International Arabian Horse Racing

Dubai World Cup Track Notes

24 March 2015, Dubai ~ The Post Position Draw will be made Wednesday 25 March at 3pm in the Meydan Theatre in front of Dubai World Cup accredited media. All Group 1 races will be drawn live and there will be a draw ceremony for the US$10m Dubai World Cup.  Track Notes: Group 1 US…

Chrome Watch – Dubai World Cup

As California Chrome readies for the Group 1 US$10m Dubai World Cup on Saturday, 28 March, we will issue work-out notes from the Meydan track. Track Notes, 23 March Meydan – Group 1 US$2m Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News – 1200m (Dirt) Big Macher (USA), entered in Group 1 US$2m Dubai Golden Shaheen appeared alongside…

Al Muhairi Lands UAE Championship at Closing Jebel Ali Meeting

20 March 2015, UAE ~ The 2014/2015 domestic season began at Jebel Ali at the end of October and finished at the same venue on Friday afternoon 20 March. The end of that race season saw the Championship winners in the UAE as: HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Champion Owner; Richard Mullen, Champion Jockey; and Musabah Al Muhairi, Champion…

2015 Racing Schedule Begins 16 May at Delaware Park

19 March 2015, Delaware, Maryland, USA ~ Racing at Delaware Park is right around the corner with the first meet on 16 May. The first condition book for Arabians is as follows: May 16 – Maiden, f&m, 5 ½ furlongs, $10,000 May 18 – Substitute race – Maiden, 5 ½ furlongs, $10,000 May 20 – Allowance…

Raedah Wins QREC Brouq Cup in Doha

18 March 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ Umm Qarn’s Raedah (Djebbel x Daniah) proved herself the best of the opposition taking the Brouq Cup, a Local-Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race for Fillies and Mares, the highlight of the races on the sand track of the Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday, 18 March. The Alban De Mieulle schooled…

Arabian Racing Cup Stewards Renew Support of Breeders

The USA Arabian Racing Cup Stewards renewed support for breeders in 2015 continues in Delaware and California17 March 2015, USA ~ In 2014, the Arabian Racing Cup Stewards renewed their support of breeders through bonus money and sponsorship of the two Arabian Racing Cup Stallion S. (G3) held in Texas. This additional funding will be…

Al Naboodah, Lemartinel Top Abu Dhabi Wathba Stud Farm Cup series

O’Shea wins car as capital’s top jockey17 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival honored the winners in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series of races after the 15th and final race at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening, 15…

It’s Far From Over Trumps the Field in Group 1 Emirates Championship

15 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi’s final meeting of the 2014-2015 season on Sunday was a cracker. It was highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship and It’s Far From Over (Doran (FR) x A Foreign Affair (US) by BENGALI D’ALBRET (FR) produced something of a surprise in the Purebred Arabian feature. Nymphea…

Manade Athbah Rallies Under Jockey Wayne Smith to Win Al Ain Racecourse’s Featured Event

13 March 2015, Al Ain, UAE ~ There was something of a surprise in the featured 1600m conditions race at Al Ain Racecourse’s penultimate meeting of the campaign on Friday with Manade Athbah (KHOUTOUBIA (FR) x Manade (FR) by Dormane (FR) denying Namrood, considered by most as the most likely winner of the three runner contest. Everything appeared to…

Unbeaten Abhaar Collects Sharjah’s Top Prize Ruler of Sharjah Trophy

Closeout for Sharjah Racecourse for the 2014-15 Racing Season14 March 2015 Sharjah, UAE ~ Saturday’s final fixture of the season at Sharjah Racecourse was the biggest meeting of the season with the highlight the Aed150,000 Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, a 1700m conditions contest carrying prestige status. Abharr (AL NASR (FR) – ALIAA (FR) by Djelfor (FR) took this one for Team…

Gammelgaard strikes on Mlolshan in Bahrain leg of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship

13 March 2015, Manama, Bahrain ~ Top Danish lady jockey Sabina Gammelgaard partnered Mlolshan to glory in the fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in the capital city on Friday, 13 March. Trained by Alen Smith on behalf of Sheikh Nasser bin…

Bahrain joins HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival With Ladies Competitions

12 March 2015, Manama, Bahrain ~ The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to become the latest country to host a round of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship (IFAHR) when 10 lady jockeys line-up at the starter’s gate at the…

Ghizwan Triumphs in Fast Field in Doha

11 March 2015, Doha ~ HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Ghizwan (Amer x Margouia) was trapped on the rail for much of the ride but jockey Richard Mullen urged him through the crowd and he managed a brilliant burst of speed in the final furlong, overhauling the front runners to win the Doha Cup.…

Mullen Extends Lead in UAE Jockeys’ Championship With Abu Dhabi Victory

Richard Mullen leads the UAE Jockeys’ Championship with 41 winners, 5 more than closest rival, Silvestre De Sousa9 March 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ Meanwhile de Sousa’s boss, Musabah Al Muhairi has saddled 42 winners in the Trainers’ Championship, leaving him three ahead of Doug Watson. Mullen’s 41st victory of the season came in the featured…

Murphy Strikes in Wathba Stud Farm Cup Win in Abu Dhabi

8 March 2015, Abu Dhabi ~British apprentice champion jockey Oisin Murphy teamed up with trainer Ahmed Al Mehairbi to steer AK Adour (Akbar (FR) x Petite Class (FR) by Barour De Cardonne) home in the 14th and penultimate round of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup For Private Owners Only at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club…

Burning Fleet Wins Amethyst leg of Triple Jewel

Smith strikes on Sand On Fire in HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies race 8 March 2015, Houston, Texas ~ On 7 March in Houston, hot favorite Valiant Boy SBFAR was a non-starter, and it was the Jerenesto Torres-trained Burning Fleet under Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez that made a driving finish to win the first leg of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s Triple Jewel Kicks off in Houston

Sh Zayed, Fatima Cup races attract strong fields for Saturday’s races5 March 2015 ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival kick starts its campaign in the US with two quality races at the Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on Saturday 7 February, that will see…

Namrood Wins Abu Dhabi Arabian Triple Crown

1 March 2015, Abu Dhabi ~  Sunday’s Abu Dhabi race meeting had as a highlight, the 1400m Group 1 Liwa Oasis and, for the third consecutive year Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and trainer Majed Al Jahouri supplied the first and second. Sha’Red (Bibi de Carrere x Rudina by Burning Sand) improved his UAE record with…

1Million Dollars Bonus for Qatar Arabian Triple Crown

The Triple Crown will include the July Goodwood Arabian race, the Qatar Arabian World Cup in Paris, and the H.H Emir’s Sword Gr 1 at the Qatar International Equestrian Festival 201627 February 2015, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club ~ The recent signing of the 10-year partnership between Goodwood Racecourse and Qatar Equestrian Federation brings a…

Double Delight in Doha for H.E Sheikh Joaan

26 February 2015, Al Rayyan, Doha, Qatar ~ Sheikh Joann bin Hamad Al Thani watched his new Arabian racing star Al aand Qatar’s champion thoroughbred Dubday as they brought the large crowd to their feet by winning the season’s two richest races, the HH the Emir’s Sword and the HH the Emir’s Trophy, both with Group 1 status…

Al Shaqab Racing Formidable in Qatar Equestrian Sword Festival

26 February 2015, Doha ~ The grey and maroon colors of Al Shaqab celebrate their first anniversary on Thursday 26 February. The stable is aiming for a notable double as Qatar’s most prestigious race meeting of the season, staged under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as part of the eight-day HH the Emir 24th…

Racing UK will Broadcast Qatar Festival Features

25 February 2015, Doha ~ Qatar’s two most prestigious races for Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians will be broadcast in the UK for the first time this week by leading dedicated satellite horseracing  broadcaster, Racing UK. The Group 1 contests which provide the finale to the H.H The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival will form part of…

Injaaz Stud clinches Gulf Cup in Qatar

24 February 2015, Doha ~ On 24 February during the eight-day HH the Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival, Qatar’s biggest international Arabian fixture of the season saw Al Mujahaz (Hafid Du Bac x Kerjam) with Harry Bentley guiding, take the win in the QR 500,000 Gulf Cup for GC-bred Arabians for top Qatar trainer Jassim…

Racing Takes Centre Stage at Qatar International Equestrian Festival

23 February 2015 ~ The focus turns to horse racing on Tuesday, 24 February at H.H The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival when Qatar’s most prestigious race meeting gets underway following five days of major international horse shows staged under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Emir of the State…

Fourth Straight Win for Ain Jaloot in Abu Dhabi Wathba Stud Farm Cup

Fourth straight win in a row for Ain JalootFebruary 22, 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ Ain Jaloot (Amer x SHOAGH (FR) by Dormane (FR), ridden by regular partner Gerald Avranche, was eased to his fourth straight Wathba Stud Farm Cup for Private Owners Only win during the current season, at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday.…

Wullschleger Steers Al Janoob to Win on Frozen Lake at St. Moritz

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race in St Moritz 22 February 2015, St Moritz, Switzerland ~ Beaten to second place in five races and win-less in 11 races last year, 6-year-old Al Janoob, under Swiss lady jockey Astrid Wullschleger, started 2015 by registering a shock win over favorite Alibaba Del Sol in…

Del Sol Horses To Battle on White Turf

Lady jockeys ready for HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race > 21 February 2015, St. Moritz, Switzerland ~ Eleven lady jockeys will get to test their riding skills on a race track of ice and snow on the frozen lake at St. Moritz in Switzerland on Sunday, 22 February, thanks to the HH…

HH The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival Begins in Doha

19 February 2015, Qatar ~ The highly anticipated HH The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival, held under the patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, began on February 19 and will run until 26 February at Doha’s Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). The spotlight will shine on Qatar’s finest Pure Arabians and…

Jockey Harry Bentley Bags AED3m Group 1 HH The President Cup

Al Jahouri-Trained Thakif Short Head Winner of Abu Dhabi Highlight ***15 February 2015 ~ The 2200m Group 1 HH The President Cup, with increased prize money of AED3m this year, was the highlight at the evening races at Abu Dhabi on 15 February as Majed Al Jahouri combined with Harry Bentley scooped the jackpot with Thakif (Mahabb (AE)…

Qatar shows off Ashkal, Gazwan, Mazen Wins at Arabian races

12 February 2015, Doha, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Gazwan (Amer x Arc De Ciel) came up with a stunning gallop down the final straight of the 1600m turf race for 4-yr-olds to win the Julaihah Cup for Arabians. The Jullian Smart trained Gazwan with Marco Monteriso up steadily covered…

French Arabian racing season kicks off with Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Pau contest

Oman’s Djet Taouy starts as the favourite13 February 2015, Pau ~ France kicks off its Purebred Arabian racing season for 2015 with the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup on Saturday, 14 February in Pau, one of five races on the card, and the…

Van den Bos saddles 1-2 in Sheikh Zayed Cup in Switzerland

Second successive win for Alibaba Del Sol on White Turf 9 February 2015, St Moritz, Switzerland ~ It was a Dutch double on the frozen lake at St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the Sunday 8 February HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. 10,000 spectators followed the events of the first day…

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Listed Cup Races at St. Moritz

Last year’s winner Alibaba Del Sol starts favorite in 9-horse field7 February 2015, St. Moritz ~ Alibaba Del Sol under jockey Daniel Porcu will be looking to win the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Listed Cup for the second year in…