Bucharest to host 10th edition from July 2- 7, 2019
One of the most important events in a packed calendar of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is the annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum and this year’s edition opens in Bucharest, the Romanian capital on July 2, 2019.
Many aspects of Purebred Arabian racing will come under the scanner as once again experts connected with horse racing assemble in this 10th edition of a truly international meet.
After the inaugural three- day conference in Abu Dhabi in 2010, the Forum has been held in The Hague in The Netherlands in 2011, Berlin in Germany in 2012, Toulouse in France in 2013, London in the United Kingdom in 2014, Warsaw in Poland in 2015, Rome in Italy in 2016, Marrakech in Morocco in 2017, Madrid in Spain in 2018 and now comes to Bucharest, Romania.
“Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, this year’s forum will continue where it left and will seek to overcome more hurdles in the path of the progress of Arabian horse racing,” said Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR).
“HE Dr Ahmed Al Matrouchi, UAE Ambassador to Romania, will inaugurate the Forum and among those attending are Viorel Dabija, Chairman of ARAC Romania, Dr Abdulla Al Raisi, Director General of UAE National Archives, Mr. Faisal Al Rahmani, Chairman of IFAHR, Mr. Mubarak Al Nuaimi, DCT Abu Dhabi, Mr. Edward Hamod, General Manager of National Feed and Flour Production & Marketing Co LLC, Mr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Masaood Automobiles, Mr. Ali Al Mulla, Chairman of Areej Al Ameerat, Mr. Yacoob Al Saadi, President of AD Sports Channels and YAS TV, Mr. Abdelaziz Alhassan, General Sports Authority and Mr. Khaled Al Nabooda, Chairman of Al Aweer Farm,” she said.
The Forum will see seven sessions being worked off over three days (July 3- 5) and will culminate in a final Workshop. Apart from the Forum, the Hippodrome Ploiesti will stage flat races under the Festival’s banner as part of the UAE Tolerance Day’ race meeting on July 6, 2019.
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, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, 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, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites- Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Source: HH SH Mansoor Festival / Satya Narayan
10.30 am to 10.45 am
11 am to 12.30 pm - Breeding Session
2 pm - 3.30 pm - Rules & Regulations & Veterinerary Services
3.45 pm - 5.15 pm - Racing & Training Session
WAHRF Welcoming Cocktail @ Radisson Blu, Bucharest - Dress Code: Smart
12 pm - 1.30 pm - Lunch
1.30 pm - 3 pm - Media, PR and Social Media
3.30 pm - 5 pm - Women in Racing
12.pm - 1.30pm - Workshop conducted by Lara Sawaya and Derek Thompson
1.30 pm - Lunch
7.30 pm -
WAHRF Award Gala Dinner @ Le Chateau