Tag Archive for Horse Racing

A Conversation with French Bloodstock Agent, Jean-Pierre Deroubaix

Have you ever wondered what exactly is the job of a Bloodstock Agent? 27 August 2015, France ~ Jean-Pierre Deroubaix began by studying veterinary medicine before his father, who managed Haras de Bois Roussel, (today the Wildenstein family’s stable), encouraged him to travel the world. This first trip took him to Germany, Great Britain, Ireland,…

Susanna Santesson Has Left Us

Mats Genberg / 2015-04-03 This morning Susanna Santesson should have woken up with hundreds of horse racing friends in Beverly Hills, USA. Instead she fell asleep for ever in a hospital in Germany – much too young. Susanna’s absence will leave a hole in the festivities during the coming Darley Award weekend. She will in…

Over 100 races in 2015 Calendar of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

3 January 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival unveiled its 2015 calendar of events which includes 102 flat races and nine endurance championships across five continents. A press conference at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi showed off the impressive agenda for the Festival. Ms Lara…

Burj Khalifa Wins for Al Asayl’s Al Ketbi at 2014 Final Meeting

27 December 2014, Al Ain ~ Arabian racing was the center of attention at Al Ain’s final meeting of 2014. The Saturday  (27 December) afternoon featured a 2000m conditions race won in determined fashion by Burj Khalifa (Dormane (FR) x Fryga (US) by Wielki Raz (US), a first winner this season for trainer Salem Al Ketbi – the…

Snowy Conditions End First Day of Racing at St. Moritz White Turf

Any sport  played on a frozen lake in the winter has its perils. St. Moritz, with a surface area of .78km and a depth of 44m (1/2 mile surface and 144 feet deep) typically gets a solid pack of ice in the frozen months of January and February. Every winter there are polo matches on…

Meydan Announces 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme

US$37,360 Million in prize money offered during exciting schedule of 11 fixtures Dubai, UAE, 9, October 2012 – The 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) will once again attract the greatest names in racing and the sport’s most-talented runners, as prize money of US$37,360 million will be offered during the schedule of 11 fixtures. The renowned…

Niesham wins Group 1 at Dubai Super Saturday Purebred Arabian Race

       March 10, 2012 Dubai ~  The dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup meeting on Saturday March 10 gave stellar advance performances for March 31 at Meydan. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the Crown Prince of Dubai and His…