International Arabian Horse Racing

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…

Tayf Wins Qatar Gold Sword In Doha

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1 April 2021, Doha, Qatar ~ H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani crowned the winners of the Qatar Gold Sword & Trophy Day at Al Rayyan Park on Thursday, 1 April 2021, after Umm Qarn’s TAYF and Hassan Ali Alabdulmalik’s SEEYOUBYME won the Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred features respectively.   Umm Qarn’s…

Deryan Brings Home Kahayla Classic Win for France

French runner Deryan takes the Dubai Kahayla Classic in a rapid time at Meydan (Credit - DRC & Mathea Kelley)

Deryan Makes Track Record with Win27 March 2021, Meydan ~ Kahayla Classic Win ~ French-trained Deryan (FR) broke the track record when he lifted the US$750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala, the opener on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan, in 2 minutes 11.87 seconds. Winner: DERYAN (FR) Owner: Yas Horse Racing Management LLC…

Track Notes, Friday, Dubai Kahayla Classic

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The Kahayla Classic is the first race, off at 15:45 (GMT+4) – Group I – 2000M(a10F) – Dirt, PM:USD $750,000 26 March 2021, Dubai ~ Group 1 $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala AF Alwajel (UAE) – The Ernst Oertel-trained AF Alwajel is going into the Dubai Kahayla Classic in good form, as his…

Track Notes – Kahayla Classic at Meydan

Thursday, 25 March 2021 ~ Track Notes – Group 1 $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala AF Alwajel (UAE) – Ernst Oertel thinks distance should not be a problem for AF Alwajel, after having placed third over course and distance in the PA Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 on February 25 as he…

Track Notes for Dubai Kahayla Classic

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24 March 2021 -The Dubai World Cup Group 1 $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala AF Alwajel (UAE) – Rider Tadhg O’Shea is happy with the gate drawn by AF Alwajel, after finishing his last piece of work last Sunday. O’Shea reported he rode the horse in training like he would ride him when…

2020 Darley Awards Held at Houston, Texas

The 34th Annual Darley Award Categories were presented virtually by noted International Horse Racing Broadcasters
22 March 2021, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) presented the 34th Annual Darley Awards on Friday, 19 March 2021, in Houston, Texas.This was also the second year in a row that the Awards were presented virtually, and this year…

Somoud Repeats Group 1 Emirates Championship Win

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21 March 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the major fixtures of the Abu Dhabi season on 21 March was the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship, a Purebred Arabian feature in which class prevailed with last year’s winner Somoud proving a class apart as he defended his crown effortlessly in the win time of…

Likely Fields for 25th Dubai World Cup Day

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RACE 1 is the US$ 750,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC (Group 1)  17 March 2021,  Dubai, UAE ~ There will be 14 Group or Grade 1 winners with a combined 23 victories at the highest level are set to line up for the 25th running of Dubai World Cup day at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, 27…

34th Annual Darley Awards to Crown the Best in USA Arabian Horse Racing

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11 March 2021, Delaware, USA ~ With continued precautions concerning COVID-19 for in-person events, the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) Board of Stewards has organized a team of presenters in four different continents who have broadcasted horse racing’s biggest events ­– from the Kentucky Derby to the Epsom Derby to the Dubai World Cup to the…

DUBAI World Cup Race Meeting on 27 March To Be Held Without Spectators

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  DUBAI (March 11, 2021) – Dubai Racing Club will welcome limited horse connections, racing officials, accredited media and sponsors to Dubai World Cup, the world’s most spectacular race day at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dubai Racing Club will host the race meeting, without spectators and tickets will not be sold. All…

Hakeemat Muscat and Ottoman Run Away with Abu Dhabi Evening

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7 March 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sunday night’s racing on 7 March 2021 on the Abu Dhabi turf was officially highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis and it delivered a nail biting conclusion worthy of any feature race with the gallant, heartbreakingly for connections, Rawaa denied in the final strides by the…

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…