Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

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…

Championship Awards for Qatar International Arabian Horse Show

22 February 2015, Doha ~ The 24TH Qatar International Arabian Horse Show, opening the HH The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival at the Qatar Equestrian Federation on Saturday, 21 February, awarded top prizes for Championship classes. Gold Champion Yearling Colt- Qatar’s Al Nasser Stud-bred Ammar Al Nasser (EKS Alihandro x Remal Al Nasser) Gold Senior Mare( 11+) –…

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…

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…

January at QREC Show Off Wins by Rafaal, Meghwaar, Mekhbatt

29 January 2014, Doha ~ On 28 January, the last day of the month’s racing at Qatar Equestrian & Racing Club, the H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Refaal (Majd Al Arab x Dixie Darlene) with Richard Mullen up dominated the first race to win the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. After hitting the front…

Majd Al Uraiq clinches Al Mafiar Cup, Thawi wins Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Cup

Thawi

Thawi

22 January 2015, Qatar ~ Jassim Mohamed Al Gazali & Sons owned Thawi (Mared Al Sahra x Gardenia Gora) was brilliantly ridden by Harry Bentley to an impressive victory in the Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Cup, a Local Bred Pure Arabian race, run over 2000 metres at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, January 22. The Jassim Al Ghazali schooled Thawi galloped resolutely inside the last 200 metres and won by one and quater lengths from Haashed. Rassan and Mekhbatt completed the frame.

Pier Convertino steered Umm Qarn’s Tabasheer (Mugadir x Ezraa) to a narrow win in the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. The Alban de Mieulle trained Tabasheer held on gamely to win by a neck from a Thabit to take her maiden win in three starts.

Saeed Mohammed Al Shafi owned Nomaas (Hatteen x Raleuse De Faust) was ridden to a confident victory by jockey Cedric Segeon in the Pure Arabian Conditions race, run over a mile. Qassy placed second ahead of Al Khattaf.

Khalid Rashid Saif Al Khayarin owned Leaf Cutter with Marco Monteriso in the stirrups kept at bay the challenge of  Itorio to win the Thoroughbred Conditions race.

THAWI after the win

THAWI after the win

Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki owned and trained Victory Laurel posted a comfortable victory in Thoroughbred Advanced Plate.

Ahmed Hassan Al Malki Al Jehani’s Tarrafal was ridden to victory by jockey Convertino in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate, run over seven furlongs.

Abdulhadi Mana Al Hajri owned Tortoni was brillianty ridden by Marco Monteriso to victory in the Umm Taqa Cup, a Thoroughbred Handicap for horses rated 76 to 96.

January 21 ~QREC

Majid Al Uraiq

Majid Al Uraiq

Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi owned and trained Majd Al Uraiq (Majd Al Arab x Mezooh) proved the best of the runners in the Al Mafiar Cup a Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race and the highlight of the sand track at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday, January 21. Majd Al Uraiq was brilliantly ridden to victory by jockey Marco Monteriso.

H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Taghya (Amer x The Wright Stuff) was a runaway winner of the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. Under jockey Harry Bentley, the Ghazali trained Taghya never looked back once out of the gate, stretching away in the final furlong to win by six lengths from Al Waab and Qaa’ed, both in futile chase of the winner.

H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Ghizwan (Amer x Margouia) scored a fluent victory in the Pure Arabian Handicap for horses rated 60 and below. With Richard Mullen astride, the Julian Smart trained Ghizwan shot to the lead inside the final furlong and stretched away to win by five lengthx from stablemate Al Nefor. After setting the pace, Al Taweel, finished third ahead of Ankor Class.

Majid AL Uraiq after the win

Majid AL Uraiq after the win

Thoroughbred racing – Abdulaziz Ali Al Qhathiri owned and trained Pure Amber was a runaway winner in the Thoroughbred Graduation Plate under jockey Marco Monteriso.

Khalid Yahya Al Khusaai owned Katja with Harry Bentley up scored a fluent victory in the Thoroughbred Graduation Plate.

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Taraf Wins QR One Million HH Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalif Al Thani Trophy

Taraf, Al Anga, Bahia Du Barthas dominate HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy Day15 January 2014, Doha ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Taraf (Burning Sand x Gethaabah) saddled by Julian Smart posted an emphatic victory in the QR one million HH Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy, a Local Bred…

Hassiba and Rassan Win Honors in Qatar racing

8 January 2015, Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club ~ Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi owned and trained Hassiba (Burning Sand x Gefool ASF) was a pillar to post winner of the Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race. Taking a good jump, jockey Tadgh O’Shea took Hassiba to the front and called the shots to her…

Trainer De Mieulle Saddles Five Winners For 25 December QREC Racing

Trainer De Mieulle hogged the day’s limelight saddling five winners for the day for Umm Qarn25 December 2014, QREC ~  Umm Qarn’s Nashmi (Amer x Danie Du Cassou) was brilliantly ridden by Gaetan Faucon to an impressive victory in the feature Al Wajba Cup, a Pure Arabian Advanced Plate race run over 1850 metres on 25 December at…

Al Atique wins Qatar National Day Trophy Group II

16 December 2014, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Atique (Amer x Somra) saddled by Julian Smart posted a thrilling victory in the Qatar National Day Trophy, a Group II race for Pure Arabians at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Tuesday, 16 December. Al Atique galloped on…

Longines World Fegentri Championship for Gentleman riders part of QREC line-up

11 December 2014, Doha ~ Ten races, including the Longines World Fegentri Championship for Gentleman riders, pleased the crowds at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club on 10 December. Al Jeryan’s AJS Qahir (Martin Al Maury x Af A’ajabatani) produced a sparkling run in the final 100metres to get the better of Harran to win the Club Cup, a…

Notid scoops inaugural Arabian Award at HWPA Qatar & Equestrian Club Derby Awards

3 December 2014, London ~ More than 500 media and racing professionals gathered in London on Monday, 1 December for the 48th Horserace Writers and Photographers Derby Awards (HWPA) Luncheon supported by Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club. Widely acknowledged as one of British racing’s most important and best attended industry events, the HWPA Derby Awards…

La Hoor again on Track at Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

23 October 2014 ~ In the second week of the season at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand – Pettra), confidently ridden by jockey Marco Monteriso, made a fluent victory in the Ushrayiq Cup. The Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race was the highlight of the sand track races at the…

WAHO 14 Conference Speakers Announced

Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, special advisor to H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, a team of internationally renowned experts with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subjects including equine welfare and behavioral studies, and genetics and cultural heritage, will assemble…

Video Djanka des Forges winning Qatar Arabian World Cup 2014

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Djanka des Forges wins Qatar Arabian World Cup 5 October 2014 (watch the chestnut with white nose band jockey blue shirt/white stars black cap come from way in the back to the outside and forge to the win)

23 Entries For Longchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup

2 October, 2014, Paris ~ On Wednesday 1 October 2014, France Galop released the forfeits for the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA), which will take place on Sunday, 5 October, at Longchamp. The € one million contest is the globe’s richest race on turf for purebred Arabians and will be run as the sixth race on the day…

Nahee Prevails in QREC UK Arabian Derby Group 1 PA

26 September 2014, UK ~ Held as part of Newmarket’s historic Cambridgeshire meeting, this year’s Derby was run over two furlongs shorter than its traditional distance, and for the first time on the Rowley Mile course. Arabian Racing Organisation Racing Manager Amanda Smith commented, “The race has held up well considering its proximity to major…

Three-way thriller in Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby

26 September 2014, UK ~ The £50,000 Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby produced a thrilling three-way photo-finish at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday, 25 September, when Nahee, trained in France by Jean-Pierre Totain, held on to score a short head victory from Najlaa with Majd Al Uraiq just half a length…

An Exceptional Evening of Elegance on the River Seine

20 September 2014, Paris, France ~ An exceptional evening was organised by France Galop along with their sponsor, the Qatar Committee of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club on Wednesday, 17 September 2014. The 93rd edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was launched on a…

QREC UK Arabian Derby Nominated Entries

18 September 2014, UK ~ Top European trainers/owners will gather in Newmarket for the 25 September running of the Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby. The ten runner field has been supplemented by an additional four from Belgium, France and the UK to vie for the £50,000 contest at Newmarket Racecourse. French trainer Damian…

Al Atique Claims Harwood International Stakes Gr 1

14 September 2014, UK ~ Al Atique in the colors of owner and breeder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani beat a field of 12 rivals to land the UK’s most valuable race for purebred Arabians, the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes at Doncaster, held on Saturday, 13 September…

French raiders dominate UK Arabian Derby entries

21 August, 2014, UK ~ French raiders dominate the 10 initial entries received for the UK Arabian Derby at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday, 25 September, sponsored for the first time by Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club. The race’s most successful trainer with a quintet of victories is French handler Jean Francois Bernard, who this year…

Bint Jakkarta and Al Mourtazez Take Championships in Al Rayyan and Doha Cups

Al Shaqab Racing dominates in Deauville16 August, 2014, Deauville ~  Bint Jakkarta (QA), running in the colors of Al Shaqab Racing, took on the colts for the first time in the 2,000m €50,000 Al Rayyan Cup (Gr1 P/A), on Saturday, 16 August 2014, at Deauville. Thomas Fourcy’s representative left her rivals no chance after making her move…

Qatar Holds Strong Hand for UK Doncaster Showpiece

14 August, 2014, UK ~ Qatari owners are represented by seven of the 18 initial entries made for the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes (Group 1 PA), the UK’s highest value race for Pure Bred Arabians, which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, 13 September. Julian Smart, whose racing year is…

Djet Taouy wins the President of the UAE Cup – Mindza wins at Chantilly

Mindza wins Qatar Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr.1 PA)30 June, 2014, Chantilly, France ~ Mindza (FR) Wins For Qatar Hassan Al Matwi Five horses went to post in this first group 1 PA race of the Chantilly season for three-year-olds, sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. It was a thrilling finish between BON…

Copenhagen Back with Arabian Racing

2 July, 2014, Denmark ~ After several years of absence from the world map of Arabian racing Denmark is back staging four races at the main track of Klampenborg just outside Copenhagen.   Generously sponsored by the Qatar North European Arabian Racing program and the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing…