World Equestrian Events

The Record Goes to Laurel River in Dubai World Cup

30/3/2024, Dubai, UAE $12,000,000 Group 1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline When Arrogate overcame a world of trouble to win the 2017 Dubai World Cup, many racing fans said it was the best performance in the history of the race, and in a broader sense, one of the best performances ever seen. It’s…

Dubai World Cup Trackwork Notes

Road to the Dubai World Cup – For Arabians, It’s Al Khalediah vs Al Khalediah25 March 2024, Dubai, UAE, Monday, 25 March ~ $1,000,000 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by One Za’abeel (Purebred Arabians, 2000m, dirt) Dubai World Cup night will start with a heavyweight clash between 13 of the world’s best purebred Arabians,…

Emirates Arabian Horse Global Cup Coming to Scottsdale in March

Proudly hosted in joint collaboration with the Emirates Arabian Horse Society (EAHS) 7 March 2024, USA ~The Emirates Arabian Horse Global Cup (EAHGC) is coming to North America and will be held in conjunction with the 2024 Arabian Breeders World Cup | 28-30 March in Scottsdale, Arizona.   The Emirates Arabian Horse Society, in affiliation with…

Tilal Al Khalediah Wins $1.5M Al Mneefah Cup

Friday 23 February 2024, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The Naser Mutlaq-trained Tilal Al Khalediah (KSA) wrote himself into the history books when he stormed home in the US $1.5m Ministry of Culture Al Mneefah Cup, a Group 1 event for Purebred Arabians. A winner of last year’s Group 1 Diriyah Gate Development Authority Obaiyah Arabian…

Gr1 Saudi Cup Trainer Comments on Drawn Post Position

Saudi Cup

21 February 2024, Riyadh, KSA ~ Trainer comments on Post Position for $20,000,000USD Saudi Cup, to be the 9th and last race on Saturday, 24 February 2024. 4YO+ All 1800m Dirt,SH 3YO+ All 1800m Dirt Fourteen (14) horses entered: Carmel Road (USA) – Gate 14 Abdullah Albadah, trainer: “I’m happy. He’s in good form, working…

White Abarrio Poised for $20M Group 1 2024 Saudi Cup

Honey Proof no.9

Both Purebred Arabian races over the weekend now carry Group 1 status9 February 2024, Saudi Arabia ~ The Breeders’ Cup Classic winner White Abarrio (USA) is poised to renew rivalry with four of his vanquished combatants from the Santa Anita shakedown after the likely fields for the 2024 Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racecourse were…

Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Albéric Théry joins France Galop

France Galop – 8 January 2024, France ~ Veterinary surgeon Dr. Albéric Théry (45) is a graduate of the Toulouse Veterinary School. He joins France Galop as head of the passport and equine welfare department starting on 8 January 2024. He succeeds Dr. Sonia Wittreck. Following two medical and surgical internships in France and in…

FEI Olympic and Paralympic Upcoming Deadlines for Paris 2024

Paris 2024 Olympic Venue

Follow The Road To Paris   Paris 2024 will host the XXXIII Olympic Summer Games, 26 July to 11 August. The Olympic Equestrian events will take place between the 27th of July and the 6th of August at the 1862 home court of Louis XIV, then the epicenter of French Royalty, the Chateau de Versailles Key upcoming deadlines –…

The Road to Paris 2024 – FEI Rankings

Follow The Road To Paris2 January 2024, FEI ~ The FEI oversees around 70 Rankings and Standings across all the disciplines, from World Rankings calculated on a monthly basis for Athletes, Horses and/or combinations, to league, team and regional based standings for Series such as the FEI World Cup™ and FEI Nations Cup™, as well…

Breeder’s Cup Brings Talent to Santa Anita

30 October 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ Dubai World Cup winner Ushba Tesoro heads a strong contingent of Meydan Racecourse runners in action at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita this weekend. Noboru Takagi’s 10-time winner lines up in the Grade 1 Longines Classic, in which he faces G2 UAE Derby winner Derma Sotogake, the second…

Multiple Upgrades for February Saudi Cup Races

Sunday, 22 October 2023, Saudi Arabia ~ A raft of upgrades covering the 2023-2024 Riyadh season and 2024 Saudi Cup have been announced by the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, with prize money for the world’s richest weekend of racing boosted to $37.35m across the Riyadh racing extravaganza. Next year’s Saudi Cup, to be held…

Frankie Dettori Will Make USA Home

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Frankie Dettori before riding Gregory to win The Queen's Vase on day two during Royal Ascot 2023 at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2023 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

Dettori expects to be based full-time in Santa Anita12 October 2023, USA ~ Famed jockey Frankie Dettori has abandoned plans to retire later this year and will continue his career in the United States. The 52-year-old, who has ridden more than 3,300 winners, will move to California. He still plans to say farewell to British…

Al Ghadeer Wins the Qatar Arabian World Cup 2023

1 October 2023, Paris, France ~ Al Ghadeer, unbeaten in his last seven (7) races, continued his winning streak in the ParisLongchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup. Ridden competitively by jockey Christophe Soumillon, the 4 year-old was gunning for the win from go. Al Ghadeer (Al Mourtajex x Gharraa (Matador) is trained by Francois Rohaut for  Al…

FEI Rankings Update

Steve Guerdat with Dynamix de Belheme (SUI) celebrates his victory in the FEI Jumping European Championship 2023 in Milano (ITA) - FEI/Liz Gregg

Rankings as of September 2023 by Discipline 11 September 2023, SUI ~ The FEI oversees around 70 Rankings and Standings across all the disciplines, from World Rankings calculated on a monthly basis for Athletes, Horses and/or combinations, to league, team and regional based standings for Series such as the FEI World Cup™ and FEI Nations…

Saudi Cup Winners Back on Track in Saudi Arabia

1 September 2023 – Commissioner King, last year’s G3 Saudi Derby winner, will return to action on Saturday September 2 on a high-class day of racing from King Khalid Racecourse, Ta’if, which includes two SAR1m Listed contests, the Prince Abdullah Alfaisal Cup and the King Faisal Cup for Purebred Arabians. Commissioner King, the FMQ Stables-owned…

New Dubai World Cup Bonus Scheme

More than US$4million in additional prize money30 August 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ An exciting new Bonus Scheme of qualifying races for the Dubai World Cup has been announced, with more than US$4million in additional prize money up for grabs. Nine races, all run at Meydan Racecourse between January and March 2024, will give the winners…

Dubai’s Medan Racecourse Program for 2023-24

Dubai Racing Club

17 August 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse will begin on 10 November 2023, and end on 8 March 2024, with 14 meetings, all leading up to the $30.5million Dubai World Cup meeting on 30 March. Dubai Racing Club has increased prize money by 27 per cent from the 2022-23 campaign, meaning…

Equus Television Partners with The Tryon International Film Festival

TRIFF to be held 6-9 October in Tryon, North Carolina, is looking for more equestrian filmsTryon, NC – Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) has announced a cooperative partnership with EQUUS Television Network. TRIFF, now in its ninth year, has been listed on IMDb as a festival and has been gaining recognition from notable directors, producers,…