 PA for Purebred Arabians 4 Year Olds only) comfortably. Runner up behind Umm Qarn’s JABALAH (Al Mamun…

Abu Dhabi Racing and How Messi Scored to Win the Jewel Crown

Friday, 4 December 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Turf racing at Abu Dhabi on Friday, 4 December was highlighted by the most valuable race to be staged in the capital all season, the 2200m Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown and the valuable prize went to Belgium courtesy of Messi. Previously…

Breaking News: Messi Takes Gr 1 Abu Dhabi Jewel Crown

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The Belgian entry, Messi, under Pat Dobbs has won the 2200m Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan Jewel Crown in Abu Dhabi. The only race horse owned and trained by Timo Keersmaekers looked an easy winner in the Group 1 AED 5 million ($1.35 million) Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown at Abu Dhabi Equestrian…

Cosmo Cast Readies for Gr 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown

Somoud (outside) outguns Rmmas at home

3 December 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The most valuable race of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season, the Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, is the undoubted highlight of racing in the capital on Friday, 4 December, with a truly cosmopolitan maximum field allowed of 16 set to face 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…

King Abdulaziz Turf Hosts First Race of the Season on 23 January 2021

Saudi Cup Day is Saturday, February 20, 20212 December 2020, Saudi Arabia ~ Preparations are fully underway for the USD$30.5m Saudi Cup day, with the turf track at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh scheduled to stage its first race of the new season on January 23, 2021. The race, held over the same 2,100m…

Regulatory Integration of Purebred Arabian with British Thoroughbred Racing in 2021

Existing BHA licensed trainers will be able train both Purebred Arabians and Thoroughbreds from their current licensed premises ARO and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) have announced the next steps regarding the regulatory integration of Purebred Arabian (PA) racing with British Thoroughbred racing. The intention to align the regulatory practices was first announced in December…

Shadwell Arabian Stallions Handicap Stakes Concludes the ARO Season at Wolverhampton

29 November 2020, UK ~ Six runners will contest the Shadwell Arabians Stallions (0-95) Handicap Stakes to be run at Wolverhampton on Monday 30 November. The nine-and-a-half-furlong contest will be the final race in the 2020 Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan is well represented with five of the six runners,…

Uptown Sandy Girl Wins Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes Gr 3

Uptown Sandy Girl Defends 2019 Title 22 November 2020, Lone Star Park, Texas ~ On 22 November 2020, Lone Star Park hosted the final two Arabian Stakes races for 2020 with Uptown Sandy Girl defending her 2019 title in the mares and fillies Gr 3. Uptown Sandy Girl and Dance With Me BW flew out…

Paddys Day Proves Still the Best in Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes Gr 3

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    22 November 2020, Lone Star Park, Texas, USA ~ Paddys Day made short work of his six competitors in the 22 November, 1 mile, $30,000, Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes Gr 3 at Lone Star Park outside of Dallas, Texas. Nine-year-old mutliple champion Paddys Day made a bold start to the race and finished…

Lone Star Park Provides Top Weekend Arabian Racing

LONE STAR PARK – November 21, 2020 ~ On the Verge backed by Lucas Berticelli won his maiden race on 21 November during one of the last weekends at the Grand Prairie, Texas, Lone Star Park race track.  In a pack, five crowded to the front vying for control including WMA North Wind, Like Moulin Rouge,…

AL-TABARI Leads Four Home for Hammersley in the Equine Medirecord Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton

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21 November 2020, Wolverhampton, UK ~ Local trainer Peter Hammersley had a night to remember with Al-Tabari leading home a one-two-three-four in the Equine MediRecord (0-70) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 21 November. Owned by Hammerlsey’s wife Michelle, Al-Tabari was given another well-judged ride by Howard Cheng, drawing six and a half-lengths clear of…

Jayide Al Boraq Wins G3 Bani Yas at Meydan

19 November 2020, Meydan, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, 19 November, was highlighted by the only Purebred Arabian contest on the card, the 1400m Group 2 Bani Yas sponsored by Gulf News, won by the consistent and improving Jayide Al Boraq. Confidently ridden by Bernardo Pinheiro in the predominantly yellow silks of…

Abiyah Athbah Scored in the Baileys Horse Feeds Conditions Stakes

Abiyah Athbah

19 November 2020, UK ~ Dilmun Racing’s Abiyah Athbah was a ready winner of the 7 Furlong Baileys Horse Feeds Conditions Stakes run in association with Emirates Breeders at Chelmsford City on 19 November 2020. The six-year-old, also last seasons’ leading mare, finished two and a quarter lengths clear of Tijaary in second, recording her…

Serafim Forta Impressive in Wolverhampton Handicap

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Racing to School Inspiring Young Minds Handicap16 November 2020, UK ~ Forta Stud’s homebred Serafim Forta was an impressive winner of the Racing to School Inspiring Young Minds (0-60) Handicap today at Wolverhampton. The nine-and-a-half furlong race supported by Emirates Breeders attracted 12 runners, but it was Serafim Forta, the youngest horse in the race…

Strong Abu Dhabi Opener for Second Race Meet of the Season

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15 November 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The second meeting of the new season at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on 15 November 2020 was kicked off with a 1200m maiden win by the always respected trio of Champion Owner, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, his retained jockey, champion Tadhg O’Shea and main trainer, Ernst Oertel.…

Yaraa Wins Al Ain Feature for Al Jahoori

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Sharkh maintains win over Will Power14 November 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Seven races at Al Ain on Saturday, all for Purebred Arabians, featured a handicap over 1800m, won stylishly by Yaraa, ridden by Fernando Jara for Yas Racing and Majed Al Jahoori. Jara was content to settle his mount, quite wide, in a share…