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DIAR 2020 Calendar of Races

25 November 2019, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee and their partners are delighted to announce the dates for the DIAR European Prep Series in 2020, culminating in the flagship event at Newbury racecourse on Sunday, July 26. 17 DIAR prep races in Europe There will be 17 DIAR prep races in…

Quick Sand AA Undefeated in 2018 Wins At Lone Star Park, Texas

Quick Sand AA wins over Easter Man 9 Nov18

WINS GRADE 3 CRYSTAL & COMPANY ARABIAN STALLION STAKES 9 November 2018, Lone Star Park, Texas ~ It’s always a thrill when a homebred horse wins for his owners, but it would be hard to top having bred two horses that finished first and second in a race. That’s exactly how it played out in…

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…

UAE’s Al Ain racecourse now debuts January 31, 2014

October 12, 2013, Dubai ~ Al Ain’s Al Nakheel race track, which is set to become the fifth racecourse in the UAE during the 2013-2014 UAE racing season, will host its much-anticipated first race meeting next year, according to a revised schedule announced by the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) on Tuesday. The new track at…

The Arabian Horse Celebration in Kentucky Shows Off Racehorse,Whos Your Daddy

 The second annual Arabian Horse Celebration was held in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exhibition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on September 17-21, 2013. This week-long event focused on many aspects of owners and lovers of the Arabian horse and highlighted many of the various disciplines at which the Arabian horse excels. Daily events included educational forums, demonstrations…

Race to the End proves Double for France in the Garda Endurance Cup

28 September, 2013, Milan ~ Top French rider Aurelien Rocchia astride the Anglo-Arabian, Secret De Mon Coeur, came with a late run to land the Gold at the FEI 120km World Championship for Young Horses, Garda Endurance Cup at the Garda Lake on Saturday, 28 September. Spain made Silver as Silvia Yebra Al Timiras brought Espoir…

1-2 finish for trainer Malinowski in Wathba Stud Farm up in Poland

May 26, 2013, Warsaw, Poland ~ Trainer Maciej Malinowski saddled a 1-2 finish in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud farm Cup race held in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday (May 26). Via Verdi Kossack (Marwan x Vesna), owned and trained by Malinowski, was ridden by Blazej…

Morocco a good place to be for International Arabian Racing

May 19, 2013, Rabat ~SOREC –Societé Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval  Since it’s creation in 2003, Morocco’s Societé Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC), has been a major positive influence in the health, welfare and promotion of equines and equine events in Morocco. Placed under the umbrella of Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture, SOREC’s original role was expanded…

Preakness Stakes win with Oxbow again puts D. Wayne Luckas in limelight

May 18, 2013, Pimlico Race track, Balitmore, Maryland ~ Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas made history at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday when he saddled Oxbow for a front-running upset victory in the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 15-1 long shot gave his 77-year-old trainer his sixth Preakness victory, as well as his 14th…

Libyan Thoroughbred Stud Book Approved after 7 years

March 31, Tripoli, Libya ~ Excerpts  from the Tripoli Post Horsemen in Libya see a future for their passion, as the current Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Suliaman Bukharuba, has recently signed the approval to restore the Libyan Thoroughbred Stud Book. ‘We have been trying to get this stud book approved for over 7 years’ said Dr.…

Valiant Boy SBFAR Darley Horse of the Year 2012 in Houston

March 10, 2013, Houston, Texas ~Valiant Boy SBFAR, a 4-year-old bred by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a double winner while Dutch connections dominated in Sunday’s HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s 26th Annual Darley Awards and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards respectively. Valiant Boy…

Sand On Fire captures G2 in Texas

February 23, 2013, Sam Houston Race Park, Texas ~ Credit to www.texasarabianbreeders.com   “We are so proud of the win by Sand On Fire in the Grade II stake race, The Yellow Rose, run at Sam Houston Race Park on February 23rd,” said Jane Teutsch. “Sandy weaved in and out of horses from last to first.” The Race: Six fillies…

Quite A Show Stages A Surprise At Meydan Racecourse

December 20, 2012, Dubai ~ Doug Watson’s Purebred Arabian Claims Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah Quite A Show sprang something of a surprise in the featured Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah, defying a Group 1 penalty to land the 1600m contest, the only Purebred Arabian race on the card at Meydan on Thursday. Trained by…

Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards from USEF

  Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting   December 17, 2012, Lexington, KY ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance, the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. The awards will…

Al Mizan and Shakeemah win at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa al Thani Trophy Day

Thursday, December 6, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy Day The P/A Handicap saw Al Mizan (Vert Duzan x Nevada De Cardonne) trained by G. Mikhalides and ridden by Sylvain Ruis take the win in a field of ten in the time of 1:46:00. Al Mizan started from gate…

Plans for 2013 to be unveiled in Paris

December 5, 2012 – Press Release, Abu Dhabi ~ Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival and head of IFAHR Ladies Racing briefed the media today at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel the official hotel of the Festival during a Press Conference that was attended by Adnan Al…

2013 Board Members for the Arabian Racing Cup Announced

For Immediate Release Press Release October 9, 2012, San Francisco, California ~ The Members of the Board of the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) of the United States of America (USA) would like to recognize the following 2013 officers and board led by Chief Steward, Denise Gault of California. There are presently eight members of the board…

Ladies’ World Championship Jockey Series at Opening Meet in Abu Dhabi

October 10, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ Abu Dhabi Racecourse hosts the opening fixture of the season on Sunday (tomorrow) evening with a six-race card including the concluding leg of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies’ World Championship (IFAHR). Also on the card are the inaugural HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak EARS Apprentice Jockey Race and…

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…

Lilij Ann wins tenth and final Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Duindigt

October 28, 2012, Dundight, Netherlands ~ Lilij Ann brought the curtain down on the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup 10-race series in The Netherlands with a superb win at the Duindigt racecourse on Sunday. In a close contest the 6-year-old mare under jockey Anthony Deau…

Leading Sires by Earnings – USA Arabian Jockey Club

Leading Sires By Earnings – September, 2012             LEADING SIRE’S BY EARNINGS                                                    2012                                                      Stakes            Total Rnk  Stallion                      Strtrs Wnrs/Wins Wnrs/Wins          Earnings       Yob                 Top Earner                        Earnings ——————————————————————————– 1    BURNING SAND                      45   31/50      7/12             $602,433       1986                SO BIG IS BETTER                   $50,245 2    CHNDAKA                           17   10/16      0/0              $143,220       1990                EXPLOSIVE HEAT MHF                 $29,007…

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

Phraseur Kossack lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Germany

    October 14, 2012 , Muelheim/ Rhur,  Germany ~ Top German jockey Koen Clijmans partnered Phraseur Kossack (Prince d’Orient x Pengalia Kossack) to glory to land the 1600m Wathba Stud Farm Cup III – International, the final round of the 18 European series of the competition at the Muelheim Racecourse (turf) here on Saturday afternoon.…

Purebred Arabian Sale at Saint-Cloud Shows Favorable Arabian Market

October 8, 2012, Saint -Cloud ~  The Purebred Arabian Sale by Arqana at  Saint-­Cloud on Thursday, October 4 brought the top price of  €190,000 for DAMIS. As it does every year, the purebred Arabian sale was held on the eve of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend, the stage for France’s most prestigious races,…

Endurance Rider With Passion for Arabian Flat Racing

September 28, 2012 ~ Garrett Ford of Durango, Colorado, is passionate about feet. Owner of the EasyCare horse boot company, his product and research & development on proper handling and protection of the foot of the horse have often made the difference between sore and sound. An avid endurance rider, the 41-year-old Ford rode his…

ADIHEX 2012, the Wrap

September 17, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2012 began the festivities with the official visit of HH. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan. He was accompanied by a host of dignitaries, and more came daily during the four-day show. ADIHEX has grown from…

Joyous Dream Lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in France

     August 14, 2012, Aurillac Racecourse ~ Joyous Dream did everything right under Fabrice Billiere to claim the 10th round of the Prix Danbik – The Wathba Stud Farm Cup at the Aurillac Racecourse on Monday, the oldest French racecourse in the Auvergne.  The four-year-old son of Al Sakbe is trained by JF Bernard on…

Qatar’s Dahor De Brugere wins Al Rayyan Cup at Deauville

PRIX KESBEROY GR.1PA August 08, 2012, Deauville, France ~ Sporting the colours of HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, Dahor De Brugère clinched the Al Rayyan Cup at Deauville racecourse in France on Tuesday. The Dahess progeny, Dahor De Brugere came with a spirited run in the final furlong to overhaul Mushrae in the shadow…

Mizzna proves again as son, Rabah de Carere, wins at La Teste

La Teste, France, July 22, 2012 ~ Rabah De Carere completed a spectacular finish in the 1,900-metre Prix Tidjani Group-3 at La Teste Racecourse in France on Sunday. The three-year-old son of Mizzna, a daughter of the legendary Purebred Arabian mare Al Anudd (Unchained Melody) by Babi de Carere, made her debut a triumph. Trained…

Delaware Park cancels live racing card for July 18 due to excessive heat

Press Release July 18, 2012, Wilmington, Del.~Acting upon the recommendation of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chief Veterinarian Dr. John T. Peters, live racing scheduled for today, July 18, has been cancelled, due to the excessive heat.  Peters said racing under such conditions would pose substantial health risks to horses, riders and participants. This is the…

Saturday July 7 races at Delaware Park cancelled due to extreme heat

      NEWS UPDATE FROM Wilmington, Del. , July 5, 2012 — Delaware Park cancels Saturday live racing card due to excessive heat weather forecast.  Acting upon the recommendation of Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chief Veterinarian Dr. John T. Peters, live racing scheduled for this Saturday, July 7, has been cancelled, due to the excessive heat forecasted for the region.…

Son of Kesberoy, Virgule Al Maury

VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 Chestnut French Stallion  (Kesberoy x Valse Du Cassou by Baroud II)    Background The French Arabian race sire, Virgule Al Maury, was imported into the United States in 1995, after competing successfully for 3 seasons in the UK and UAE. Virgule is a son of Kesberoy, the noted French sire, and…

Racing entries up for June 23 at Pleasanton California

Pleasanton – June 20, 2012 – Eight horses are entered for the California edition of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup for Saturday June 23. Race 3 – 2:20 PM at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. With many special activities surrounding the 100th year celebration of the Fair, this will be the place…