World Equestrian Events

Thirty-one Group 1 Winners Compete in the Saudi Cup Roster

The second staging of The Saudi Cup meeting, headlined by the $20m Saudi Cup, has attracted a star-studded list of entries from across the globe.13 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ After a successful inaugural event last year, the two-day meeting, held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh on 19 and 20 February, has been expanded…

Katara International Arabian Horses Festival Announced

Title show from 2-6 February9 January 2021, Qatar ~ Under the generous patronage of the Amir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, will organize the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival from 2 – 6 February 2021. His Excellency Dr. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, and Chairman of…

BRRAQ Takes Gr 1 Maktoum Challenge R1 at Meydan

07 Jan, 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE fixture of 2021, was highlighted by the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines and won in determined fashion by Brraq (Mahabb x Fattana (FR) by Njewman (FR).…

RB MONEY TO BURN Seeks to Defend Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan

6 January 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE race meeting of 2021, is a six-race card sponsored by pillar partner Longines. The two features for the night are the opening round of the Purebred Arabian Maktoum Challenge and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for 3-year-old Thoroughbred fillies. The…

Congratulations to Winners of the Funniest Horse Photo Contest

Funniest Photo Contest

WINNERS! Horsereporter, in association with Trafalgar Square Books, offered two (2) books to be won by the funniest photo sent in before 21 December 2020. Thank you all for your entries of your funny, silly horse photos! Winners will receive one of the books below published by Trafalgar Square Books.          …

Lady Princess Lands Qatar Derby for Arabians at Doha

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Hellenistique Wins the Derby for Thoroughbreds20 December 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s Lady Princess (General x Nacree Al Maury), second in the Qatar Derby last season, landed the Purebred Arabian feature QATAR DERBY (Gr2 PA for Purebred Arabians 4 Year Olds only) comfortably. Runner up behind Umm Qarn’s JABALAH (Al Mamun…

FEI Appoints Christina Abu-Dayyeh New Endurance Director

Ms Abu-Dayyeh will replace Manuel Bandeira De Mello (POR), who joined the FEI in 2014 as Endurance DirectorChristina Abu-Dayyeh (JOR) has been appointed as Endurance Director for the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for equestrian sports. Ms Abu-Dayyeh, 31, has been Secretary General of the Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation since 2017 and…

Shadwell Arabian Stallions Handicap Stakes Concludes the ARO Season at Wolverhampton

29 November 2020, UK ~ Six runners will contest the Shadwell Arabians Stallions (0-95) Handicap Stakes to be run at Wolverhampton on Monday 30 November. The nine-and-a-half-furlong contest will be the final race in the 2020 Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan is well represented with five of the six runners,…

Paddys Day Proves Still the Best in Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes Gr 3

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    22 November 2020, Lone Star Park, Texas, USA ~ Paddys Day made short work of his six competitors in the 22 November, 1 mile, $30,000, Texas Arabian Stallion Stakes Gr 3 at Lone Star Park outside of Dallas, Texas. Nine-year-old mutliple champion Paddys Day made a bold start to the race and finished…

Lone Star Park Provides Top Weekend Arabian Racing

LONE STAR PARK – November 21, 2020 ~ On the Verge backed by Lucas Berticelli won his maiden race on 21 November during one of the last weekends at the Grand Prairie, Texas, Lone Star Park race track.  In a pack, five crowded to the front vying for control including WMA North Wind, Like Moulin Rouge,…

AL-TABARI Leads Four Home for Hammersley in the Equine Medirecord Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton

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21 November 2020, Wolverhampton, UK ~ Local trainer Peter Hammersley had a night to remember with Al-Tabari leading home a one-two-three-four in the Equine MediRecord (0-70) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 21 November. Owned by Hammerlsey’s wife Michelle, Al-Tabari was given another well-judged ride by Howard Cheng, drawing six and a half-lengths clear of…

Strong Abu Dhabi Opener for Second Race Meet of the Season

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15 November 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The second meeting of the new season at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on 15 November 2020 was kicked off with a 1200m maiden win by the always respected trio of Champion Owner, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, his retained jockey, champion Tadhg O’Shea and main trainer, Ernst Oertel.…

Yaraa Wins Al Ain Feature for Al Jahoori

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Sharkh maintains win over Will Power14 November 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Seven races at Al Ain on Saturday, all for Purebred Arabians, featured a handicap over 1800m, won stylishly by Yaraa, ridden by Fernando Jara for Yas Racing and Majed Al Jahoori. Jara was content to settle his mount, quite wide, in a share…

Samoud Captures Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep in Abu Dhabi

SOMOUD (FR) ridden by Richard Mullen wins the Sheihk bin Sultan Al Nayan Jewel Crown Prep, race 4, at Abu Dhabi, UAE
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First Abu Dhabi Race of the Season8 November 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged their first fixture of the new campaign on Sunday evening, 8 November, highlighted by the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep, a 2200m rated conditions contest, won stylishly by the classy Somoud under a…

CRACKING PREP HIGHLIGHTS CARD AS RACING RETURNS TO CAPITAL

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7 November 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club will become the fifth and final UAE racecourse to stage their first meeting of the season on Sunday, 8 November with a six race card featuring the 2200m Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep, a rated conditions contest set to be…

Multiple Gr1PA Winner EBRAZ Shows Great Form on Doha Reappearance

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RB Kindle Lands Losail Cup in Doha30 October, 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s EBRAZ (Amer x Massamarie) expectedly made short work of the extra weight as the Julian Colin Smart trained colt bagged the PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP (90 & above) with ease on Thursday, 29 October. Tomas Lukasek had…

AL Ain Specialist Jayide Al Boraq Enhances His Course Record

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20 October 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ The new UAE racing season kicked off at Al Ain on Thursday with a seven race card on which the best was saved to last. The finale being the featured 1000m handicap, won by course specialist Jayide Al Boraq (Burning Sand (US) x N’Explosive Al Maury (FR) by…

Al Ain Begins UAE Racing Season for 2020-21

Racing will be conducted under guidelines from the UAE government, following strict health and safety measures.28 October 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ The official highlight on the seven race Al Ain card is the finale, a 1000m Purebred Arabian handicap in which course specialist Jayide Al Boraq kicks off his campaign for Khalifa Al Neyadi…

Al Shaamikh Delivers Promise in Emirates Breeders Novice Stakes

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Impressive take over by Al Shaamikh to win handily in this 9 Furlong at Wolverhampton22 October, 2020, UK ~ Al Shaamikh made it two wins from two starts with a convincing success in the Emirates Breeders Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton on 22 October 2020. The three-year-old hit the front going into the home straight and…

Equine Medi Record Provides Proper Recording of Vaccines and Regulatory Medicines

Ensuring the welfare and safety of the human and equine athletes competing at any event Equine MediRecord solves a previously unmet need by allowing proper, timely recording of all regulatory medicines and vaccinations records administered to horses As the new Horseracing Integrity Act passes through the House of Representatives, US racing industry leaders have continued…

First Classs Much the Best in Grade 3 Texas Arabian Sprint Stakes

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First Classs Wins in End Sweep17 October 2020, Lone Star Park,Texas, USA ~ A Field of eleven Arabians broke from the starting gate in the Grade 3, $35,750 Texas Arabian Juvenile Sprint Stakes all vying for the first place prize. You wouldn’t have thought the outcome at the start when winning favorite First Classs ($5.20)…

Arwen Forta Wins the Zayinarabianstud.co.uk Handicap at Wolverhampton

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Forta Stud, James Owen, and Alex Chadwick Bring in the Win17 October 2020, UK ~ Last seasons’ leading trainer-jockey combination of James Owen and Alex Chadwick continued their good run of form when Arwen Forta ran out a convincing winner of the zayinarabianstud.co.uk (0-65) handicap supported by Emirates Breeders, run at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 17…

Sand Canyon JS Wins Texas Maiden Debut

15 0ctober, 2020, Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, Texas ~ The six furlong maiden special weight was won by the 3-year-old Sand Canyon JS, breaking his maiden on his first run in Texas, and fourth overall race, on 10 October. Coming from the two box, Sand Canyon JS, under jockey Victor Urieta Sr., quickly took…

Wolverhampton Welcomes Winning Entries

ZAYINARABIANSTUD.CO.UK Handicap On Tap for Saturday, 17 October 15 October 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes Zayin Arabian Stud as lead sponsor of the zayinarabianstud.co.uk (0-65) handicap, to be run at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 17 October 2020. The one-mile contest, supported by Emirates Breeders, has attracted 17 entries, with a full field…

Paddys Day Wins In Great Form at UAE President Cup Gr 1 at Pimlico

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Seasoning is the flavor for Paddys Day win3 October 2020, Pimlico Race Course, USA ~ The nine-year-old PADDYS DAY ridden by Alex Cintron proved he was still the best of the field on the race run directly after the Preakness Stakes Gr 1 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Cintron placed Paddys Day well,…

Tayf Wins the ParisLongchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr1

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3 October 2020, Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1PA) ~ 2000m ParisLongchamp, France 1. TAYF (FR) 2. Messi (BE) 3. Ebraz (GB) Dist: hd, 2 Time: 2.21.98

Alawsj and Hadi De Carrere Set the Mood at St Cloud

2 October 2020, Paris, France ~Two QREC-sponsored Gr 1, 2000m Arabian races were run at St. Cloud, Paris, on Friday, 2 October, setting the mood for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. The Gr1 PA Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Pouliches for three-year-old fillies was won by Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred Alawsj (Dahor de…

City of Light Prepared for Annual Prix de L’Arc and Qatar Arabian World Cup

Ebraz Wins the QAWC 2019

Exciting contenders in Qatar Arabian World Cup with EBRAZ seeking a repeat30 September 2020, Paris, France ~ Following the Qatar Goodwood Festival in late July and early August this year, and the Arc Trials and the Arc Trials at ParisLongchamp two weeks ago, the time has come for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe…

Toofan Wins on Debut in THEARABIANRACEHORSE.COM Maiden Stake

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3 September 2020, UK ~ Toofan made a great debut win in thearabianracehorse.com maiden stakes 1 mile+ at Wolverhampton on 29 September, ridden by stable amateur Alex Chadwick for James Owen and ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. The four-year-old gelding put in a very polished performance on his first outing to win from…

Preparing for Second Renewal of Saudi Cup With Increased Prize Money

The Obaiya Cup for Purebred Arabians held over 2000m will now be worth $2m29 September 2020, Saudi Arabia ~The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) has announced the return of the world’s richest horse race, the $20m Saudi Cup, as well as a prize money increase and a new international race, all scheduled to take…

Guiness D’Vialettes has been Added to the Arqana Purebred Arabian Sale Catalogue

GUINESS D’VIALETTES has been added to the Purebred Arabian Sale catalogue and will be go under the hammer at Saint-Cloud on 1 October. 28 September 2020, Saint Cloud, France ~ Winner on her debut over 1,600m at San Sebastian, GUINESS D’VIALETTES is offered by Mrs Jean-François Bernard. This three-year-old daughter of Af Albahar is a…

Grade 3, Texas Arabian Oaks & Derby Sunday at Lone Star Park

Sunday, 20 September at Lone Star Park, TexasTrainer Jerenesto Torrez is always one to watch in the Arabian races. His charges win a large percentage them, and you can almost count on a win from his stable in the Grade 3, $30,000 Texas Arabian Derby at a mile and a sixteenth this Sunday. Torrez trains…

Maazoonah Wins WathbaStallions.com Handicap Stakes

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17 September 2020 – UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted for ARO Patron, HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum who had his first success of the UK Arabian racing season when Mazyoonah won the Wathbastallions.com (0-75) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton on 14 September 2020. Trained by James Owen and ridden by Jack Mitchell,…