World Equestrian Events

Fire, Smoke and Horses – Advice from UC Davis

Since the beginning of the year, wildfires have burned over 3.1 million acres in California. This year’s acres burned is 26 times higher than the acres burned in 2019 for the same time period.15 September 2020, From the University of Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California ~ In this time when fires are raging…

Riders From 16 Countries Compete in Virtual Windsor’s Autumn Series

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In this changed times, innovative competitions keep us sharp15 September 2020, Windsor, UK ~ The Virtual Windsor Autumn Series has received over 1,200 entries, with participants competing from 16 countries around the world. The September edition of the first-of-its-kind virtual show series — which runs entirely via a live-stream composed of video competitions, photographs and…

Hattal Wins Arabian Derby Double in UAE President Cup Gr1

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UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) run at Doncaster on St Leger day12 September 2020, UK ~ Hattal became the fourth consecutive colt to follow up his French Derby win in the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) run at Doncaster on St Leger day today, 12 September. Trained by Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte for owner-breeders YAS…

French Arabian Derby Winner Heads Up Entries for UAE President Cup

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Entries Up for UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) at Doncaster St Leger Day7 September 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) today published ten entries for the UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby) which will be held on Doncaster St Leger Day, Saturday, 12 September. They are headed by the French trained challenger…

Dance With Me BW Gives Gutsy Performance to Win Gr 1 at Delaware

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On September 5, Dance With Me BW directed by Raul Mena held the lead against Uptown Sandy Girl under Jose Garcia down the stretch while Iridesse under Keiber Coa rushed from the outside to make a photo finish, capturing second by a nose. Uptown Sandy Girl finished third. This wining five-year-old by Grilla out of…

Al Shaamikh Wins Wathba Stallions Cup at Wolverhampton

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Shaamikh Wins Maiden Stakes for New Trainer Jessica Quinlan   6 September 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted for new trainer Jessica Quinlan who won the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes with her first ever runner Al Shaamikh, ridden by Lewis Edmunds. The seven-furlong (1400m) contest was the first domestic race…

Wathba Stallions Cup at Woverhampton Garners Full Field

3 September 2020 ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes a full field of 12 runners for their first domestic race of the season, the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes. The 7f (1400m) contest will be the opening race on the card at Wolverhampton on Saturday, 5 September starting at 4.50 pm. Current ARO champion…

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Group 1 Jewel Crown Increases Distance

2 September 2020, UAE – The AED 5 Million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, one of the world’s richest horse races for Purebred Arabians, will now be run over a distance of 2,200 metres. The organizing committee of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing…

Digital Live Foal Inspection Now Available

2 September 2020, USA ~ SWANA, Swedish Warmblood Association of North America, will this year inspect foals digitally LIVE via the equestrian training app and collaboration platform Ridesum. During this time of Pandemic non-travel, some of the equestrian organizations are becoming inventive as to how to proceed with their regular programs. SWANA organizes an annual…

California Horse Racing Industry Backs Equine Welfare Innovator

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Golden State the latest to endorse global leader, Equine MediRecord21 August 2020, Ireland ~ Horse racing in California has been under significant scrutiny in recent years, but industry leaders have embraced sweeping reforms – the most recent of which sees Irish-based Equine MediRecord (EMR) provide its revolutionary anti-doping and horse welfare software to thoroughbred owners…

Payment of Saudi Cup Prizemoney

10 August 2020, Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh ~ The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) today (Monday 10 August 2020) announced its decision to award prizemoney to the connections of horses placed second to tenth in the 2020 Saudi Cup, a race held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh on Saturday, 29 February 2020.…

Courage, Sweat and Determination in One Package

31 July 2020, USA ~ Determination is a good quality in a jockey, and Kirsten Swan can claim a large portion of it. “I’ve been working with horses my whole life,” she said. Swan has been immersed in the horse world since she was born. If she were a horse, one would say she had…

EBRAZ- Highest Rated Arabian Heads Qatar International Stakes Entries

27 July 2020, UK ~ In a year full of challenges, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirms that the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) will go ahead this week and the final day, Saturday, 1 August, will highlight the Arabian race, the Qatar International Stakes Gr 1. The one-mile contest will be held in…

California Sand JS Wins Wathba Stallions Stakes in California

18 July, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ The winner in the first of the Triple Series races for the California Bonus Bonanza Stakes at Pleasanton, California, was the 3-yr-old California Sand JS ridden by David Martin. The Terri Eaton trainee showed the same talent he had on 5 July for speed, winning his second out for…

Goodwood Will Allow a Crowd of 5,000 at Final Day of Meet

18 July 2020, UK ~ Goodwood has been given permission to allow 5,000 racegoers on the final day of its Glorious meeting on 1 August as the government announced the fixture was among a select list of pilot events which could lead to spectators returning to sporting events in England on 1 October. The racecourse’s…

Jacques Arnould (1962-2020)

16 July 2020, Belgium ~ The world has lost another great equestrian. Endurance Belgium is sad to announce the passing of Jacques Arnould. Founder and proprietor of the breeding farm Al Ondrel stud, Arnould was the 2001 Belgian Sr Champion with Opalina des Iviers. He was the organizer of the CEI and CEN events “La…

Happy Bastille Day – France

14 July, Bastille Day – Similar to the USA, 4th of July, the Fête de la Fédération on 14 July 1790 was a celebration of the unity of the French nation during the French Revolution. The aim of this celebration, one year after the Storming of the Bastille, was to symbolise peace. The event took…

FEI Holds Virtual Board Meeting on Finance, Cancellations and Championships

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26 June 2020, Lausanne, SUI ~ A virtual Board Meeting of the FEI was held from 23-25 June 2020 due to the dangers of travel communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The main discussions, Finance, Cancellations and Championships during the FEI Board Meeting video conference days (23-25 June) are summarized here. 23 June 2020 ~ The…

2020-2021 UAE Race Fixture List Approved by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

25 June 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ The fixture list of the 2020-21 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed said: “We are pleased to announce…

Prize Money announced for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival

£2,300,000 on offer across five days25 June 2020, UK ~ Goodwood Racecourse has confirmed the prize money for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Sussex course’s most prestigious meeting, which this year will start with Stradivarius’s attempt to win a record fourth Goodwood Cup on July 28th, will offer a total prize fund of just…

ARQANA, TATTERSALLS IRELAND AND OSARUS Agree Revised Sales Dates

Arabian Sales Date at Saint-Cloud has not been changed at this time from 1 October3 June 2020, France ~ In view of the many consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the traveling restrictions put in place in several countries as they gradually ease their lockdown protocols, ARQANA, Tattersalls Ireland and Osarus have reached…

The President of the UAE Cup Gr 1 at Deauville Captured by Deryan

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Coupe D’Europe Des Chevaux Arabes2 June 2020, Deauville, FRANCE ~ Race of 2.000 mètres for 4 yrs + Prize Money €50.000, 20.000, 15.000, 10.000, 5.000 The 2000m race began like a parade with Ibn Gadir QA in the lead until the 1600m mark with favorite, Deryan, holding in 4th position. As the horses turned into…

Bel’izam Takes Prix Damas Gr III at Toulouse on Sunday

Arabian races renew in France, this time at Toulouse 31 May 2020, Toulouse, France ~ The Prix Damas – Gr III went off at the Toulouse race track on Sunday, 31 May 2020, with a field of eight where Bel’izam snatched the spoils from leader Hilal Al Cham in the final strides. The winning time…

California Arabian Racing Dates to be Confirmed

29 May 2020, California ~ With only one more final hurdle, the definitive vote by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), California will set it’s 2020 racing schedule. The finalization of dates will take place at the CHRB regular monthly meeting on 11 June. The Northern California Fair racing will have some changes this year…

Margreet de Ruiter – Saying Goodby

A great support and friend of Arabian racing, Margreet De Ruiter has passed away30 May 2020, USA ~ We are sorry to say goodby to our friend, colleague, and supporter, Margreet de Ruiter. Margreet and her husband, Weiger de Ruiter, developed Christoffel Arabians in the Netherlands which they managed for two decades. They were successful…

Del Mar California Plans to Open a 3 day Race Week on 10 July

28 May 2020, California, USA ~ The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced that it will begin the 2020 summer race meet on 10 July with a three-day-a-week race schedule pending the approval of the California Horse Racing Board at its 11 June meeting. Further, following guidelines issued by San Diego County public health officials, California…

Madaglia D’Oro’s Altaf Wins at Churchill Downs

28 May 2020, Kentucky, USA ~ Chad Brown-trained Shadwell homebred sophomore filly Altaf went into her one-mile maiden special weight on Saturday, 23 May 2020, at Churchill Downs, USA, and is one worthy of attention. A daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, switching to the dirt after a turf debut that did not go as planned, she…

2020 California Arabian Racing Schedule – To Be Fully Confirmed

California Arabian Racing Has a Tentative Schedule for the June Start18 May 2020, California ~ The tentative dates for California Arabian Racing have been confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) and must be fully approved by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). This final decision will be announced at the upcoming CHRB…

“Trésors de Champions” Raised €36,238 to Support Riding Schools in France

11 May 2020, France ~ On the evening of 8 May, the French equestrian community mobilized en masse on The Auction by Arqana’s online auction platform. More than 560 bidders fought until 11:30pm to acquire their “Treasures of Champions” and in the process collected 36,238 Euros to benefit the emergency fund launched by the French…

France Will Resume Racing On 11 May

Racing in France is set to resume on Monday behind closed doors5 May 2020, France Galop ~ According to France Galop, France will begin racing on Monday, 11 May 2020. The sport has been suspended in France due to the Coronavirus protocols since 17 March but police have given permission for racing to begin at…

Champion Show Jumper Michael Matz Followed His Heart Into Racing

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Halfway through his career as a world champion show jumper, Michael Matz decided to try something new: thoroughbred racing. 1 May 2020, The United States Equestrian Team Foundation – Not many people will ever know the thrill of “going clear” in the show jumping ring on the Olympic stage, as thousands of Americans cheer you…

Three Month Promotional Offer on Horsereporter.com

1 May 2020, USA ~ Horsereporter.com is offering a complimentary three month promotional banner on the International equestrian website, https://www.horsereporter.com. Read on six continents, there is no better way to remind your friends, clients, and supporters that you are thinking of them. As equestrian events have been curtailed in almost every discipline, many of our…

CHRB Appoints Scott Chaney Executive Director

23 April 2020, Sacramento, California, USA ~ Scott Chaney has been appointed Executive Director of the California Horse Racing Board, Chairman Greg Ferraro announced. Chaney replaces Rick Baedeker, who retired on March 31. Chaney has been a steward in California since 2005, serving initially on the Southern California Thoroughbred circuit and most recently at the…