International Arabian Horse Racing

Serafim Forta Impressive in Wolverhampton Handicap

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Racing to School Inspiring Young Minds Handicap16 November 2020, UK ~ Forta Stud’s homebred Serafim Forta was an impressive winner of the Racing to School Inspiring Young Minds (0-60) Handicap today at Wolverhampton. The nine-and-a-half furlong race supported by Emirates Breeders attracted 12 runners, but it was Serafim Forta, the youngest horse in the race…

Strong Abu Dhabi Opener for Second Race Meet of the Season

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15 November 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The second meeting of the new season at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on 15 November 2020 was kicked off with a 1200m maiden win by the always respected trio of Champion Owner, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, his retained jockey, champion Tadhg O’Shea and main trainer, Ernst Oertel.…

Yaraa Wins Al Ain Feature for Al Jahoori

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Sharkh maintains win over Will Power14 November 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Seven races at Al Ain on Saturday, all for Purebred Arabians, featured a handicap over 1800m, won stylishly by Yaraa, ridden by Fernando Jara for Yas Racing and Majed Al Jahoori. Jara was content to settle his mount, quite wide, in a share…

Samoud Captures Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep in Abu Dhabi

SOMOUD (FR) ridden by Richard Mullen wins the Sheihk bin Sultan Al Nayan Jewel Crown Prep, race 4, at Abu Dhabi, UAE
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First Abu Dhabi Race of the Season8 November 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged their first fixture of the new campaign on Sunday evening, 8 November, highlighted by the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep, a 2200m rated conditions contest, won stylishly by the classy Somoud under a…

CRACKING PREP HIGHLIGHTS CARD AS RACING RETURNS TO CAPITAL

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7 November 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club will become the fifth and final UAE racecourse to stage their first meeting of the season on Sunday, 8 November with a six race card featuring the 2200m Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep, a rated conditions contest set to be…

AL-Tabari Shows Strength With Maiden Win in Royal Cavalry of Oman Handicap

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Royal Cavalry Handicap at Wolverhampton31 October 2020, Woverhampton, UK ~ It was a case of history repeating with Al-Tabari winning the Royal Cavalry of Oman (0-75) Handicap Stakes over a mile and a half at Wolverhampton on 31 October 2020. Ridden by Howard Cheng, the four-year-old is trained by Peter Hammersley for his wife Michelle…

Multiple Gr1PA Winner EBRAZ Shows Great Form on Doha Reappearance

Ebraz, Doha 2020
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RB Kindle Lands Losail Cup in Doha30 October, 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s EBRAZ (Amer x Massamarie) expectedly made short work of the extra weight as the Julian Colin Smart trained colt bagged the PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP (90 & above) with ease on Thursday, 29 October. Tomas Lukasek had…

AL Ain Specialist Jayide Al Boraq Enhances His Course Record

Jayide AL Boraq

20 October 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ The new UAE racing season kicked off at Al Ain on Thursday with a seven race card on which the best was saved to last. The finale being the featured 1000m handicap, won by course specialist Jayide Al Boraq (Burning Sand (US) x N’Explosive Al Maury (FR) by…

Al Ain Begins UAE Racing Season for 2020-21

Racing will be conducted under guidelines from the UAE government, following strict health and safety measures.28 October 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ The official highlight on the seven race Al Ain card is the finale, a 1000m Purebred Arabian handicap in which course specialist Jayide Al Boraq kicks off his campaign for Khalifa Al Neyadi…

Al Shaamikh Delivers Promise in Emirates Breeders Novice Stakes

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Impressive take over by Al Shaamikh to win handily in this 9 Furlong at Wolverhampton22 October, 2020, UK ~ Al Shaamikh made it two wins from two starts with a convincing success in the Emirates Breeders Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton on 22 October 2020. The three-year-old hit the front going into the home straight and…

First Classs Much the Best in Grade 3 Texas Arabian Sprint Stakes

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First Classs Wins in End Sweep17 October 2020, Lone Star Park,Texas, USA ~ A Field of eleven Arabians broke from the starting gate in the Grade 3, $35,750 Texas Arabian Juvenile Sprint Stakes all vying for the first place prize. You wouldn’t have thought the outcome at the start when winning favorite First Classs ($5.20)…

Arwen Forta Wins the Zayinarabianstud.co.uk Handicap at Wolverhampton

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Forta Stud, James Owen, and Alex Chadwick Bring in the Win17 October 2020, UK ~ Last seasons’ leading trainer-jockey combination of James Owen and Alex Chadwick continued their good run of form when Arwen Forta ran out a convincing winner of the zayinarabianstud.co.uk (0-65) handicap supported by Emirates Breeders, run at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 17…

Sand Canyon JS Wins Texas Maiden Debut

15 0ctober, 2020, Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, Texas ~ The six furlong maiden special weight was won by the 3-year-old Sand Canyon JS, breaking his maiden on his first run in Texas, and fourth overall race, on 10 October. Coming from the two box, Sand Canyon JS, under jockey Victor Urieta Sr., quickly took…

Wolverhampton Welcomes Winning Entries

ZAYINARABIANSTUD.CO.UK Handicap On Tap for Saturday, 17 October 15 October 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes Zayin Arabian Stud as lead sponsor of the zayinarabianstud.co.uk (0-65) handicap, to be run at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 17 October 2020. The one-mile contest, supported by Emirates Breeders, has attracted 17 entries, with a full field…

Al Kaaser Wins Baker McVeigh International at Wolverhampton

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5 October 2020, UK ~ Al Kaaser continues the good run of form for the trainer-jockey combination of James Owen and Alex Chadwick in the Baker McVeigh International (0-105) Handicap (supported by Emirates Breeders) over a mile and a half at Wolverhampton on 5 October 2020. Stablemate Jaahez was four and three-quarter lengths second, giving…

Paddys Day Wins In Great Form at UAE President Cup Gr 1 at Pimlico

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Seasoning is the flavor for Paddys Day win3 October 2020, Pimlico Race Course, USA ~ The nine-year-old PADDYS DAY ridden by Alex Cintron proved he was still the best of the field on the race run directly after the Preakness Stakes Gr 1 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Cintron placed Paddys Day well,…

Tayf Wins the ParisLongchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr1

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3 October 2020, Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1PA) ~ 2000m ParisLongchamp, France 1. TAYF (FR) 2. Messi (BE) 3. Ebraz (GB) Dist: hd, 2 Time: 2.21.98

Alawsj and Hadi De Carrere Set the Mood at St Cloud

2 October 2020, Paris, France ~Two QREC-sponsored Gr 1, 2000m Arabian races were run at St. Cloud, Paris, on Friday, 2 October, setting the mood for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. The Gr1 PA Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Pouliches for three-year-old fillies was won by Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred Alawsj (Dahor de…

City of Light Prepared for Annual Prix de L’Arc and Qatar Arabian World Cup

Ebraz Wins the QAWC 2019

Exciting contenders in Qatar Arabian World Cup with EBRAZ seeking a repeat30 September 2020, Paris, France ~ Following the Qatar Goodwood Festival in late July and early August this year, and the Arc Trials and the Arc Trials at ParisLongchamp two weeks ago, the time has come for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe…

French Government Reduces Attendance to Events Including Racing

Impact on Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe attendance24 September 2020, Pars, France ~ On 23 September, the French Government released a map that shows the different zones of the epidemic and announced that Paris and its immediate suburbs had been placed in the Reinforced Alert Zone (ZAR).According to Government announcements on Wednesday 23 September,…

Toofan Wins on Debut in THEARABIANRACEHORSE.COM Maiden Stake

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3 September 2020, UK ~ Toofan made a great debut win in thearabianracehorse.com maiden stakes 1 mile+ at Wolverhampton on 29 September, ridden by stable amateur Alex Chadwick for James Owen and ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. The four-year-old gelding put in a very polished performance on his first outing to win from…

Preparing for Second Renewal of Saudi Cup With Increased Prize Money

The Obaiya Cup for Purebred Arabians held over 2000m will now be worth $2m29 September 2020, Saudi Arabia ~The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) has announced the return of the world’s richest horse race, the $20m Saudi Cup, as well as a prize money increase and a new international race, all scheduled to take…

Maazoonah Wins WathbaStallions.com Handicap Stakes

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17 September 2020 – UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted for ARO Patron, HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum who had his first success of the UK Arabian racing season when Mazyoonah won the Wathbastallions.com (0-75) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton on 14 September 2020. Trained by James Owen and ridden by Jack Mitchell,…

Hattal Wins Arabian Derby Double in UAE President Cup Gr1

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UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) run at Doncaster on St Leger day12 September 2020, UK ~ Hattal became the fourth consecutive colt to follow up his French Derby win in the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) run at Doncaster on St Leger day today, 12 September. Trained by Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte for owner-breeders YAS…

Quick Sand AA Posts Win in Delaware Arabian Classic Handicap Gr 1

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After stalking the field, Quick Sand AA gained traction around the turn9 September 2020, Delaware Park, USA ~ Quick Sand AA (Burning Sand x Triumphs Silkie) under Carol Cedeno gained traction down the stretch to overcome leader Uptown Cruise Director under Angel Suarez to win the Delaware Arabian Classic Handicap Gr 1 on 7 September.…

French Arabian Derby Winner Heads Up Entries for UAE President Cup

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Entries Up for UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) at Doncaster St Leger Day7 September 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) today published ten entries for the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) which will be held on Doncaster St Leger Day, Saturday, 12 September. They are headed by the French trained challenger…

Dance With Me BW Gives Gutsy Performance to Win Gr 1 at Delaware

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On September 5, Dance With Me BW directed by Raul Mena held the lead against Uptown Sandy Girl under Jose Garcia down the stretch while Iridesse under Keiber Coa rushed from the outside to make a photo finish, capturing second by a nose. Uptown Sandy Girl finished third. This wining five-year-old by Grilla out of…

$100,000 UAE President Cup Will Bring Arabian Racing to Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Stakes Day  

The last race of the day, the UAE President Cup will directly follow the grand finale, the Preakness Stakes on 3 October.3 September 2020, Aurora, Colorado, USA ~The Arabian Jockey Club (AJC) is pleased to announce that the richest Arabian horse race in the United States will be part of one of America’s biggest days…

Wathba Stallions Cup at Woverhampton Garners Full Field

3 September 2020 ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes a full field of 12 runners for their first domestic race of the season, the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes. The 7f (1400m) contest will be the opening race on the card at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 5 September starting at 4.50 pm. Current ARO champion…

ARO Welcomes Emirates Breeders Program Sponsorship

19 August 2020, UK ~The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirmed that the Emirates Breeders Program will be coming to the UK for the first time. This will bring five races for a range of abilities from novice through to top level handicappers and will visit both Chelmsford City and Wolverhampton racecourses in October and November.…

The Wathba Stallions Cup Series Returns to the UK for 2020

18 August 2020, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO), UK ~ It was announced today that the Wathba Stallions Cup series will once again be an integral part of the UK Arabian racing calendar for 2020. The series supports grassroots Arabian racing as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and…

Payment of Saudi Cup Prizemoney

10 August 2020, Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh ~ The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) today (Monday 10 August 2020) announced its decision to award prizemoney to the connections of horses placed second to tenth in the 2020 Saudi Cup, a race held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh on Saturday, 29 February 2020.…

2020 Dubai International Arabian Races Cancelled

  6 August 2020, UK ~ The 2020 renewal of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) at Newbury, UK, will unfortunately not take place this year, but is set to return in 2021. With a large proportion of the Arabian racing season already lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision has been taken not…