Tag Archive for Arabian Racing Qatar

Al Shahania Stud dominates December 26 Qatar Arabian Derby

26th December, 2013, Qatar Arabian Derby ~ Al Shahania Stud dominated the day’s proceedings with a rich haul of five winners in the nine-event card framed for the day, while Dubday won the Qatar Thoroughbred Derby.  After losing out narrowly in the opener, where Umm Qarn’s Waad (Mugadir x Entisar) edged out Al Nefor in the Local…

Nashmi edges out Aziz Al Shahania to win Al Wajba Cup

19th Dec 2013, QREC ~ The Alban de Mieulle-trained Nashmi (Amer x Danie Du Cassou) won the Al Wajba Cup in a tight finish on Thursday, 19 December 2013. The Pure Arabian Advanced Plate, run over 1,850-metre race featured the card of nine races at the Racing and Equestrian Club. Jockey Marvin Suerland got Nashmi into…

Maseela – traditional Qatari racing

December 18, 2013 ~ The Maseela is a traditional tribal horse race, done in heats by two riders. It is now part of the excitement during winter racing at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. See photos by QREC photographer Juhaim.   Please follow and like us:

Muntasar gallops away with Qatar National Day Trophy

December 18, 2013, QREC ~ Muntasar and Fouladh win for Umm Qarn Umm Qarn’s Muntasar (Majd Al Arab x Danie Du Cassou) with Pier Convertino up, came up with a stunning gallop down the final straight to win the Qatar National Day Trophy, a Group II Pure Arabian race, run over 2,000 metres at the Racing and…

Bin Amer takes Fegentri Rider to Victory in Doha

December 12, 2013, QREC ~ German gentleman rider Dennis Schiergen clinched his first win in Qatar while steering  Mohammed Hamad Al Attiya-trained Bin Amer (Amer-Ismala) to a commanding victory in the Pure Arabian Conditions event, which was the Championship race for Fegentri Gentleman Riders. Harran (Kevin Tobin up) was a faraway second ahead of Al…

Khabbab makes good at the Al Khor Cup in Doha

December 11, 2013, QREC ~ The Al Khor Cup 1800m was won by  Khabbab (Dahess x Ezraa) continuing his good season under Pat Convertino for trainer, Alban de Mieulle. After laying back around the turn, he pulled steadily away down the stretch and made the win by 4 lengths in a time of 2:05:47 over…

December racing in Doha gives Assy win in Derby Trial

Wednesday December 4, Doha ~ Julian Smart-trained Assy (Amer x Margouia), owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and bred at Al Shahania Stud, pulled off a facile victory in the local bred Pure Arabian Derby Trial, run over 1,850 metres. The Burning Sand son, Kassam, trained by Jassim Ghazali, also sporting the colors…

November 20 – 21 provides great racing in Doha

November 21, 2013, QREC ~ Alban de Mieulle trained Fouladh (Amer x Jaljalah) put up a wonderful performance in Al Wakra Cup; the feature race in a card of nine events held at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, November 21. The Umm Qarn bred champion devoured ground in the straight to floor his…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Highlights wins by La Hoor and Harran

November 14, 2013, Doha ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club runs Barzan Cup & Qatar Guineas Day La Hoor (Burning Sand x Pettra), owned and trained by Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi with Marvin Suerland up took command of the race and once the handsome black bay colt shifted into gear on the backstretch there was…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club classic entries increase to 38

September 5, 2013, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization is happy to announce a strong field on tap for the September 14, Doncaster race. Four entries were added to the frame after Tuesday’s supplementary stage (3 September) for the Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes. Joining the 34 strong entries, including…

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…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Premier Handicap Stakes At Newbury

 June 24, 2013, London ~ Rachel King has been seen to excellent effect a number of times on Syrah Gris, but he needs to have his head put in front right on the line which won’t be easy here.  Noble Athlete won well on Sunday and still looks fairly treated but carries a 6lb penalty for…

The end of the racing season in Doha

May 9, 2013, Doha ~ The racing season came to a end in Doha at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club with this 60th and final  race meet on May 9 with closing congratulations and awards. Jockey Marvin Suerland dazzled on the final day’s race meeting of the 2012-13 season with four wins out of the…

Majd Al Uraiq and Arrafa triumph in Qatar

25 April, 2013, Doha, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club At the  55th race meeting at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club,  Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s Majd Al Uraiq (Majd Al Arab x Mezooh) was a comfortable winner in the Pure Arabian Plate for three-year olds. Jockey Gerald Avranche rode the winner to a three…

Qatar races into April

April 11, 2013, Doha QREC ~ The 51st race meeting of the season at Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on April 11 was witness to the trainer-jockey combination of Jassim Al Ghazali and Gerald Avranche winning four of the nine races. Al Ghazali’s good day began in the second race when Safqah won the Pure…

Farraaha and Dahash dazzle in Doha

April 4, 2013, Doha ~ Alban de Mieulle, fresh from his third finish triumph with Very Nice Name in the Dubai Sheema Classic, was back in the paddock at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, taking the win in the 1850m AL HUWAILA CUP with Farraaha (Amer x Moonlit) with David Bouland up. Around the back…

Al Mizan, Majd Al Uraiq win Qatar March end racing week

March 28, Doha ~ Loyalty Cup Day at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) where Trainer  Jassim Al Ghazali won five races including the feature event – Loyalty Cup (Thoroughbred Stakes) during the 47th race meeting. Ohud, Al Mizan and Elwazeer won the third, fourth and fifth races, showing his Thoroughbred training to be as solid as…

March Racing in Doha puts Mu’Azzaz in Winner’s Circle

March 21, 2013, Doha, Qatar ~ During the 45th meeting at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), the H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Mu’Azzaz (Amer x Massamarie) captured the Group 3 Yousef Al Romaihi Cup  Pure Arabian Stakes in the time of 02:43:15 . The 9-year-old grey, trained by Julian Smart under jockey…

Action Hero – Trainer, Alban de Mieulle

Alban de Mieulle – A Horsereporter Interview ~ French Trainer, Alban de Mieulle, was delighted with Umm Qarn’s victories during the 2013 Qatar International Race Days, February 26-28. Over the three days of racing at the Qatar Equestrian Club in Doha, Umm Qarn won 6 out of the 10 Arabian races. On the last day…

Dahash Makes Winning Dash in Qatar

March 13, 2013, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ Rodat Al Maida Cup Day Dahash takes first in the QR80,000 P/A stakes at 1800m Racing continues at QREC in Qatar as the Wednesday meet saw Dahash (Amer x Taraza), trained by M Al Sulaiti ridden to the win by Pat Convertino, besting Rich Frynchman ridden by…

Tabarak triumphs to win HH The Emir’s Sword

 February 28, 2013, Qatar ~ Umm Qarn horses continued to dazzle at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on this night of champions, claiming four races, including the triumph of Qatar’s racing season, HH The Emir Sword Group 1. Tabarak (Nizam x Altesse d’Aroco) maintained his status in this race for 4 yrs and up…

Muntasar wins Group1 in Doha

27 February, 2013, Qatar ~ Qatar International Day was a good day for Umm Qarn  horses with four wins during the 38th race meeting of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. Umm Qarn’s four victories included the day’s two big races – Qatar International Trophy (Group I Pure Arabians) and Qatar International Cup (Group II…

Qatar International Equestrian Festival of Racing Entries

February 22, 2013, Doha ~ Preliminary entries are up for the Qatar International Equestrian Festival of Racing, Feb 26, 27, 28. Expect top- form racing during the meetings of the QIEF. February 26 racing will include the Qatar 2022 Invitation Cup, GCC Gulf Cup, and Al Rayyan Cup Day Seventh race for the day, the GCC Bred…

Celebrations begin for the 22nd edition of Qatar International Equestrian Festival (QIEF).

21 February 2013, Doha ~ Qatar celebrates the Arabian Horse with the biggest racing week in Qatar’s calendar. The 22ndedition of Qatar International Equestrian Festival (QIEF) kicks off this week, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, from 21 to 28 February 2013.…

Arkan Al Naif takes win for Local Purebred Arabians in Qatar

February 20, 2013, Doha ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) , Wednesday, Doha Cup Day    On the 36th day of racing, it was Arkan Al Naif that took the win for Local Purebred Arabians under Stephan Ladjadj for trainer Yousef Bentaher. Owned by Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani, the Amer son…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club celebrates Brouq Cup Day

The Emir’s Sword and Trophies Day has now moved to Thursday 7 March 2013 14th February 2013, Doha ~Brouq Cup Day ~The 35th day of Racing Iftekhar ASF won the Fillies and Mares Stakes over Raheel and Mogida. The Julian Smart trained 7 yr old by Amer out of Arc De Ciel was ridden to…

Qatar Racing celebrates Heir Apparent Days wins

February 5,6,7, 2013, Doha, Qatar – Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club ~ As the first races of February get underway in Doha, Arabian runners celebrate wins. Feb 6 – In the 2nd race it was Shujaa (Nizam x Les Hiles De Carrere) with Marvin Suerland up that won the 1500m race for horses rated 40…

Adrei de Vries rides to double wins in Doha

January 30, 2013, Doha ~Jockey Adrie de Vries had a double by riding Al Aamash and Trompettiste to victories. Al Aamash (Kalbarq x Espiri Bint Elina) won the opening race, the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate – and two races later De Vries returned to steer Trompettiste to win the Thoroughbred Handicap contest for…

Doha awards historic photo finish

27th Race Meeting, January 17, 2013, Doha ~ This day will go down in Qatar horse racing history as the day of the first historic dead heat with both horses being declared joint winners. The  1600 m H H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy (Group I Local Bred Pure Arabians) was shared by…

Australian lady jockey Nikita McLean steals the show

January 17, 2013, Muscat~ Australian lady jockey Nikita McLean partnered Qabas to glory in the opening round of the 1600m HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship at Al Fulaij racecourse on here on Thursday night. Trained by Salim Al Hakamani on behalf of the Royal Cavalry Oman, the six-year-old son of Simoun Ben…