International Arabian Horse Racing

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…

Taraf, Dubday, Raddad, Itorio and Al Murabitoon dazzle in Qatar Trophy and Gold Sword Day

5 February 2015, Doha ~ The 5 February Arabian highlight at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, The Qatar Gold Sword, was won by H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Taraf ridden by Brett Doyle. The Local Bred Pure Arabian for four year olds+ over 2200 metres showed Taraf again the best of the field…

Executive Board Discusses Proposed IFAHR International Agreement in Dubai

6 January 2015, Dubai, UAE ~ The Executive Committee of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) met at the Meydan racecourse on Thursday, 5 January to discuss a proposed IFAHR International Agreement. “We are grateful to HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and…

ExxonMobil Qatar continues support for Qatar Gold Sword Race Day

04 February 2015, Doha ~ Continuing its long-standing support of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), ExxonMobil Qatar is once again the exclusive sponsor of the 2015 Qatar Gold Sword Race, taking place on February 5, 2015. This prominent event will see the best local bred Pure Arabians race against one another for top honors…

First of February Feature Arabian Group 3 Winner is Sha’Red in Abu Dhabi

2 February 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ The feature race at Abu Dhabi on Sunday’s marathon nine-race card was the 1000m Group 3 Al Ruwais and, for the fifth year running, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the winning owner. Twelve months ago the owner witnessed his pair of Rakha and Sha’Red dead-heat in…

O’Shea Leads in With Sheikh Down for 1, 2, 3 for Al Asayl

30 January 2015, Al Ain, UAE ~ The second leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m conditions contest, was the highlight at Al Ain on Friday evening and produced a thrilling finish with Al Asayl stable companions Sheikh Down (Calin Du Loup (FR) x Burning Firestar (US) by BIG EASY (US), Burj Khalifa and Munzade…

Iraq continues a history of Arabian racing

Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi’s family may not have been the first to breed Arabian horses in Iraq, but they are one of the oldest families still breeding purebred horses, and are considered the largest breeder in the country. “My family owns a large estate 40km to the North of Mosul, and our stud farm is…