Tag Archive for Abu Dhabi Arabian racing

RB Lam Tara Stars in Al Asayl Double at Abu Dhabi

26 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf Sunday, 26 January 2020, was highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Shadwell Stud Al Ruwais Stakes for which a dozen Purebred Arabian sprinters went to post. RB Lam Tara ran the race alone at the end, posting a smooth success representing the…

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Ernst Oertel photo: Nils Rosenkjaar

17 April 2019, UAE ~ Ernst Oertel is fresh off his winner circle triumphs for the 2018-2019 UAE racing season. Dedicated, determined and goal oriented, this year it all came together for Oertel as he won the ultimate Arabian race, the coveted $1million Dubai Kahayla Classic, the opener for the World Cup, and achieved Champion…

ARO Welcomes Increase in Entries at Wolverhampton

Arabian race entries rise26 April 2017, UK ~ Following the close of entries at noon on 26 April, for the seasons’ opening fixture at Wolverhampton on 7 May, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) saw a welcome rise in entries from the 2016 race day. With 79 individual horses making up the 90 entries across the…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Vows Expanded Training for Jockeys

Media Panel

Interactive debate on media and jockeys at conclusion of HH Sheikha Fatima Conference11 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ One of the most important aspects of any event, the role of media and public relations, came under scrutiny on the second and final day of EARS HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Conference for Training and…

Sniper on Target at Abu Dhabi

6 March 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his retained jockey Paul Hanagan snared the big Purebred Arabian contest of the weekend, the Group 1 Liwa Oasis (1400m), at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 6 March. Ten went to the post in the Liwa Oasis but only three were key players with Shateh leading, then…

Emirates Racing Authority Levies Fines for Furosemide Detection

Wednesday January 29, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The Emirates Racing Authority continues to enforce rules and met out stiff punishment after finding post-race urine samples that have detected prohibited substances. ERA Stewards concluded in an inquiry into a report received from the Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substance furosemide had been detected in the…

AF Lafeh gives owner Al Naboodah another Wathba Stud Farm Cup win

March 3, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ It was another win for owner Khalid Khalifa Al Naboodah when 7-year-old grey AF Lafeh won the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday. The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) unveiled

      April 14, 2012, Abu Dhabi~  The H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival have announced a prize fund of Euros 50,000 and a car for the Ladies race series which will now be run as HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR). At a press…

Sheikh Tahnoon signs Global Arabian Festival book at visit to Abu Dhabi Book Fair

     March 28, 2012 Abu Dhabi ~ His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of TDIC and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, visited the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s book stand at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in Abu Dhabi today, and wrote…

Gillian Duffield Sh Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Award Best Woman Trainer

A slight woman with a gentle demeanor, Gillian Duffield could pass as a professor or a real estate agent, but one would have to look hard to see the grit that has made her one of the most successful Arabian race horse trainers over the years, 25 of them spent training for Sheikh Hamdan Bin…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Honors UAE Season

March 19, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE finished as the leading owner with 13 winners while Eric Lemartnel and Tadhg O’Shea with 15 winners each topped the trainer’s and jockeys’ pack respectively for the Abu Dhabi racing season 2011-12. At an impressive end-of-season party…

Quite A Show in Abu Dhabi

March 11, 2012 Abu Dhabi ~ Quite A Show lived up to his name at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening by winning the featured Group 1 Liwa Oasis, the 1400m feature, with Tadhg O’Shea in the saddle for his main employer His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and trainer Doug Watson. O’Shea, who…

Sanddpiper and TM Junior Johnson win big in Houston

 March 3, 2012, Houston, Texas ~ Oman’s Fatma Al Manji on Sanddpiper won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies IFAHR Cup after TM Junior Johnson scored handily in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup on Saturday night at the Sam…

Demuro on Daffagh Al Asayl win Middle Jewel of Arabian Triple Crown

  February 26, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The middle round of the Arabian Triple Crown was the highlight at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening and Daffagh Al Asayl (DARIKE (FR) – DENYAI (FR) by Johnny On the Spot (US) – was able to open his local account at the fourth attempt in the 2200m Group…

Naseem wins UAE Arabian Derby

February 12, Abu Dhabi ~ Naseem  (Mahabb (AE) – Aryaan (FR) by Kesberoy (FR)-, a four-year-old chestnut colt, bred and owned by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, gave trainer Majed Al Jahouri a 1-2 for in the featured 2200m Arabian Derby on Sunday evening. Wayne Smith, last season’s champion jockey, was in the saddle on…

UAE Arabian Derby to take place Sunday

   February 12, 2012, Abu Dhabi~The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is host and sponsor to their meeting on Sunday afternoon with the UAE Arabian Derby the main highlight on the seven race card. Restricted to four-year-olds, the 2200m feature has attracted a field of 11 with owner His Excellency Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

Nieshan out classes rivals in HH The President of the UAE Cup

February 5, 2012, Abu Dhabi~The HH The President Of The UAE Cup, Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious and valuable Purebred Arabian race of the season, was won in a driving finish by Nieshan, who denied 2011 winner Seraphin Du Paon after a titanic duel over the last 200m. The six-year-old was having his fifth start of…

Seraphin Du Paon will defend HH The President’s Cup on Sunday

February 3, 2012 Abu Dhabi~On Sunday, February 5, Seraphin Du Paon will seek to defend his crown in the 2200m HH The President’s Cup after having made an impressive win in the prep race. His triumph of this title last year came just his grand win at  the Kahayla Classic on Dubai World Cup night. With…

Rabah De Carrere Opens UAE account with Wathba Stud Farm Cup Win

    January 22, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The number 13 seemed to prove lucky for Gillian Duffield’s Rabah De Carrere as the 7-year-old chestnut finally managed to get past the post first in his 13th attempt here in the UAE. Rabah De Carrere last won a race in July 2009 at Kempton Park before coming to…