Keyword: Al Shaqab Racing

  • Record Gross, Average Increase at Arqana Sale

    Topped by two colts selling for €260,000 (about $285,644 in U.S. currency) each, the Arqana yearling sale got underway Oct. 18 in Deauville, France with record gross and a double-digit increase in average price.

  • Head-Maarek Claims Gender Bias After Split

    Internationally renowned trainer Criquette Head-Maarek said she believes Al Shaqab Racing removed its horses from her yard because she is a woman, Racing Posts reports. Racing adviser Harry Herbert said her claim is untrue.

  • Qemah won the Coronation Stakes in June of 2016.

    Qemah Easy Winner of Prix Rothschild

    The year keeps getting better for French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, whose good filly Qemah effortlessly quickened away to win the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) July 31 at Deauville, providing him with yet another group I win this season.

  • Zelzal Wins Jean Prat in Course-Record Time

    With Gregory Benoist riding hands and heels through the final furlong, Al Shaqab Racing's Zelzal displayed an impressive turn of foot to win the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) in course-record time at Chantilly July 10.

  • Hip 222 by Twirling Candy for $850,000

    Twirling Candy Colt Tops at OBS for $850,000

    A Twirling Candy colt was bought by a partnership of Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar, and China Horse Club for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Sandiva won the Marshua's River Jan. 9. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-wmSMcdV">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Tries Dirt in Royal Delta

    After Mshawish become a graded winner on dirt as well as turf last weekend, the same connections are looking to repeat the feat with Sandiva in Saturday's $200,000 Royal Delta (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mshawish comes home a winner in the Donn Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-v9zkHXV">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Dazzles in Donn Handicap

    Last year Mshawish took the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), but this season transitioned his form to dirt in brilliant style, and brought home the second grade I win of his career Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sandiva shows the way to victory in the Marshua's River.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-7CZd37D">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Shows Early Speed in Marshua's River

    Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva vied for command early and stayed on the pace before she took the lead off the turn and galloped away unchallenged to win the $150,000 Marshua's River (gr. IIIT) Jan. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Khozan Retired to Journeyman Stud

    Khozan, a son of Distorted Humor out of grade I producer and graded stakes winner Delta Princess, will stand the 2016 season at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. A fee will be announced in the future.

  • Front-Running Shalaa Takes Middle Park

    Al Shaqab Racing's Shalaa solidified his status as Britain's top juvenile sprinter this season in winning the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) Sept. 26 at Newmarket.

  • Al Shaqab Dominates Top of Market at Arqana

    Arqana reported record returns of its annual breeze-up auction May 9 at Saint-Cloud, where sales were led by an Oasis Dream colt who sold to Sheikh Joann's Al Shaqab Racing for €600,000 (US$672,283).

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    Khozan Injured, Off Kentucky Derby Trail

    Because of an issue with his right hind leg, Khozan has been taken off the road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), according to Al Shaqab Racing's U.S. racing manager Bradley Weisbord.

  • Mshawish gets the win over Slumber in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-d9bjvGj">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Squeezes Out Gulfstream Turf 'Cap

    Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish overcame traffic in the stretch and prevailed in a tight finish with Slumber in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sandiva flies home to win the Suwannee River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CWrLg4m">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Surges to Capture Suwannee River

    Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva won her second straight stakes and first North American graded contest with a length victory over Rosalind in the Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Toronado (right) won the 2014 Queen Anne Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rRWrvFm">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado to Carry Hannon Hopes in BC Mile

    Al Shaqab Racing's British-based Toronado is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 1 after missing last year's World Championships to continue his recovery from throat surgery.

  • The Wow Signal (IRE) wins the Prix Morny.
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    The Wow Signal Tops Hootenanny at Deauville

    The Wow Signal edged past U.S.-based Hootenanny nearing the finish of the Aug. 24 Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds at Deauville and won by a half-length to kept his perfect record intact.

  • World Record-Priced Filly Wins Debut

    Al Naamah, a daughter of Galileo who brought a filly world-record price of 5 million guineas at the 2013 Tattersalls October yearling sale, was successful in her career debut at France's Chantilly Racecourse June 23.

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    Arc Winner Treve to Get Some Time Off

    Reigning European Horse of the Year Treve will miss a summer campaign because of sore muscles but is expected to return in the fall to prepare to bid for a second straight win in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • Olympic Glory pulls away to take the JLT Lockinge Stakes.
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    Olympic Glory Takes Lockinge, Verrazano Third

    Olympic Glory hit the lead in the final quarter mile and kicked clear to win the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 17 at Newbury, while United States grade I winner Verrazano finished third in his European debut.

  • Cirrus des Aigles Defeats Treve in Prix Ganay

    Cirrus des Aigles got the best of Qutar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve in a stretch-long duel April 27 at Longchamp, handing the filly the first defeat of her career in the Prix Ganay (Fr-I).

  • Lot 44, a High Chaparral colt, brought 800,000 guineas.

    European Record At Tattersalls Craven Sale

    A European record for a breeze-up sale was broken for the second straight year April 16 when Ross Doyle went to 800,000 guineas to secure a High Chaparral colt during the first day of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale.

  • Groupie Doll

    Groupie Doll Tops Female Sprint Category

    Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, and Dance to Bristol are finalists for the Eclipse Award as Outstanding Female Sprinter for 2013, the same category for which Groupie Doll took home the statuette last year.

  • Lot 32 is a colt by Mastercraftsman and sold for €320,000 ($437,728 in United States funds).

    Mastercraftsman Son Top Price at Arqana

    Shifting from Newmarket to Deauville, Coolmore and the Qatari royal family continue to spend for quality horses and helped drive a 22% rise in revenue on opening day of the Arqana October yearling sale Oct. 21