International Arabian Horse Racing

Jayide Al Boraq Shows Determination to Win at Al Ain

6 December 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ The featured 1400m handicap at Al Ain on Friday was won Friday, 6 December 2019 by the exciting Jayide Al Boraq for trainer Khalifa Al Neyadi, owner Al Rahmani Racing and jockey Bernardo Pinheiro who has ridden him on each of his four outings. A 5-year-old entire by…

Jayide Al Boraq Leads Friday Feature at Al Ain

6 December 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 5 December a seven-race card, is highlighted by a competitive 1400m handicap which will be contested by the maximum allowed field of 15, including Jayide Al Boraq, with only three runs, all at Al Ain. After winning his 1600m debut in March…

DIAR 2020 Calendar of Races

25 November 2019, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee and their partners are delighted to announce the dates for the DIAR European Prep Series in 2020, culminating in the flagship event at Newbury racecourse on Sunday, July 26. 17 DIAR prep races in Europe There will be 17 DIAR prep races in…

Mashhur Al Khaldiah Records Victory in Abu Dhabi Jewel Crown

24 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE. On 24 November Abu Dhabi, UAE, staged the most valuable race of the season, the Group 1 AED 5,000,000 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown over 1600m on turf, won in style by Mashhur Al Khalediah, providing a truly cosmopolitan result. Trained in Newmarket by an Englishman…

AL SHAMOOS Will Defend Her Title in Abu Dhabi Jewel Crown

23 November 2019 Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Purebred Arabians undoubtedly take centre stage in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 24 November 2019 with the highly anticipated AED 5,000,000 (approximately $1.36 million) Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown. Topping the quality field of 14 are last years’s winner, Al Shamoos, who takes…

Newly Elected to the Board, Jean-Pierre Deroubaix Outlines IFAHR Objectives

A Broader ViewThis article reprinted from The French Purebred Arabian published by AFAC (Association Francaise de Cheval Arabe de Course) with permission. Jean-Pierre Deroubaix: “Our wish is for an international calendar which mirrors that of its English thoroughbred racing counterpart.” Paris hosted the 22nd General Assembly of IFHAR (The International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing…

AS Ajeeb Takes Bani Yas Group 2 For Second Year at Meydan

21 November 2019, DUBAI, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday, 21 November kicked off with the first Purebred Arabian contest at the course this season, the 1400m Group 2 Bani Yas presented by Longines Hydroconquest. As it was last year, it was won in smart style by Sheikh Abdulla bin Majed Al Qassem’s Ibrahim…

Al Shamoos Looks to Repeat the Win in World’s Richest Arabian Horse Race

21 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The 2019 edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is all set for a grand finale and kicked off with the barrier draw for the 24 November race meeting which will feature the world’s richest race for Purebred Arabians…

Longines Group 2 Bani Yas to be Contested at Meydan on 21 November

AS Ajeeb (chestnut) wins at Meydan - file photo

20 November 2019, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Dubai’s Meydan seven-race card on Thursday, 21 November 2019, is sponsored by pillar partner Longines and is highlighted by three exciting contests with Dubai World Cup Carnival implications. The highest-rated race of the evening is the Group 2 Bani Yas presented by Longines (Race 1) over 1400m,…

UAE Mourns the Death of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

HH Sheikh Sultan with Monarch AH

Sultan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1 December 1956 – 18 November 2019)19 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, mourns the death of his brother, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative, who passed away on Monday, 18 November…

Duc De Faust Lands 1800m Handicap in Al Ain Opener

14 November 2019, Al Ain, UAE~ The last of the five UAE racecourses to stage a fixture this season, Al Ain hosted a seven-race card on Thursday, 14 November 2019 in which Duc De Faust made his mark in the 1800m handicap. Fourteen went to post for arguably the highlight of the Purebred Arabian offering,…

Easter Man Over Paddys Day by a Nose at Lone Star Park in Texas

Easter Man made a determined run to win the Grade 3, $20,000 Arabian Stallion Stakes Sponsored by Alliant Insurance Services8 November 2019, GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, USA ~ Favorite EASTER MAN trailed the field in the early going, but near the half-mile marker under rider Carol Cedeno, he began to pass the competitors, picking them off…

Lone Star Features Arabian Juvenile Stakes

Arabian Juvenile Stakes With Two Races24 October 2019, GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, USA ~ Featured races on the 12-race card begin with race 2, the $20,000 colt & gelding division of the Texas Arabian Lone Star Juvenile Stakes for 3-yr-olds going six furlongs. Rosebrook Farm’s RB DOUBLE DOWN broke his maiden here last month, winning by…

Darius Du Paon Joins Jewel Crown Prep with Highest Rating

Prep race a rated conditions contest over the same 1600m as the AED 5 Million race in November24 October 2019, Abu Dhabi ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club will stage the second meeting of the 2019-20 UAE racing season on Friday, 25 October 2019, with a six-race card. Highlighting the meet is the Sheikh Zayed bin…

Raajah Shines in Stars of Al Shahania as Doha Season Opens

Al Shahania Stud’s RAJEH wins season-opening Owners Cup 23 October 2019, Doha, Qatar ~ The famous royal blue and white stars silks of Al Shahania Stud were in the winner’s circle with RAJEH (Jaafer x Nelka) winning the season opening Owners Cup at Al Rayyan Park on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. The 1900m dirt feature…

Champion Jockey O’Shea Looking Forward to Dubai Season with Top Stables

O’Shea will ride for Jebel Ali and top Arabian Breeder Khalid Al Nabooda22 October 2019, UAE ~ Seven-time UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea will be joining a new team when the new season commences on Thursday at Meydan Racecourse. The fan favourite will start his 2019-20 tenure wearing the predominately yellow silks of His Highness…

Purebred Arabians To Race Again at Ascot in 2020

Sponsored by Shadwell Stud, Arabian Racing Heads to Ascot22 October 2019, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO), the Purebred Arabian Racing Authority in the UK, announces an Arabian race at the famous Ascot racecourse approved by the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) Pattern Committee. The £15,000 Listed PA race will be…

Seattle Sounder Wins Wathba Stallions Championship in California

2019 Wathba Stallion Bonanza Series

Seattle Sounder threw his heart into the last of the 2019 Wathba Stallions Bonus Bonanza races in California to win the $20,000 Championship in Fresno on 12 October 2019. Settled into the race an easy fourth Seattle Sounder raced alongside stablemate WMA Fantom with Morning Line favorite Skeedaddle running in the pack nearby. Sluffys Gizmo,…

Fresno’s California Wathba Stallion Bonus Bonanza Races For the Championship

9 October 2019, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Association of California looks forward to one of the most exciting races of the season as the Wathba Stallions Bonus Bonanza (WSBB) Championship takes center stage on Saturday, 12 October at the popular Fresno race track. The WSBB Series has provided a new outlet for many racing…

The UK leaving the EU: Racing Industry Guidance

Brexit is Coming – 31 October 2019Guidance to industry participants on what to do as the UK leaves the EU (Brexit) The UK Government has now published detailed guidance on how to prepare for Brexit. This should be the primary source of authoritative information for Industry participants. In addition, specific government departments have started to…

Ebraz Makes Al Shahania Proud at Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr 1 PA at Parislongchamp

7 October 2019, Paris, France ~ On a bright and sunny day at the re-imagined Paris Longchamp race course, Ebraz under jockey Maxime Guyon made his owner HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and trainer Julian Smart proud as he sailed in front of the storming pack to win the coveted Qatar Arabian World…

Ebraz Wins the Qatar Arabian World Cup 2019 Gr 1 PA at Parislongchamp

6 October 2019, Paris, France ~ Ebraz guided by Maxime Guyon remained at the back of the pack for 1600 metres only making his move around the 400 metre mark from the outside, advancing with a confident and determined charge ahead of Khataab (2nd) and Mashhur Al Khalediah (3rd) in the final strides.

Ebraz (Amer x Massamarie) is trained by Julian Smart for HH Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

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Raahah Gallops Home Winner in the Arabian Gr 1 at Parislongchamp

Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Juments (Pouliches) 4 years old5 October 2019, Paris, France ~ The Arc De Triomphe racing action descended on the new Parislongchamps race course for the 5 & 6 October races. The featured Arabian race on the card for Saturday, 5 October, was the Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Juments (Pouliches or Females)…

Tayf, Ebraz, and Rodess Du Loup Meet Again Sunday at the Qatar Arabian World Cup

The Qatar Arabian World Cup was first run in 2008 and is the Purebred Arabian equivalent of the Thoroughbred Arc de Triomphe race at Parislongchamp on 6 October 2019. The use of World Cup in the title is very appropriate as it has attracted runners from all over the world. The top races for the…

Amyr Du Soleil and Lady Princess Shine at Paris Saint Cloud Racing

4 October 2019, Paris, France ~ The Saint Cloud race course was the site of two of the exciting races that take place as part of the Arc de Triomphe weekend. Qatar Trophy Des Poulains Gr 1 PA The 4 October, 2000 metre Qatar Trophy Des Poulains Gr 1 PA (males) was handily won by…

Ten Runners for 5 October, Parislongchamp Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Juments Gr 1

3 October 2019, Paris, France ~ The Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe weekend is in full swing as the excitement will move from the Saint Cloud venue on 3 and 4 October to the ParisLongchamp race course. The second on the 9 race card at Parislongchamp on Saturday, 5 October, is the Qatar Arabian…

ARO Racing Season Ends With Championships Awarded

ARO patron HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum gained his 18th Owners ChampionshipThe Arabian Racing Organisation’s (ARO) 2019 racing season ended on September 24th at Lingfield Park having hosted 46 races, of which eight were PA Group contests. ARO patron HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum gained his 18th Owners Championship, with many…

Hayyan Best in St. Leger Day UK Derby

President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) Group 1PA 14 September 2019, Doncaster, UK ~ Hayyan has now won the President of the UAE Cup, (UK Arabian Derby) at Doncaster on 14 September 2019, adding to his win at the Qatar Derby (French Derby) at Chantilly in June. Bred by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin…

Hayyan Bids for Win in President of the UAE Cup

14 September 2019, Doncaster Racecourse, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) looks forward to the final top-level contest of the UK Arabian racing season, the 2019 President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) Group 1 PA, which includes this year’s French Derby winner, Hayyan. The President of the UAE Cup is the oldest…

WMA Super Sport Wins Maiden at Retama Park

Full brothers take first and second7 September 2019 – Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at Retama Park racetrack in Texas showed off two full brothers coming in first and second in the Maiden Special Weight of Six Furlongs On The Dirt. Win time was 1:26:01 for the $5,500 prize money race. After taking the lead by…

Quick and Rich Duels for Win in the Delaware Park Arabian Classic Handicap (Gr. 1)

Quikc and Rich

It was Quick and Rich and Easter Man down the stretch3 September 2019, Delaware, USA ~ It was a duel to the finish in the Delaware Park Arabian Classic Gr 1 on Monday, 2 September 2019, at Delaware Park. Six horses went to the post for the One And One Fourth Miles On The Dirt…

Tor Sluzewiec Arabian Race Day Wins the Crowd in Warsaw, Poland

2 September 2019, Warsaw, Poland ~ On 18 August 2019, the Arabian races at Sluzewiec in Warsaw, Poland, reported four top races. The Al Khalediah Poland Cup and the Europy race were both for four-year-old and older horses and the Bialki stakes for three year olds. Al KHALEDIAH Poland Cup The Al KHALEDIAH Poland Cup,…