Press Release January 2013
DR MOHAMMAD AL-NUJAIFI NAMED NO 1 OWNER BY THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ARABIAN HORSE RACING (IFAHR) FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
LONDON: Owner and author Dr Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Nujaifi is the No 1 Arabian racehorse owner for 2012 according to IFAHR statistics. This is the third consecutive season he has held the title for all races in all countries by placement.
The horses were bred mainly at the Al-Nujaifi stud farm 40 km to the north of the ancient city Mosul (capital city of the ancient province of Nineveh) in Iraq, where the family has been raising purebred Arabian horses since 1638.
“The breeding of Arabian horses has suffered over the past three decades in Iraq and I am delighted in the increasing interest we are seeing in purebred Iraqi horses racing in Europe and all over the world, and the appreciation of this ancient bloodline. Particularly after winning major European G1 races by my Iraqi bred horses,” commented Dr Mohammad Al-Nujaifi. “Having just published ‘The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq’, I feel justified in my claims on their influence on world breeding programmes.”
Dr Mohammed Al-Nujaifi races in Iraq as well as at major race courses, particularly in the UK, Sweden, France, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States.
About Dr Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Nujaifi
Dr Al-Nujaifi, the Chief Advisor to the Speaker of the Iraqi House of Representatives, has a Doctorate in Agriculture from Oxford University and divides his time between Iraq and Europe. The author of The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq, he is also the owner of many successful purebred Iraqi Arabian racehorses. He is Vice President of the Iraqi Arabian Horse Organisation, Chairman and international representative of the Registration, Stud Book and Rules Committee.
About Medina Publishing Ltd
Established in 2009, Medina Publishing specialises in producing books on Arabia, Arabian equestrian and other sports. Its founders have strong links in the UK and the Middle East. Recent and forthcoming titles include:
· The Call of Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdal-Wahhab and the Three Saudi States
· The Arab Horse, the definitive history of the breed
· Royal Heritage: The Story of Jordan’s Arab Horses
· The Nabataeans: a Brief History of Petra and Madain Saleh
· The World of the Tahawy Bedouin and their Purebred Desert Horses (2013)
· Wings Over Arabia, a stunning pictorial and written record of a unique gliding expedition over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2013)
· Asil: Photographic Studies of the Purebred Arabian Horse (2013)
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