Author: IFAHR

The International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing (IFAHR) has just put out the most recent Arabian race horse rankings. Established in 1999, IFAHR was founded as a non-profit organization for the purpose of setting up an International Federation of Arabian Horseracing, bringing together all national and international Arab Horse Racing Associations.

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There will be a record number of races in 2023, with 187 contests for local and imported horses (up from 147), 193 for locally-bred horses only (up from 188) and 108 for Purebred Arabian horses (up from 49). A total of 486 races will take place during the season – up from 384 in 2022.Highlights on the calendar include the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Cup on Saturday 2 September, which is run on the same day as the Listed King Faisal Cup, while the Taif Derby takes place on Friday 22 September.As well as the increased fixture list, the new…

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The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has been informed that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) program has proposed enforcing the screening limit of phenylbutazone at 300 ng/mL in blood, rather than the previously established screening limit of 200 ng/mL in blood. HISA will file Guidance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will implement this change in the enforcement of the screening limit. The RMTC’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has been asked by industry stakeholders to review its withdrawal guidance of phenylbutazone based upon the updated proposed screening limit. In its earlier…

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The Horse Racing Club announces an amendment to Paragraph 6 regarding the misuse of the whip of ArticleNo. 135. Based on the amendment, the number allowed to use the whip becomes 8 instead of 10. Any jockeythat violates these instructions and the result of which is 10 days or more during a period of 12 months will bepunished. He will be suspended for the next violation, with the addition of 6 more days, after which hissuspension record will be erased and a new record will begin. The article amendment will take effect from08/06/2023.

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The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is delighted to announce that the UK Breeders Incentive Scheme, designed to reward UK Arabian breeders who race their horses with ARO, will have an increase in payments for 2023. Like last year the scheme will offer monetary incentives per race, however this season black type races will also be included. Payments will go to the ARO registered breeder of any horse placed first, second or third in Purebred Arabian Races under the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) regulations for Arabian Horse Racing 2023. To be eligible: In eligible races that are won by non-qualified horse/breeders,…

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The Arabian Jockey Club is proud to announce the induction of an exceptional person and a champion horse into the AJC Tent of Honor and the AJC Hall of Fame. Susan Meyer, the AJC President, and T M Fred Texas, a Grade/Group 1 winner as well as sire of Grade/Group 1 winners in the United States and overseas, have left a lasting legacy on Arabian horse racing in America. Both have played instrumental roles in ushering in an era for the United States to be a leader in the global Arabian racing community.

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Each year, the Arabian Racing Cup determines which races will be designated Breeders’ Incentive Reward races. The Reward funds are dispersed on a percentage basis to the Breeder of Record of any fully nominated horses finishing first, second or third in these races. This money is paid out directly by the Arabian Racing Cup and is not part of the purse. Any money not paid out is returned to the fund to be eligible for future races. The program is designed so that monies paid in are distributed, but not in excess of funds collected ~ a safe, fair, and…

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The $1 million Al-Mneefah Cup, one of two flagship Purebred Arabian races held at The Saudi Cup meeting, will be run as an international PA Group 1 for the first time in 2024, after being upgraded from PA Group 2 status by the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing. The upgrade will mean that both the $2 million Obaiya Arabian Classic, held the same night as the Group 1 $20 million Saudi Cup, and the Al-Mneefah Cup, staged a day earlier, will be run as PA Group 1 contests next year.

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