World Equestrian Events

Preparations for HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Lady jockeys Championship

October 9, 2012 , Abu Dhabi ~ Preparations are in place at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club to host the final leg of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) and the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak EARS Apprentice Jockey Cup on Sunday, it was announced on Thursday. “We are proud as organisers…

12 lady riders from around the globe draw for Abu Dhabi Championship

     November 6, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ Top professional Australian lady jockey Linda Meech who comes to UAE with 1000 wins, partners A’nnabak W’Rsan as 12 lady riders from around the globe launch their claims in the final leg of the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club…

New Read ~ The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq

The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq ~ Myths and Realities, by Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Nujaifi, brings love and affection for the Arabian horse to this narrative. Beginning with the trade winds of Bedouin migrations through many turbulent years of political takeovers and upheaval continuing to the present day, Dr. Nujaifi has compiled a history…

Qatar declares entries for November 7, 8

November 5, 2012 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ,  LEMAIL CUP DAY, 07 Nov 2012 Thursday 6 Race card culminating with the Lemail Cup P/A Stakes Race 6 1830 hrs “LEMAIL CUP” – P/A STAKES Stakes Purse QR 80,000 1200M Dirt No. Draw Horse Weight Eqpt Owner Trainer Jockey 1 2 Divamer (FR) 60.0 B Umm Qarn…

Multiple Kahayla Classic Winner To Campaign Newbury Arabian Race Day Stars in UAE

November 5, 2012, UAE ~ Duffield Setting Sights on Quality In 2012/13 Season Gillian Duffield’s record in the world’s biggest Purebred Arabian races is exemplary. In fact the Dubai-based trainer has won every Arabian Group race in England and claimed four UAE Arabian trainers’ championships over the years. Yet for someone who has enjoyed so much…

Kathy Brunjes 1953-2012

    Lexington, KY –  Horsereporter joins the world of equestrian sport and the United States Equestrian Federation as we mourn the loss of a great competitor and ambassador for equestrian sport.  Kathy Brunjes passed November 1, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. Brunjes was an avid endurance rider logging 6,745 lifetime competition miles.  Her passion…

The Enduring Arabian horse

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November 2, 2012 ~All Thoroughbreds have as ancestors the Arabian horse. While Thoroughbreds have now been bred to be the fastest horse, Arabian horse racing is enjoying a renaissance. The Arabian is a hardy horse, once used as a steed for battle, the mount of choice for Napoleon Bonaparte. An elegant horse, showing in hand…

The Voice of the Course – Frank Mirahmadi

November 1, 2012, San Francisco, CA. ~ Now in his seventh year of calling races on the Northern California Fair Circuit as well as the January to April season at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, Frank Mirahmadi might call the races imitating the voice of Marlon Brando. Horsereporter wondered what makes a good race announcer. Frank…

Next FEI General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey

2012 EDITION The Turkish Federation in cooperation with the FEI will host the FEI General Assembly 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey November 5-8, 2012 ITS ROLE The General Assembly is the yearly meeting of the National Federations and is the supreme authority of the FEI. Elections are held at the Assembly and decisions are made with…

Racing returns to Dubai in November

Jebel Ali, Thursday November 1, 2012~ Dhruba Selvaratnam, the Jebel Ali-based handler, is hopeful My Verse can take out the first feature race of the season at his home track November 2 on the Thoroughbred card. Shadwell, the UK arm of the breeding empire of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum sponsors the Dh90,000 1,000m…

Live Racing set to resume Wednesday, October 31 at Delaware Park

Wilmington, Del., October 30, 2012 — Live racing  will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31, at Delaware Park.  The eight race card has a first race post time of 1:15 p.m.  Arabian CLAIMING $20,000 – $15,000, the 8th race on the card-  4:45 PM Purse $11,000. For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year…

Delaware Park cancels Monday live racing card due to Hurricane Sandy

   Wilmington, Del. , October 28, 2012 — Delaware Park has cancelled the live racing card scheduled for Monday, October 29, due to the forecast of Hurricane Sandy affecting the Mid-Atlantic region. Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and…

Star-studded field to round off Wathba Stud Farm Cup series in Duindigt on Sunday

    October 27, 2012, Netherlands ~  The 10th and final Wathba Stud Farm Cup race for the year 2012 in The Netherlands has attracted a star-studded field promising a thrilling end to this popular series. Sunday’s race at the Duindigt race course is not only the final race of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin…

Sheikh Mansoor Racing Festival adds value to 2013 prize money

 Updated October 25, 2012, San Francisco, CA ~The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin  Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Flat Racing Festival has announced an increase in added prize money for the California Wathba Stud Farm Cup races supporting small breeders and owners around the world.  In addition to the four Wathba Cup races, the Sheikh Zayed Al…

Leading Sires by Earnings – USA Arabian Jockey Club

Leading Sires By Earnings – September, 2012             LEADING SIRE’S BY EARNINGS                                                    2012                                                      Stakes            Total Rnk  Stallion                      Strtrs Wnrs/Wins Wnrs/Wins          Earnings       Yob                 Top Earner                        Earnings ——————————————————————————– 1    BURNING SAND                      45   31/50      7/12             $602,433       1986                SO BIG IS BETTER                   $50,245 2    CHNDAKA                           17   10/16      0/0              $143,220       1990                EXPLOSIVE HEAT MHF                 $29,007…

USA Working towards IFAHR Pattern Race Grading

 October 15, 2012, Delaware ~ Kathy Smoke, American Jockey Club Racing Committee Chair, shared news from the October Paris IFAHR committee meeting on the progress to integrate the USA into the European PA Grading system. According to Smoke, the International Pattern Race Committee is now working to devise an accurate method to give an International Handicap…

View from the Prix de L’Arc Weekend

Mushrae (Munjiz – Djezika) winner of the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Poulains (3-y-o colts) 2000 m ridden by Christophe Soumillon, trained by J.P. Totain, owned and bred by Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sandeed (Amer) finished second, Al Mahdod (Munjiz) third.                        …

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

Phraseur Kossack lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Germany

    October 14, 2012 , Muelheim/ Rhur,  Germany ~ Top German jockey Koen Clijmans partnered Phraseur Kossack (Prince d’Orient x Pengalia Kossack) to glory to land the 1600m Wathba Stud Farm Cup III – International, the final round of the 18 European series of the competition at the Muelheim Racecourse (turf) here on Saturday afternoon.…

Meydan Announces 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme

US$37,360 Million in prize money offered during exciting schedule of 11 fixtures Dubai, UAE, 9, October 2012 – The 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) will once again attract the greatest names in racing and the sport’s most-talented runners, as prize money of US$37,360 million will be offered during the schedule of 11 fixtures. The renowned…

IFAHR Honours HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak

October 7, 2012, Paris ~ The UAE’s Ambassador to France, Mohammad Meer Abdullah Al-Raeesi received the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing’s (IFAHR) honour on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the UAE, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of the Supreme…

Mkeefa captures Qatar Arabian World Cup at Longchamp

October 6, 2012, Paris ~ Mkeefa, trained by Julian Smart under jockey Neil Callan led the Qatari charge at the Purebred Arabian World Cup at the Longchamp race course on Sunday to best a field of 20. The four year- old filly took command of the final furlong, pulling away from the pack and leading in…

LA Jest A Flash wins Fresno Wathba Stud Farm Cup

 October 6, 2012, Fresno, California ~ 10,000 fans cheered as LA Jest A Flash won the Wathba Stud Farm Cup, the  second race on the Saturday card at the Big Fresno Fair.  The purse of $8,300, which  included the $2,000 added Wathba Stud Farm Cup prize money, was part of the enticement for the field of…

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Weekend Promises Championship Racing

   October 5, 2012, Paris ~ Preparations are underway in Paris for the 91st edition of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, held under the sponsorship of the State of Qatar as Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. In addition to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for Thoroughbreds, Sunday promises a look at…

Fresno Wathba Stud Farm Cup Entries for October 6

Fresno – October 6, 2012 Race 2 – 12:45 PM (Arabian) ALLOWANCE Purse $8,300. (Includes $2,000 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race In 2012. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. (Maiden and Claiming Races Not Considered).Six Furlongs. PP Horse Virtual Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer 1…

Meg Sleeper wins AERC 100 Mile Championship and BC

 September 20-22, Asheville, North Carolina ~ The 2012 Adequan AERC Championship located at the Biltmore Equestrian Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Thursday, September 20, was another good day for Dr. Margaret (Meg) Sleeper. Riding her home-bred Arabian, Syrocco Cadence (Syrocco Troubador x Edgewood Schelite), Sleeper won the AERC 100 Mile Championship, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Championship, and…

Arabian Horse Celebration—A Great Success!

September 28, 2012  Championship Horse Show  Seminars, Demonstrations, Youth workshops The inaugural Arabian Horse Celebration, held in Louisville, Kentucky, September 18-22, 2012, was an unqualified success. Why? For one thing, the well over 300 horses that came to the party more than covered the break even number organizers were hoping for. The four-day event did more…

Al Dahis lives up to the challenge

September 20, 2012, Malmoe, Sweden ~ Top Swedish jockey Per-Anders Graberg partnered Al Dahis to glory in the 1200m The Wathba Stud Farm International Arabian Sprint, the last Gr-3 of the season, at the Jagersro Racetrack (dirt) here on Thursday evening. The eight-year-old son of Sheridhah-Al Rabab raced from the centre of the track before he…

Endurance Rider With Passion for Arabian Flat Racing

September 28, 2012 ~ Garrett Ford of Durango, Colorado, is passionate about feet. Owner of the EasyCare horse boot company, his product and research & development on proper handling and protection of the foot of the horse have often made the difference between sore and sound. An avid endurance rider, the 41-year-old Ford rode his…

Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 Aims for Excellence

   Caen, 27  September 2012  ~  696 days to go ~ “We are now less than twenty-four months away from the event and everyone is working hard,” said Laurent Beauvais, President of the Normandie 2014 Organizing Committee. “The aim is for excellence, and to make a real success of the event from every point of view:…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup returns to Sweden

    Thursday, September 27, 2012, Stockholm ~  The stage is set for the 1200m Wathba Stud Farm Jagersro International Sprint (Group-3 PA) at the Jagersro Racetrack (dirt) with eight horses from Sweden, Iraq, Holland and Germany lining up for honours on Thursday afternoon. The 16th round of the series is held under the directives of HH…

Entries up for September 29 Wathba Stud Farm Cup Stockton California

Saturday September 29 promises a racing card that features Burning Sand in 6 out of 8 pedigrees and some very good racing. Stockton – September 29, 2012 Race 2 – 1:45 PM (Arabian) ALLOWANCE Purse $8,500. (Includes $2,000 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races. Three Year Olds, 119 Lbs.;…