World Equestrian Events

By Golly Its Hot brings heat to California race

July 5, 2012 – California ~ Congratulations to Susan Willis, owner of By Golly Its Hot, winner of the July 4 Alameda County Fair Arabian Allowance, Six F,  and runner-up, Burning Speed MKP, owned by Jim Schleimer and John Gish. Susan Willis:  “I have been following By Golly Its Hot since he started his racing career.  I…

Program of the Tersk Stud Open Day August 24-26, 2012

This is your chance to see some of the 100 years of history and the finely bred Arabians that you have been reading about – at the Tersk Stud in Russia. We invite all Arabian horse lovers to visit Tersk Stud and become a part of the unique and beautiful world of Arabian horses. What…

June 30 Wolverhampton Results

June 30, UK ~Congratulations to all winners on Saturday, but particularly Martin Smith who achieved a treble on the day for owners Paul Beard with Billoube & Sert and Al Shahania Stud with Harran in the last. Joseph Cox also had his first winner aboard Franchesa’s Gold for David Lomas and we saw Annie Moyles…

AL Shahania Stud Sponsors Conditions Race at Newbury

Prize Fund: £20,000, Entries close at 12noon (GMT) on Wednesday 4 July Al Shahania Stud has once again shown support for Arabian Racing in Europe with their kind and generous sponsorship of a new international conditions race to be held at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 14 July. This 10 furlong contest has been put on at Newbury to…

Five in bidding for 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

June 2012, Lausanne ~ The FEI has announced that five countries are confirmed as bidders to stage the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2018. The five bid cities that have now taken on Official Candidate status are Rabat (MAR); Bromont (CAN); Budapest (HUN); Vienna (AUT) and Wellington (USA). The five Candidate cities all met the…

Mu’azzaz battles to win Newbury Hawthorne Hill Stakes

The Arabian Horse Organization Hawthorne Hill International Stakes Purebred Group 2 Race Newbury June 26, 2012 Time: 02:22:48, ten furlongs, turf, fillies and mares 5 lbs. Coming into the home stretch Tidarbret, clear by half a length, felt the challenge from Silvestre de Sousa on Mu’azzaz, with Aziz threatening. In the final quarter mile  the…

California proudly hosts the first HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Race GR III

  June 23, 2012, Pleasanton, California ~The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Grade III, run Saturday at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California, was another successful page in the book of owner/trainer Helen Shelley and for Burning Sand babies. Her first and second wins with Sand De Wind followed by Qjuick Sand…

ARABIAN entries up for Newbury race 26th June GR 2

 Monday June 25, London ~  The Newbury racetrack is pleased to announce:   PUREBRED ARABIAN RACE –  NEWBURY RACECOURSE 26th June 2012      17.50 The Arabian Horse Organization Hawthorn Hill International Stakes (Group 2 PA) 10F THE ARABIAN HORSE ORGANIZATION has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning Owner. An…

Euston Park hosts final qualifiers for Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012

      June 24, 2012, Euston Park, UK ~ Sh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum and Kurajong Concorde from the UAE headed a strong field to win the penultimate qualifier for the Longines FEI  World Endurance Championships (25th August 2012) at Euston Park, near Newmarket, Suffolk, UK. The pair completed the FEI CEI 3*…

Sand De Wind takes the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup in California

    June 23, 2012, Pleasanton, California ~The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Grade III, run on a card of 10 races at the Saturday Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California, turned up a one, two for owner/trainer Helen Shelley. First in, the son of Burning Sand, Sand De Wind (TF Desert Jewel),…

Son of Kesberoy, Virgule Al Maury

VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 Chestnut French Stallion  (Kesberoy x Valse Du Cassou by Baroud II)    Background The French Arabian race sire, Virgule Al Maury, was imported into the United States in 1995, after competing successfully for 3 seasons in the UK and UAE. Virgule is a son of Kesberoy, the noted French sire, and…

More photos of the Tom Quilty Cup in Tasmania from Meg Wade

 June 9, 2012, Australia, Tasmania ~ The beach near the Quilty Cup course. The perpetual Quilty Cup.         Castlebar Gulfstream is our stallion by Chip Chase Sadaqa out of Franklin Rajul. He is a full brother in blood to Kurrajong Concorde who we won the Quilty with in 2011. Concorde is now…

El Weiron wins the SARA Grand Prix in Stockholm

        June 17, 2012, Stockholm, NR ~ In a sport as professionally orientated as racing, it’s good to see, that amateurs still have a significant role to play. Gothenburg Racecourse on the west coast of Sweden is a fine example. When the harnessed racers usurped the nearby Åby in 1975, the local…

Tabarak wins the 2012 Derby des Pur Sang Arabes de 4 ans- Al Shahania Stud

   CHANTILLY SUNDAY 17TH JUNE, 2012 ~   Al Shahania Stud, Qatar proudly  sponsored the 1st edition of the Derby des Pur Sang   Arabes de 4 ans – Al Shahania Stud at the Prix de Diane in Chantilly Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Advisor to the Emir Please follow and…

Brook Sample and Brookleigh Excalibur win 2012 Tom Quilty Gold Cup

June 9, 2012, Tasmania ~ Congratulations to Brook Sample and Brookleigh Excalibur – winners of the 2012 Tom Quilty Gold Cup in Australia, Tasmania, in a time of 9:14:16. The duo also won Best Conditioned. Congratulations to all who rode this ride! Best Conditioned horses for the Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2012  Junior Division – Beer…

$20,000 Grade III Arabian race June 23 at Pleasanton, California

      June 17, 2012,  Pleasanton, California ~ The Alameda County Fair at Pleasanton will host the California edition of the Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival with a $20,000 Grade III race on June 23 while celebrating it’s 100 year Anniversary. Race Day Events: On June 23rd, the Fair opens at 10:00 AM,…

World Arabian Racing Conference 2012 wrap-up

     June 14, 2012, Berlin ~ The H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012 finished on the third day as panelists discussed the importance of promotion and marketing for the future of Arabian racing. It was agreed by all present that the support of Sheikh Mansoor with…

Toulouse France will host the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference 2013

June 9, 2012, Berlin ~ The baton was passed and the announcement made at the Gala Dinner that closed the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012.  The fourth edition of this World Arabian Horse Racing Conference will be hosted in Toulouse, France, in June 2013.   Please follow and like us:

Wellington Florida Confirmed as Bidder for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

For Immediate Release Wellington, FL, USA – June 14, 2012 – Wellington, along with four other cities, has been confirmed as a bidder for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG). The world championships of international equestrian disciplines is held once every four years as one of the world’s major sporting events. The International Equestrian…

June 10 Arabian Racing at Berlin-Hoppegarten

          June 10 Hoppegarten, Berlin ~ The Berlin- Hoppegarten race course lives up to its billing as one of the most beautiful and genial race courses in Europe. The June 10 racing included 6 Thoroughbred races and two sponsored Arabian races on the Sunday card. Race goers enjoyed a beautiful day…

Turkey celebrates their equestrian heritage with the Equist Fair

Press Release – June 11, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey ~ The popularity of horse-riding increases day by day in Turkey, where amateur riders ride horses at clubs that give service as members of Turkish Equestrian Federation or independently. Growing income levels, changing living conditions as well as rise in number of country sides have resulted in…

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed approves the 2012/2013 UAE racing season

   Dubai, UAE, 13 June , 2012 – His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved the 2012/2013 UAE race fixtures schedule for the seasons at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Meydan Racecourse. This season of racing in the United Arab Emirates will include a total of 46 days spread…

Lady jockey’s vie for Hoppegarten glory

Press Release June 10, 2012, Berlin ~ The fourth round of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Listed) and the sixth leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship (IFAHR) races kick off at the Hoppegarten Racecourse in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. Eleven horses have been declared to battle it out to the wire in…

Global Arabian Flat Racing Conference completes second day

June 8, 2012, Berlin ~ The second day of the 3rd edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival began with a select international panel of Veterinarians sharing their knowledge on keeping a race horse healthy, happy and sound. Speakers were: Dr. Robert La Caze from France, Dr.…

Entries up for June 10 Sh Fatima Ladies World Championship at Hoppegarten

The H H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) €20,000 1600m June 10 Berlin- Hoppegarten Race Course Horse    Pedigree,             Rider            Country               Trainer, Owner                      …

Third Arabian Horse Racing Conference gets underway in Germany

       June 6, 2012 Berlin ~  The stage is set for the 3rd edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012 scheduled at the Ritz Carlton Hotel here from June 7 to 9, it was confirmed at a June 6 Press Conference at the UAE Embassy in Berlin. The three-day event is…

Iraq continues a history of Arabian racing

Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi’s family may not have been the first to breed Arabian horses in Iraq, but they are one of the oldest families still breeding purebred horses, and are considered the largest breeder in the country. “My family owns a large estate 40km to the North of Mosul, and our stud farm is…

New Discovery of the Arabian horse found in Saudi Arabia

Peter Harrigan, author and scholar, has put together a fascinating read in the May/June issue of the Saudi Aramco World magazine. Excerpt and link to the article below. The discovery at al-Magar and the electrifying question it raises come as Saudi Arabia experiences a resurgent pride not only in its archeological heritage but also, particularly,…

Agenda – World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, Germany 2012

Agenda – 2012 Berlin Ritz Carlton Hotel June 6    Press Conference at 12 pm UAE Embassy Berlin 8pm Welcoming dinner at the Grand Ballroom Ritz Carlton Hotel.  June 7  At 10 am  Opening Words by HE Mohammed Al Mahmood (UAE Ambassador to Germany)  Sami Al Boueinen(IFAHR)  Abdulla Al Qubaisi (Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority)…

Compiegne CEIO Endurance 160k won by Qatar’s Faleh Nasser

May 27 Compiegne, France ~ 160kmCEIO 3* Nations Cup This race, a coveted fixture on the May European racing calendar can be a show ground for upcoming endurance horses. The May 27th race was won by Qatar’s Faleh Nasser riding Antall De Jalima, who came in with a riding time of  7:49:18 and an average…

Racing Lady Rider Profiles

Veronika Aske, Norway DOB: 1986 Profession: TV Presenter First Racing License: 2004 Flat Wins: 9 Veronika Aske began her riding career with show jumpers. She was introduced to harness racing by her uncle who had a neighbor with a trotter. “I went over every day,” she said. Licensed to race since 2004, Veronika rides with…

Tidarbret bests field at The President of the UAE Cup, Ireland

       May 28, UK ~ On Sunday 27 May 2012 at The Curragh Racecourse, the second leg of the renowned President of the UAE Cup Series; The Original Arabian Purebred Classic Series, was run under beautiful blue skies on Irish 1000 Guineas Day. A field of 5 top quality horses with some very significant jockey…

Double Delight for Omani trainer after 1-2 finish

May 20, 2012, Newbury race course, UK ~Muhal, ridden by Veronika Aske, landed the fifth leg of the HH Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) in great style at Newbury Racecourse here on Saturday evening. The well-bred son of Amer battled it to the wire against stable-mate Andaleeb, under Jane Foley, to prevail by a neck…