World Equestrian Events

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…

AL Asayl Wins Both Abu Dhabi Fillies and Colts Classic

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15, December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 15 December 2019 had five Arabian races and one Thoroughbred competition with Al Asayl taking the honors in both the Fillies and Colts Classic. Fillies Classic The maximum field allowed of 14 may have gone to post for the 1400m Abu Dhabi…

AL SHAMOOS Will Defend Her Title in Abu Dhabi Jewel Crown

23 November 2019 Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Purebred Arabians undoubtedly take centre stage in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 24 November 2019 with the highly anticipated AED 5,000,000 (approximately $1.36 million) Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown. Topping the quality field of 14 are last years’s winner, Al Shamoos, who takes…

Newly Elected to the Board, Jean-Pierre Deroubaix Outlines IFAHR Objectives

A Broader ViewThis article reprinted from The French Purebred Arabian published by AFAC (Association Francaise de Cheval Arabe de Course) with permission. Jean-Pierre Deroubaix: “Our wish is for an international calendar which mirrors that of its English thoroughbred racing counterpart.” Paris hosted the 22nd General Assembly of IFHAR (The International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing…

Four Champions Crowned at Inaugural USEF Endurance National Championship

Broxton Bridge Plantation was the venue20 November 2019, Ehrhardt, South Carolina, USA. ~ The Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, S.C., played host to the inaugural USEF Endurance National Championships from 14-16 November as part of the 2019 North American Endurance Championships. An unofficial FEI team competition was integrated into the competition at the CEI2*/CEIYJ2* and…

WELL-BRED RICH AND FAMOUS TOPS THURSDAY AL AIN FEATURE

13 November 2019, UAE ~ The last of the five UAE racecourses to host a fixture this season, Al Ain will stage the first of its 12 2019-20 meetings on Thursday, 14 November with a seven-race card, including just one Thoroughbred contest Six Arabian Races Six races are for the Purebred Arabians, with the best…

2019 Arabian Racing Awards by ARO

ARABIAN RACING ACHIEVEMENTS RECOGNISED AT HWPA DERBY AWARDS 12 November 2019, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted to announce James Owen as the recipient of the Arabian Racing Achievement Award which will be presented as part of the Horserace Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) Annual Derby Awards Luncheon on Monday, 2 December…