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Goldophin shuts down Moulton Paddocks in light of doping scandal

April 26, 2013, Dubai ~ It was a black eye for Godolphin, as one of it’s  leading trainers,  37-year old, Mahmood Al-Zarooni, has been barred for eight years for his part in a major doping scandal. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) handed out the searing measure after a random gathering of blood and urine samples…

Longines adds its touch of elegance to the Dubai World Cup

 Horsereporter salutes the sponsors of the Dubai World’s Cup, The world’s richest horse race. Dubai (UAE), 31stMarch 2013, Press release ~ A successful end to Dubai’s racing season was marked with the exciting and exhilarating Dubai World Cup. Titled the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup is a thrilling exhibition of skill, precision and…

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…

Defending Champion Monterosso Bids To Enter Dubai World Cup Records

March 29, 2013, Dubai Meydan ~Godolphin Stables  has entered 23 contenders for World Cup night racing, five of them in the Dubai World Cup. Five out of thirteen entries makes a good percentage case for a Godolphin win for the Group 1 USD $10m race. Press Release: No horse has ever won the world’s richest…

Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships loves Baanderos

March 28, 2013, Dubai ~ The Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship (DIAHC) celebrated it 10th Anniversary from 21-23 March. Horses from 24 countries competed for prizes totaling $4 million USD (Dh14.7 million). Classes began with Racing and Endurance Championships, and Senior Championship’s were decided on Saturday. Riding classes were held on Friday. Among the former…

2013 Dubai World Cup Nominations – see Kahayla Classic

March 21, 2013, Dubai ~A “Likely Fields” update has been issued for the March 30 Dubai World Cup The Kahayla Classic nominations include the Texas bred TM Fred Texas back to defend his 2012 win in the first race on the card. Likely Entrants- Race 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic (Group 1) 2000m All Weather Horse…

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March 19, 2013, Special from Fairhill Training Center ~ Winter is apparently not done with us but the end is in sight, or so they say! Animal Kingdom, who was here until early December last year before joining Graham Motion’s Florida string, is headed to Dubai today for the big World Cup race so hopefully all continues to go well with his preparations – FHTC will be cheering him on!

 Sally Goswell, Manager, Elkton, Maryland

Editor – And so will we! Thanks for the update on the USA star, Sally.

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Darley COO resigns from Breeder’s Cup Board over drug decision

March 3, 2014 ~ A press release from Oliver Tait, Darley’s chief operating officer, states that he has resigned from the board of the Breeders’ Cup because of the organization’s medication policy. “The Breeders’ Cup has reversed its previously agreed and stated position that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be conducted without Lasix,”…

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…

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…

Award to Sheikh Hamdan for best Arabian Race Horse in the World

 In December 2011 the first ever world ranking of Arabian Race horses was presented by the International Arabian Horse Racing Federation – IFAHR.  Topping the list was No Risk Al Maury – owned by HH Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum who received his award on Dubai World Cup night on March 31 in Dubai.…

Mickael Barzalona in high riding moment in Dubai

March 31, 2012, Dubai World Cup ~ After winning the Group 1 US$10 million Dubai World Cup on Monterosso, jockey Michael Barzalona  was on top of the world. “I couldn’t believe when no one was coming after me. This is a dream. I have no words to describe what I feel right now.  (Asked about…

Group 1 Dubai World Cup Preview of Line-up

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2012 – The 2012 Group 1 US$10million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, the world’s most valuable horse race, looks wide open with the maximum field of 14 declared for the 2,000m all-weather feature. American trainer Bill Mott won the inaugural running with Cigar back in 1996 and looks to…

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…

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…

2012 HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Endurance Cup to be held Jan 14 in Dubai

            January 10, 2012, Dubai~The HH Sheikh Mohammed bid Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup CEI*** 160k will have its  fifth running on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Organized and hosted by the Dubai Equestrian Club the ride is scheduled to start 6:30 am at DIEC in the Seih Assalam area of…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid honours Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for advancing, empowering UAE woman

January 7, 2012, Dubai~ His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has awarded the Mohammed bin Rashid scarf to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), and of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), in recognition of her historic…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announces arrival of a baby boy

January 7, 2012,  Dubai~ Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of Dubai, announced on Saturday the arrival of a baby boy. His second child with Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, has been called Zayed. In a Facebook posting, Sheikh…