The Australian Arabian Family mourns the death of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.   Sheikh Sultan was a true visionary who worked to preserve the purebred Arabian of traditional type and bloodlines and, through the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC),  to ensure the long-term future of Arabian horse characteristics. in the broadest terms, with the hallmarks of beauty, athletic ability, soundness and versatility. 

Sheikh Sultan also formed the groundbreaking Boudheib Initiative Endurance organization to counteract the more prevalent "desert racing" that is the norm in the UAE. 

NARA, as the Australian member of HARC, has been very grateful for the generous race sponsorship from Sheikh Sultan in the past years and sincerely hopes that his valuable work in preserving Heritage racing bloodlines will continue as a legacy and memorial to Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. May he rest in peace. 

Careers In Racing

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Want to Keep up With Arabian Racing Worldwide?

We are continually striving to bring you both local and international news about Arabian Racing. To help you keep in touch with what is happening internationally we have added a page on Publications. We invite you to check out these on-line magazines where we are sure you will find a wealth of information on the Arabian Racing Industry.

The Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.

One of the most important events of the festival is the annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum. This years event ended on July 6 in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. The 2020 event will be held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.  To read more about the 2019 Forum please open the following link:

Read about Jill Collwell - Doctor, Owner, Trainer, Jockey

and much, much more.

Get to know some of the people who are involved in the Australian Arabian Horse Racing Industry.  


Changes to Arabian racehorse registration process.


Effective January 1, 2019, the Arabian Jockey Club, USA,  will require all horses that hold or apply for a Certificate of Registration for Racing (Racing Certificate) to obtain a second DNA verification and the insertion of an AHA issued microchip for identification, as well as the current requirement of a lip tattoo.

All horses applying for a Certificate of Registration for Racing must obtain a second DNA verification and the insertion of an AHA issued microchip for identification prior to obtaining their lip tattoo and entering a race. There is a minimum waiting period of six months from the issue of the original Certificate of Registration before being able to apply for a Certificate of Registration for Racing and the second DNA verification and microchip insertion.

All horses with a current Racing Certificate will be required to apply for an updated Certificate of Registration for Racing to include the second DNA verification and an AHA-issued microchip prior to entering a race in 2019 and thereafter.


Protocols and fees for applying for a Certificate of Registration for Racing are available for download here. 

In order to encourage early participation, there is an introductory fee offered if your application is submitted prior to the end of 2018. Also, please note the mandatory six-month waiting period required between the issue of the horse’s original Certificate of Registration and the application for a Certificate of Registration for Racing.

The Arabian Jockey Club stands by this new requirement and believes that it will only add to the professionalism and credibility of Arabian racing in the United States and internationally. You are able to apply for the new Certificate of Registration for Racing effective August 1, 2018. We encourage all owners/agents with horses having a current Racing Certificate or those with young horses anticipated to race beginning in 2019 to complete this requirement as soon as possible to avoid any delays with last-minute applications for this mandatory requirement in 2019. For questions, email AJC President Susan Meyer at

World Arabian Horse Racing Forum

Soon to appear on the NARA Site will be an indepth review of the 2018 world Arabian Horse Racing Forum held in Madrid. 



Meet  the  Stars  of  2017

Meet Some of Our  Stars  

Reid River R Mani

Windcharm Lea

Aloha Thee Desperado

Sashenka Lea

Alicia Morris - Jockey

Anthony Mountney - Trainer

Ben Jewitt - Jockey

Kate Dertell - Trainer

Dylan Dean - Jockey

Coolinda Park Winston

Emma Collins - Trainer/Jockey

NARA's Charter

The charter of NARA detailed in the Company Articles of Association is to;


  • Develop a professional & sustainable Arabian Horse Racing Industry in Australia

  • Promote & market Arabian Horse Racing in Australia

  • Establish & maintain an Arabian racehorse registry

  • Manage & distribute Arabian racing data and records

  • Oversee a strong industry code of ethics

  • Represent Arabian racing at major functions throughout Australia

  • Co-ordinate National Media coverage

  • Publish the Australian Arabian Rules of Racing

  • Co-ordinate Australia's representation in International Arabian Racing

  • Facilitate overseas markets for Australian Arabian racehorses

  • Provide owners & breeders with incentive schemes

  • Co-ordinate with each State the production of a National racing calendar

  • Ensure that Arabian horse racing in Australia is fair by enforcing a strict code of ethics regarding drugs in racing

  • Liaise with Governments and Industry leaders

  • Assist in securing corporate and other sponsorship for Arabian Racing Promote the best interests of

  • the Arabian Horse Breed in Australia.

Board Members & Representatives

Board Members

  • Maureen Milburn - Chair Person (Victoria)

  • Brenden Milburn - Vice President (Victoria)

  • Anthony Mountney - Racing Director (NSW)

  • Virginia Dodson - Director (ACT)

  • Alamdar Dastani - Director (NSW)


NARA Team Volunteers

  • Lisa Willan - Corporate Advisor

  • Sharon Meyers - Official NARA Photographer

  • Victoria Shaw - Media



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The National Arabian Racehorse Association Ltd.  (NARA) is the Australian Arabian Racing Authority and is the recognised racing authority by the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR).



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