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International Equestrian Federation Technical Committee discusses amendments to qualification requirements for World Cup

The Technical Committee of the 7th Group of the International Equestrian Federation recently discussed, during its meeting at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, the new amendments to the qualification requirements of the Arab League for the World Cup, as well as ways to develop and cooperate with other organising committees, and how to overcome the obstacles facing equestrians and ...

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UAE dominates Sheikha Fatima’s Ladies’ Cup in Italy

UAE dominates Sheikha Fatima's Ladies' Cup in Italy

Lady riders from the UAE did the country proud when four of their riders finished in the top five in the 120-km H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies CEI Two-star Cup which was part of the three-day Sardinia Endurance Festival that concluded on Sunday at the Horse Country Resort area in Arborea, Sardinia, in Italy. Four rides were part of ...

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GCL Teams Ready to Kick Up a Storm in Paris

Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso

Round eight of the Global Champions League sees home city team Paris Panthers vying for a powerful performance straight out of the starting blocks. In an earlier interview, Panthers rider Jack Hardin Towell said: “I hope we’re going to start strong!” The iconic Eiffel Tower will provide the picture-perfect backdrop as the Championship battle hots up, with a passionate crowd ...

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Super Swedes win Division 1 cliffhanger in Rotterdam

A brilliant double-clear from pathfinders Henrik von Eckermann and Cantinero helped Team Sweden to victory in today's edge-of-the-seat fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2017 Europe Division 1 League in Rotterdam (NED). (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

In a competition that was most definitely a game of two halves, Team Sweden stood strong to win the fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2017 Europe Division 1 series in Rotterdam (NED) today. With four teams sharing a zero score at the end of the first round, and the remaining four only a single fence behind, it ...

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Sixth Godolphin Royal Ascot 2017 success provided by Rare Rhythm

Sixth Godolphin Royal Ascot 2017 success provided by Rare Rhythm

Rare Rhythm gained the third victory of his six-race career when running on strongly to capture the 12-furlong Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot on Friday, June 23. The five-year-old son of Dubawi, trained by Charlie Appleby, had not raced since taking part in the same race 12 months ago. William Buick always had Rare Rhythm prominent and raced ...

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Benbatl rules in Hampton Court

Benbatl rules in Hampton Court

Benbatl stayed on powerfully for an excellent success in the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, June 22, giving Godolphin a fourth victory so far at Royal Ascot 2017. The three-year-old Dubawi colt, dropping back to 10 furlongs for trainer Saeed bin Suroor after finishing fifth in the G1 Derby over a mile and a half on ...

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Dubai royal Family attend Day 3 of Royal Ascot

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended day 3  of Royal Ascot race, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The third day of the festival witnessed a very exciting competition for UAE horses, including the Godolphin stable which ...

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A point worth taking to Ascot

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Charlie Appleby has nominated Blue Point in the G1 Commonwealth Cup on Friday, June 23 as his stable’s best chance at Royal Ascot next week. Appleby, who expects to have around 20 runners over the five days, is pleased with the progress shown by the sharp Shamardal colt. “He has done particularly well since winning the G3 Pavilion Stakes at ...

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Kinshachi and Maternal ready for G1 assignment

Kinshachi and Maternal ready for G1 assignment

The elevation from Listed grade a week ago to the top level on Saturday is as significant as it looks for the Godolphin pair Kinshachi and Maternal at Doomben. But trainer Darren Beadman is more than happy to see both tackle the classy field of fillies and mares that will do battle for the final G1 race of the Australian ...

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Barney Roy strikes in St James’s Palace Stakes

Barney Roy strikes in St James’s Palace Stakes

Barney Roy smashed the course record to gain a first G1 success in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, June 20, with Thunder Snow taking third in the mile contest for three-year-old colts. An eventful start saw Barney Roy’s saddle slip backwards leaving the stalls, but James Doyle soon recovered on the Richard Hannon-trained colt, who ...

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