Tag Archive for Arabian racing France

The Qatar International Stakes (Gr1 PA) Focuses on Quality Entries

1 August is the first stage of the $1,000,000 Bonus Doha Triple Crown28 June, 2018 ~ The prestigious Qatar International Stakes (GR 1 PA) that will be run at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Wednesday, 1 August 2018, promises an exciting renewal both in quality and quantity in terms of entries in the early closing…

Rawdah Scoops Prix Kriss II Wathba Stallions Cup

14 April 2018, Mont-de-Marsan, France ~ Favorite Rawdah scored an impressive win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Prix Kriss II Wathba Stallions Cup held at the Mont-de-Marsan racecourse in France on 11 April  2018. Running in the colors of the Royal Oman Cavalry, Rawdah (Dahess)…

Al Walid Wins Prix du Haras de Gelos-Wathba Stallions Cup

Al Walid and connections

Al Walid ends Nafees’ unbeaten run7 February 2018, Pau, France ~ Al Walid under Quentin Houdoin gave Al Shaqab Racing the win in the first HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup series on 6 February 2018 in Pau, France. Eight were in the fray for…

Ebraz Wins Qatar Prix Dragon at Chantilly

Preparing for the Qatar Arabian World Cup 1 October20 September 2017, Chantilly, France ~ Ebraz under jockey Cristian Demuro won the run-up race to the Qatar Arabian World Cup, the Qatar Arc Trial 17, (Qatar Cup – Prix Dragon) by over 5 lengths at the Chantilly racecourse in France on 10 September 2017. The 2000…

Al Mourtajez Wins Qatar Arabian World Cup Group 1 at Chantilly

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend at Chantilly racecourse 2 October 2016, Chantilly, France ~ Al Mourtajez under jockey Julien Auge’ has handily won the 2016 edition of the Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA), Sunday, 2 October, at Chantilly race course outside of Paris. Owned by the Al Shaqab Racing operation and trained by Thomas…

Alsaker wins Wathba Cup at La Teste

28 July 2016, La Teste, France ~ Alsaker, a 4-year-old mare owned by the Royal Stables of Oman, demolished a small but quality field in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud farm Cup race held in La Teste, France, on 23 July. Ridden by Julien…

Sweden’s Nilsson Clinches First in Ladies World Championship, Toulouse

Muraaqib scores in Sheikh Zayed Cup23 April 2016 – France ~ Muraaqib, owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Prix De Carthage – Hannibal) Group 2 race at the Toulouse Hippodrome…

A Visit With Dr. Al Nujaifi – Top 2015 Breeder/Owner for Placings in IFAHR

28 December 2015 ~ Dr. Mohammad Al-Nujaifi, businessman, writer, and historian of Arab Islamic and Middle East history, has a Doctorate in Agriculture from Oxford University and divides his time between Iraq and Europe. He has authored books in Arabic and English titled: The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq, Myths & Realities. Breeder/owner of many…

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Race in Tarbes, France

On Sunday, 11 October, Apprentice jockeys get their penultimate chance to book a berth in the 8 November final 10 October 2015, Tarbes, France ~ Apprentice jockeys get their penultimate chance to book a berth in the finale of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race when eight jockeys face off in…

Prada T Wins Group 1PA at Longchamp

10 May 2015, Longchamp ~ Four Year Old Filly, Prada T (Djendel x Pascha Z by Chndaka) from Holland won the first Group 1PA of the French Season at the Coupe D’Europe Des Chevaux Arabes at Longchamp on 10 May.  It was a fantastic and well deserved result for owner, breeder and trainer Gerard Zoetelief. 2000m Results:…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup kick starts 2015 French Arabian racing season

Al Mahdod makes winning return17 February 2015, France ~ Once again it was Jean-Francois Bernard, the ace handler who kick-started the French Purebred Arabian racing season for 2015 on a bright note when he saddled the winner in the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm…

Mister Ginoux wins French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge for Colts

29 October 2014, Toulouse, France ~ Mister Ginoux (Amer x Nacree Al Maury), after winning his debut at Bordeaux (July 10), remained unbeaten when taking the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge for Colts (Gr3 PA) at Toulouse, France, on Wednesday, 29 October. From the stables of Al Shaqab and trained by Thomas Fourcy, the colt was ridden by Julien…

Al Mourtazez wins French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Classic

29 October 2014, Toulouse, France ~  Al Mourtazez (Dahess x Arwa by Nuits St Georges) was head and shoulders above his rivals in the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Classic (Gr3 PA) at Toulouse, France, on Wednesday, 29 October. Al Mourtazez was ridden by Julien Auge to win the 2,200-metre contest and clinch the title of the…

UAE’s Al Subose wins in Tarbes, France

Apprentice Jockey Shines in HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Championship (IFAHR) race 13 October 2014, Tarbes, France ~ It was worth the effort for UAE Apprentice jockey Ahmed Al Subose, who finished third in a race in York, UK,  on Saturday and then travelled to the south of France for the HH Sheikh Mansoor…

French leg of HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Championship on Sunday

11-horse field for Tarbes race wears an open look 11 October 2014, Tarbes, France ~ Eleven young apprentice jockeys line-up for the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) race to be run at the Tarbes race course in the south…

QREC and Total showcase Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

The 93rd edition of the world’s richest horserace on turf is scheduled to be held at Longchamp racecourse, Paris on October 525 September 2014, Doha ~ The Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) and Total E&P Qatar hosted a press conference at the Ritz Carlton Doha on  21 September 2014, to make a presentation of the Qatar…

Qatar Petroleum International Ltd announced as Qatar Arabian World Cup sponsor

Qatar Petroleum sponsors € 1 Million Race for Arabians at Longchamp10th September 2014, Doha ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) has announced Qatar Petroleum International Ltd (QPI) as the exclusive sponsor of the world’s richest race for purebred Arabians, the Qatar Arabian World Cup, which will be run at Longchamp, Paris, on Sunday, 5 October…

Bint Jakkarta and Al Mourtazez Take Championships in Al Rayyan and Doha Cups

Al Shaqab Racing dominates in Deauville16 August, 2014, Deauville ~  Bint Jakkarta (QA), running in the colors of Al Shaqab Racing, took on the colts for the first time in the 2,000m €50,000 Al Rayyan Cup (Gr1 P/A), on Saturday, 16 August 2014, at Deauville. Thomas Fourcy’s representative left her rivals no chance after making her move…

Djet Taouy wins the President of the UAE Cup – Mindza wins at Chantilly

Mindza wins Qatar Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr.1 PA)30 June, 2014, Chantilly, France ~ Mindza (FR) Wins For Qatar Hassan Al Matwi Five horses went to post in this first group 1 PA race of the Chantilly season for three-year-olds, sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. It was a thrilling finish between BON…

UAE Horses Dominate Arabian Races in Toulouse

Victoria Allers partnered Nahee to land the sixth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship and Jean-Baptise Hamel brought Sir Bani Yas home in the fourth round of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup at the Hippodrome de ToulouseApril 18, 2014, Toulouse, France  ~ Norwegian lady jockey Victoria Allers…

AFAC and the French racing system top down

Special Horsereporter Report ~ France has long been a leading force in horse racing. In 1776 the first racecourse opened on the Plaine des Sablons followed by Fontainebleau and Vincennes. By 1801 Arabians were arriving from the Middle East and competing on French race tracks. Napoleon I had seen the lighter energetic Arabians carrying the Egyptian…

Mushrae Tops Quality Field at Qatar Arabian World Cup

Sunday 6th October, Paris ~ Qatar Arabian World Cup Sponsored by Qatar Pretroleum International In a race led by Boum de Ghazal up  until the start of the home straight, Mushrae  was biding his time in the middle of the pack, then broke away in the false home straight and slipped onto the trail of…

Top Price of €240,000 Paid for No Problem Al Maury

October 3, 2013, Saint Cloud, France ~PURE BRED ARABIAN SALE The Purebred Arabian Sale is the first rendezvous of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend, which is the stage for the most prestigious races dedicated to both thoroughbred and pure bred Arabians. The 2013 edition of the sale posted a turnover of €1,535,000 (including private…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup races in Sweden and France

August 14, 2013, UAE ~ Wathba Stud Farm Cup announces winners in Sweden and France as Yaqoot and Akkar stride to glory – Press Release Sweden – Yaqoot (Darike x Nirva de Caronne), owned by Stall Haaga, kicked away from the rest of the field to claim a comfortable two and a half lengths victory in the 1730m…

Muntasar wins Doha Cup in Deauville

August 10, 2013, Deauville, France ~ Prix Manganate – Alban de Mieulle trained Muntasar (Majd Al Arab x Danie Du Cassou) produced a sparkling gallop in the final furlong of the 2,000-metre race to pulverize his five opponents in Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club sponsored Doha Cup (Prix Manganate) held at Deauville racecourse in France on Saturday,…

QREC sponsors top racing in Europe

July 1, UK ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club(QREC) sponsored series of races continues with huge success in Europe. 30 July -Jean Francois Bernard trained Abu Alabyad (Akbar x Ortie), donning the silks of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, claimed the QREC sponsored Coupe De France Des Sang Arabes at Chantilly racecourse on Sunday,…

Al Mamun Monlau proves again at UAE President Cup Group 1 at St. Cloud

June 23, 2013, Doha ~ HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani owned Al Mamun Monlau came up with yet another sterling performance while clinching the Coupe of the UAE President Cup (Grp 1 PA – 4 Years old and upward) at St. Cloud racecourse, France on Sunday, 23 June 2013. Sporting the colors of Al…

QREC sponsors Coupe De France at Chantilly

June 24, 2013, Doha ~ The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club announced today that  as part of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club’s (QREC) strategy to promote and enhance pure Arabian racing overseas, the ongoing series of QREC sponsored Arabian races continues in Europe. The coming event is the Coupe de France des Pur-Sang Arabes for…

Mushrae wins at Chantilly

June 16, 2013, Chantilly, France ~ One of 9 races on the 16 June card along with the Prix De Diane was the Arabian Derby for 4 years +, Prize money of €150,000 sponsored by Al Shahania Stud. The winner was Mushrae (Munjiz x Djezika by Dormane) capturing his third race in a row with Christophe…

Racing news from Toulouse

19th April 2013, Toulouse, France –   Prix de l’Elevage (Gr.2 PA – 4YO Fillies – 2.000m)  ONE TWO FOR THE ROYAL CAVALRY OF OMAN Vahess du Croate (Dahess) and Myra de Monlau (Munjiz) had their first race of the season on Friday night in Toulouse. They both race under the same ownership : the Royal Cavalry of Oman,…

Abu Dhabi Hosts Endurance National Day Cup December 8

December 5, 2012, Abu Dhabi~ Almost 300 riders have entered to bid for honors at the December 8, FEI 120km CEI** National Day Cup, marking the celebrations of the 41st anniversary of the union of the seven emirates of the UAE. The Saturday  National Day Cup will be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village…

View from the Prix de L’Arc Weekend

Mushrae (Munjiz – Djezika) winner of the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Poulains (3-y-o colts) 2000 m ridden by Christophe Soumillon, trained by J.P. Totain, owned and bred by Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sandeed (Amer) finished second, Al Mahdod (Munjiz) third.                        …