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Red hot Maximum Security wins world’s richest Saudi Cup on a day of upsets

By Duane Fonseca

Maximum Security justified his top billing and ran an ideal race to win the inaugural $20million Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack on Saturday.
On a day when the favourites fell by the wayside in most of the eight

Jockeys’ challenge confirmed for Riyadh

JOCKEYS Frankie Dettori and Sophie Doyle head a cast of top male and female riders who will compete in a new jockeys’ challenge which will be staged in Riyadh on the eve of the world’s richest race, the $20 million Saudi Cup. Organiser

Quality and quantity on inaugural Saudi Cup day

CHAIRMAN OF THE Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, HRH Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal last week released a list of Saudi Cup day runners bristling with 21 individual Group or Grade One winners across an eight race card. With a total prize purse of $

Appleby and Dettori impressed by Riyadh turf track

SAUDI ARABIA may be a new frontier in international racing but there were some familiar faces at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh last week when its first ever turf track was trialled. The kingdom is preparing to open its doors to the world

Stellar cast assembling for inaugural Saudi Cup

SAUDI ARABIAN racing officials have claimed they are absolutely thrilled by the global interest in races that will make up the inaugural $29.2m Saudi Cup card on 29 February. An impressive total of 964 entries have been received for the historic f

Old Persian outclasses rivals to win Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine

Old Persian outclasses rivals to win Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine

By Duane Fonseca

Godolphin’s Old Persian turned in a classy performance under James Doyle to win the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine for t

Khalediah Stables lead the way with a treble at Shadwell races in Riyadh

KHALEDIAH STABLES showed its might at last week’s Shadwell sponsored race card at Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Arabian Horse Race Track in the Saudi Arabian capital city of Riyadh. The stables owned by HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaz

Favourites rule the roost on an exciting day at Sakhir

Expectations were met as favourites ruled the roost at the Rashid Equestrian & Horse Racing Club in Bahrain, last week. Four of the five races staged at the track in Sakhir were claimed by those who, it was widely considered, had the odds stac

Black Beach’s feature success ensures another treble for trainers’ championship leader Jassim

BLACK BEACH returned to winning ways after over a year as ‘an also ran’ as he turned in a splendid performance in the feature Wathnan Cup to help trainer Jassim Mohammed Ghazali log in another fine week at the Racing and Equestrian Clu

Notalot does his best to make it first time lucky for trainer Tariq Issa this season

NOTALOT VETOED the name given to him when he did a lot and went all out to claim last week’s feature race for Tariq Issa at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha in what was the trainer’s first race of the season. While it turned out

Avranche claims Group Three success on a night Bentley cruises to a treble

Gerald Avranche made sure the photo finish didn’t have to be called into play as he rode Cameraman to a narrow success in the Group 3 Khor Al Adaid Cup, the feature race on last Thursday’s card at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club & Breeders’ Cup announce new partnership

The world renowned Thoroughbred racing brands will exchange presenting sponsor titles at their respective championship races, the Emir’s Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Ma

Starry Night shines in the afternoon

SWEDEN’S Malin Holmberg on Shadan and ‘local lad’ Saif Al Balushi on RW Starry Night emerged winners of their respective races to herald the ninth edition of the HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Rac

De Mieulle and Peslier make merry for a change with a night of trebles in Doha

Majeed capped off a tremendous Thursday for owners Umm Qarn, trainer Alban de Mieulle and jockey Olivier Peslier as he rounded off a night of trebles for each at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha. Majeed had won a conditions race in November

Footprintinthesand leaves indelible mark on return from vacation

FOOTPRINTINTHESAND was back to winning ways under Marvin Suerland, having recharged his batteries during a month long holiday, earning trainer Ahmed Kobeissi a fine success in the Al Jassasiya Cup at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha last wee

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