Author: IFAHR

The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is delighted to note that two of the eight runners declared for the Emirates Breeders Conditions Stakes at Doncaster on Saturday could reappear at the track on August 19 for the £80,000 Group 1PA UAE President Cup (UK Arabian Derby). Though two furlongs shy of the Derby distance, it will be Lujain and Thakeera Al Shahania’s first opportunity to visit the Town Moor Course, with their trainer Phil Collington having stated that a good run on Saturday, could see the pair line up for the UK’s premier race for four-year-olds. Lujain runs in the colours of…

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The first race of the 2023 calendar of the UAE President Cup South America Mondial Brazil will take place on Saturday, May 27, with the organization of the Grand Prix Paulo Jamil Saliba at Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim, Jockey Club de São Paulo. The Grand Prix is the first classic of the 2023 Arabian Horse Triple Crown, a fair and deserved tribute to the breeder Paulo Jamil Saliba, largely responsible for the return and success of Arabian horse racing in Brazil, who unfortunately left us in March of this year. Seven champion animals, males and females aged 3 and over,…

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The fantastic Clapton AJRA, under the excellent driving of Idevaldo Silva and training of Oberdan S. Pereira, won with 8 ½ lengths of advantage in a close dispute over the second place, Obstinado Rach, the Grand Prix Paulo Jamil Saliba, first race of the 2023 calendar of UAE President Cup South America Mondial Brazil and first Arabian Horse Triple Crown Classic 2023. Disputed over 1,400 meters on dirt, the race had the participation of seven champion animals, males and females 3-years-old and older, who competed on May 13 in the GPs Wathba Stallions Cup at Cidade Jardim Racecourse, Jockey Club…

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Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) today confirm the purchase of The Arabian Racing Organisation Ltd (“ARO”). ARO is the sole Arabian Racing Authority in Britain, operating with the support and permission of the British Horseracing Authority (“BHA”), managing all elements of the integrity, fixture list and promotion of the sport. The ARO team of Genny Haynes, Willie McFarland and Debbie Burt will continue to deliver the recently published 2023 fixture list, which will cover a programme of Arabian races across British racecourses. As Britain’s largest racing group, ARC are long term supporters of ARO, hosting events at their numerous racecourses across the summer…

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The Board of Directors of the Racing and Equestrian Club announced today an increase in the value of the financial prizes allocated to the winners of the owners, trainers and riders in the races of the next season 2023-2024, which are organized by the club, whether at Al Rayyan Racecourse or Al Oqda Racecourse. The club confirmed, in a statement, that this increase comes with the aim of increasing competition and working to develop the level of Qatari racing, ensuring that the sport of our fathers and grandfathers is raised, and achieving more achievements in terms of victories achieved by…

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European champion four-year-old, the amazing Al Ghadeer continued his unbeaten run in Group 1PA races with a three and a quarter length win from First Classs, with Samlla a further half-length away in third. The colt, trained like Samlla by Francois Rohaut, provided a second win in the event for Al Shaqab racing who also won with the colt’s sire, Al Mourtajez in 2016. Partnered by Christophe Soumillon, he becomes the first of his age group to win the mile contest, which at £400,000 is the most valuable over that distance for Arabians in Europe, and also the UK’s most…

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ARO is the only Arabian Racing Authority in Britain, and operates with the support of the British Horseracing Authority. As part of the acquisition, ARO CEO Genny Haynes, racing operations manager Willie McFarland and ARO official photographer, media and PR Debbie Burt, will remain in charge of delivering the published 2023 fixture list. The fixtures will cover a program of Arabian races that will take place on British racecourses. “We are delighted to confirm this deal with ARC, who have been fantastic supporters of ARO for a number of years, with the majority of our races run on ARC racecourses,”…

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INFORMATION FOR OFFICIALS AND COMPETITORS ABOUT WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS Recently, the following addition has been included in the AHSA Rule Book 2023 and will come in to effect soon. Rule: From 1st October, 2023, the AHSA requires all Judges, Officials (volunteers), Professional Handlers, Professional Riders and Professional Trainers over the age of 18, competing at any AHSA event or an AHSA Affiliated event, to carry a current ‘Working with Children’ card. Working with Children Check You will need to obtain a working with children check if you intend to undertake paid or voluntary work in a role involving face-to-face…

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