International Arabian Horse Racing

HH The Amir Sword Announces Entries for $2,500,000 Grade 1 Invitational

3 February 2023, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H. The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse, Doha, Qatar,  has invited some of the top racing Arabians to compete in H.H. The Amir Sword Gr 1 on Saturday, 18 February. The highest rated in the group is the thrice winner in 2022 of $1,000,000 races, First Classs…

Hayyan Wins the Gr 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Rnd 2 at Meydan

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3 February 2023, Medayn, UAE ~ In a gutsy finish on the Meydan track in the 3 February opener, Hayyan, under jockey Oscar Chavez, makes good on bid to lead from pace setter, Hiab Al Zaman guided by Adrie de Vries, and is followed in by second Rajah, under Antonio Fresu and third Barakka with…

Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Brings Top Talent

2 February 2023, Meydan, UAE ~ The Meydan Race track opener Friday, 3 February, is the second round of the Gr 1 Al Maktoum Challenge with a host of talent in competition. From the US, the top rated at 121, Hiab Al Zaman (Hilal Al Zaman x My Shelby Cobra by Kaolino) heads for his…

RB Rich Lyke Me wins the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 at Meydan

5 January 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ RB Rich Lyke Me (MAJD AL ARAB (GB) x Rich Frynd (US) by TH Richie (US) won the 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 at Meydan for the second year in a row by almost 7 lengths.

Despite facing a strong field of 16, jockey De Vries never had a moment’s concern on the seven-year-old who was quickly into the lead despite his wide draw in 11. Turning into the straight well in command, he broke the Arabians’ track record while beating Barakka by almost seven lengths for trainer Fawzi Nass and Victorious.

His time of 1:44.72 beats the track record for 1,600 meters set by AF Mathmoon in the same race in 2017.

“It’s good to have him back in his old form,” said De Vries. “I think on this ground he can do a mile and a quarter. The pressure was on early, they wanted to take him on, but he’s got that natural speed that gets him out of trouble.”

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US First Classs Wins Gr 1 Abu Dhabi AED 5M Jewel Crown

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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel CrownFIRST CLASSS (US)5 yrs. Gr G (63 days since last race) (DAHESS (GB) x Toppoftheclass (US) by Genuine Monarch (US)) Owner:Nayef Saad Sh S Al Kaabi Breeder:Alan Kirshner or Deborah Mihaloff Trainer: Jean De Mieulle 2200 metres 4 December 2022 ~ On a packed Sunday night at the…

27 October, Al Rayyan Racecourse, Doha ~ Wathnan Racing winner Jabalah in the Umm Bab Cup The Wathnan Racing-owned Jabalah (Al Mamun Monlau x Kouthar) won large in the last race of the nine-race card when he landed the feature race, the Umm Bab Cup for trainer Alban de Mieulle with Soufiane Saadi in the…

ARO Congratulates 2022 Season Leaders

The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) 2022 season ended with new leaders across the board, marking a new era in UK Arabian racing31 October, ARO, UK ~ Athbah Racing secured Leading Owner, Philip Collington was Leading Trainer, Tadhg O’Shea was Leading Jockey and Ekleel Athbah was the Leading Horse. Outside of the main categories, Paul Simmons’…

Lady Princess Wins the Qatar Arabian World Cup in Paris Against Strong Field

Sunday, October 2, QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP PARISLONGCHAMP ~ Lady Princess proved herself the best of the day once again with her win at the 2 October 1Million € Qatar Arabian World Cup, which is considered to be the Arc de Triomphe for Purebred Arabians. Second to Hoggar de L’Ardus in this race last year,…

Entries Up for Qatar Arabian World Cup (GR1 PA) at Paris Longchamps

2 October ParisLongchamp will feature the Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr 124 September 2022, Paris, France ~ The much anticipated QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP will be run as the third race on 2 October, 2022 at 15:25 at the famous ParisLongchamp racecourse, just before the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.   Nineteen will line up…

Roxy CS Wins the ARAC Distaff Stakes in Colorado

12 September 2022, USA ~ Roxy CS wins on her second out for trainer Nicole Ruggeri and owners Nicola Forbes Robinson and Jim Schleimer in the ARAC DISTAFF STAKES at Arapahoe Park, Colorado. Roxy CS guided by Travis Wales was in front heading out the gate with WMA Got It and Mothersday SA holding their…

RS Risk Taker Wins Again at Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes at Arapahoe Park

RS Risk Taker has won two of the three WATHBA STALLIONS CUP Stakes 11 September 2022, USA ~ On Sunday, 11 September 2022, RS Risk Taker won round three, last in the 2022 race series for the Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes run at Arapahoe Park, Colorado. The six entries were competing for prize money of…

UAE President Cup Gr 1 PA at Doncaster Cancelled

9 September 2022 – UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) today issued a statement regarding this year’s running of the UAE President Cup – UK Arabian Derby (Group 1PA) which was scheduled to take place as part of the Cazoo St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Saturday 10 September. ARO Chairman Charles Gregson commented:…

Queenshala Wins in Baden-Baden

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7 September 2022, Germany ~ Following up on her Listed (PA) win at Mons in Belgium last month, the talented five-year-old pure-bred Arabian Queenshala (Al Mamun Monlau x Al Ramtha) carried the colours of her owner, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, to the biggest success of her career when landing the Gr.2…

Qatar Arabian World Cup Promises A Contest of the Best

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6 September 2022, Paris, France ~ The Qatar Arabian World Cup is the world’s most prestigious race for purebred Arabs and is one of the highlights of the action-packed Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. 
The race is run over a distance of a mile and 2 furlongs and is reserved for purebred Arabs aged…

LADY PRINCESS retains title of Qatar International Stakes

Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s LADY PRINCESS retains title of Qatar International Stakes28 July 2022, UK ~On 27 July, the second day of the 2022 renewal of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the start of the eight-race card was a Qatari victory when LADY PRINCESS (General x Nacree Al Maury) retained the title of the Group…

Highest Rated Arabians Declared for Qatar International Stakes

Goodwood Scores Top Rated Arabians in Qatar Arabian International Stakes Gr 1  25 July 2022, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has announced the declarations for the Qatar International Stakes, a Group 1PA to be run over a mile as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Wednesday 27th July. The £400,000 race is…

Entries 31 July California Wathba Stallions Cup at Colorado

25 July 2022 – California, USA ~ The first edition of the 2022 Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes is set for Sunday, 31 July 2022, at Arapahoe Park, Colorado. Time: 1pm MT This Colorado-based race series unites the US Arabian racing group as it brings together an exciting field of mostly three and four-year-olds from Mississippi…

DREAMM Winner at Colorado’s Arapahoe Park

18 July 2022, California – Monday, 18 July, 2022, Arapahoe Park, Colorado ~ DREAMM (No Risk Al Maury x Dream Pearl) made her first race in Colorado a winning one. She traveled with the other horses out of the gate, cornered well around the turn and took over through the finish. She was followed in…

WMA Smoke Signal Wins Maiden at Arapahoe Park

First Race A Winner19 July 2022, California ~ WMA Smoke Signal (Kasih x Mustang Sally) won his debut today at Arapahoe Park, Colorado, in rousing fashion in a field of seven. Leaving the gate in the 5.5 furlong race, he came quickly from 5th and swept to the outside around the turn, taking over the…

2022 California Wathba Stallions Cup Races at Colorado

17 July 2022, California, USA ~The Arabian Racing Association of California is proud to announce the Wathba Stallions Cup races for 2022 at Colorado. Due to the continued worries of COVID and the logistics of transporting horses from track to track, California and Colorado have decided it is in the best interest of all concerned to…

Qatar International Stakes Gr 1 PA Set for 27 July

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15 July 2022, UK/France ~ The UK’s most valuable Arabian race, QATAR INTERNATIONAL STAKES will close supplementary entries on Monday, 18 July at 12 noon. The £400,000 one mile contest is the opening race on the card on Wednesday 27 July, held as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Two of the top rated Arabians…

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,…