International Horse Racing

King Abdulaziz Turf Hosts First Race of the Season on 23 January 2021

Saudi Cup Day is Saturday, February 20, 20212 December 2020, Saudi Arabia ~ Preparations are fully underway for the USD$30.5m Saudi Cup day, with the turf track at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh scheduled to stage its first race of the new season on January 23, 2021. The race, held over the same 2,100m…

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…

Goodwood Will Allow a Crowd of 5,000 at Final Day of Meet

18 July 2020, UK ~ Goodwood has been given permission to allow 5,000 racegoers on the final day of its Glorious meeting on 1 August as the government announced the fixture was among a select list of pilot events which could lead to spectators returning to sporting events in England on 1 October. The racecourse’s…

Trainer Doug Watson Wins 600th Race in UAE

16 January 2020, UAE ~ In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial. The milestone comes 10 weeks after Watson…

Economic Impact of the British Horse Racing Industry

Macallan

Brexit is scheduled to happen on 31 October. There will be changes. Be prepared.1 October 2019, UK ~ The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the governing and regulatory body for Thoroughbred horse racing in Great Britain which is the countries second largest sport by Attendance, Revenue and Employment. *Attendances–5.77million attendees at over 1,500 fixtures held…

2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival Program Announced

Dubai World Cup day will be staged three weeks after the DWC Carnival on March 28DUBAI (July 24, 2019)—The 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival program has been announced by Dubai Racing Club and will take place at Meydan Racecourse over 10 weeks, including nine consecutive Thursday evenings, January 2—February 27, before culminating with the Super…

Race Track Industry Program Announces Annual Award Winners

RTIP Alumni Bob Baffert

5 December 2018, Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona, announced its annual award winners during the 45th Annual Global Symposium on Racing awards luncheon held Tuesday, 4 December 2018. The 2018 Clay Puett Award was awarded to longtime Director and CEO of Del…

AHS Centenary Marathon at Rowley Mile on 7 October 2018

The Arab Horse Society Marks Centenary of 1918 – 2018The Arab Horse Society Centenary Marathon will take place on Sunday, 7 October 2018, over the historic Rowley Mile course in Newmarket, UK, courtesy of The Jockey Club and the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain. The Royal Studs of Bahrain are kindly sponsoring the race…

Hondier wins HH Sheikha Lateefa race in Deauville, France

Setting the bar for future racers6 August 2018, Deauville, France ~ Jad Hondier on Small and Mighty won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race held at the Deauville race course in France on Sunday,…

2019 Dubai World Cup Meeting Increases Prize Money to $35 million

Group 1 Dubai World Cup boasts a $7.2 million purse to the winnerOn 30 March 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horse racing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US…

Lightning Bolt Strikes In Holland DIAR Series

Lightning Bolt (chestnut) winning 2016 UAE Pres Cup - file photo

9 July 2018, Duindigt, Holland ~ The final races of the 2018 Dubai International Arabian Races European series took place at Duindigt, Holland, on Sunday, 8 July 2018. Three Arabian races, including two Listed PA races, attracted a total of twenty-nine runners, trained in seven different countries: Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Great-Britain and Poland.…

Macallan Scores For Second Year in Sheikh Zayed Cup

Sweden’s National Day at Gardet Park 7 June 2018, Stockholm, Sweden ~ Over 50,000 horse racing fans and Swedish citizens marking Sweden’s National Day at the Gardet Park were served a fine display of racing by the Purebred Arabian horses as the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival…

Which Ranked Racehorses Will Be in the Run for the Roses?

THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS26 April 2018, USA ~ The official listing of the world’s best racehorses For 3yos and upwards that raced between 1st January 2018 – 8th April 2018 No -. Ranking – Horse – Country – Owner – Trainer 1 129 WINX – AUS – Magic Bloodstock Racing, Chris Waller 1…

European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation Assembly in Athens

Athens Hosts General Assembly26 April 2018, Athens, Greece ~ The Acropolis provided the spectacular backdrop for the European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation’s General Assembly this year, which was held at the Ionic Centre, Athens.       Brian Kavanagh, EMHF Chairman, remarked: “I am most grateful to the Jockey Club of Greece, our newest member…