Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival

Global Arabian Flat Racing

Wathba Stallions Cup at Woverhampton Garners Full Field

3 September 2020 ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes a full field of 12 runners for their first domestic race of the season, the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes. The 7f (1400m) contest will be the opening race on the card at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 5 September starting at 4.50 pm. Current ARO champion…

2020-2021 UAE Race Fixture List Approved by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

25 June 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ The fixture list of the 2020-21 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed said: “We are pleased to announce…

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 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…

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,…

Lightning Bolt Takes Second Win at HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival in The Netherlands

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27 August, 2019, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ Italian lady jockey Chaira Careddu riding Afja’an made a spectacular debut in her amateur jockey racing career as she finished in a dead heat with Hungary’s Cintia Mayer on Jaahez in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race on Sunday, 25 August 2019 at the…

The Horse Knows Best or How To Train a Race Horse

16 July 2019, USA ~ David and Tracy Kaden love their Arabian horses. Their ranch is on the West Texas, New Mexico border and the two have competed in endurance, trained their Anglo-Arabian to be a jumper, then in 2013 took up cowboy mounted shooting, each winning their divisions. After an intro into Extreme Cowboy…

Skeedaddle Wins Wathba Bonus Bonanza at Pleasanton

July 8 2019, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ Pleasanton California hosted two Arabian races, the Wathba Stallion Bonus Bonanza with $11,500 and the Emigrant Stakes with $8,000 in prize money on 6 July 2019. The first and second place horses in the Wathba Stallion Bonus Bonanza might not have made it to the track except for…

Abu Dhabi to Host World Arabian Horse Racing Forum 2020

7 July 2019, Bucharest, Romania ~ One of the highlights of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is the annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum which was staged this year in Bucharest, Romania, from 2-6 July 2019. At the conclusion of the Bucharest Forum, the organizers of…

Bucharest to Host 10th Edition Of World Arabian Racing Forum

30 June 2019, World Arabian Horse Racing Forum, Bucharest, Romania ~ One of the most important events in the packed calendar of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is the annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum and this year’s edition runs from 2-7 July 2019 in Bucharest,…

El Zarka Wins Wathba Cup at Duindight

Klinkenberg scores on El Zarka17 June 2019, Wassenaar, The Netherlands ~ On Sunday, 16 June 2019, El Zarka D.A won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup 1 race held at the Duindigt racecourse in The Netherlands. El Zarka D.A was driven to a smart…

Al Mounteze Monlau Triumphs in Zayed Cup in Stockholm

8 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden ~ Al Mounteze Monlau under Elione Chaves won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Listed Cup while Ulrika Holmquist brought smiles to the large band of home fans at the Gardet Park in Stockholm winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship on Thursday, 6 June 2019.…

Beune De l’Ardus Speeds to Win in Waregem

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Hungarian apprentice rider Vivien Mocsinka wins HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice race4 June 2019, Waregem Hippodrome, Belgium ~ Seven apprentice riders from many points in Europe gathered in Waregem for the 2019 edition of the HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFHRA) on 2 June. The race of 2120m was fought out…

Arabian Racing Takes the Stage in Belgium

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak race in Belgium 1 June 2019, Waregem, Belgium ~ The Hippodrome Waregem will play host to the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race on Sunday, 2 June 2019. Seven Apprentice jockeys from around the world will vie in Sunday’s race for a spot in the 24 November…

Arabian Racing Takes Top Form in Sao Paulo Brazil

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HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival hosts two races in Brazil24 May, 2019, Sao Paulo, Brazil ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will be organizing two races at the Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo on Saturday, 25 May, 2019. Organised under the Festival’s banner by the Jockey…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Calendar for 2019

19 February 2019, Abu Dhabi,UAE ~ The calendar for the 2019 edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival was unveiled on Sunday with a total of 124 races scheduled in 90 countries around the globe. Addressing a press conference at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club racecourse…

Gutierrez Strikes on Elmanara De Carrere at Tarbes, France

HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice Race in Tarbes14 October 2018, Tarbes, France ~ Spain’s apprentice jockey Alejandra Gutierrez confirmed that the Tarbes racecourse here in France was a lucky one for her. The 24-year-old, last year’s (2017) winner of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Apprentice Championship in Tarbes, struck once again and this time…

Prix Fleur D’Avril in Tarbes, France, to Feature Apprentice Jockey Championship Leg

Spain’s Gutierrez aims to repeat 2017 win13 October, Tarbes, France ~ Spanish Apprentice jockey Alejandra Gutierrez, last year’s 2017 winner of the HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race in Tarbes, France, will be looking to repeat that feat and qualify for this year’s final to be held in Abu Dhabi in November 2018.…

Racing Festival Grabs Attention at ADIHEX

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Festival’s innovative stand proves huge attraction 26 September, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The 16th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) opened in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, UAE, at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC) on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, and immediately began to entrance guests and patrons.…

Davies Wins US Leg of HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony Championship

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Davies qualifies for final in Abu Dhabi25 September 2018, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ Maryland’s Teddy Davies became the ninth youngster to qualify for the final of 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 series to be…

Akoya Strikes Again for Van den Bos, Waterland, at Chilivani, Italy

Akoya winning the Sheikh Zayed Cup in Italy

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races in Italy16 September 2018, Ozieri, Italy ~ There is no stopping the winning combination of trainer Karin van den Bos and owner Landgoed Waterland in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s races. The latest in a series of wins for the pair…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival to Stage Three Races in Italy

Races to be run on Saturday 15 September at L’Chilivani racecourse 14 September 2018, Ozieri, Italy – The L’Chilivani racecourse located in the hamlet of Chilivani in the municipality of Ozieri, Italy, will host three races under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on…

Ireland’s Walsh strikes on Akoya for Trainer Van den Bos

HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice race in Copenhagen3 September 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark ~ Ireland’s Apprentice jockey Eoin Walsh scored a narrow win on the Dutch-trained Akoya in the Danish leg of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship series race on…

Kazan, Tatarstan, Hosts Festival Arabian Races

Trainer Lyakhov, jockey Kappushev register double 31 August 2018, Kazan, Tatarstan ~ Trainer A.A Lyakhov and ace jockey A. Kappushev scooped a brilliant double winning both the races under the banner of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on Thursday, 30 August 2018, at the Kazan Hippodrome…

Van den Bos Wins Double as Lightning Bolt Storms to Sheikh Zayed Cup Win

21 August, Ostend, Belgium ~ It was another memorable double for owner Landgoed Waterland and trainer Karin van den Bos in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-supported race in Ostend, Belgium. Dynamites, the 4-year-old chestnut colt by Nashwan Al Khalediya, had given Waterland and van den Bos…

Ostend to Stage Three HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Races on Monday

Aoun eyes second success in Sheikh Zayed Cup series18 August 2018, Ostend, Belgium ~ The Wellington racecourse in the Belgian city of Ostend will play host to three races under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on Monday, 20 August 2018 . The Sheikh…

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,…

Hussein Abdali Gained Immeasurable Knowledge from his Mentorship in Ireland

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IFHRA program – A great experience5 August 2018, UAE ~ The mentorship program of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, is gaining momentum with several equestrian-related individuals making use of the initiative to hone their skills. One such beneficiary is Hussein Abdali, who recently finished his Mentorship Program at Kildangan Stud Farm, Ireland.…

HH Sheikha Lateefa Pony Race in Deauville, France

Pony race series continues for young riders on Sunday, 5 August4 August 2018, Deauville, France ~ Eleven young riders will be vying for honors in 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 to be held…

Zells Zenyatta wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Brazil

Zells Zenyatta

4 June 2018, Sao Paulo, Brazil ~ Zells Zenyatta stayed true to the favorite’s tag in winning the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Grande Premio Wathba Stallions (Group 3) in the Year of Zayed race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The imported Zells Zenyatta, trained by AGS Correa…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Arabian Races Feature in Swedish National Day Meet

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Arabian races headline Swedish Day in Stockholm5 June 2018, Stockholm, Sweden ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s races will again be the feature events in the Swedish National Day race meeting expected to draw nearly 50,000 fans to the City Park of Gardet near central Stockholm on Wednesday, 6…

Bucharest to Host 2019 World Arabian Horse Racing Forum

World Arabian Horse Racing Forum to be held in Romania in 201914 May 2018, Madrid, Spain ~ The Romanian capital of Bucharest was named as host for the 2019 edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s World Arabian Horse Racing Forum (WAHRF). This was announced at…

Second Day of World Arabian Horse Racing Forum Madrid

Race meeting in Sevilla on Saturday, 5 May 4 May 2018, Madrid, Spain ~ Organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, the Forum witnessed panel debates on three additional subjects on Thursday, 3 May 2018, and then joined together in a grand dinner at the Castillo de…