Shadwell DIAR Arabian racing

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…

DIAR 2020 Cancels Race Dates Due to Coronavirus

14 April 2020, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) preparation races at Bro Park in Sweden and Duindigt in Holland have been cancelled for 2020. Three races were set to be staged at both Bro Park and Duindigt on Sunday, 14 June and Sunday, 28 June, respectively. DIAR prep races were also set…

Photos and Results from Newbury, UK, DIAR Races

DIAR day at Newbury, UK, with results and photos30 July 2019, Newbury, UK ~ 28 July 2019 was a sunny and warm racing day at the Newbury racetrack with a crowd estimated at 20,000 enjoying the free entry, many side contests including best dressed, drawings for prizes including a car…and of course, the horse racing.…

Top Racing for Dubai International Arabian Races Sunday at Newbury

His Excellency Mirza Al Sayegh and members of the DIAR committee

Sunday 29 July, Racing and Entertainment in Store26 July 2018, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races promises spectacular entertainment both on and off the track when the world’s most prestigious day’s racing dedicated to Purebred Arabians returns to Newbury Racecourse under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler…

Deryan Wins Maiden in Toulouse, France

Deryam winning in Toulouse

2 June, Toulouse, France ~ Toulouse, France again had top racing on Friday, 1 June 2018, where Deryan in the able hands of Alexandre Gavilan, tasted success in the Prix Norniz, a 1600 metre race for maidens. Deryan, a three-year-old colt by Mahabb out of Haboob, made it a sweet victory for HH Sheikh Mansoor’s…

Holland Winners Destined for DIAR Day at Newbury

10 July 2017, Holland ~ The Shadwell Arabian Stallions Stakes, one of the final round of DIAR Prep over 2150m, went the way of the imposing grey, My First General, at Duindigt, Holland, on Sunday, 9 July 2017, under clear skies. The Alban de Mieulle-trained four-year-old will head to Newbury in three weeks. A target…

French Raider Takes Center Stage for DIAR Racing in Rome

14 May 2017, Rome, Italy ~ Clear skies and top quality sport were the order of the day at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome on Sunday 14 May 2017, for the Shadwell-sponsored event that was supported by two Arabian races under the banner of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR). French raider MEBLSH took the main…

Berry Takes Top Honors in DIAR Awards

14 December 2016, London, UK ~ Emma Berry has scooped the top award in the 2016 Dubai International Arabian Races Journalists Competition with a first-time entry. Staged under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) is a European showcase for Arabian racing staged annually at…

Making a Difference at Shadwell – Rachael Gowland

10 August 2016, USA ~ Marketing some of the top Thoroughbred stallions in the world, planning events for 250 -10,000 people, working with powerful sponsors to broaden the scope, entertainment factor and prize money of top-sponsored race days, and planning media events that will excite International viewers and the press – these are a few…

Capewell’s Comments on Dubai Day Racing

29 July 2016, UK ~ Horsereporter asked ace Arabian race commentator, Gary Capewell, for his thoughts on the 24 July Newbury Dubai Day contenders and race results: “I have to say I thought it was a complete success and a very well-organized day; I can never remember so many international runners on the card before. It just…

Newbury, UK, DIAR Full Arabian Racing Day Attracts Thousands

A warm and mostly sunny day at the classy Newbury racecourse saw eight Arabian races held under Shadwell’s DIAR banner backed by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.26 July, Newbury, UK ~ The 24 July, Dubai International Arabian Races day at Newbury came in with the warm breath of a lamb, not the stormy…

A Day of Superlatives Promised for Sunday Arabian Racing at Newbury

A day that promises excellent Arabian racing, added prize money, and special gifts for racing attendees21 July 2016, Newbury, UK ~ A press conference held at the Newbury Racecourse on 21 July, previewed the Sunday, 24 July,Arabian race entries at Newbury, and some of the show stopping highlights of the annual Dubai International Arabian Races…

Ahzar Takes Win in Final DIAR Prep Race Close Finish

13 July 2016, France ~ Connections travelled from all over France to join the DIAR team at La Teste-De-Buch in the Southwest of France on 12 July, for the final prep race before the DIAR Champions Day at Newbury Racecourse, UK, on Sunday, 24 July 2016. DIAR and Shadwell jointly hosted a lunch for over…

DIAR Successful Return to Holland Promotes Arabian Races at Duindigt

13 June 2016, UK ~The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) run under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, returned for a second year to support four Arabian races at Duindigt Racecourse (Holland) on Sunday, 12 June. The races were organized by and run in association with the Dutch Arabian Racing Committee…

Awzaan Gallops Away with DIAR Premier Handicap at Chepstow

Al Saoudi son, Awzaan, unbeaten in third career start11 June 2016, Chepstow, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races Premier Handicap Stakes run at Chepstow on 10 June went to Awzaan in the colors of the DIAR patron HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by second season trainer James Owen and ridden by…

Aghsaan Dominates in First of Four UK DIAR Prep Races

9 June 2016, UK ~ The first of four UK preparatory races for the Arabian Racing Organisation’s flagship meeting Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) was run at Newbury today, 9 June, with recent ARO Cup (Gr3PA) winner Aghsaan dominating the finish to win going away by four lengths. Ridden again by Tadhg O’Shea for Phil…

DIAR Premeir Handicap Returns to Chepstow

8 June 2016, UK ~The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) announced that nine runners have been declared for the DIAR Premier Handicap Stakes to be run at Chepstow on Friday 10 June. It is the second of four UK preparatory races leading up to the Arabian Racing Organization’s (ARO) season highlight, Dubai International Arabian Races, staged…

Six Declared for the First of Four UK DIAR Prep Races

8 June 2016, UK ~ Six runners were declared this morning for the Shadwell Arabian Stallions International Stakes to be run at Newbury on Thursday, 9 June. They are headed by recent course winner Aghsaan, rookie trainer Phil Collington’s first Pattern triumph when winning the ARO Cup (Gr3PA) last month. Collington is hoping to follow…

First Listed Race for Arabians a Triumph in Rome for DIAR

9 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ Sunday 8 May saw the renewal of Shadwell’s sponsorship of a day of thoroughbred racing at Rome’s Capannelle Racecourse supported by 2 Arabian races under the banner of the Dubai International Arabian Races. The Arabian races included the first ever IFAHR approved stakes race to be run in Italy,…

AF MATHMOON wins Gr.1PA Kahayla Classic at Meydan

26 March 2016, Dubai, UAE ~ AF MATHMOON won the 2016 Kahayla Classic Gr.1 PA at Meydan on Saturday, 26 March. The $1,000,000 Purebred Arabian Group 1 PA race attracted a very strong field of champion runners coming from the UAE, Qatar, France and Italy. AF MATHMOON becomes the 6th individual winner of this prestigious…

Shadwell Stud Australasia Supports Arabian Racing In South Australia

17 March 2016, Australia ~ A 30 year association between His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and South Australia took a new turn when his Shadwell Stud Australasia sponsored the first Arabian races at Morphettville Racecourse on 12 March 2016. The entire Thoroughbred race meeting was sponsored by Shadwell with all the races being…

Debbie Burt Scores Success in Journalist Competition

22 December 2015, UK ~ Specialist Arabian photographer and journalist Deborah Burt has taken the top award in the 2015 Dubai International Arabian Races Journalists and Photographers Competition, repeating her success from 2010. Staged under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the…

Get Involved! ARABIAN STAKES AT LONE STAR PARK

Reminder: Nominations close Friday 30 October 2015October 28 2015, Arizona ~ Arabian Stakes At Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TEXAS, 13 NOVEMBER 2015 Entries close on Friday November 6, 2015 ​- Important changes in purse payouts ​DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN RACES 2015 OPEN STAKES For 3 yr olds and Upward 1 1/16 mile Purse $30,000 added No nomination Fee…

Mahess Du Soleil Wins Shadwell Arabian Derby G1 PA

Shadwell Arabian Derby G1 PA Newmarket Entries

23 September 2015, Newmarket, UK ~ Entries are up for the 25 September, SHADWELL ARABIAN DERBY Group 1 PA – 4 yrs only for one mile 2Furlongs Preview: A strong hand here for retiring Champion Trainer Gill Duffield. She has never won this race so it would be apt if one of her final runners in…

Newbury to Host Third in DIAR Race Series

23 June 2015, UK ~ Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury Racecourse, 26th July International Stakes at Newbury on Thursday, 25 June marks the third in the series of UK DIAR warm up/prep races. Preview of the day’s racing by Gary Capewell: A fascinating contest, with the likely front three in the market all holding…