International Arabian Horse Racing

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…

JADAAYIL Winner of the Emirates Breeders Handicap At Doncaster

Emirates Breeders Handicap Stakes 0-905 June 2021, ARO, Doncaster, UK ~ Jadaayil put the lack of a recent run well behind her when drawing two lengths clear of the field in the Emirates Breeders (0-90) Handicap Stakes (in association with ARO) at Doncaster ton 5 June 2021.  Shadwell Estates had a strong hand going into…

Paddys Day Takes the $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day 2021

Paddys Day has now won this race a total of three times in his career  18 May 2021, Aurora, CO., USA ~ The $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) – America’s richest Arabian race of the year – rounded out a spectacular day of stakes racing on Pimlico’s Preakness Day card on Saturday, 15 May 2021,…

UAE President’s Cup Gr 1 Stakes Won for Third Time by Paddys Day

15 May 2021, Pimlico Race Track, USA ~ Paddys Day defended his title in the UAE President Cup Stakes Grade 1 at the Preakness at Pimlico, as the 10-year-old won this 1 1/16 mile, $100,000 race for the third time. Sporting the same number as his age and coming from the 10 position, Paddys Day settled…

Bin Al Reeh Wins Wathbastallions.com Handicap at Bath

Bin Al Reeh wins the wathbastallions.com (0-70) Handicap over 1m at Bath ridden by Sophie Ralston

The Wathba Stallions Cup series promotes the breeders of Arabian racehorses 3 May 2021, UK ~ In a successful return to Turf, Bin Al Reeh won the Wathbastallions.com (0-70) Handicap at Bath in the second race of the new Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. The Pete Hammersley trained seven-year-old had been campaigned entirely on the…

Farasah Wins on Debut at Wolverhampton Wathba Stallions Cup

Shadwell takes home first three 28 April 2021, UK ~ On 28 April 2021, the British Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season got underway with a thrilling photo finish to the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton. Stablemates Farasah and Aldaana were separated by just a head at the line with Alsimsaam six and a…

Season Begins for ARO at Wolverhampton with Wathba Stallions Cup

26 April 2021, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes the first of five Wathba Stallions Cup races which start the new season on Wednesday April 28th at Wolverhampton. The seven-furlong maiden race has attracted ten runners and is part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, a supporter of UK…

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to Commence Regional Racing Talks in 2021

They will discuss benefits of sharing equestrian Information, schedules, travel regulations, quarantine measures, and more26 April 2021, Gulf Countries ~ The leaders of three major GCC horseracing jurisdictions are set to begin a dialogue aimed at the development of a coordinated regional racing offering. The racing clubs in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and…

Take a Gallop Through the Woods

Stay on this Horse Farm in the South of FranceTrips and Travel – Stay on this Arabian Horse Farm in the South of France It will soon be time to travel again – Belgium natives Wim and Karolien Strobbe-Heyns are living their dream, combining their love of Arabian horses and their hospitable natures to run…

Ottoman Takes Second Arabian Triple Crown Gr 3

Ottoman wins the Arabian Triple Crown R3(credit: Emirates Racing Authority)

O’Shea Hits 600 Wins 5 April 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The final fixture of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season on Sunday, 4 April 2021, was highlighted by the 2400m Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3 where Ottoman repeated his success from the March 2200m second round. Restricted to the 4-year-old Purebred Arabian Classic…