World Equestrian Events

Dubai International Race Day triumph of Arabian Champions

       September 23, 2012, UK ~ Congratulations to all of the winners at Dubai International Race Day at Newbury Racecourse, the 30th Anniversary of Championship Arabian racing. The day, heralded with non stop rain, delivered trial and triumph for 89 runners. Results: Purebred Arabian Premier Handicap of 7F – Winning time: 01:37:16 Race…

Dubai Day Promises Premier Arabian Racing

Sunday 23 September, UK ~ Dubai Day at Newbury is one of the premier events of the British Arabian Racing Season and gives promise to see in action some of the best Arabian runners of the season gathered in one place. The first race to go off at 2PM for Purebred Arabians 4 yrs and…

Italy wins individual – France Team Gold at European Endurance Champs CEIYR**

September 17, 2012, Mont Le Soie, Belgium ~ CEI**YR/CEI*  September 8, 9 On Saturday 8th September the European Championship for Young Riders was held at Mont Le Soie, Belgium. The competitors  numbered 58 from 18 countries which included 10 teams. The countries entered were: Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Great-Britain, Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal,…

EARS Conference, added Ladies Championship races, French Conference in the news

     September 17, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ Several press conferences during September in Abu Dhabi announced new programs and added incentives for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. In 2013, more than 64 races will be run within the three series:  the Wathba Stud Farm Cup, with 25…

ADIHEX 2012, the Wrap

September 17, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2012 began the festivities with the official visit of HH. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan. He was accompanied by a host of dignitaries, and more came daily during the four-day show. ADIHEX has grown from…

Dubai International Arabian Race Day celebrates 30th Anniversary

Press Release September 17, 2012, UK ~ Staged under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the Dubai International Arabian Race Day celebrates its 30th anniversary at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, 23 September with record prize money and a fabulous array of attractions…

Terach El Samawi lives up to the expectations

     September 16, 2012, Lausanne ~ Top weight Terach El Samawi survived a stewards’ inquiry to land the 15th round of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series at the Hippodrome D’Avenches on Saturday afternoon. The six-year-old son of Tidijani made virtually all to win hands and heels under Fabian Weissmeier ahead of the mount of…

Terach Al Samawi eyes The Wathba Stud Farm Cup glory

 September 15, 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ A strong field of nine horses have been declared to battle it to the wire in the 15th round of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup at the Avenches Racecourse on Saturday. The 1800m turf contest carries a total purse of Euro 6.312.93 in prize-money and has attracted runners from Switzerland,…

Hilal Al Zaman wins President of the UAE Cup in Istanbul

September 13, 2012, Istanbul ~ Grade 1PA International Malazgirt Trophy  with added prize money sponsored by The President of the UAE Cup Series. 1600m 3 yrs+ WAHO registered TOTAL prize money:103,323.63 EUR €65,000 + €26,0000 President’s Cup added to winner   The seven-year old, Hilal Al Zaman pulled off a coup at the Veliefendi Hipodromu at Istanbul Turkey…

Shreak OA wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup VIII in The Netherlands

       September 8, 2012, Dundight ~ Shrek OA finally tasted success in eight starts when 4-year-old chestnut the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s VIII Al Wathba Stud Farm Cup race held in The Netherlands on Saturday, September 8. The 1800-metre race, the 8th race in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series to be held at…

Sartejano prevails at Stockholm GR 3 Arabian Cup

August 10, 2012, Sweden ~ The Stockholm Arabian Cup, run at Täby  on September 9 over 1 m. 2 F, is one of three PA Gr3 races in Sweden and is traditionally run come September. With some 8000 euros to the winner, this years field included three challengers from the Netherlands. Having won the Sheikh Mansoor Bin…

Sandeed and Ijad win HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed races at Craon, France

September 1, 2012,  Craon, France ~  Press release: A large crowd witnessed some top quality Purebred Arabian racing at the Craon racecourse about 300 kms from the French capital of Paris on Saturday evening. In a double treat, Sandeed scored a surprise win under Gerald Avranche in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group…

Through rain and wind the World Endurance Championship USA group comes through

     August 27, 2012, Newmarket, UK – Saturday, August 25 started out pleasant at Euston Park, but throughout the day the weather deteriorated into heavy downpours and severe thunderstorms. Due to the extreme weather, officials had to call the race off for the safety of the horses and riders. In an unusual finish to…

Nottingham Arabian racing a run-away for Smart trained horses

 August 27, 2102, Nottingham, UK ~ In continued exciting Arabian racing in the United Kingdom, Nottingham rolled out the red carpet for seven races on August 25. The day was a run-away for trainer, Julian Smart and Qatar owner, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Alquram Beach Maiden Stakes, 3ys and up saw Al…

Ameretto wins the Nagroda Europy in Poland as Katja Markwalder scores on Celtik

 August 27, 2012 – Poland ~In the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan –Nagroda Europy-(Group 3) race over 2600, meters, Ameretto (Amer x Win Taouy),bred by German Dr. Paul Daverio and owned by Manuela Scharfenberg, revived his racing career with a superb win. After winning five times in Italy, the son of Amer whose siblings…

World Endurance Championships’ teams pleased with results

    August 26, 2012, UK ~Spectacular UAE result at Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012  Full Results below A gold medal double for the UAE which took both the team and individual World Endurance Championships at the weekend will be difficult to better, a team spokesman said after the ride. Speaking at today’s post-ride…

Munahis wins Chateau Ksara Scandinavian Arabian Derby

 August 27, 2012 Jägersro Racecourse ~ Sheikh Mohammad Bin Faleh Al Thani’s Qatar-bred colt Munahis won the Chateau Ksara Scandinavian Arabian Derby 2012 run over 1m 3f dirt at Jägersro Racecourse on the 25’th of August. The grey son of Amer is trained in the Netherlands by Diana Dörenberg and was ridden by Scandinavian Champion Jockey Fredrik…

UAE sweeps the board at Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012

HEADLINE NEWS   August 25, 2012, UK ~ HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the World Endurance Champion after victory in the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship 2012 held at Euston Park near Thetford, Suffolk, UK (25th August 2012). Riding Madji Du Pont, Sheikh Mohammed completed the 160km Championship with a strong finish at an…

Updated entry list for World Endurance Championship to start August 25

August 23, 2012, Great Britain ~ The Start List for the FEI World Endurance Championships FEI 160 km  has been refined to include 152 riders from 20 countries. Horses and riders are ready for the Friday, August 24 inspection, after a Thursday opening night of revelry.  A clear report from the veterinarians will give  horse…

Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012 set to open with a strong field and a flourish

      August 23, 2012, England ~The Longines FEI World Endurance Championships (25th August 2012) will open this evening (Thusday 23rd August 2012) with a lavish opening ceremony in the grounds of Euston Hall near Thetford, Suffolk. A press conference today (23rd August) heard that the event to declare the competition officially open would celebrate the horse…

Scyphios finds firm footing to win at Newbury

August 22, 2012, UK ~   The Royal Cavalry of Oman has been the Arabian Racing Organisation’s Associate Sponsor since 2011, generously sponsoring a total of 31 races with ARO during the current UK racing season. These races have included a series of handicaps which qualified runners for the Premier Handicap Final held at Newbury…

Star-studded line-up for Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012

    August 19, 2012, UK Press Release ~An international field of 153 riders from 38 countries is set to line up for next week’s Longines FEI World Endurance Championships next week (25th August 2012) at Euston Park near Newmarket, Suffolk. (Entries below) A star-studded field, including three former world champions, is set to tackle…

Kentucky Bay prevails in the Ferndale Wathba Stud Farm Cup

August 18, 2012, Ferndale, California ~   Press Release -Arabian Maiden Special Weight Wathba Stud Farm Cup total purse $5,000 3 yrs and up The Victorian Village of Ferndale played host to the second of California’s four Wathba Stud Farm Cup races. A field of six maidens entered the starting gate to travel the 5 furlong distance.…

Route for Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012 a true championship test

    August 16, 2012, UK ~PRESS RELEASE ~Organizers of the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships at Euston Park, near Newmarket, Suffolk, UK have released final details of the 160km track that will test up to 150 riders from around 40 countries on 25th August 2012. The route comprises six loops of between 20km and 38km…

Newbury announces entries for August 18 Oman Handicap Stakes

 August 16, 2012, UK ~The Royal Cavalry of Oman Premier Handicap Stakes (SeriesFinal) 8F is set to go off on Saturday, 18 August at the Newbury race course. Sponsored by the Royal Cavalry of Oman, their representative will present a memento to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey. Prize Fund: £6,000 For Purebred Arabians, 3 yrs…

Endurance Rider races with the wind – to Hawaii

August 15, 2012, San Francisco ~ When Canadian sheep rancher, endurance rider and outdoor enthusiast, Jenny-Anne Mooney decided to sail by herself 2100 miles from San Francisco to Hawaii, it began as a personal quest, a test of limits, and a fulfillment of self-reliance. In all categories, it exceeded expectations. “I think I lost about 8…

Oman riders ready for the World Endurance Championship 2012

      August 14, 2012 PARIS ~ Horse riders of the  Omani Royal Cavalry qualified for the World Endurance Championship 2012 to be held on August 25 in Britain with participation of 143 riders from forty countries around the world. The Royal Court Affairs (RCA) honoured the endurance team at the training camp in…

Joyous Dream Lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in France

     August 14, 2012, Aurillac Racecourse ~ Joyous Dream did everything right under Fabrice Billiere to claim the 10th round of the Prix Danbik – The Wathba Stud Farm Cup at the Aurillac Racecourse on Monday, the oldest French racecourse in the Auvergne.  The four-year-old son of Al Sakbe is trained by JF Bernard on…

Bigg N Rich Landed the Wathba Cup in Belgium

Sunday, August 12, 2012,  Ghlin, Belgium ~ Release The event which was open for three-year-olds and above, attracted a strong field of 11 runners going to post, with horses coming from different countries around Europe and the Middle East to battle it to the wire in the Euro 6000 prize-money for the 1,600 run.  Bigg N…

World Endurance Championship in England lists 44 countries to enter

August 13, 2012, GBR ~  As the Olympics 2012 winds down in England, horses are shipping to London for another World Equestrian event. Janah Management has listed preliminary  nominations for the August 25, World Endurance Championship to be held at Euston Park.  As of this time, there are 44 countries sending squads and teams. More…

Umm Qarn’s Tabarak wins Doha Cup at Deauville

      August 11, 2012, Deauville, France~ HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani owned Tabarak established his credentials as a top notch performer, while asserting his supremacy in spectacular fashion, beating a credible field, en route to lifting the Doha Cup at the Deauville race course on Saturday. This event was sponsored by Qatar Racing…

Qatar’s Dahor De Brugere wins Al Rayyan Cup at Deauville

PRIX KESBEROY GR.1PA August 08, 2012, Deauville, France ~ Sporting the colours of HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, Dahor De Brugère clinched the Al Rayyan Cup at Deauville racecourse in France on Tuesday. The Dahess progeny, Dahor De Brugere came with a spirited run in the final furlong to overhaul Mushrae in the shadow…

Great Britain readies competition team for World Endurance Championship 2012

August 9, 2012 ~Following a final performance trial at Wolverhampton racecourse on the 21st July, Endurance GB has announced the team of horses and riders that will represent Great Britain for the Longines FEI CEI 4* World Endurance Championships 2012. The riders in alphabetical order are: • Alice Beet  from Surrey riding Adara Sauveterre •…