Tag Archive for Arabian Racing UK

Qatar International Group 1 Stakes Entries Exceed Expectations

21 May 2015, UK ~ A total of 60 nominations have been received for the £400,000 Group 1 Qatar International Stakes for Purebred Arabians, (formally listed as the Harwood International) the first leg of the inaugural Doha Triple Crown, which will be run on the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday, 1…

10 in Fray for HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship race in Lingfield Park, UK

Sheikh Zayed Cup Group 1 race attracts quality field8 April 2015, UK ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival has once again picked an important international race meeting to stage the two flagship Purebred Arabian horse races and ensure the spotlight is on the racing skills of…

Awzaan wins at Wolverhampton, UK DIAR Supported race

2 May 2015, Wolverhampton, UK ~ Dubai International Arabian Races supporting UK Arabian Racing Maiden Stakes Purebred Arabian (Previously the Jaldi Karo Stakes) for Maiden Purebred Arabians 1 AWZAAN (Al Saoudi x Ester Du Paon)(FR), trained by Mrs G M Duffield, owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum, jockey  Mr S Harrison 2  AGHSAAN (Al…

Changes to Arabian Racing Organization Race Sponsorships

Arabian Racing Organization has change in sponsor plans12 April, 2015, UK ~ The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) has recently undergone a change in senior personnel. Unfortunately the new management has decided to discontinue a proportion of their overseas sponsorship commitments. Regretfully, this includes all UK sponsorship, with the exception of the Group 1 at Goodwood…

1Million Dollars Bonus for Qatar Arabian Triple Crown

The Triple Crown will include the July Goodwood Arabian race, the Qatar Arabian World Cup in Paris, and the H.H Emir’s Sword Gr 1 at the Qatar International Equestrian Festival 201627 February 2015, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club ~ The recent signing of the 10-year partnership between Goodwood Racecourse and Qatar Equestrian Federation brings a…

Nahee Prevails in QREC UK Arabian Derby Group 1 PA

26 September 2014, UK ~ Held as part of Newmarket’s historic Cambridgeshire meeting, this year’s Derby was run over two furlongs shorter than its traditional distance, and for the first time on the Rowley Mile course. Arabian Racing Organisation Racing Manager Amanda Smith commented, “The race has held up well considering its proximity to major…

Three-way thriller in Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby

26 September 2014, UK ~ The £50,000 Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby produced a thrilling three-way photo-finish at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday, 25 September, when Nahee, trained in France by Jean-Pierre Totain, held on to score a short head victory from Najlaa with Majd Al Uraiq just half a length…

Newmarket Group 1 PA Declares Runners for 25 September Meet

23 November 2014, UK ~ A field of six has been declared for Thursday’s £50,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby (Group 1 PA), at Newmarket Racecourse when the historic three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting gets underway. French-trained runners have a good record in this contest, landing eight of the last 14 runnings. Najlaa and…

Al Atique Gains First Group 1 PA at Doncaster

QREC Harwood International Stakes Group 1 PA 201415 September 2014, UK ~ In front of a crowd of over 30,000, AL ATIQUE (Amer x Somra) gained his first Group 1 PA victory for his owner breeder HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani. Held over a mile on Doncaster’s historic Town Moor racecourse, the £150,000 race…

Al Atique Claims Harwood International Stakes Gr 1

14 September 2014, UK ~ Al Atique in the colors of owner and breeder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani beat a field of 12 rivals to land the UK’s most valuable race for purebred Arabians, the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes at Doncaster, held on Saturday, 13 September…

Al Mouhannad Has Backing for UK’s Richest Single Race for Pure Bred Arabians

Al Mouhannad looks good for Doncaster 11 September 2014, UK ~ A field of 13 has been declared for the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes (Group 1 PA), the UK’s richest value single race for Pure Bred Arabians, which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, 13 September, as part of the…

Leading Moroccan Arabian joins Doncaster ranks

4 September 2014, UK ~ One of Morocco’s leading Arabians has joined the line-up for the £150,000 Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, 13 September following yesterday’s supplementary entry stage. Djarnizam Maamora, owned by Morocco’s Jalobey Racing (Nizam x Djarnila Lotoise by Djarni Des Forges) and winner of 10 of his…

French raiders dominate UK Arabian Derby entries

21 August, 2014, UK ~ French raiders dominate the 10 initial entries received for the UK Arabian Derby at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday, 25 September, sponsored for the first time by Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club. The race’s most successful trainer with a quintet of victories is French handler Jean Francois Bernard, who this year…

Qatar Holds Strong Hand for UK Doncaster Showpiece

14 August, 2014, UK ~ Qatari owners are represented by seven of the 18 initial entries made for the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes (Group 1 PA), the UK’s highest value race for Pure Bred Arabians, which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, 13 September. Julian Smart, whose racing year is…

Select Arabian Racehorse Sale August 9 Cancelled

2 Jul 2014, UK ~ An official notice cancelled the ARO/Brightwells Select Arabian Sale scheduled for 9 August, 2014, before International Dubai Day at Newbury. A spokesperson for the Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) advised: “The sale is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances and although very disappointing for all concerned, the support of vendors is encouraging and ARO…

Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury Bring Quality and Quantity

Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury Racecourse August 10 see Quality Entries27 June 2014, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) sees excellent entries for Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury Racecourse on 10th August 2014. At the early closing stage 103 horses have been entered in the five races open to International runners. The quantity of entries does not in…

Arabian Racing Dates Increase in the UK for 2014

Increased support of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival in the UK for 2014March 25, 2014, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) is delighted to announce the increased support of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival  in the UK for 2014. ARO…

Top field of eighteen head to Doncaster for Group 1 racing

September 11, 2013, UK ~ The world’s highest rated Purebred Arabian, Tabarak, has been declared for the Group 1 Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes which will be run as part of the Ladbrokes St Leger card at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, 14 September. Staged under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed…

Dubai International Arabian Race Day at Newbury

Thursday 15th August, 2013 ~  8 Races, including 5 Group & International Races Dubai has taken over the Newbury Racecourse on Thursday, August 15 for an all Arabian race day. With typical Over the Top Dubai tradition, it will be a day to remember for race fans. On this day, entry is free and horse…

World Class Arabians Entered for Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Classic Debut

August 11, 2013, UK ~ The world’s highest rated Purebred Arabian, Mkeefa, looks set for the Group 1 Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes which will be run as part of the Ladbrokes St Leger card at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, 14 September. Staged under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin…

Weekend Wathba Stud Farm Cup Races in UK Herald Winners

 August 5, 2013, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization is happy to announce the August 3 win of Al Majh’Hoor for the Hereford Wathba Stud Farm Cup Maiden Stakes, and Al Atique for the Wathba Stud Farm Cup Conditions Stakes, followed by the August 4, Newbury Wathba Stud Farm Cup Purebred Arabian Premier Handicap win of Munya Farah. August 3, Hereford Wathba Stud…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes at Newbury

August 1, 2013, ARO in association with HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival announces the August 4, Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes of 10F For Purebred Arabians, 3 yrs old & upwards, rated 0-90 ONE MILE, TWO FURLONGS or thereabouts. Entries: 1 ABHAR Mr J Smart 3…

Hereford and Newbury Command Top Wathba Stud Farm Cup Racing for August 3, 4

July 25, 2013, UK ~ August 3 at Hereford, UK, promises good fields for Wathba Stud Farm Cup Maiden Stakes and Wathba Stud Farm Cup Conditions Stakes. The August 3, 7 F Maiden commands a strong field of 17, while later that day, the 7 F Conditions race will see the Julian Smart trained, Mkeefa…

Newmarket race cards up for Friday 12 July

July 11, 2013 ~PUREBRED ARABIAN RACE Racecards in association with HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival The President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) (Group 1 PA)    10F For Purebred Arabians, 4yrs old only, ONE MILE TWO FURLONGS. Prize Fund £50,000 Julian Smart enters the Amer…

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…

Areej wins Hawthorne Hill Stakes GR1

June 8, 2013 – Newbury ~ Areej came the winner at the First Gr 1 of the UK Arabian season, the  Hawthorn Hill International Stakes at Newbury – for Arabian Purebred, 4yrs old and upwards – 1m  2f   – Prize Money -Purse £ 30,000- $46, 670 Areej (Amer x Akie Croix Noir), trained by Julian Smart, ridden Seb…

Hawthorn Hill International Stakes

June 8, 2013, UK ~ A top class field is assembled for The Arabian Horse Organization Hawthorn Hill (on the Ascot Road) International Stakes on June 8th. Running for the first time as a Group 1 PA race this is the first Group race of the UK racing calendar. The field is led by Areej,…

Irish lady jockey Marta Pisarek partners Altesse Kossack to glory at Newbury

May 19, 2013, London, Press Release ~  Marta Pisarek became the fifth lady jockey to book her ticket to Abu Dhabi for a dream lineup in the final of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak ladies World Championship (IFAHR) in November, after the Irish woman brought Altesse Kossack home in the UK qualifier of the series…

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) returns to Newbury

May 16, 2013 -Press Release, London ~ Top Norwegian lady amateur jockey Veronika Aske will partner Al Kashif to launch her claim from stall three in the fifth round of the 2013 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship at Newbury Racecourse, UK, on Saturday. Aske won the inaugural event at Newbury last year and…

Ladies World Championship on to Newbury Racecourse May 18

May 10, 2013 ~ The Arabian Racing Organization is delighted to announce the return of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) to Newbury Racecourse. Held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nayhan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival, the race will be run on Lockinge Day, Saturday 18th May.  This is…

Hereford Racecourse Re-Opens To Welcome Arabians

March 8, 2013, UK, Press Release ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) is delighted to announce that Arabian Racing will return to Hereford racecourse in 2013! This venture is supported by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nayhan with 10 races throughout the year forming part of the prestigious Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing…