After big wins Saturday, sheikh back to business Sunday

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, was back to business Sunday after a huge day of racing successes Saturday around the world. He received Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, the Ruler of Umm al-Qaiwain, one of the seven Emirates, at his Zaabeel Palace … Continue reading After big wins Saturday, sheikh back to business Sunday

New blog addresses issues of corporate blogs, journalism

Are the bloodhorse.com blogs corporate blogs? And are corporate blogs journalism? The latter is one question that Marcie Heacox, student, journalist, and photographer, explores in her fascinating new blog Blog o’ Blogs. The Blood-Horse is mentioned in an Aug. 30 post that states : “An editorial piece on the Blood-Horse magazine’s Web site was blasted with negative comments, calling … Continue reading New blog addresses issues of corporate blogs, journalism

The horsepower of Muslim heads of state seen yesterday

Sheikh Mohammed is the Ruler of Dubai; Ramzan A. Kadyrov is the President of Chechnya. Both heads of state are Muslims and horse racing aficionados. Both hobnob with other international dignitaries and have distinct sartorial styles: the sheikh favors tails and top hats and the company of Elizabeth II and the Royal family abroad; at home, he’s … Continue reading The horsepower of Muslim heads of state seen yesterday

Age of Jape (POL) wins St. Leger, takes Czech triple crown

Age of Jape (POL), the best 3-year-old in Eastern/Central Europe, won the Tattersalls St. Leger today at Velka Chuchle over 2800 meters and completed the Czech triple crown in the process. Now a winner of 9 of 10 starts, the Polish-bred son of the Alleged stallion Jape had earlier won the Czech 2000 Guineas and Derby, … Continue reading Age of Jape (POL) wins St. Leger, takes Czech triple crown

Istanbul International Racing Festival set for next week

The International Racing Festival at Veliefendi Racecourse takes place next week in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 2-3, with four thoroughbred and two Arabian races worth a total of almost $3 million — US! Two of the races, the Group 2 Topkapi Trophy and the Group 2 Bosphorus Cup on Sept. 3, carry international Group 2 designation and … Continue reading Istanbul International Racing Festival set for next week