HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Calendar

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…

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

Macallan-winning-the-Zayed-Cup-race

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…

2018-2019 UAE Race Season Announced

Emirates Racing Authority

1 May 2018, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi ~ A record fixture list for the 2018-19 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). The season will offer an unprecedented 67…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Announces 2018 Festival Calendar

Press Conference, Eastern Mangroves Hotel

100 races, events in 90 countries for 2018 7 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Announced as part of the 2018 HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Festival, the prestigious 160-km HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup ride will be held on Saturday, 10 February, and the Group One HH President Cup flat race…

UK Confirms 2017 HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Sponsorship

The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirms the details of events18 April 2017, UK ~ The HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, a Group 1 PA, will be run as part of a full evening of Purebred Arabian racing at Chelmsford City racecourse. With an £80,000 prize fund, this top feature will be supported…

Dubai’s Al Mehairi wins 160km President’s Cup Endurance Ride

Final Rush Overtakes Leader Al Jahoori11 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Saeed Mohammed Khalifa Al Mehairi riding 13-year-old bay gelding Shaddad scripted a great win over young Khalifa Ali Khalfan Al Jahoori on 8 Minute to win the prestigious HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup, held on Saturday, 11 February 2017, at…

IFHRA General Assembly Held in Abu Dhabi

More members join IFHRA and Mentorship program expands 10 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Two new countries, Algeria and Spain, joined the ever-growing International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, taking the total number of members to 54. This was disclosed at the first 2017 General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi, on Friday, 10…

Oman Races Herald Start of 2017 HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies & Apprentice events on Friday, 20 January19 January 2017, Muscat, Oman ~ The 9th edition of the globe-trotting HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival begins with two races at the Al Rahba racecourse on Friday, 20 Januar,y on a day when the Oman Derby…

Al Naboodah Registers 1-2 in Abu Dhabi Wathba Stud Farm Cup

15 January 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ AF Mukhifah won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup for Private Owners Only race at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club racecourse on Sunday, 15 January 2017. Owner Khalid Khalifa Al Naboodah and trainer Ernst Oertel combined…

Al Qemazi wins Al Reef Endurance Cup FEI CEI** 120 Km

Mohd Ali Ateeq Al Qemzi

Qemazi led a sweep by UAE riders taking the top three spots 14 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ UAE rider Mohammed Ali Ateeq Al Qemazi astride 14-year-old Woodbourne Star Flash won the FEI CEI** 120 Km Endurance Al Reef Cup for the in-form Al Reef Al-Ain Stables in the Saturday, 14 January, race at…

Al Ain Marathon 3200m Captured by Balad Al Reef

Ameer Al Sraya

13 January 2017, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday was highlighted by the second and middle round of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap won in dramatic fashion by Balad Al Reef (Bibi De Carrere). Sporting the colors of Al Ajban Stables and saddled by Abdallah Al Hammadi,…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival 2017 Calendar of Events

108 events spread over 6 Continents12 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival unveiled the 2017 Calendar of Events with the addition of new countries hosting 108 events, both on and off the track. At a press conference held at the Eastern…

Sharaf Al Reef wins National Day Cup (Group 3)

Madjanthis leads 1-2-3 finish for Oertel in Wathba Cup5 December 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sharaf Al Reef and Madjanthis won the two races held under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival as part of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Racecourse meeting held on…

2017 Festival To Stage 6 Endurance Rides in 6 Countries

Over 100 riders for Saturday’s 120-km event in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies 25 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE~ Over 100 lady riders will start in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup, a Two-star FEI 120-km event at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba in…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Vows Expanded Training for Jockeys

Media Panel

Interactive debate on media and jockeys at conclusion of HH Sheikha Fatima Conference11 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the most important aspects of any event, the role of media and public relations, came under scrutiny on the second and final day of EARS HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Conference for Training and…

New Dates, Events Scheduled for Global Arabian Festival Support

October 2016, Abu Dhabi ~ Exciting announcements came out of the Conference in Abu Dhabi on the sidelines of the 2016 Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition. The 2017 World Arabian Horse Racing Conference will be held in North African City of Marrakesh, Morocco, from 1-7 May 2017. May Tentative Schedule: 1 –    Guests…

Karar Tabbed Favorite at Lingfield Park Apprentice Race

Karar

Festival Supported HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice race at Lingfield Park, UK, on Saturday 8 September 2016, Lingfield Park, UK ~ Three runners owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance are part of the 10-strong line-up in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

Sha’hir Bags Sheikh Zayed Cup in Ostend

Walton scores on Messi in HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship16 August 2016, Belgium ~ Sha’hir won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 3) race while Great Britain’s Catherine Walton emerged winner in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race at the Hippodrome Wellington in Ostend Belgium on Monday,…

Arabian Racing Conference Examines Need for More Data

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s WAHRC in Rome explores need for harmonized handicapping system28 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ The need for a harmonized approach to handicapping system and formulation of pattern racing and a centralized data base of race information for Purebred Arabian racing were highlighted on another lively day at the HH Sheikh Mansoor…

Rome Hosts Global Arabian Horse Racing Conference Start on 26 May

Over 500 from 81 countries to attend 7th edition of World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 26 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ The focus will once again be on Purebred Arabian racing when the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival stages the 7th edition of the three-day World Arabian…

D Seraj wins Zayed Cup in Abu Dhabi Arabian horse show

15 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, the UAE Arabian Horse Society hosted the Dh16.5m Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.…

CEN120-km Al Wathba National Day Cup Endurance Ride on Saturday

Around 150 riders chase eleven 4W Drive cars on offer for Saturday 5 December ride4 December 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ 150 riders are expected to take the trail in the 120-km National Day Cup endurance ride which marks the 44th anniversary of the UAE’s National Day and is being held under the directives of…

Mabrooka Wins Sheikh Zayed Cup in Toulouse French Arabian Breeders Challenge Races

30 October, 2015, France ~ Mabrooka, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 2) – the French Arabian Breeders Challenge for Fillies on Wednesday, 28 October in Toulouse, France. The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 2) – the French Arabian…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Race in Tarbes, France

On Sunday, 11 October, Apprentice jockeys get their penultimate chance to book a berth in the 8 November final 10 October 2015, Tarbes, France ~ Apprentice jockeys get their penultimate chance to book a berth in the finale of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race when eight jockeys face off in…

Australian Thompson Wins First Arabian Flat Race at Kentucky Horse Park

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship, Kentucky, USA17 May 2015, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ The 2015 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race series got off to a brilliant start at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Sunday with 18-year-old Australian Ben Thompson hogging the limelight. After two days of…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Unveils 2014 Year Book

7 May 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, after inaugurating the 25th session of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, visited the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival Stand and received a copy of the 2014 Year Book. Ms Lara Sawaya,…