Eric Lemartinel Leaves Al Asayl After Six Years

Lemartinel confers with O'Shea

4 August 2021, From the National, ABU DHABI ~ Eric Lemartinel has said he leaves President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed’s Al Asayl Stables with many “great memories” after his contract was not renewed for the new season. Lemartinel saddled 185 winners for Al Asayl over six seasons, highlighted by the €1.2 million ($1.43m) Group 1…

Tevis Cup 100-Mile Ride Will Start with 140 Riders

23 July 2021 ~ The Tevis Cup currently registers 140 riders ready to start. Any further entries/changes will need to be made at Robie Park on Friday. The ride is held in El Dorado and Placer County, California, starting at 5:15 a.m. at Robie Equestrian Park (39°14′20″N 120°10′39″W) near the town of Truckee, across the…

22 July 2021, Goodwood, UK ~ Some of the world’s best Arabians count among the 21 horses entered in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) for Wednesday, 28 July, in what promises to be another exciting renewal as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The £400,000 mile contest sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club is…

What it Takes to Fly 325 Horses to Tokyo

15 July 2021, Tokyo (JPN), And in a piece of history-making, 36 of them flew into Japan last night – the first full cargo load of horses ever to land in Haneda, the waterfront airport that serves the greater Tokyo area and which is now welcoming a very different group of Olympic athletes. “To see…

Photo Finish Sees Zayin Zyperion Winner at Wathba Stallions Cup

14 July 2021, UK ~ Sean Levey and Zayin Zyperion broke a three-year absence from the winners’ enclosure for owner-breeder Paul Simmons when they secured the Wathba Stallions Cup at Lingfield Park by a short head on 14 July 2021. One of five runners in the race for trainer Pete Hammersley, the six-year-old son of…

AA Rich Whiskey Wins Race 1 of the California Wathba Stallions Cup

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12 July 2021, California, USA ~ The first of the three races in the series, run on Saturday, 10 July 2021, at the Pleasanton race track, saw six horses go to Post as favorite, Scorched, was a late scratch.    While the heat index in the area hovered at 107 degrees, AA Rich Whiskey under…