Tag Archive for ARO

Doncaster Welcomes President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby)

Huge Boost for UK Arabian Racing 26 July 2016, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is pleased to announce that the President of the UAE Cup will resume its’ association with the UK Arabian Derby, which is to be run at Doncaster as part of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival on Thursday 8 September.…

KALLISTA Enters Books as First UK HARC Winner

Paul Simmons’ Kallista, trained by Peter Hammersley and ridden by Steve Harrison, became the first Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) approved horse to win in the 2016 UK Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. She won the Royal Cavalry of Oman (0-55) Handicap stakes over 7 furlongs at Chelmsford City racecourse by three quarters of a…

Goodwood Press Launch for Qatar International Stakes

The closing date for the supplementary entry stage for the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) is Wednesday 20 July at 12 noon12 July 2016, Goodwood, UK ~ Representatives from the Arabian Racing Organization as well as Arabian trainers Beverley Deutrom and James Owen were in attendance at a press launch held at the Saatchi Galley in…

Awzaan Gallops Away with DIAR Premier Handicap at Chepstow

Al Saoudi son, Awzaan, unbeaten in third career start11 June 2016, Chepstow, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races Premier Handicap Stakes run at Chepstow on 10 June went to Awzaan in the colors of the DIAR patron HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by second season trainer James Owen and ridden by…

DIAR Premeir Handicap Returns to Chepstow

8 June 2016, UK ~The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) announced that nine runners have been declared for the DIAR Premier Handicap Stakes to be run at Chepstow on Friday 10 June. It is the second of four UK preparatory races leading up to the Arabian Racing Organization’s (ARO) season highlight, Dubai International Arabian Races, staged…

Ten Declared for Royal Cavalry of Oman Premier Handicap at Doncaster

1 June 2016, UK ~ Ten runners have been declared for the Royal Cavalry of Oman Premier Handicap (0-85 PA) to be run at Doncaster on Friday 3 June, which at 2 miles is the longest UK Arabian race run this year. Due off at 5.40pm it opens the card for the Weston Park Cancer…

Hereford Meeting Runs Five Arabian Races First Out the Gate

Hereford benefits from support of Global Arabian Racing Festival’s 2016 UK campaign6 May 2016, UK ~ The 2016 HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s support to Purebred Arabian horse racing in the United Kingdom begins on Saturday, 7 May 2016, in Hereford. The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) holds…

Great Start for IFHRA Mentorship Student Ryan Colley

28 April 2016, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted to welcome International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) mentorship student, Ryan Colley, to their first meeting of the UK Arabian racing season which started at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Sunday 17 April. Colley, a graduate from the Northern Racing College, is one…

Top quality field for 1 August Group One Qatar International Stakes

31 July 2015, Goodwood Festival, UK ~ A superb field of 16 horses has been declared for the Qatar International Stakes (Group 1 PA). Previously listed as the Harwood International, this is the first time the race has been included in the Qatar Goodwood Festival and it will be one of the highlights of the…

Dubai Duty Free Supports DIAR Racing at Newbury

25 May 2015, UK ~ The committee of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) is delighted to announce that Dubai Duty Free showcase day of UK Arabian racing by sponsoring a Gr.1 PA race at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, 26 July 2015. Sponsors for the day are UAE based companies and organizations which seek not…

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…

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…

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…

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…

QREC UK Arabian Derby Nominated Entries

18 September 2014, UK ~ Top European trainers/owners will gather in Newmarket for the 25 September running of the Group 1 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club UK Arabian Derby. The ten runner field has been supplemented by an additional four from Belgium, France and the UK to vie for the £50,000 contest at Newmarket Racecourse. French trainer Damian…

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…

Aske and Muhal win Newbury Championship leg

  May 17, 2012, London, England ~  Veronika Aske from Norway riding Muhal (Amer x Babelia) was the proud winner of the fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race held on Saturday, May 19, at Newbury Racecourse. The field of 12 left in a tight bunch but did…