Lilij Ann wins tenth and final Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Duindigt

October 28, 2012, Dundight, Netherlands ~ Lilij Ann brought the curtain down on the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup 10-race series in The Netherlands with a superb win at the Duindigt racecourse on Sunday. In a close contest the 6-year-old mare under jockey Anthony Deau…

Delaware Park cancels Monday live racing card due to Hurricane Sandy

   Wilmington, Del. , October 28, 2012 — Delaware Park has cancelled the live racing card scheduled for Monday, October 29, due to the forecast of Hurricane Sandy affecting the Mid-Atlantic region. Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and…

Star-studded field to round off Wathba Stud Farm Cup series in Duindigt on Sunday

    October 27, 2012, Netherlands ~  The 10th and final Wathba Stud Farm Cup race for the year 2012 in The Netherlands has attracted a star-studded field promising a thrilling end to this popular series. Sunday’s race at the Duindigt race course is not only the final race of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin…

Sheikh Mansoor Racing Festival adds value to 2013 prize money

 Updated October 25, 2012, San Francisco, CA ~The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin  Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Flat Racing Festival has announced an increase in added prize money for the California Wathba Stud Farm Cup races supporting small breeders and owners around the world.  In addition to the four Wathba Cup races, the Sheikh Zayed Al…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club begins Fall racing calendar

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club has begun the Qatar racing season On October 18 with a card that included five Arabian PA races. Dahash, ridden by Marco Monteriso claimed the 7th race, the Club Cup PA Stakes with Prize money of QR80,000. The Amer colt (x Taraza) trained by M. Al Sulaiti and owned by Mr. Essa Mohammed Al Sulaiti bested…

Mohamed Bin Faleh Heads REC Delegation to Salon du Cheval in Morocco

October 18, 2012, Doha ~ HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Faleh al-Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) is heading the delegation to the 5th Salon du Cheval in El Jadida, Morocco. An annual event, the 2012 edition of the Salon du Cheval will take place from 17 to 21 October 2012. Held under the…

A Brave Tevis Finish

 16, 2012, Auburn, California ~On August 4, Kadee Felton, 16, became the first junior out of five starters to finish the grueling Tevis cup ride on Shawford (Virgule Al Maury x BC Shawn Tiki by Samtyr). Riding with her mother, Beth, the two finished together in 19 hours, 57 minutes riding. Beth was riding Varoom…

Leading Sires by Earnings – USA Arabian Jockey Club

Leading Sires By Earnings – September, 2012             LEADING SIRE’S BY EARNINGS                                                    2012                                                      Stakes            Total Rnk  Stallion                      Strtrs Wnrs/Wins Wnrs/Wins          Earnings       Yob                 Top Earner                        Earnings ——————————————————————————– 1    BURNING SAND                      45   31/50      7/12             $602,433       1986                SO BIG IS BETTER                   $50,245 2    CHNDAKA                           17   10/16      0/0              $143,220       1990                EXPLOSIVE HEAT MHF                 $29,007…

USA Working towards IFAHR Pattern Race Grading

 October 15, 2012, Delaware ~ Kathy Smoke, American Jockey Club Racing Committee Chair, shared news from the October Paris IFAHR committee meeting on the progress to integrate the USA into the European PA Grading system. According to Smoke, the International Pattern Race Committee is now working to devise an accurate method to give an International Handicap…