NARA is proud to be the Australian member of the Heritage Arabian Racing Club. HARC, an initiative of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed. The HARC – Heritage Arabian Racing Club was formed to encourage a more diverse gene pool for the long-term health of the sport of Arabian horse racing worldwide. LEARN MORE
NARA/HARC Open Sprint 1200 metres
Reid River R-Mani and Alicia Morris
Aloha Thee Desperado and Ben Jewitt
Saturday the 16th of September saw what was to be a match race between two of Australia's well performed Arabian racehorses at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park, Sydney.
NARA has had a frustrating start to the season with extreme weather conditions and serious injuries to trainers taking their toll on horse numbers. The horses are fit but the trainers are not it would seem!
Last minute withdrawals meant that Reid River R-Mani and his stable mate Aloha Thee Desperado had the track at SIEC all to themselves. R-mani has won on this track before and repeated that last Saturday with a 1 and three quarter length lead over the stallion Aloha Thee Desperado.
It was great to see the connections of the horses cheering their boys on plus a number of spectators who were attending the NSW Arabian Horse Association's State Titles show which was running over the weekend.
Many thanks to Anthony Mountney for supporting the race and making the effort to run the two horses. Congratulations must also go to R-Mani's jockey Alicia Morris who was ecstatic as this was her first ever win and Ben Jewitt aboard the magnificent Aloha Thee Desperado. The SIEC ground crew also deserve a vote of thanks for very kindly aerating and watering the track before the race.
The NARA team wish all our injured trainers a speedy recovery and a cessation of the bad weather in Victoria which has caused so many track closures and abandoned race meetings.
HARC AGM 5th March 2017
A very positive meeting took place yesterday for The Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) here in Abu Dhabi. Holding only its 2nd AGM & Conference, the growth of HARC has exceeded all expectations which has been very gratifying according to Ms. Deirdre Hyde, Honorary Secretary for HARC and Breeding Manager at Wrsan Stables for His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, whose inspiration to form HARC in February 2015 has been warmly welcomed around the world.
HARC is delighted to welcome 4 new countries into the fold. Spain, Italy, Uruguay and Romania were approved to join the 15 existing countries who already support and participate in HARC's initiative to preserve the purebred Arabian of traditional type and bloodlines. After a full morning of feedback and discussion for the long term future growth from international guests made up from the core of purist Arabian racing minds, the afternoon conference: Racing, Marketing & Breeding for HARC did not disappoint. Fascinating talks were given by Anna Stojanowska on Polish Arabian Dam Lines from Sabda to Sephora, followed by Deirdre Hyde's wonderful 'History of Arabian Racing'. Finally on a more practical note, leading marketing expert, Evie Tubbs Sweeney from the USA, led us through the path she has taken on delivery of a series of hugely successful HARC road shows to 5 of the top racing & Arabian show community destinations in America.
We would like to thank all our guests for their tireless work and continueing support, and a special thanks to His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nayhan for his inspiration.
A full HARC report from the AGM will be reported soon.
From left to right: HARC's Committee Members, Genny Haynes, ARO UK, Nelly Philippot, Belgium Racing, Ahmed Abdel Razak, HARC's Chairman, Deirdre Hyde, HARC's Honorary Secretary, Almir Ribeiro, Brazil Racing & Anthony Mountney, NARA Australia.
HARC's International Country Member Representatives
Reid River R-Mani (The Accolade X Reid River First Impresshines) Wins the first of the HARC Races for the 2016/2017 racing season.
See "Results" for full report.
5th February 2016
Merton Amatuer Turf Club
Two HARC races held for the 2015/16 season.
HARC 1600m Mile: Winner Coolinda Park Winston (left)
HARC 1150m Maiden: Winner
Justice for All MI (right)