Gr 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Won by Sunny Du Loup

2 March 2024, Meydan, Dubai ~ The day’s Group 1  opener was the Purebred Arabian Maktoum Challenge Round 3, which produced a compelling battle between winner Sunny Du Loup and runner-up at the wire AF Alwajel. Sunny Du Loup prevailed by a short head, giving second season trainer Hamad Al Marar his first top level…

Al Khalediah Stables Complete Another Famous Double

Asfan Al Khalediah was an impressive winner under Abdullah Alawfi Credit: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia / Ali Al-Abdullah

Saturday, 24 February 2024 ~ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Horses bred by the Al Khalediah Stables continued to dominate the 2024 The Saudi Cup meeting after the family-owned Asfan Al Khalediah (KSA) added the US$2m Diriyah Gate Development Authority Obaiyah Arabian Classic to his growing record. A winner of last year’s Ministry of Culture Al Mneefah…

Tilal Al Khalediah Wins $1.5M Al Mneefah Cup

Friday 23 February 2024, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The Naser Mutlaq-trained Tilal Al Khalediah (KSA) wrote himself into the history books when he stormed home in the US $1.5m Ministry of Culture Al Mneefah Cup, a Group 1 event for Purebred Arabians. A winner of last year’s Group 1 Diriyah Gate Development Authority Obaiyah Arabian…

Saudi Cup Day Obaiyah Classic Track Works Trainer Comments

Saudi Cup

22 February 2024 ~ US$2m Diriyah Gate Development Authority Obaiyah Arabian Classic Honey Proof (USA) – “He is very well, looks in great condition,” trainer Rhonda Tuley said. “He likes the track and is handling the change in environment without any trouble.” Vica Grine (FR) – Trainer Elisabeth Bernard admits that it will be difficult to assess…

Gr1 Saudi Cup Trainer Comments on Drawn Post Position

Saudi Cup

21 February 2024, Riyadh, KSA ~ Trainer comments on Post Position for $20,000,000USD Saudi Cup, to be the 9th and last race on Saturday, 24 February 2024. 4YO+ All 1800m Dirt,SH 3YO+ All 1800m Dirt Fourteen (14) horses entered: Carmel Road (USA) – Gate 14 Abdullah Albadah, trainer: “I’m happy. He’s in good form, working…