Thoroughbred Racing

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…

Chrome Watch – US$10m Group 1 Dubai World Cup Looks to the Stars

Dubai World Cup on 28 March 2015 will showcase the top racehorses for 2014The Dubai World Cup to include star-studded cast of the world’s best racehorses of 2014 for the 20th running of the world’s richest race day. The US$10m Group 1 Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, attracted 296 nominations made notable by the…

International Federation of Horse Racing Academies Formed in Abu Dhabi

2 January 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Abu Dhabi will be the headquarters for the newly formed equine body, the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA). The Federation will share best practice in horse racing education and training between countries. A most important aspect of the Federation will be the development of an international standard of skills for the…

Deeb-trained Naj S’hail scores under De Sousa in Abu Dhabi Wathba Cup

7 December 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Najm S’hail under Silvestre De Sousa locked out Girl Powerr ridden by Saeed Al Mazrouei in a strong finish in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup For Private Owners Only contested over 1000 metres at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday 7 December. Trained by Saifaldin Deeb at Al Falah Stables, the six-year-old son of…

TB Alert – California Chrome ranked 9th in LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

[News-Ticker] Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Leading Horses 1st January 2014 – 9th November 2014 (The next edition will be released on 20th January 2015) View Complete Rankings Rank Horse Rating Trained 1 JUST A WAY (JPN) 130 JPN 2 AUSTRALIA (GB) 126 IRE 2 KINGMAN (GB) 126 GB 2 THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) 126…

TB Alert – Longines Best Jockey Award

2 December 2014, IFHRA ~ Following the Japan Cup in Association with Longines at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan, British jockey  clinched the title of Longines World’s Best Jockey over Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon. Despite Soumillon’s stunning victory in the celebrated Japanese race aboard Epiphaneia (JPN), Moore’s earlier successes in the world’s top 100 Group 1 and…

Al Atique Shows Heels to Field of 15 as Doha Racing Season Winds Down

April 24, 2014, Doha, Qatar ~  On the 24th day of April Al Shahania kept up the heat at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club as Al Atique (Amer x Somra) under jockey Alberto Sanna showed his heels to top season challengers. Trained by Julian Smart, the 5-yr/old won the Pure Arabian Conditions race in the time of 02:11.93 seconds…

Top Thoroughbred Racehorse Ranking Gives Just A Way 130

April 12, 2014, USA ~ Just a Way, a son of Heart’s Cry, is the top rated race horse at 130 in rankings compiled by the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Just A Way (2009) won the Meydan Dubai Duty Free on March 29, 2014, by over…

Callateral Wins Al Ain Mile at Final Meeting

The Oertel and O’Shea Victory Ride Rolls OnMarch 20, 2014, Al Ain, UAE ~ The Ernst Oertel and Tadhg O’Shea bandwagon continues apace with the Champion Trainer and Jockey combining with Callateral (Calin Du Loup (FR) x Tomoka Kate (US) by Ala Croixnoire) to win the Al Ain Mile, the 1600m feature race at the concluding…

Meydan race meets available for viewing live on Horse Races Now

February 20, 2014, Lexington, Kentucky  ~ Horse Races Now, LLC – announced an agreement today with Am West Entertainment to showcase live and replay video from the Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) on its app, Horse Races NOW. The live video will be available in the palm of the user’s hand on iPhones, iPads, iPod touch…

Preakness Stakes Purse Increase in 2014

December 12, 2013, Baltimore ~ The Maryland Jockey Club announced that it has increased the purse for the Preakness Stakes (G1) from $1 million to $1.5 million for 2014. The middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown will be run Saturday, May 17, 2014 at historic Pimlico Race Course. This is the first increase for the…

Arqana Posts Record Results at Thoroughbred Breeding Stock Sale

December 8, 2013, Deauville, France ~ The first day of the Deauville Breeding Stock Sale posted results without precedent, generating a turnover of €18,252,500 (including private sales), a figure up by 31% compared to 2012, according to a press release by Arqana. Buyers from Qatar, the United States, Australia, Japan, and Brazil purchased 159 broodmares, fillies and foals.…

BLACK CAVIAR, TREVE, AND WISE DAN To Be Honored at the LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE Ceremony

THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS for Thoroughbreds (For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 24th November 2013) will honor  Black Caviar, Treve, and Wise Dan at a Gala Dinner in Hong Kong on December 6. BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) [130] and TREVE (FR) [130], the joint top rated horses in the 2013 LONGINES…

SOREC celebrates Casablanca-Anfa Racing

November 27, 2013, Morocco ~ The Saturday November 23, Thoroughbred racing at Casablanca Anfa race track organized by SOREC (Societe Royale d’encouragement du Cheval) stakes races with PMU Premium collected 700,000 euros, almost 350,000 euros each for the two principal races – a record for racing even in France, the home country of the PMU.…