FEI appoints Endurance Independent Governance Advisors

9 January 2015, Switzerland ~ The FEI has named three Independent Governance Advisors (IGAs), with the first due to start work this weekend. FEI 4* judge Roderick Fisher (GBR) will be the first IGA to attend an Endurance event in this new role, traveling to the CEI 3* Dubai (UAE) tomorrow, 10 January. The IGAs were…

Hassiba and Rassan Win Honors in Qatar racing

8 January 2015, Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club ~ Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi owned and trained Hassiba (Burning Sand x Gefool ASF) was a pillar to post winner of the Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race. Taking a good jump, jockey Tadgh O’Shea took Hassiba to the front and called the shots to her…

Bigg N Rich Claims Meydan’s Group 1 Arabian Race

8 January 2015, Dubai ~ Meydan Racecourse staged the opening fixture of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday evening 8 January, where Surfer, trained by Satish Seemar won the Group 2 Thoroughbred race, and Bigg N Rich trained by Eric Lemartinel took over the Group 1 Arabian race. Victorious in the Listed Dubai Mile Creek…

Meydan Group Extends Support for Endurance Riding in 2015 and Beyond

7 January 2015, Dubai ~ Meydan Group and the UAE’s support of endurance riding is to be extended in 2015 and beyond with significant announcements that include an International Endurance Series to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and sponsorship of the 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for…

Dubai Kahayla Classic Now Worth US $1Million

7 January 2015, Dubai ~ IPIC has become the first company to sponsor two races on Dubai World Cup day after inking a deal to empower the 2000m Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic for Purebred Arabians to the tune of US $1M. Already a Meydan Pillar Partner and the sponsor of the 1000m group 1 $1M…

Longines Presents Opening Dubai World Cup Carnival on 8 January 2015

7 January 2015 ~ Meydan Pillar Partner and Official Timekeeper, Longines presents the opening US$915,000 Dubai World Cup Carnival card of 2015 on Thursday January 8, 2015. The meeting will be highlighted by the first rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge races for Purebred Arabians and Thoroughbreds and the Listed Singspiel Stakes. The meeting begins with…