Tag Archive for International Racing

AFAC and the French racing system top down

Special Horsereporter Report ~ France has long been a leading force in horse racing. In 1776 the first racecourse opened on the Plaine des Sablons followed by Fontainebleau and Vincennes. By 1801 Arabians were arriving from the Middle East and competing on French race tracks. Napoleon I had seen the lighter energetic Arabians carrying the Egyptian…

Jockey Rosales Claims Abu Dhabi Feature for Jaber Bittar

Sunday December 15, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Trainer Jaber Bittar has his team in great form and provided first and third in the featured 1400m handicap at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening with Jesus Rosales steering Ameer Al Reef (Bibi De Carrere (FR) x ASHAAYA D’AROCO (FR) by Dormane) to a narrow victory from the fast finishing Naseem…

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.…

Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Exhibition Starts today

September 4, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Over 600 exhibitors from 40 countries have assembled at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center  for the 11th edition of this multi-level trade and consumer show known as ADIHEX, which will run from 4-7 September. One of the most important annual events of its kind in the region, the…

World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors

28 nations, 5 continents, 91 candidates for the individual title, 19 for the team title July 19th, 2013, Ibos, France ~ Press release In a week’s time, on July 27, the World’s best Young Riders and Juniors, aged 14 to 21, will compete in the Ibos CEIYJ**** 120 (France) during the World Endurance Championship. Definitive entries closed on…

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…

Declaration of War bests Animal Kingdom at Ascot

June 18, 2013, Ascot ~ Declaration Of War waged a good battle to defeat the field of 12 other runners in the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot’s Spring Meeting, coming in ahead of Aljamaaheer and Gregorian in the winning time of 1:38.48, just a tad slower than Frankel’s 2012 wining time of 1:37.85. It was…