Interesting Newcomers in the Emirates Breeders Maiden Stakes

Ekleel Athbah goes to post for her UK debut last month at Wolverhampton where she finished second by a neck. ©Debbie Burt - Equine Creative Media

Interesting Newcomers in the Emirates Breeders Maiden Stakes The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted with the final declarations for the Emirates Breeders Maiden Stakes to be run at Royal Windsor racecourse on Monday 13th June. The mile contest has an interesting mix of newcomers and not just the horses, as Mitchell Hunt becomes the first UK licenced thoroughbred trainer…

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HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Increases UK Support for 2022

Runners in the paddock for the Wathba Stallions Cup at Royal Windsor racecourse © Debbie Burt - Equine Creative Media

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Increases UK Support for 2022 The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomed the increase in support for UK Arabian racing in 2022 by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival. This year they have increased their commitment with an extra five races, taking their total sponsorship to eleven, including the Group 3PA HH Sheikha…

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Sahis Wins the Al Bustan Beach Handicap at Chelmsford City

Sahis wins the Al Bustan Beach (0-65) Handicap over 1m2f at Chelmsford City ridden by Alex Chadwick ©Debbie Burt - Equine Creative Media

Sahis Wins the Al Bustan Beach Handicap at Chelmsford City The Goodwin Partnership’s Sahis put in an eye-catching performance when winning the Al Bustan Beach (0-65) Handicap. The four-year-old son of promising young sire Al Tair won by a length and a quarter from Shadwell Estate’s Alsimsaam, with Zayin Zyperion a further six and a half lengths behind in third.…

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It’s a One-Two-Three for Shadwell Estates at Wolverhampton

Mazyoonah wins the Follow @AROracing on Instgram (0-80) Handicap Stakes over 1m1f104y at Wolverhampt ridden by Rossa Ryan ©Debbie Burt - Equine Creative Media

It’s a One-Two-Three for Shadwell Estates at Wolverhampton The good form of the James Owen stable continued at Wolverhampton on Wednesday, May 26 with a one-two-three for Shadwell Estates in the Follow @AROracing on Instagram (0-80) Handicap over nine and a half furlongs. Last years’ course and distance winner Mazyoonah just got up by a head to win from Nadelshiba,…

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Eight Runners Set for wathbastallions.com Handicap at Bath

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Second of the Five Wathba Stallions Cup Races Set to Run this Bank Holiday Weekend Fresh from the opening race of the season at Wolverhampton, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) have announced the second of the five Wathba Stallions Cup races, which will be run at Bath on Monday May 3rd. The one mile (0-70) handicap race has attracted eight…

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Arabian Racing Achievements Recognised at HWPA Derby Awards

Watch Al-Shaamikh and Lewis Edmunds win the Wathba Stallions Cup Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton, giving Jessica Quinlan her first winner as an Arabian trainer

Arabian Racing Achievements Recognised at HWPA Derby Awards The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted to announce Jessica Quinlan as the recipient of the Arabian Racing Achievement Award, presented as part of the Horserace Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) Annual Derby Awards. Now in its’ seventh year, the award recognises an individual or organisation for their contribution to UK Arabian…

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ARO Announce Positive Steps Towards BHA Regulatory Integration for 2021

ARO and BHA

ARO Announce Positive Steps Towards BHA Regulatory Integration for 2021 The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) and The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) have announced the next steps regarding the regulatory integration of Purebred Arabian (PA) racing with British thoroughbred racing. The intention to align the regulatory practices was first announced in December 2019. This initiated a period of further scoping work…

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Another Successful Arabian Racing Season comes to a Close

Arabian stallions handicap Loolwa

Another Successful Arabian Racing Season comes to a Close The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season came to a close at Wolverhampton this afternoon (30/11/2020), with the nine-and-a-half-furlong Shadwell Arabians Stallions (0-95) Handicap Stakes. ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s homebreds filled the first three places with Loolwa winning convincingly, providing trainer Phil Collington with his first UK win of…

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Al-Tabari Leads Four Home at Wolverhampton

Al-Tabari at Wolverhampton

Al-Tabari Leads Four Home for Hammersley in the Equine Medirecord Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton It was a night to remember for local trainer Peter Hammersley with Al-Tabari leading home a one-two-three-four in the Equine MediRecord (0-70) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday 21 November. Owned by Hammerlsey’s wife Michelle, Al-Tabari was given another well-judged ride by Howard Cheng, drawing six…

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Wanaasa a Clear Winner in the Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Stakes

Wanaasa

Wanaasa a Clear Winner in the Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Stakes It was third time lucky for Wanaasa in the Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Stakes run in association with Emirates Breeders at Chelmsford City on Saturday. The three-year-old filly finished six lengths clear of Balqees, with Nadelshiba a further two lengths behind in third. All were home-bred horses for Arabian…

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Novice Stakes at Chelmsford City Welcomes Exciting Newcomers

Chelmsford City

Novice Stakes at Chelmsford City Welcomes Exciting Newcomers The Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Stakes at Chelmsford City is to be run in association with Emirates Breeders over seven furlongs this weekend (Saturday 7 November). The race has welcomed some exciting newcomers in the eight-horse run line-up. This will be the Arabian Racing Organisation’s (ARO) first visit to the Essex track…

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Al Shaamikh Confirms Promise in Emirates Breeders Novice Stakes

Al Shaamikh with jockey Daniel Muscutt

Al Shaamikh Confirms Promise in Emirates Breeders Novice Stakes Al Shaamikh made it two wins from two starts with a convincing success in the Emirates Breeders Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton yesterday (22/10/20). The three-year-old hit the front going into the home straight and powered clear to win by five and a half-lengths from Dergham Athbah in second, with Loolwa a…

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Mazyoonah Wins Wathbastallions.com Handicap Stakes

Mazyoonah and Jack Mitchell win the Wathbastallions.com (0-75) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton (C) Debbie Burt

Mazyoonah Wins Wathbastallions.com Handicap Stakes The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted for ARO Patron, HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum who had his first success of the UK Arabian racing season when Mazyoonah won the Wathbastallions.com (0-75) Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton (Monday, 14). Trained by James Owen and ridden by Jack Mitchell, the five-year-old daughter of No Risk Al Maury…

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Wathba Stallions Cup Series Returns to the UK for 2020

Wathba Stallions Cup 2019 (C) Debbie Burt

Wathba Stallions Cup Series Returns to the UK for 2020 The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) announced today that the Wathba Stallions Cup series will once again be an integral part of the UK Arabian racing calendar for 2020. The series supports grassroots Arabian racing as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and is a…

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Ebraz Excels in the Qatar International Stakes

Ebraz (GB) and Maxime Guyon win the 2020 Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA)(C) Debbie Burt

Ebraz Excels in the Qatar International Stakes The worlds’ leading Arabian racehorse, Ebraz continued his excellent record at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, adding a second consecutive win in the Qatar International Stakes, to his two runner-up successes. The Julian Smart trained seven-year-old is clearly in his prime and quickly asserted his dominance over his rivals in the one-mile contest with…

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