World Equestrian Events

Wathba Stallions Cup Series Helps Complete the California Arabian Racing Season

18 October 2021, California, USA ~ With the 20-21 Arabian race season for California coming to an on 17 October, the Wathba Stallions Cup was a large draw at the popular Fresno race track. 16 October – The third and final race of the three-race series was held in Fresno on 16 October and cementing…

Breeders’ Cup and Qatar Racing Announce Title Partnership

QIPCO Champion Stakes and QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Join “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series Ahead of 2021 World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 5-6LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2021) – Breeders’ Cup and Qatar Racing have announced a multi-year partnership that designates Qatar Racing as the official title partner of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup…

Gallops of Jordan Brings Horseback Challenging Trek to Lost City of Petra

Gallops of Jordan, an extraordinary art of living and adventure. 4 October 2021, Jordan ~ A 200 km horseback trek in five stages through desert terrain equipped only with a GPS orientation tool is certainly an incredible sporting endeavour and a formidable challenge. However, the Gallops of Jordan masters a unique art of living that…

Qatar Arabian World Cup Captured by Hoggar De L’Ardus

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3 October 2021, ParisLongchamp – The third race of the day, the Gr 1 Qatar Arabian World Cup, one of the most prestigious Arabian horse races in the world with prize money of €500,000, was a wild ride that ended with a rushing win by Hoggar De L’Ardus. Video: https://youtu.be/0-TxngZ9FJM With 15 in the competition,…

Teema Wins Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Juments at ParisLongchamp

2 October 2021, ParisLongchamp ~ Carrying the colours of her owner/breeder YAS Horse Racing Management, the four-year-old pure-bred Arabian-old pure-bred Arabian TEEMA (Bibi De Carrere x Dahwa) broke her maiden in thrilling style when landing the Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Juments (Group 1 PA). QREC Vice Chairman and President of the Asian and the Qatar…

Alistair Cohen Appointed Emirates Racing Authority English Commentator

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3 October 2021, UAE ~ The Emirates Racing Authority [ERA] has appointed Alistair Cohen as English language race caller for the 2021/22 UAE season. Cohen, 30, from Durban, South Africa, brings with him years of experience on the microphone, having called races for more than a decade. Prior to joining the ERA, Cohen was a…

Arizona Residents Can Now Make Betting Wagers Online

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Written by By Vic Verbalaitis for The Daily Wildcat – published on 31 August 2021 ~ The state of Arizona has recently passed legislation to establish new event wagering and fantasy sports contest rules which legalize and regulate sports gambling in the state. The targeted “go-live” date for event wagering was 9 September and the…

Doncaster UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) Enters Nine

9 September 2021, Doncaster, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted to receive nine declarations for the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) to be run at Doncaster on Saturday, 11 September 2021, as part of the Cazoo St Leger Festival. Despite the challenges of Covid19 and Brexit, the Doncaster event has attracted…

Two Arabian Stakes Races Set for Golden Gate Fields

5 August 2021, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Association of California is back at Golden Gate Fields on 13 August with two Arabian Stakes Races. Located along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, the one-mile (1,609 m) Tapeta synthetic track has provided the backdrop for a large share of the history of horse racing since…

Tevis Cup 100-Mile Ride Will Start with 140 Riders

23 July 2021 ~ The Tevis Cup currently registers 140 riders ready to start. Any further entries/changes will need to be made at Robie Park on Friday. The ride is held in El Dorado and Placer County, California, starting at 5:15 a.m. at Robie Equestrian Park (39°14′20″N 120°10′39″W) near the town of Truckee, across the…

22 July 2021, Goodwood, UK ~ Some of the world’s best Arabians count among the 21 horses entered in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) for Wednesday, 28 July, in what promises to be another exciting renewal as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The £400,000 mile contest sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club is…

What it Takes to Fly 325 Horses to Tokyo

Can horses fly? Well yes, they can if they’re Olympic athletes!15 July 2021, Tokyo (JPN), And in a piece of history-making, 36 of them flew into Japan last night – the first full cargo load of horses ever to land in Haneda, the waterfront airport that serves the greater Tokyo area and which is now…

Photo Finish Sees Zayin Zyperion Winner at Wathba Stallions Cup

14 July 2021, UK ~ Sean Levey and Zayin Zyperion broke a three-year absence from the winners’ enclosure for owner-breeder Paul Simmons when they secured the Wathba Stallions Cup at Lingfield Park by a short head on 14 July 2021. One of five runners in the race for trainer Pete Hammersley, the six-year-old son of…

World’s Top Racing Arabians for Qatar International Stakes Gr 1 Early Entries

28 July Qatar Goodwood Festival5 July 2021, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation will welcome the world’s best Arabians among the 21 horses entered in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), following the first entry stage which closed today, 5 July. The £400,000 mile contest is the most valuable race in UK Arabian racing and the…

Shadwell’s Muneer and Holly Doyle Impressive in Emirates Breeders Stakes

  1 July 2021, ARO Racing, UK ~ It was a case of youth over experience with a pair of three-year-old fillies from Shadwell Estates being the first two home in the Emirates Breeders International Sprint Stakes over six furlongs at Newbury this evening. Muneer, who had won on her debut in a Lingfield maiden,…

Kao Kat MHF Defends Title in Emirates Breeders International Sprint at Newbury

30 June 2021, UK ARO Racing ~ The veteran 2019 winner Kao Kat MHF returns to Newbury on Thursday 1st July to defend his excellent record in sprints at Newbury. One of 12 declared horses for the six-furlong Emirates Breeders International Sprint Stakes, stablemate Storm Troupour, who was second on that occasion, has also been…

UK Racing Star Wins Newbury Thearabianracehorse.com International Conditions Stakes

Hollie Doyle partnered with the James Owen trained Farhaa  22 June 2021, Newbury, UK ~ It was a first win on an Arabian for Hollie Doyle, when she partnered the James Owen trained Farhaa to a near four length victory in thearabianracehorse.com International Conditions Stakes at Newbury this evening. It was a one-two-three for Shadwell…

JADAAYIL Winner of the Emirates Breeders Handicap At Doncaster

Emirates Breeders Handicap Stakes 0-905 June 2021, ARO, Doncaster, UK ~ Jadaayil put the lack of a recent run well behind her when drawing two lengths clear of the field in the Emirates Breeders (0-90) Handicap Stakes (in association with ARO) at Doncaster ton 5 June 2021.  Shadwell Estates had a strong hand going into…

Team Gold For Spain as UAE Dominates Individual WEC Podium

“I’m in this sport now 11 years and this is my first World Championship and I’m so proud of it!”22 May 2021, Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2021, Pisa, Italy ~ UAE riders claimed individual gold and silver at the Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2021 in San Rossore, Pisa (ITA) today, 22 May. The…

US Withdraws Team From FEI Endurance World Championship in Italy

In this time of ultra caution, a fever in one of the US horses was enough to force a withdrawal of all the team horses stabled together21 May 2021, Pisa, Italy ~ The United States of America has withdrawn its full team of horses from the FEI Endurance World Championship in Pisa (ITA) after one…

UAE President’s Cup Gr 1 Stakes Won for Third Time by Paddys Day

15 May 2021, Pimlico Race Track, USA ~ Paddys Day defended his title in the UAE President Cup Stakes Grade 1 at the Preakness at Pimlico, as the 10-year-old won this 1 1/16 mile, $100,000 race for the third time. Sporting the same number as his age and coming from the 10 position, Paddys Day settled…

Bin Al Reeh Wins Wathbastallions.com Handicap at Bath

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The Wathba Stallions Cup series promotes the breeders of Arabian racehorses 3 May 2021, UK ~ In a successful return to Turf, Bin Al Reeh won the Wathbastallions.com (0-70) Handicap at Bath in the second race of the new Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. The Pete Hammersley trained seven-year-old had been campaigned entirely on the…

Season Begins for ARO at Wolverhampton with Wathba Stallions Cup

26 April 2021, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes the first of five Wathba Stallions Cup races which start the new season on Wednesday April 28th at Wolverhampton. The seven-furlong maiden race has attracted ten runners and is part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, a supporter of UK…

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to Commence Regional Racing Talks in 2021

They will discuss benefits of sharing equestrian Information, schedules, travel regulations, quarantine measures, and more26 April 2021, Gulf Countries ~ The leaders of three major GCC horseracing jurisdictions are set to begin a dialogue aimed at the development of a coordinated regional racing offering. The racing clubs in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and…

Ottoman Takes Second Arabian Triple Crown Gr 3

Ottoman wins the Arabian Triple Crown R3(credit: Emirates Racing Authority)

O’Shea Hits 600 Wins 5 April 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The final fixture of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season on Sunday, 4 April 2021, was highlighted by the 2400m Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3 where Ottoman repeated his success from the March 2200m second round. Restricted to the 4-year-old Purebred Arabian Classic…

EHV Relief Fund Brings Showjumping Community Together for a Common Cause

Aid coming for those impacted by neurological form of EHV-11 April 2021, Geneva, Swiss ~ The entire showjumping community has been devastated by the current linked outbreaks in Spain of the neurological form of EHV-1 that has impacted horses in 10 countries in mainland Europe. Through the hard work and dedication of many in our…

Deryan Brings Home Kahayla Classic Win for France

French runner Deryan takes the Dubai Kahayla Classic in a rapid time at Meydan (Credit - DRC & Mathea Kelley)

Deryan Makes Track Record with Win27 March 2021, Meydan ~ Kahayla Classic Win ~ French-trained Deryan (FR) broke the track record when he lifted the US$750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala, the opener on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan, in 2 minutes 11.87 seconds. Winner: DERYAN (FR) Owner: Yas Horse Racing Management LLC…

Track Notes for Dubai Kahayla Classic

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24 March 2021 -The Dubai World Cup Group 1 $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala AF Alwajel (UAE) – Rider Tadhg O’Shea is happy with the gate drawn by AF Alwajel, after finishing his last piece of work last Sunday. O’Shea reported he rode the horse in training like he would ride him when…

Dubai’s Deputy Ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dies

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The racing world will pay tribute on 27 March at the Dubai World Cup24 March 2021, Dubai ~ A sad day for the world. This morning a statement was released by Shadwell Stud that read, “It is with great sadness that Shadwell announces the death of His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He…

Somoud Repeats Group 1 Emirates Championship Win

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21 March 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the major fixtures of the Abu Dhabi season on 21 March was the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship, a Purebred Arabian feature in which class prevailed with last year’s winner Somoud proving a class apart as he defended his crown effortlessly in the win time of…

FEI UPDATES on the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) – neurological form

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21 March 2021, The FEI has created a dedicated hub to collect and share all the latest information and developments around the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1 – neurological form), which originated in Valencia (ESP) in February 2021. This outbreak led to the FEI cancelling international events in 11 countries on the European mainland…

Likely Fields for 25th Dubai World Cup Day

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RACE 1 is the US$ 750,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC (Group 1)  17 March 2021,  Dubai, UAE ~ There will be 14 Group or Grade 1 winners with a combined 23 victories at the highest level are set to line up for the 25th running of Dubai World Cup day at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, 27…