The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup for Purebred Asian Horses will begin tomorrow
Witness the race of a lifetime as these purebred horses gallop off to Spain!
The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses is all set to begin tomorrow at the San Sebastian Racecourse in Spain.
With a prize pot of AED 32,929, the race is part of the H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, which aims to promote Arabian purebred horses and support their owners and breeders worldwide.
The festival, organised as per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, also features races such as the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, the Zayed Cup, the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup and the Al Wathba Stallions Cup.
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Six prominent horses will compete in the 1.6-kilometre (km) race.
The new edition of the festival features several changes, including Group 1 races to be held in France, in addition to moving other races into Group 2 and 3 classifications.
Meanwhile, Italy will host 14 races, and the Liwa Cup under Group 1 will be moved from England to France, where the race will be held on 30 July for the second consecutive year.
France will host 34 races, including five races under Groups 1, 2 and 3, she added, adding that the festival’s races will be held on all continents, while the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup and the H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup will be held in several countries, including Belgium and Morocco.
“Once the international races end and the new season begins, we will host the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown race at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on 3rd December,” said Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.
Abu Dhabi will also host the 14th edition of the annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum, which is expected to feature around 400 figures from the global industry, Sawaya added.
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