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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.…

2020 Dubai International Arabian Races Cancelled

  6 August 2020, UK ~ The 2020 renewal of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) at Newbury, UK, will unfortunately not take place this year, but is set to return in 2021. With a large proportion of the Arabian racing season already lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision has been taken not…

Ebraz At His Best in the Qatar International Stakes Gr 1

1 August 2020, UK ~ The fifth day and finale of QREC-sponsored Qatar Goodwood Festival came with a massive Qatari victory when H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Ebraz won the G1 P/A Qatar International Stakes for four-year-old and older Arabians, for the second year on the spin. Ebraz managed to keep his title…

Ebraz Wins Qatar International Arabian Stakes Gr 1

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FAST NEWS: 1 August at Goodwood, UK – The highest rated Arabian horse in the world wins again for Al Shahania Stud. 1st Ebraz 2nd Deryan (FR) 3rd Tayf (FR) Winner: O: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani T: Julian Smart   Please follow and like us:

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…

Top Rivals Ebraz and Tayf Oppose in Qatar International Stakes

30 July 2020, UK ~ For a fourth consecutive year, two of the world’s leading Arabian racehorses, Ebraz and Tayf, will go head to head in the Qatar International Stakes. They complete a field of nine declared runners for the £200,000 Group 1PA contest, to be run over a mile on 1 August, the final…

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…

Alan Smith, Equestrian Journalist, the Best Job in Fleet Street

Article by Louise Parks for FEI – 6 July 2020 Not too many people have been to 17 Olympic Games in their lifetime, but retired British journalist Alan Smith most certainly has. In a career that spanned 48 years he reported on no less than nine Summer and eight Winter Games along with all the…

Hattal Wins the Qatar Derby Gr 1 at Chantilly

5 July 2020, Chantilly, France ~ The Group 1 Qatar Derby for 4-year-old Pure Arabians is one of the major races in the European Arabian racing calendar. The 2020 renewal of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC)-sponsored event was run at Chantilly on Sunday, 5 July. This race, in a normal year, would have…

FEI Holds Virtual Board Meeting on Finance, Cancellations and Championships

Croatian team

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…

QREC Confirms Qatar International Stakes at Qatar Good Festival 2020

Sir Bani Yas wins Group 1 Qatar Intl Stakes at Goodwood 2015

Prize fund of £200,000 down to sixth place24 June 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) have confirmed that the Qatar International Stakes will go ahead as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020 on the rescheduled date of Saturday, 1 August. Held over a mile on the historic Sussex Downs, the Group 1…

Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2020 postponed to 2021

23 June 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2020 have been postponed until May 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on equestrian sport. The decision to postpone comes following agreement between the FEI, the Italian National Federation and the Organisers in Pisa. The Championships were due to…

California, USA, Arabian Racing Opens in June

2020 Race Dates and Venues16 June 2020, California – In a lengthy TeleConference meeting on 11 June 2020, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved the California horse racing dates which include the dates for Arabian racing already confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF). The COVID-19 risk to health has instigated some…

Dubai International Day at Newbury Date to be Postponed

Lightning Bolt over Gazwan in the finish.

Dubai International Arabian Races 2020 Update4 June 2020, UK ~ With British Thoroughbred racing resuming as of 1 June, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) board wish to clarify the current situation with regards to the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), scheduled for 26 July at Newbury racecourse. Due to a number of factors arising from…

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

Deryan

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…

FEI European Championships in Olympic & Paralympic disciplines cancelled for 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games will be held 23 July to 8 August 2021 and the Paralympic Games will run from 24 August through to 5 September 20218 May 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI European Championships in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines of Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Para Dressage will not be held in 2021…

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

Michael Matz

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…