World Equestrian Events

Yaraa Makes Determined Win in Al Ain Feature

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15 February 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 14 February 2020 was officially highlighted by a quality 1800m handicap won in determined fashion by Yaraa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richard Mullen. Winning number 11 for Ana Mendez, the 5-year-old mare, running in the colors of Al…

Rmmas, O’Shea and De Roualle Steal Group 1 in Abu Dhabi

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Rmmas scoops AED 5 million 2200m Group 1 HH The President Cup9 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing in the capital on Sunday, 9 February 2020 was one of the most prestigious meetings staged throughout the season at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. It was highlighted by the AED 5 million 2200m Group 1…

Mudaarab Wins Abu Dhabi Feature for Trainer Charpy

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2 February 2020 ~ Racing in the capital at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest on the six-race card, a 2200m handicap and the meeting’s final event, won relatively comfortably by Mudaarab, confidently ridden by Jim Crowley for his main employer, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid…

Britain Has Left The European Union

Britain severs EU ties after nearly half a century31 January 2020, UK ~ Britain has left the European Union after almost 50 years. There will be twelve months of transition and the British Horseracing Authority has assured that Post-Brexit the movement of Thoroughbreds and people will operate as it has been until the end of…

RB Lam Tara Stars in Al Asayl Double at Abu Dhabi

26 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf Sunday, 26 January 2020, was highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Shadwell Stud Al Ruwais Stakes for which a dozen Purebred Arabian sprinters went to post. RB Lam Tara ran the race alone at the end, posting a smooth success representing the…

Dubai World Cup Races Attract 902 Nominations From 21 Countries

US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC Group 1, 2000m, Dirt with 82 Nominations23 January 2020, Dubai, ~ A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, 28 March 2020 at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck,…

Disciplinary Action Against Dutch Trainer

19 January 2020, France ~ According to reports by French Galop, a disciplinary action was taken against Dutch Trainer Karin Van Den Bos in accord with the Code of the Course and she has been suspended for a period of one year. A test on the stallion Akoya, owned by Landgoed Waterland, after his winning…

Rmmas Snatches Abu Dhabi Feature Moments From Wire

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19 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ After postponing a meeting after the bad weather of last week, racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 19 January, the first meeting of 2020 in the capital, a six-race card featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, won in thrilling fashion by Tadhg O’Shea aboard Rmmas (Mahabb).…

Trainer Doug Watson Wins 600th Race in UAE

16 January 2020, UAE ~ In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial. The milestone comes 10 weeks after Watson…

AL Ain Resumes With Seven Races on Friday

All seven races have attracted the maximum allowed field of 1516 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing returns to Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon, 17 January 2020, for a seven-race card including a solitary Thoroughbred contest, a 2000m handicap. On official ratings with a lofty handicap mark of 75, Marmara XM (Grilla (US)…

First Saudi Cup Race Day Worth USD$29.2m

32 Group or Grade 1 winners in Saudi Cup alone and total 964 entries for new race day14 January 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The first running of the USD$29.2m Saudi Cup race day has attracted an impressive entry, including no less than 32 Group or Grade 1 winners in the big…

Saarookh Wins 2000m Handicap in Al Ain

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SS Dostoor takes debutant race3 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 2000m handicap, the best of six Purebred Arabian contests on a seven-race card. Said event turned into something of a South America affair with Argentine trainer Ana Mendez saddling the winner, Saarookh (Munjiz), under…

Duc De Faust Favored in Friday Feature at Al Ain

Duc de Faust win November 2019 Al Ain

2 January 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain will host a busy meeting on Friday, 3 January 2020, with a seven-race card, including six for Purebred Arabians highlighted by a quality 2000m handicap. In the Royal Cavalry of Oman silks, Duc de Faust (Munjiz) looks likely to make his presence felt in the third…

AF Alwajel Denies ES Ajeeb in Sharjah Prestige

AF Alwajel
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28 December 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ The final UAE fixture of 2019 took place at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday, 28 December 2019, highlighted by the HH The Crown Prince of Sharjah Cup, a 1200m Prestige contest for which only those foaled in the UAE are eligible. The race was won in a shocking fashion,…

Ihtesham, Mazur Claim Year Ending Abu Dhabi Championship

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22 December 2019, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged its final meeting of 2019 on Sunday, 22 December, with six races officially highlighted by the Listed Abu Dhabi Championship, a 1600m contest restricted for 3-year-olds. The 1600m affair was won by a flared nostril in a desperately close finish by…

Sharjah Double Rewards for Al Nabooda, Oertel and O’Shea

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21 December 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ A pair of Purebred Arabian prestige handicaps were the joint highlights at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, 21 December, on what proved another productive fixture for reigning UAE champions, owner Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, trainer Ernst Oertel and jockey Tadhg O’Shea, the trio combining for a double. Completing…

Equine MediRecord Advances ARO With Electronic Records

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Irish company partners with Arabian Racing Organisation to help them become a global leader in equine welfare.21 December 2019, UK ~ Irish technology company Equine MediRecord (EMR), recent winner of the Irish Midlands Best Startup in 2019, has partnered with the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) in the United Kingdom to bring about the highest standards…

AF Motaghetres Heads to Sharjah Prestige Handicap

20 December 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ Sharjah Longines Racecourse stages its third and by far best meeting of the season so far on Saturday, 21 December 2019, highlighted by two AED100,000 Prestige handicaps, with the 1700m HE Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup being contested for the second time. The inaugural edition last…

International Horse Sports Confederation Elects New President

Ingmar De Vos, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) was elected President of the IHSC20 December 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) held its General Assembly on 7 December 2019 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club where the group elected a new President and received a number of important updates…

A Chance to Visit Russia’s Famous Tersk Stud

Tersk Stud is one of the places that every Arabian horse lover dreams to visit at least once. Situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by five Caucasian mountains, the Stud was founded 130 years ago by Count Sergei Stroganov. Tersk Stud keeps up the old traditions of Arabian breeding preserving precious straight Russian bloodlines and…