World Equestrian Events

Hiab Al Zaman Scores Win at Gr 1 UAE President’s Cup at Pimlico

Prestigious Arabian Race part of Preakness Day 5 /21/2022, Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ The 2021 Darley Horse of the Year horse of the year made a grand start to his 2022 race record in sweeping the field at the Pimlico-based UAE President’s Cup race in Baltimore, Maryland, on 21 May, 2022. The 5-yo chestnut stallion…

$100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) Runs 8 Arabians on 2022 Preakness Day

Aurora, CO – The $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) – America’s richest Arabian race of the year – returns to Pimlico Race Course on one of horse racing’s biggest days, Preakness Stakes Day, to be held Saturday, 21 May 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland. The ten nominees for the 2022 UAE President Cup (G1) include the…

35 Years of Darley Awards Celebrates 2021 Racing Season in Texas

35th Annual Darley Awards Recognizes USA’s Best for Arabian Racing in First Live Event since 2019 Smyrna, DE – For the first time in two years, the 35th Annual Darley Awards, presented by the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) and sponsored by the Texas Arabian Breeders Association, invited guests to an in-person live event celebrating the…

Wednesday – 2022 Dubai Kahayla Classic Notes

Ahead of the $1 Million Kahayla Classic on 26 MarchFor 23 March 2022, Dubai, UAE ~ Notes from trainers on the track early today. The 16 runners in the $1 Million Gr 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic will be set for the 2000M first race on Saturday, 26 March 2022, at the Dubai Meydan race course.…

Gr 1 Emirates Championship Won by a Nose by Harrab

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20 March 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ In a well matched race of fourteen horses Harrab under jockey Bernardo Pinheiro emerged from the charging group at the end to put his nose in front of Jawal Al Reef closely followed by RB Frynchh Dude, Somoud, AF Al Bairaq and Rodesss Du Loup. The 2200m on…

2021 Year Freshman Hiab Al Zaman Wins Darley Horse of the Year

20 March 2022, Texas, USA – The annual Arabian Racing Cup Darley Awards, held last evening, 19 March 2022, at the Sam Houston race track in Houston, Texas, brought fun, racing awards, and top camaraderie to the USA Arabian racing scene, giving awards for the 2021 racing season. Hiab Al Zaman, (Hilal Al Zaman x…

Houston Darley Sprint Ultimate Winner, Paddys Day

19 March 2022, Houston, Texas, USA ~ The 35th Annual Darley Awards took place at the Sam Houston race track on 19 March 2022, and the Darley Sprint was first on the race card for the evening. A field of ten went out for the seven furlong Gr 3 with Uptown Sandy Girl and Sand…

$12 million Dubai World Cup Card Shapes Up

Life Is Good heads likely field of 11 in $12million Dubai World Cup on 26 March 17 March 2022, Dubai, UAE ~ The traditional curtain-raiser to the day is the G1 Dubai Kahayla Classic (sponsored by Ithra Dubai) for Purebred Arabians, which is worth $1million. An international field includes defending champion Deryan, trained in France,…

Jugurtha De Monlau Wins the Meydan G 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3

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5 March 2022, Dubai ~ Jugurtha De Monlau (AL MAMUN MONLAU (FR) x Amina De Monlau by Monsieur Al Maury) took the field of nine for a ride and won with authority on the first Saturday in March at Meydan in the third round of the Al Maktoum Challenge. The Yas racing entry headed out…

Date for Qatar International Stakes (GR1PA) Confirmed as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival

UK’S MOST VALUABLE ARABIAN RACE CONFIRMED for 27 July 202203 March 2022, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation is delighted to announce that the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), the UK’s most valuable race for Arabians will be run this year on Wednesday 27th July. The £400,000 mile contest sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club…

In Support of Ukraine, Sports Governing Bodies Remove International Competitions in Russia

FEI Executive Board also approves the allocation of a CHF 1 Million FEI Solidarity Relief Fund for the equestrian community in Ukraine28 February 2022, FEI, FIFA, UEFA suspend all of their sports in and from Russia The FEI Executive Board unanimously condemns the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces and agree on the ramifications…

Hadi De Carrere Wins the $2M Obaiya Classic on Saudi Cup Day

26 February 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ In a day full of champion races the French colt, Hadi De Carrere (Nieshan x Vicki de Carrere) ridden decisively by veteran jockey Olivier Peslier, swept up in the final strides to capture the 2000m dirt Obaiya Classic, the fifth race on the card ahead of eighth race,…

US-bred First Class Wins the $1M Al Mneefah Cup – Saudi Cup Race Weekend

A horse of Classs wins First Classs wins the $1Million Al Mneefah Cup – Photo Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia // Mathea Kelley 25 February 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ First Classs (Dahess x TopoftheClass), given a winning ride by Ronan Thomas, took control of the 2100m turf race to win the $1M Al Mneefah…

Lady Princess Victorious At Gr 1 H.H. The Amir Sword

Lady Princess and Moshrif bring doubles for Jim Crowley19, February 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ The H.H. The Amir Sword Festival concluded on Saturday, 19 February, at QREC Al Rayyan racecourse with the Gr 1 race winners, Lady Princess in the HH The Amir Sword, Outbox winning the HH The Amir Trophy, and Samlla in the…

18 February 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ Under the patronage of H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and H.E. Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, the events of the H.H. The Amir Sword Festival continued on Friday, 18 February, with the second day of…

H.H. The Amir Sword Festival Opens With Win by Medhi in the Al Zubara Trophy

One-two-three for Umm Qarn in Al Zubara Trophy and MEHDI lands the title18 February 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ The start of the three-day Festival began with Al Zubara Trophy Race Day at the Al Rayyan Racecourse, Doha, Qatar on Thursday, 17 February, and will conclude on Sunday, 19 February 2022. Thursday’s eighth race gave a…

Royal Cavalry of Oman Confirm UK Arabian Racing Sponsorship for 2022

14 February 2022, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is delighted to confirm that long-term sponsors the Royal Cavalry of Oman will be back supporting UK Arabian racing with five races in 2022. Their support will visit three racecourses, Doncaster (16th July), Newbury (30thJune, 7th July) and Royal Windsor (7th August), with their sponsorship…

More than 750 horses from 20 countries Nominated for 26th Dubai World Cup Meet

Nominations are up for the Dubai World CupLife Is Good among 153 horses nominated for $12 million Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup US star Life Is Good is among 750 horses from 20 different countries who have been nominated for the 26th Dubai World Cup meeting, on 26 March 2022. With nine races, including six…

France Galop and QREC Confirm Sponsorship Extension

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Historic partnership renewed for 5 years  France Galop and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) have confirmed an extension of their sponsorship agreement of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend that takes place each year around the first Sunday in October. The renewal of this important partnership for French racing covers a…

RB Rich Lyke Me Wins Gr 1 2022 Dubai World Carnival Race With Attitude

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The Dubai Carnival opened Friday, 14 January 2022, with the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 for Purebred Arabians which was won in imperious fashion by the very exciting Bahrani-owned RB Rich Lyke Me, ridden by Dutch champion Adrie de Vries for trainer Fawzi Nass. Quotes: Race 1. Al Maktoum Challenge Presented By The…

Wire To Wire Was the Word at Lone Star Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes

  The Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes Gr3 was won Saturday, 11 December in a wire to wire run at Lone Star Park by the rising star Hiab Al Zaman (Hilal Al Zaman x My Shelby Cobra x Kaolino) backed by Anardis Rodriquez and trained by Jeremias Castro. The 4 yr-old colt was bred and is…

Lady Princess Adds Jewel Crown to Title List

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In a steady push to the finish, it was Lady Princess (General x Nacree Al Maury by Kesberoy) trained by Thomas Fourcy and ridden by Jim Crowley that collected the win by three lengths, racing from the back of the field in this AED 5 Million 2200m Gr 1 Championship race. The five year old…

Messi Absent from Abu Dhabi’s Jewel Crown

Lady Princess, Winner of HH THE AMIR SILVER SWORD

4 December 2021, UAE ~ Arguably the biggest meeting of the whole season on the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club’s acclaimed turf surface, Sunday’s seven race fixture is highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, won last year by Belgium’s Messi and in 2021 misses a planned attempt to…

KB Omega Fahim++++// Honored as 2021 Arabian Breyer Horse

How to make a Champion by Elaine Kerrigan 27 November 2021, USA ~ How to make a Champion. Owner Elaine Kerrigan of Kerrigan Bloodstock from Eureka, California, shares her journey with Champion KB Omega Fahim++++// to achieve top Arabian Horse Association performance awards of LEGION OF MASTER and LEGION OF EXCELLENCE “++++//. The blue black…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Cup Brings Full Field to Lone Star, Texas

12 November 2021, Texas ~ The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak races return once again to Lone Star this Saturday evening 13 November, with an Allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs and will be offering $10,000 Added courtesy of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Flat Racing Festival.   One of the most…

UAE Begins 2021-2022 Racing Season at Jebel Ali

UAE Racing Takes Off on 29 October at Jebel Ali28 October 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ The 2021-22 UAE flat racing season kicks off on Friday, 29 October 2021, at Dubai’s picturesque Jebel Ali Racecourse, commencing the action at 1:45 p.m. for the first of seven fixtures. A highly competitive 1200m feature, schedule as the fourth…

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…