World Equestrian Events

T M FRED TEXAS TAKES PRESIDENT OF UAE CUP

      May 19, 2912, Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad K. H. Al-Thani’s T M Fred Texas continued his domination of North American Arabian-bred horses, romping to victory in the $75,000 President of UAE  CUP (G1) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.  Ridden by Abel Castellano Jr. for trainer Ronald Martino, the son of…

Qatar ends 2012 season of racing in style

Thursday May 17, 2012, Doha, Qatar ~ The curtain came down on the 53rd race meet of the season, successfully ending the 2012 race year on the New Rayyan track. In the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate, Nasser Al Kaabi trained, Urbane De Faust (Nizam  x Hakima De Carrere), scored the winning time of  1:18:02 over the…

Ladies Racing set to take off at Newbury course on Saturday

 May 17, 2012, London, England ~  The fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race will be held on Saturday, May 19, at Newbury Racecourse outside of London. In a Press Conference with reporters, trainers and lady riders, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Director of the Sheikh Mansour Festival as well…

Preakness Day Features Grade 1 Race for Arabian Horses

May 17, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland ~ A field of 10 will go the gate in the $75,000-added The President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, a Grade 1 race for purebred Arabian horses on the Preakness Stakes undercard Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.   To be run at 1 1/16-miles on the main track, the…

La Hoor wins May 16 QREC Club Breeders Trophy

May 16, 2012, Doha~The Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club winds down the season with eight more  races on Thursday. Tonight’s excitement was capped by the Club Breeders Trophy for 3 yrs olds. This 1200m race gave another win to the Burning Sand empire when his black son, La Hoor (Burning Sand x Pettra) collected the QR…

Gazel T wins Jägersro Wathba Stud Farm Cup

Sponsored by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival this years edition of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup (Gr3 PA) run over 1730 m dirt at Jägersro, Sweden, was quite a success for Dutch owner-breeder and trainer, Gerard Zoetelief. In Zoetelief’s blue and white colors the 4-y-o Gazel T (x Prince…

Declarations up for last QREC race of the season

  May 14, 2012 Doha, Qatar~ The last two races of the Qatari season in Doha are scheduled for May 16, 17, with nine Purebred Arabian races mixed with good Thoroughbred racing over the two days. May 16th racing will be capped by the Club Breeders Trophy Stakes for 3 year olds with QR 80,000…

Sweden’s Jägersro readies competitors for 15 May Wathba Stud Farm Cup

The first GrIII (PA) race of the Scandinavian season will be run at Jägersro Racecourse on the 15’th of May. The Wathba Stud Farm Cup will see a field of fourteen from five different countries, including Danish and Scandinavian champion, SR Dorwan (Marwan). The winner of the 2010 edition has been on the easy-list since he was…

Nominations for May 19 President of the UAE Cup at Pimlico

10 May, 2012 From Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland~ THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CUP SERIES $75,000 Added (Grade I) FOR ARABIAN FOUR-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD By subscription of $50, Which should accompany the nomination or by Supplementary Nomination of $5,000 by time of entry (Includes entry and starting fees). $100 to enter and an additional…

Blitters Plonja strikes again in Wathba Stud Farm Cup series

          April 6, Duindight, Netherlands~ It was a second win on the trot for 7-year-old mare Blitters Plonja in the H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup II at the Duindigt race course in The Netherlands.   The grey mare who won this…

FEI Endurance Round Table Debates Proposed Rule Changes

        2 May 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland ~The Endurance Round Table session, which shared the final morning of the FEI Sports Forum with the Eventing Round Table, attracted representatives of National Federations (NFs) and veterinarians for discussion on proposed rule changes that will be presented to the FEI General Assembly 2012 in November.…

Why We Ride, What We Are Reading

  Why We Ride, published by Seal Press, is a collection of tender and compelling stories shared by published woman authors, revealing their addiction to and love affair with horses. The foreword by best-selling author, Jane Smiley, sets the tone, and her contribution shares how her horse passion has helped to shape her journey and…

Shaikha Fatima Championship for women a highlight of Morocco race card

May 4, 2012 ~ Casablanca-Morocco: Chaoui, ridden by German rider, Nadine Gratz, virtually led from wire to the wire in the fourth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) which took place at the Hippodrome De Casablanca-Anfa on Friday. Ould Marhoum finished second under Irish entrant, Linzi Dowdle, and behind came…

Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship continues in Morocco

May 2, 2012, Casablanca, Morocco ~ The fourth race in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) series will go off on Friday, May 4, at the Casablanca-Anfa racecourse. Held under the umbrella of the Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Racing Festival, 12 lady riders representing UAE, Oman, Qatar and…

Sakba wins at Täby, Sweden

 April 28, Stockholm, Sweden ~ The main season in Scandinavia is now gathering steam and on the 28th of April the Al Sakbe mare Sakba(x Pyreah(HOL), returned to her winning ways, when she held off a late challenge from Blyte (Top Flyte) and old-timer Bomberbad (Eldorado) at Täby, Sweden. Bred by Margaretha de Ruiter-Floor and owned by…

Arabian International Racing Day at Casablanca’s Anfa Racecourse

The Casablanca-Anfa racecourse, built in 1912, is the oldest racecourse in Morocco. It has a 1,700m sand track and covered seating for 700. The Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) is the National Authority in Morocco that is in charge of horse racing.  Arabian International Racing Day, celebrated since 2002, has welcomed participants from many countries. On…

Blitters Plonja wins Watba Stud Farm Cup opener The Netherlands

        April 22, 2012, ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s 2012 Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series in Europe got off to a great start at the Duindigt race course in The Netherlands on Sunday. Trainer Diana Dorenburg, who could not win the Festival’s Shaikh…

FEI Update on the Use of Cameras on Athletes or Equipment

Release: March 21, 2012   AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: FEI The new provision in article 140 of the General Regulations and approved during last FEI General Assembly in Rio that states that “the use of cameras on Athletes or equipment (such as on Protective Headgear, head covering or carriage) shall not be permitted, unless otherwise specifically agreed by the…

Josco Du Cayrou wins in Toulouse

April 20, 2012, Toulouse, France ~ Josco Du Cayrou finished ahead of Ghalib, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to emerge winner of the Group 2 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup race in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global…

Action Hero, Maureen Milburn

April 16, 2012 “Just thought I’d drop you a line to say how proud we are in Australia of Maureen’s well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the Darley Awards night recently. Maureen has worked tirelessly to establish Arabian Racing in Australia for over 20 years. Lobbying governments and the Thoroughbred industry to recognize our right…

WEC Endurance Trial in Argentina

 April 16, 2012 ~ San Andres del Moro had a great race in La Paloma, Argentina, March 30/31. It was a qualifier for the World Endurance Championship in Euston Park and for the PanAm this year. We had several excellent positions, 12 starters and 9 finished. In 160 km: From the farm had one horse-rider. Moro…

PREAKNESS DAY CARD WILL FEATURE GRADE 1 RACE FOR ARABIANS

   BALTIMORE, 04-15-12—Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, will join with Pimlico Race Course to host a Grade 1 race for purebred Arabian horses on Preakness Day, Saturday, May 19. The $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, headlines the 14-race card. The 14-race program also will…

DUBAI CAPITALE MONDIALE DU PUR SANG

     Submitted from Tunisia~ Après trois mois de “Carnival”, l’hippodrome dubaïote  proposait samedi 30 mars  sa réunion la plus prestigieuse et la plus riche de l’année, avec six épreuves au label de Groupe I. En tête d’affiche la course la plus richement dotée au monde : la Dubai World Cup (10.000.000 $) et  un total…

Preparations in full swing for Third World Arabian Racing Conference to be held in Berlin in June

   April 13, 20012, Abu Dhabi~  Preparations are in full swing for the H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Third World Arabian Racing Conference to be held in the Germany’s capital city of Berlin from June 7 to 9, 2012. Addressing a  press conference at the ADNEC here today, Ms…

Sartejano and Adrie de Vries win Araber-Rennin at Hoppegarten

Araber-Rennen in Berlin-Hoppegarten am 8. April 2012 The  Qatar Near Al Khwar Cup – 1800 m  saw the star duo of Adrie de Vries and Sartejano win the first Arabian race of the 2012 season at Berlin-Hoppegarten. A crowd of  6,800 watched the races on Easter Sunday which started with the Arabian race with a field of…

Award to Sheikh Hamdan for best Arabian Race Horse in the World

 In December 2011 the first ever world ranking of Arabian Race horses was presented by the International Arabian Horse Racing Federation – IFAHR.  Topping the list was No Risk Al Maury – owned by HH Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum who received his award on Dubai World Cup night on March 31 in Dubai.…

AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 names Nicolas Wahlen as endurance discipline manager

 Caen, 5 April 2012     French translation below Team spirit to the power of eight : the discipline managers join the sports management department. With 871 days to go, the Organizing Committee for the Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014 to be held in Normandy, France, has named Nicolas Wahlen as endurance event organiser.  Wahlen, a…

Berlin-Hoppegarten welcomes first Arabian race of the season

 April 3, 2012, Berlin~ The first Arabian race of the 2012 season will be off  Sunday, April 8th, at race course Berlin-Hoppegarten, the first of others to come. Fresh off his win on Fred Texas at the Dubai Kahayala Classic, Adrie de Vries will be on Sartejano, looking to reprise his effort. It is a…

USEF Names Long List for the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship

      Lexington, KY – Endurance competition heated up this weekend at the Priefert Ranch in Mt. Pleasant, TX as 45 of the nation’s top horses and riders contested the 160km Selection Trial for a spot on the Long List for the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship. In a close race to the finish…

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy Readies Budget, Broadcast Plans

        April 2, 2012, Normandy, France  ~  Putting it all together Budget: The French state has confirmed its 10 million euro participation in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy budget. It’s a clear indication of the priority given to the event. In total, the WEG budget amounts to 67.5…

Mickael Barzalona in high riding moment in Dubai

March 31, 2012, Dubai World Cup ~ After winning the Group 1 US$10 million Dubai World Cup on Monterosso, jockey Michael Barzalona  was on top of the world. “I couldn’t believe when no one was coming after me. This is a dream. I have no words to describe what I feel right now.  (Asked about…

BAN on the movement of horses within Bahrain has been extended until June 30

March 30, 2012 ~ Bahrain Gulf Daily News-  The decision to continue the ban on movement of horses within Bahrain has been extended to take all precautions agains a resurgence of the deadly equine disease, Glanders. The ban, in effect since April 2010, has curtailed all movement of horses within the country and cancelled all…