Tag Archive for International Arabian Racing

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…

Al Owaisi shines in the Emirates Endurance Championship

December 28, 2013, Abu Dhabi  ~ On Saturday over  137 riders representing  every major endurance stable in the UAE made the opening line-up of the grueling challenge, and it was Ghanim Said Salim Al Owaisi from Nad Al Sheba stables astride Sandine Assassin who landed the 120km CEN Emirates Endurance Championship at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba…

Al Shahania Stud dominates December 26 Qatar Arabian Derby

26th December, 2013, Qatar Arabian Derby ~ Al Shahania Stud dominated the day’s proceedings with a rich haul of five winners in the nine-event card framed for the day, while Dubday won the Qatar Thoroughbred Derby.  After losing out narrowly in the opener, where Umm Qarn’s Waad (Mugadir x Entisar) edged out Al Nefor in the Local…

Solo Restoreto Claims Abu Dhabi Wathba Stud Farm Cup

December 23, 2013, Abu Dhabi  ~ Apprentice Noel Garbutt produced a scintillating late run on the Eric Lemartinel-trained Solo Restoreto (BIG EASY (US) x KHAIZARANA by Jehol De Cardonne)  to win the 1200m Wathba Stud Farm Cup for the private owners and stables, the fifth race on the card at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, December…

Nashmi edges out Aziz Al Shahania to win Al Wajba Cup

19th Dec 2013, QREC ~ The Alban de Mieulle-trained Nashmi (Amer x Danie Du Cassou) won the Al Wajba Cup in a tight finish on Thursday, 19 December 2013. The Pure Arabian Advanced Plate, run over 1,850-metre race featured the card of nine races at the Racing and Equestrian Club. Jockey Marvin Suerland got Nashmi into…

Bin Amer takes Fegentri Rider to Victory in Doha

December 12, 2013, QREC ~ German gentleman rider Dennis Schiergen clinched his first win in Qatar while steering  Mohammed Hamad Al Attiya-trained Bin Amer (Amer-Ismala) to a commanding victory in the Pure Arabian Conditions event, which was the Championship race for Fegentri Gentleman Riders. Harran (Kevin Tobin up) was a faraway second ahead of Al…

Khabbab makes good at the Al Khor Cup in Doha

December 11, 2013, QREC ~ The Al Khor Cup 1800m was won by  Khabbab (Dahess x Ezraa) continuing his good season under Pat Convertino for trainer, Alban de Mieulle. After laying back around the turn, he pulled steadily away down the stretch and made the win by 4 lengths in a time of 2:05:47 over…

Emirates Racing Authority Cracks Down on Medications in UAE

December 10, 2013, Dubai ~ In a continuing effort to ensure the safety of horses and riders, Emirates Racing Association (ERA) Stewards are delivering messages through fines for medication and other types of infractions found in the UAE racing world. The message was delivered by John Zucal, ERA Chief Steward, that a recent inquiry into a report…

December racing in Doha gives Assy win in Derby Trial

Wednesday December 4, Doha ~ Julian Smart-trained Assy (Amer x Margouia), owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and bred at Al Shahania Stud, pulled off a facile victory in the local bred Pure Arabian Derby Trial, run over 1,850 metres. The Burning Sand son, Kassam, trained by Jassim Ghazali, also sporting the colors…

Purebred Arabians Take Centre Stage at Meydan

  December 4, 2013, Dubai ~Meydan Racing December 5.  Local trainer, Majed Al Jahouri has yet to saddle a winner this season but looks set to have a big weekend with leading chances in both Thursday’s Mazrat Al Ruwayah Prep Sponsored by Expo 2020, the most valuable race on Meydan’s third card of the season,…

SOREC celebrates Casablanca-Anfa Racing

November 27, 2013, Morocco ~ The Saturday November 23, Thoroughbred racing at Casablanca Anfa race track organized by SOREC (Societe Royale d’encouragement du Cheval) stakes races with PMU Premium collected 700,000 euros, almost 350,000 euros each for the two principal races – a record for racing even in France, the home country of the PMU.…

November 20 – 21 provides great racing in Doha

November 21, 2013, QREC ~ Alban de Mieulle trained Fouladh (Amer x Jaljalah) put up a wonderful performance in Al Wakra Cup; the feature race in a card of nine events held at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, November 21. The Umm Qarn bred champion devoured ground in the straight to floor his…

Sheikh Hamdan Runners in Double Form at Sharjah

Saturday November 23, 2013, Sharjah, UAE ~  Impressive Rafeej Claims 1200m Track Record HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his retained jockey, Dane O’Neill, claimed two victories at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon and combined with the two easiest winners on the six race card. Both their winners won by eight lengths with pride of…

California’s Alameda County Fair promotes Wasserman

November 22, 2013, Pleasanton, California ~ Jerome Hoban, the new CEO at the Alameda County Fair, has recently promoted Jeanne Wasserman to the be the Manager of all racing at the California Alameda County Fairgrounds. For almost 16 years Wasserman has been the Manager of the Off-Track Betting Facility (OTB), which runs all year, as well…

O’Shea Hits Triple Form at Sharjah

Saturday November 16, 2013, Sharjha, UAE ~ Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea was the man to follow at Sharjah’s third meeting of the season on Saturday afternoon, winning half of the six races. He and Champion Trainer, Ernst Oertel, maintaining his own good form, made a victorious start to proceedings, combining with Fatat Al Arab in the…

Omani Salima Al Taleei takes Championship in Abu Dhabi final

November 12, 2013, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ Top Omani professional lady jockey Salima Al Taleei brought Kareem W’Rsan home to become the new lady champion jockey of the world in the final of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club here on Sunday night. “It’s unbelievable,” said an…

Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Race Card November 10

November 7, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Sunday’s six races  have been drawn…and include the four races of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nayhan Festival: the Wathba Stud Farm Cup the Racecourse, Newbury (For Local Owners), the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak EARS Apprentice Jockey Race, and…