World Equestrian Events

Two US$ 1 Million Gr 1 Features Lead Doha Festival

18 February 2021, Doha, Qatar ~ The 34th H.H. The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Park, Doha, Qatar, kicked off today, 18 February, and continues through the 19th and 20th. Saturday, 20 February will feature two Gr1 Races. H.H THE AMIR SWORD (GR1 PA) (Sponsored by Al Hazm) Time: 16:45 Distance: 2400 Surface: Turf…

Entries For $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic

18 February 2021 ~ Entry list for $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic to be run on Saturday, 20 February 2021, at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Cup is a two-day festival of international racing headlined by the USD$20m Saudi Cup – the world’s most valuable race. How to watch…

Thursday Track Notes from Saudi Arabia

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Track Notes from $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic18 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Ahead of the two days of the biggest races and prize money in the region, horses were lightly exercised. The $20 Million Saudi Cup and the $2 Million The Obaiya Arabian Classic will be held on Saturday, 20 February. Deryan…

Tuesday Track Notes For The Saudi Cup and The Obaiya Arabian Classic

16 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ A quiet buzz is in the air in the early morning hours on the track at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the top two money days of racing on 19 and 20 February. Saturday, the Saudi Cup day card carries a total prize…

RB Frynchh Dude Beats Brraq in Rnd 2 of Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge

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On the Road to the Dubai World Cup28 January 2021, Meydan, UAE ~ On 28 January 2021, the second round of the PA Group 1 $49,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (1900m D) was the curtain raiser and the only Purebred Arabian race on the card. Run on dirt, the 1900m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge…

Baffert Confident Charlatan Is Ready for Saudi Cup

“The thing I like about the Saudi race is it’s a one-turn, mile-and-an-eighth and Charlatan is so fast.”Hall of Fame American trainer Bob Baffert believes the $20million Saudi Cup “fits the bill perfectly” for his improving star Charlatan. The four-year-old’s career has been blighted by injury, but he roared back with an easy victory in…

Braaq Brings In Rnd 1 of Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Group

Braaq takes Rnd 1 Al Maktoum Challenge 7 January 2021

Road to the Dubai World Cup Kahayla ClassicBrraq (Mahabb x Fattana by Njewman) fought for the win in the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines in the only Arabian race on the card at Meydan on 7 January 2021. Settled in midfield by Adrie de Vries, the 8-year-old entire made…

$2M Obaiya Arabian Classic Upgraded to Listed Status

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Obaiya Cup Arabian Race prize money increased from $1.9m to $2m 19 January 2020, KSA ~ The USD $2M Obaiya Arabian Classic, to be run on Saudi Cup Day, 20 February, now has Listed status after receiving an upgrade from the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing this week. The 2000m dirt contest, which saw…

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

Sawt Assalam

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

Jayide AL Boraq

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…