International Arabian Horse Racing

AF Kal Noor Heats Up Al Nabooda Treble With Win

AF Kal Noor
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AF Kal Noor Wins HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup22 February 2020, Sharjah, UAE ~ The final meeting of the current season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige contest turned into a procession by AF Kal Noor and jockey Tadhg O’Shea.…

EBRAZ wins HH Amirs Sword, Records QREC Triple Crown With $1 Million Bonus

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22 February 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ HH The Amir Sword Festival 2020, the 32nd race meeting of the year at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) at Al Rayyan is the most highly anticipated weekend of Doha’s race year. Saturday, 22 February’s eight races were topped with the $1M HH The Amir Sword, the…

HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup and Marathon Cap Sharjah Season

21 February 2020, Sharjah, UAE ~ Saturday, 22 February 2020 is the sixth and final meeting of the season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse and will be highlighted by the AED250,000 HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup and the Sharjah Marathon. A 1700m Prestige contest, the HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup has attracted a select…

IFAHR International Classification of Racing Arabians for 2019

The Pattern Committee of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities has published their ratings list for 2019. 128 – Topping the list is the 2013 colt, EBRAZ (Amer x Massamarie), 2019 winner of the Qatar Arabian World Cup, Qatar Gold Sword, and the HH The Amir Sword.Owned by Al Shahania Stud. 126 –…

US Track Stars Arrive in Riyadh Ahead of $29.2M Saudi Cup Day

Maximum Security

Maximum Security, McKenzie and Mucho Gusto on Saudi Soil for 29 February Saudi Cup Day 20 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ A group of 12 American racehorses with combined prize money earnings of more than USD$17.5M got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse today as they touched down ahead of the $29.2M Saudi…

Crowley Wins With Marzaga and Jawaal in Fillies and Colts Classic

Marzaga
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16 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 16 February 2020 was highlighted by the Emirates Fillies Classic and Emirates Colts Classic. Both contests carried Prestige status over 1600m and restricted to 4-year-olds foaled in the UAE. Marzaga took the fillies race to continue…

Yaraa Makes Determined Win in Al Ain Feature

Yarra

15 February 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 14 February 2020 was officially highlighted by a quality 1800m handicap won in determined fashion by Yaraa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richard Mullen. Winning number 11 for Ana Mendez, the 5-year-old mare, running in the colors of Al…

World Class Jockeys Will Compete at International Jockeys Challenge on Saudi Cup Eve

Saudi Cup Weekend to award over USD$30 Million Prize Money12 February 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh ~ The Kingdom Day STC International Jockeys Challenge, featuring seven of the best male and seven of the best female riders in the world, will kickstart Saudi Cup weekend on Friday, 28 February 2020. The all-star line-up includes Japanese…

AL Zahir Seeks Second HH The President Cup Win in Abu Dhabi

AL Zahir wins Presidents Cup 2/2019

8 February 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sunday, 9 February 2020 is the eagerly awaited HH The President Cup meeting in the capital with the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosting a six-race card, officially highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup. The President Cup Group 1 race will see two-time…

Mudaarab Wins Abu Dhabi Feature for Trainer Charpy

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2 February 2020 ~ Racing in the capital at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest on the six-race card, a 2200m handicap and the meeting’s final event, won relatively comfortably by Mudaarab, confidently ridden by Jim Crowley for his main employer, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid…

Sufyan Breaks Course Record in Al Ain Marathon Opener

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31 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ A seven-race card at Al Ain on Friday, 31 January 2020, was highlighted by the First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap. Despite the extreme distance, the first three home were separated by just a fraction more than a length, with Sufyan (Munjiz) clinging…

AL Hammadi Trains Two for First Leg of Al Ain Marathon Feature

30 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ A seven-race card is on tap for Al Ain on Friday, the last day of January 2020, including six for Purebred Arabians and one for Thoroughbreds. The best is saved for last, the featured First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap with 13 declared,…

Turf Testing New Track in Saudi Arabia Gives a Thumbs Up

New turf to host three races worth US$4.5m on Saudi Cup day, Saturday, 29 February 29 January, 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Racing history was just made in Riyadh as the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia staged the first official trial to be held on a turf course in the Kingdom. The…

RB Lam Tara Stars in Al Asayl Double at Abu Dhabi

26 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf Sunday, 26 January 2020, was highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Shadwell Stud Al Ruwais Stakes for which a dozen Purebred Arabian sprinters went to post. RB Lam Tara ran the race alone at the end, posting a smooth success representing the…

ES Ajeeb and AF Alwajel Will Go Head to Head in Abu Dhabi

ES Ajeeb wins 21 Nov 2019

Group 3 Al Ruwais25 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ A six-race race card on the turf at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 26 Janaury 2020 is highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais for which 12 have been declared including Wadeeaa and ES Ajeeb that will rival AF Alwajel. Wadeeaa, trained last year by…

Dubai World Cup Races Attract 902 Nominations From 21 Countries

US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC Group 1, 2000m, Dirt with 82 Nominations23 January 2020, Dubai, ~ A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, 28 March 2020 at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck,…

Disciplinary Action Against Dutch Trainer

19 January 2020, France ~ According to reports by French Galop, a disciplinary action was taken against Dutch Trainer Karin Van Den Bos in accord with the Code of the Course and she has been suspended for a period of one year. A test on the stallion Akoya, owned by Landgoed Waterland, after his winning…

Rmmas Snatches Abu Dhabi Feature Moments From Wire

Omania
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19 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ After postponing a meeting after the bad weather of last week, racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 19 January, the first meeting of 2020 in the capital, a six-race card featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, won in thrilling fashion by Tadhg O’Shea aboard Rmmas (Mahabb).…

Rawaa Completes Double for Mullen and Mendez in Al Ain Feature

WMA Afar

17 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Seven races at Al Ain on Friday, all originally attracting maximum fields of 15, were officially highlighted by the finale, a 1000m conditions contest for Purebred Arabians, won impressively by Rawaa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richie Mullen and trainer Eva Mendez while maintaining her…

AL Ain Resumes With Seven Races on Friday

All seven races have attracted the maximum allowed field of 1516 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing returns to Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon, 17 January 2020, for a seven-race card including a solitary Thoroughbred contest, a 2000m handicap. On official ratings with a lofty handicap mark of 75, Marmara XM (Grilla (US)…

Texas Horse Racing Receives Huge Benefit From 2020 Legislation

Sam Houston, Texas

Arabian breed interests will work with Thoroughbred organizations for a share of the revenue12 January 2020, Texas, USA ~ In June 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed legislation that will benefit the Texas horse racing industry. House Bill 2463/Senate Bill 1991 is a purse matching bill that would take a portion of the money collected…

First Saudi Cup Race Day Worth USD$29.2m

32 Group or Grade 1 winners in Saudi Cup alone and total 964 entries for new race day14 January 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The first running of the USD$29.2m Saudi Cup race day has attracted an impressive entry, including no less than 32 Group or Grade 1 winners in the big…

Saarookh Wins 2000m Handicap in Al Ain

Sarrookh

SS Dostoor takes debutant race3 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 2000m handicap, the best of six Purebred Arabian contests on a seven-race card. Said event turned into something of a South America affair with Argentine trainer Ana Mendez saddling the winner, Saarookh (Munjiz), under…

Duc De Faust Favored in Friday Feature at Al Ain

Duc de Faust win November 2019 Al Ain

2 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain will host a busy meeting on Friday, 3 January 2020, with a seven-race card, including six for Purebred Arabians highlighted by a quality 2000m handicap. In the Royal Cavalry of Oman silks, Duc de Faust (Munjiz) looks likely to make his presence felt in the third…

AF Alwajel Denies ES Ajeeb in Sharjah Prestige

AF Alwajel
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28 December 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ The final UAE fixture of 2019 took place at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday, 28 December 2019, highlighted by the HH The Crown Prince of Sharjah Cup, a 1200m Prestige contest for which only those foaled in the UAE are eligible. The race was won in a shocking fashion,…

Ihtesham, Mazur Claim Year Ending Abu Dhabi Championship

Intesham
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22 December 2019, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged its final meeting of 2019 on Sunday, 22 December, with six races officially highlighted by the Listed Abu Dhabi Championship, a 1600m contest restricted for 3-year-olds. The 1600m affair was won by a flared nostril in a desperately close finish by…

Sharjah Double Rewards for Al Nabooda, Oertel and O’Shea

AL Alalwajel
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21 December 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ A pair of Purebred Arabian prestige handicaps were the joint highlights at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, 21 December, on what proved another productive fixture for reigning UAE champions, owner Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, trainer Ernst Oertel and jockey Tadhg O’Shea, the trio combining for a double. Completing…

AF Motaghetres Heads to Sharjah Prestige Handicap

20 December 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ Sharjah Longines Racecourse stages its third and by far best meeting of the season so far on Saturday, 21 December 2019, highlighted by two AED100,000 Prestige handicaps, with the 1700m HE Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup being contested for the second time. The inaugural edition last…

A Chance to Visit Russia’s Famous Tersk Stud

Tersk Stud is one of the places that every Arabian horse lover dreams to visit at least once. Situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by five Caucasian mountains, the Stud was founded 130 years ago by Count Sergei Stroganov. Tersk Stud keeps up the old traditions of Arabian breeding preserving precious straight Russian bloodlines and…

AL Asayl Wins Both Abu Dhabi Fillies and Colts Classic

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15, December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 15 December 2019 had five Arabian races and one Thoroughbred competition with Al Asayl taking the honors in both the Fillies and Colts Classic. Fillies Classic The maximum field allowed of 14 may have gone to post for the 1400m Abu Dhabi…

Fillies and Colts Classic Features in Abu Dhabi’s Sunday Meet

14 December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The traditional six-race meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 15 December 2019, kicks off with the only Thoroughbred contest, a 2400m handicap. It is a typically wide-open contest for such an event in the capital, in which the weights are headed by Dubai World Cup Carnival alumnus Zamaam,…

2020 Changes in British Horseracing Authority will Benefit Arabian Racing in Britain

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), together with The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has announced further regulatory integration of Purebred Arabian (PA) racing into British racing in 2020. This is to further align the regulatory practices within PA racing with Thoroughbred racing and follows approval from British racing’s Executive Committee and the BHA Board. A period…

Group 3 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup Won by RB Lam Tara

RB Lam Tara (grey) takes over

8 December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The first of the three Thoroughbred feature races staged during the season at Abu Dhabi, the 1600m Listed Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup was the highlight in the capital on Sunday and won impressively by Taamol, a first big race winner in the UAE…