Tag Archive for Dubai Arabian Racing

A Day of Superlatives Promised for Sunday Arabian Racing at Newbury

A day that promises excellent Arabian racing, added prize money, and special gifts for racing attendees21 July 2016, Newbury, UK ~ A press conference held at the Newbury Racecourse on 21 July, previewed the Sunday, 24 July,Arabian race entries at Newbury, and some of the show stopping highlights of the annual Dubai International Arabian Races…

Price scoops top journalist award for Dubai International Arabian Race Day

November 21, 2013, UK ~ Freelance journalist Liz Price was named as the winner of a competition to reward journalistic excellence promoted in conjunction with the 31st Anniversary Dubai International Arabian Race Day, at an awards ceremony held in London yesterday hosted by H.E. Mirza Al Sayegh and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin…

November 1 Start of UAE 2013-2014 Racing Schedule at Jebel Ali

Wednesday August 28, 2013 Press Release Abu Dhabi ~ The dates for the UAE’s 2013-2014 racing season have been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The new season’s inaugural day of racing will be…

Christophe Soumillon on his Kahayla Classic win today

March 30, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~ Christophe Soumillon, who rode Al Mamun Monlau into first place in the Group 1 Kahayla Classic said: “It was a perfect race for me. I followed Sheikh Hamdan’s horse (Versac PY) and when he went clear I switched between horses and chased after him. My horse had a lot…

Al Mamun Monlau Gives Qatar Second Win Second Year

 March 30, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~ The finish of the 18th edition of the Group 1 PA Dubai Kahayla Classic set the tone for Dubai World Cup night after Al Mamun Monlau produced a fabulous turn of foot to catch Versac PY as they went past the finish post. Only a short head separated the Jean-François…

Breaking news! Al Mamun Monlau wins Kahayla Classic

March 3o, 2013, 4:30am Dubai Meydan –  Alif Mabrouk ! Al Mamun Monlau (Munjiz (FR) x Salalah De Monlau (FR) by Tidjani), ridden by  Christophe Soumillion, added his name to the Group 1 Kahayla Classic win roster today, besting Versac PY by a nose at the finish. Third in was TM Fred Texas. The five-year old…

TM Fred Texas and Seraphin Du Paon go head-to-head in Kahayla Classic

 March 29, 2023, Dubai Meydan ~ The last two winners of the Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic, the traditional curtain raiser to the meeting and the Purebred Arabian equivalent of the Dubai World Cup, are among the maximum field of 16 declared this year. Last year TM Fred Texas denied the 2011 winner Seraphin…

Tadhg O’Shea to ride TM Junior Johnson In Kahayla Classic

Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic, March 30, first race on Dubai World Cup card -sponsored by Emaar Track Notes from Meydan March 29 Al Mamun Monlau – The daily routine continued for Al Mamun Monlau as he prepared for the Kahayla Classic at Meydan on Friday.  Again, the chestnut Arabian cantered a slow 1400 metres,…

TR Junior Johnson, TM Fred Texas on form for Dubai Kahayla Classic

Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by Emaar Areem, Naseem, Rahka, Musharab & Rasikh – Responsible for five of the 16 runners in the Dubai Kahayla Classic, Majed Al Jahouri has enjoyed a remarkable season for his main employer Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, competing a Group 1 clean sweep at Abu Dhabi,…

Meydan features top talent in Feb 21st Arabian race

February 21, 2013, Dubai ~ The Bani Yas Group 2 Arabian Race at Meydan, the first race on the card and the only Arabian race for Thursday night, will bring some great talent together for the 1400m run. Some of the sire’s represented in this group that are producing great runners are: Falina des Fabries, Burning Sand,…

Thursday gives thrill to racegoers at Meydan

  February 7, 2013, Meydan, Dubai~ Silvestre De Sousa remains unbeaten on Godolphin’s Hunter’s Light after the pair won the featured Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round II in the 1900m all-weather feature at the fifth meeting of the 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival. There was a track record in the Group 1 Purebred Arabian…

Last race at Jebel Ali for 2012

 Friday December 28, 2012, Jebel Ali ~ The only Purebred Arabian race on the card of six was the opening 1400m conditions race, the HH Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Breeders Society Challenge. Paul Hanagan was in the saddle on AF Lafeh who broke the track record (Purebred Arabian) for trainer Gill Duffield. Hanagan…

Quite A Show Stages A Surprise At Meydan Racecourse

December 20, 2012, Dubai ~ Doug Watson’s Purebred Arabian Claims Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah Quite A Show sprang something of a surprise in the featured Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah, defying a Group 1 penalty to land the 1600m contest, the only Purebred Arabian race on the card at Meydan on Thursday. Trained by…

Dariya Claims Mazrat Al Ruwayah Prep Race At Meydan’s Third Meeting

December 6, 2012, Dubai ~ On an evening sponsored by Al Basti Equiworld, the pre-race talk was all about the rivalry between AF Alghabra and Kandar Du Falgas, yet on the night it was Dariya (Dormane (FR) x CR Samborsta (US) by Sambor) who ran out the impressive winner over a field of 14 at the…

Multiple Kahayla Classic Winner To Campaign Newbury Arabian Race Day Stars in UAE

November 5, 2012, UAE ~ Duffield Setting Sights on Quality In 2012/13 Season Gillian Duffield’s record in the world’s biggest Purebred Arabian races is exemplary. In fact the Dubai-based trainer has won every Arabian Group race in England and claimed four UAE Arabian trainers’ championships over the years. Yet for someone who has enjoyed so much…

Racing returns to Dubai in November

Jebel Ali, Thursday November 1, 2012~ Dhruba Selvaratnam, the Jebel Ali-based handler, is hopeful My Verse can take out the first feature race of the season at his home track November 2 on the Thoroughbred card. Shadwell, the UK arm of the breeding empire of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum sponsors the Dh90,000 1,000m…

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed approves the 2012/2013 UAE racing season

   Dubai, UAE, 13 June , 2012 – His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved the 2012/2013 UAE race fixtures schedule for the seasons at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Meydan Racecourse. This season of racing in the United Arab Emirates will include a total of 46 days spread…

DUBAI CAPITALE MONDIALE DU PUR SANG

     Submitted from Tunisia~ Après trois mois de “Carnival”, l’hippodrome dubaïote  proposait samedi 30 mars  sa réunion la plus prestigieuse et la plus riche de l’année, avec six épreuves au label de Groupe I. En tête d’affiche la course la plus richement dotée au monde : la Dubai World Cup (10.000.000 $) et  un total…

2012 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic Fields Excellent Rivals

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2012 – Ernst Oertel saddles two previous winners of the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by EMAAR, the Purebred Arabian equivalent of the Dubai World Cup, with last year’s winner Seraphin Du Paon joined by 2009 winner Fryvolous. Both were well beaten over course and distance on Super Saturday though…

Bob Baffert on road to recovery after suffering heart attack in Dubai

March 28, 2012, Dubai, UAE- Baffert, 59, suffered a heart attack while in his hotel room in Dubai on Sunday, and quick action by his wife, Jill, brought local paramedics to the scene who transferred Baffert quickly to the local hospital’s emergency room. After a doctor arrived to do an ECG, Baffert was moved to ICU…

Kahayla Classic Post Postion Draws

Smart bid for Dubai Kahayla Classic Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2012 – Julian Smart has already trained the winner of the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by EMAAR on two occasions with Nez D’Or in 2002 and two years ago with Jaafer. The 2,000m contest on the all-weather track is regarded as one of…

2012 Dubai World Cup Likely Fields – March 22

   March 22, Dubai ~ Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by EMAAR Purebred Arabians US$250,000 Group 1 2,000m All Weather As the World Cup expectations heat up, fourteen Arabians are entered into the Dubai Kahayla Classic Purebred Arabian race. See Full entries as of March 22 here:                  …

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…

Dubai World Cup Post Times — 2012

World Richest Day in Horse Racing Gets out of Starting Gate at 4:30PM The 17th running of the Dubai World Cup racemeeting will feature an expanded race programme of nine events, offering a world record in total prizemoney US$27.25 million for the March 31st day of racing. The title event is sponsored by Emirates Airline…

TM Fred Texas will start at Dubai World Cup Kahyala Classic

March 18, 2012,  Dubai World Cup~ In a night which caps the UAE racing season and which promises all round racing excitement, Arabian owners will have a thrilling competition with France, UAE and Qatar bringing on strong rivals. Recently imported to Qatar, the Burning Sand son, TM Fred Texas, is on the card for the night…

Silver Anniversary Darley Awards Honor TM Fred Texas as Horse of the Year

March 5, 2012, Houston, Texas ~ TM Fred Texas (Burning Sand x Queen Kong by Kong) capped a stellar racing year as he was awarded Horse of the Year, the crown jewell of the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Darley Awards. At a glittering ceremony held at the JW…

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…

Racing Terms You Want to Know

Apprentice Jockey A jockey who has not yet fully qualified by riding a set number of winners or reaching a certain age. Apprentices, often after a period of initial training, usually work for a trainer from whom they receive instruction, advice and support. They are also frequently referred to as ‘claimers’, as horses ridden by…

2012 Dubai Calendar of Equestrian Events

2012 – Dates to be added or changed as necessary Racing will return to Meydan for the 2011- 2012 season with a total of 21 meetings scheduled from November 10, 2011- March 31 Endurance – January 14-The HH Sheikh Mohammed bid Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup CEI*** Horse Show – March 15-17 Dubai International Horse…