Where Are Arabian Horse Races Held?

Arabian horse races are held all over the world. Some of the most popular locations include the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. Arabian horse races are also held in the United States, Canada, Australia, South America, and a number of European countries.

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List of Arabian Horse Races

This list covers prominent sprint / flat Arabian horse races in Europe, UK, Middle East, United States, South America and Australia. These races and dates vary from year to year, but this is the general schedule as of 2022 based on our research. Check each race track’s calendar (see links in second table below) for the actual dates each year.

MonthRace NameLocationTypeDistance
FebruaryObaiya Arabian ClassicJockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Riyahd, Saudi ArabiaSprint2000 m (1 1/4 miles)
AprilPresident of the UAE CupAl Shams Racecourse, Cairo, EgyptSprint
AprilMarrakesh RacecourseMarrakesh, MoroccoSprint
AprilDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesCapannelle Racecourse, Rome, ItalySprint
MarchArabian Racing CupSam Houston Race Park, Houston, TX, USASprint6 furlongs (3/4 mile)
MarchDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesMorphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, AustraliaSprint
MayArabian Racing CupDelaware Park, Wilmington, DE, USASprint6 furlongs (3/4 mile)
MayPresident of the UAE CupHippodrome Paris Longchamp, Paris, France
MayDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesHippodrome of Cidade Jardim, Sao Paolo, BrazilSprint
JunePresident of the UAE CupSan Siro Racecourse, Milan, ItalySprint
JuneDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesNewbury Racecourse, Berkshire, UKSprint
JuneDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesDuindigt Racecourse, Wassenaar, NetherlandsSprint
JuneDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesChepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire, Wales, UKSprint
JuneDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesBro Park Racecourse, Stockholm, SwedenSprint
JuneDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesLa Teste de Buch Racecourse, Bordeaux, FranceSprint
JunePresident of the UAE CupChurchill DownsSprint1 1/16 mile
JulyPremio Dubai International Arabian RacesCapannelle Racecourse, Rome, ItalySprint1900 m
JulyDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesNewbury Racecourse, Berkshire, UKSprint
JulyQatar Goodwood FestivalGoodwood Racecourse, Chichester, UKSprint
AugustHH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing FestivalRoyal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, UKSprint
AugustSheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Al Khalediah Poland CupSluzewiec Racecourse, Warsaw, PolandSprint2600 m
AugustHH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing FestivalKazan Hippodrome, Kazan, Tatarstan, RussiaSprint
SeptemberSardegna InternationalChilivani Hippodromo, Chilivani, Sardegna, ItalySprint
OctoberFrench Arabian Breeders’s ChallengeHippodrome de Bordeaux Le Bouscat, Bordeaux, FranceSprint
NovemberDIAR Dubai International Arabian RacesLone Star Park, Houston, TX, USASprint3/4, 11/16 and 1 mile
NovemberSheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel CrownAbu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Abu Dhabi, UAESprint

Tracks Where Arabian Horses Race

Race TrackLocationLink
Al Shams RacecourseCairo, Egypt
Arapahoe ParkAurora, CO, USAhttps://casinos.ballys.com/arapahoe-park
Bro Park RacecourseStockholm, Swedenhttps://www.svenskgalopp.se/banor-evenemang/bro-park
Capannelle RacecourseRome, Italyhttps://www.capannelleippodromo.it
Chepstow RacecourseMonmouthshire, Wales, UKhttps://www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk
Chilivani HippodromoChilivani, Italyhttps://ippodromochilivani.it
Churchill DownsLouisville, KY, USAhttps://www.churchilldowns.com
Delaware ParkNew Castle, DE, USAhttps://delawarepark.com
Duindigt RacecourseWassenaar,
Goodwood RacecourseChichester, UKhttps://www.goodwood.com/horseracing
Hereford RacecourseHereford, UKhttps://www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk
Hippodrome de Bordeaux Le BouscatBordeaux, Francehttps://hippodromebordeauxlebouscat.com
Hippodrome of Cidade JardimSao Paolo, Brazil
Hippodrome Paris LongchampParis, Francehttps://www.parislongchamp.com
Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz RacecourseRiyadh, Saudi Arabiahttps://www.frusiya.com
Kazan HippodromeKazan, Tatarstan, Russia
La Teste de Buch RacecourseBordeaux, Francehttp://horseraces.pmu.fr/courses/la-teste-de-buch
Lonestar ParkGrand Prairie, TX, USAhttps://www.lonestarpark.com
Los Alamitos Race CourseCypress, CA, USAhttps://www.losalamitos.com
Marrakesh RacecourseMarrakesh, Morocco
Morphettville Racecourse Adelaide, Australiahttps://morphettville.com.au
Newbury RacecourseBerkshire, UKhttps://newburyracecourse.co.uk
Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club, Bahrain Turf ClubRiffa, Kingdom of Bahrainhttps://bahrainturfclub.com
Pyatigorsk RacecoursePyatigorsk, Russia
Royal Windsor RacecourseWindsor, UKhttps://www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk
Sam Houston Race ParkHouston, TX, USAhttps://www.shrp.com
San Siro RacecourseMilan, Italyhttps://www.ippodromisnai.it
Sluzewiec RacecourseWarsaw, Polandhttp://torsluzewiec.pl

Today, Arabian horse sprint / flat racing is enjoyed by people all over the world. Some of the most prestigious Arabian horse races include the Dubai World Cup, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and the Saudi Derby.

The sport of Arabian horse raceing has come a long way since its early days, and there are now many different types of races held all over the globe. Whether you’re a fan of flat racing or endurance racing, there’s an Arabian horse race for you!

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