International Arabian Horse Racing

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

Paddys Day Award

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…

Ebraz At His Best in the Qatar International Stakes Gr 1

1 August 2020, UK ~ The fifth day and finale of QREC-sponsored Qatar Goodwood Festival came with a massive Qatari victory when H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Ebraz won the G1 P/A Qatar International Stakes for four-year-old and older Arabians, for the second year on the spin. Ebraz managed to keep his title…

Ebraz Wins Qatar International Arabian Stakes Gr 1

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FAST NEWS: 1 August at Goodwood, UK – The highest rated Arabian horse in the world wins again for Al Shahania Stud. 1st Ebraz 2nd Deryan (FR) 3rd Tayf (FR) Winner: O: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani T: Julian Smart  

Courage, Sweat and Determination in One Package

31 July 2020, USA ~ Determination is a good quality in a jockey, and Kirsten Swan can claim a large portion of it. “I’ve been working with horses my whole life,” she said. Swan has been immersed in the horse world since she was born. If she were a horse, one would say she had…

Top Rivals Ebraz and Tayf Oppose in Qatar International Stakes

30 July 2020, UK ~ For a fourth consecutive year, two of the world’s leading Arabian racehorses, Ebraz and Tayf, will go head to head in the Qatar International Stakes. They complete a field of nine declared runners for the £200,000 Group 1PA contest, to be run over a mile on 1 August, the final…

California Sand JS Wins Wathba Stallions Stakes in California

18 July, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ The winner in the first of the Triple Series races for the California Bonus Bonanza Stakes at Pleasanton, California, was the 3-yr-old California Sand JS ridden by David Martin. The Terri Eaton trainee showed the same talent he had on 5 July for speed, winning his second out for…

Hattal Wins the Qatar Derby Gr 1 at Chantilly

5 July 2020, Chantilly, France ~ The Group 1 Qatar Derby for 4-year-old Pure Arabians is one of the major races in the European Arabian racing calendar. The 2020 renewal of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC)-sponsored event was run at Chantilly on Sunday, 5 July. This race, in a normal year, would have…

FEI Holds Virtual Board Meeting on Finance, Cancellations and Championships

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26 June 2020, Lausanne, SUI ~ A virtual Board Meeting of the FEI was held from 23-25 June 2020 due to the dangers of travel communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The main discussions, Finance, Cancellations and Championships during the FEI Board Meeting video conference days (23-25 June) are summarized here. 23 June 2020 ~ The…

2020-2021 UAE Race Fixture List Approved by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

25 June 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ The fixture list of the 2020-21 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed said: “We are pleased to announce…

Prize Money announced for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival

£2,300,000 on offer across five days25 June 2020, UK ~ Goodwood Racecourse has confirmed the prize money for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Sussex course’s most prestigious meeting, which this year will start with Stradivarius’s attempt to win a record fourth Goodwood Cup on July 28th, will offer a total prize fund of just…

QREC Confirms Qatar International Stakes at Qatar Good Festival 2020

Sir Bani Yas wins Group 1 Qatar Intl Stakes at Goodwood 2015

Prize fund of £200,000 down to sixth place24 June 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) have confirmed that the Qatar International Stakes will go ahead as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020 on the rescheduled date of Saturday, 1 August. Held over a mile on the historic Sussex Downs, the Group 1…

California, USA, Arabian Racing Opens in June

2020 Race Dates and Venues16 June 2020, California – In a lengthy TeleConference meeting on 11 June 2020, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved the California horse racing dates which include the dates for Arabian racing already confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF). The COVID-19 risk to health has instigated some…

Dubai International Day at Newbury Date to be Postponed

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Dubai International Arabian Races 2020 Update4 June 2020, UK ~ With British Thoroughbred racing resuming as of 1 June, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) board wish to clarify the current situation with regards to the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), scheduled for 26 July at Newbury racecourse. Due to a number of factors arising from…

The President of the UAE Cup Gr 1 at Deauville Captured by Deryan

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Coupe D’Europe Des Chevaux Arabes2 June 2020, Deauville, FRANCE ~ Race of 2.000 mètres for 4 yrs + Prize Money €50.000, 20.000, 15.000, 10.000, 5.000 The 2000m race began like a parade with Ibn Gadir QA in the lead until the 1600m mark with favorite, Deryan, holding in 4th position. As the horses turned into…