Tag Archive for International Horse Racing

Dubai World Cup Track Notes

24 March 2015, Dubai ~ The Post Position Draw will be made Wednesday 25 March at 3pm in the Meydan Theatre in front of Dubai World Cup accredited media. All Group 1 races will be drawn live and there will be a draw ceremony for the US$10m Dubai World Cup.  Track Notes: Group 1 US…

2013 Year End update from International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR)

December 21, 2013, USA ~ In a continued effort to establish universal standards in all regards to Arabian racing, a new IFAHR Advisory Committee for Arabian Studbooks has been formed under IFAHR, according to IFAHR Secretary from Sweden, Mats Genberg “This committee is made up of representatives of WAHO registries from all IFAHR member countries,” he…

Awards Announced for the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association Derby Award

December 4, 2013, London ~  The 47th annual Horserace Writers & Photographers Association Derby Awards were held on Monday, 2 December, in London. The Awards are  supported by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC). The award for Owner of the Year in which nominees included Middelham Park Racing, J.P. McManus and The Not Afraid Partnership, was…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Highlights wins by La Hoor and Harran

November 14, 2013, Doha ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club runs Barzan Cup & Qatar Guineas Day La Hoor (Burning Sand x Pettra), owned and trained by Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi with Marvin Suerland up took command of the race and once the handsome black bay colt shifted into gear on the backstretch there was…

Sawaya Elected IFAHR Ladies Racing chairman

October 9, 2013, Paris ~ Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, has been elected chairman of the Ladies Racing at the International Federation of the Arabian Horse Racing Authority (IFAHR), it was announced during the general meeting of the world Arabian racing body…

Dahess sold to Qatar’s Sheikh Joann bin Hamad Al Thani

BREAKING NEWS: September 18, 2013 France ~ Dahess (Amer), the Champion Arabian Stallion, has recently been sold by FBA, Jean-Pierre Déroubais to Sheikh Joann bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar. Jean-Pierre Déroubais speaks about this amazing stallion: “I can say that DAHESS is a little bit my baby. I fell in love with him when he…

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…

Investment in Race Horses to increase in Asia-Pacific & Middle East in 2013

June 24, 2013 – According to Wealth Briefing Asia, the Sport of Kings is still tops for investors and will increase in 2013. Despite race horses being seen as one of the riskiest investments individuals can make, the popularity and levels of financial investments in them by high net worth individuals is set to increase in…

Jockeys share their passion, problems at World Arabian Horse Racing Conference

June 7, 2013, Toulouse, France ~  The second day of the fourth edition of the World Arabian Racing Conference 2013 began at the Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis in Toulouse with jockeys revealing their reasons for them taking to the profession. Soon after the session, His Excellency  Asim Mirza Al Rahma, the UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Poland along…

Showdown at Belmont Stakes Saturday

June 8, 2013, Belmont – Elmont, New York ~ Saturday, June 10 Post Time: 6:20PM EST Purse: 1Million US This year, there is no Triple Crown winner.  Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978. If Orb wins, he will be the first horse since Thunder Gulch in 1995 to win the first and last legs…