Busy week for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival
While Pleasanton in California, USA is all set to stage the two premier races of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on July 5, elsewhere the Wathba Stud Farm Cup races are also being held simultaneously.
In France, Al Mouhannad under Thomas Henderson won the Prix Burkeguy Wathba Stud Farm Cup at the Dax racecourse. The Dax Wathba Srtud Farm Cup race was the third of the four races scheduled to be held in France this year.
Al Mouhannad, owned by the Royal Oman Cavalry, finished ahead of Seif Enna under Sylvan Ruis while Kareem KB under Clement Cadel was third in the 7-horse race.
Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairman of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairman of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) said, “We are very happy that the Racing Post has carried the full card of today’s Arabian racing in Hereford, UK. Seven Wathba Stud Farm Cup races are part of that card and this is a huge step forward for Arabian racing that Racing Post has carried the card in full.”
“Along with tomorrow’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Emerald Green, which is the second leg of the Triple Jewel and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race, there is also a Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Colorado. So it is a busy week for the Festival,” she added.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2015, Bloom, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Petromal, Hayatna, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Yas Channel, Omeir Travels, Racing Post and Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics.
Source: HH SH Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival / Satya Narayan