Dubai’s Deputy Ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dies

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24 March 2021, Dubai ~ A sad day for the world. This morning a statement was released by Shadwell Stud that read, “It is with great sadness that Shadwell announces the death of His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He died peacefully on Wednesday, 24 March 2021. Sheikh Hamdan was 75 and had…

2020 Darley Awards Held at Houston, Texas

22 March 2021, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) presented the 34th Annual Darley Awards on Friday, 19 March 2021, in Houston, Texas.This was also the second year in a row that the Awards were presented virtually, and this year they were streamed simultaneously on the ARC YouTube and Arabian Jockey Club Facebook channels.…

Somoud Repeats Group 1 Emirates Championship Win

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21 March 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the major fixtures of the Abu Dhabi season on 21 March was the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship, a Purebred Arabian feature in which class prevailed with last year’s winner Somoud proving a class apart as he defended his crown effortlessly in the win time of…

FEI UPDATES on the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) – neurological form

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21 March 2021, The FEI has created a dedicated hub to collect and share all the latest information and developments around the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1 – neurological form), which originated in Valencia (ESP) in February 2021. This outbreak led to the FEI cancelling international events in 11 countries on the European mainland…

Statement on Overseas Spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

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20 March 2021, Tokyo, Japan ~ The Five Parties (the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the Organising Committee Tokyo 2020 and the Government of Japan) met virtually. During the meeting, the IOC and IPC were informed, as outlined below, about the conclusion of the Japanese parties…

Likely Fields for 25th Dubai World Cup Day

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  17 March 2021,  Dubai, UAE ~ There will be 14 Group or Grade 1 winners with a combined 23 victories at the highest level are set to line up for the 25th running of Dubai World Cup day at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, 27 March 2021. A total of 117 horses from 11 countries…