The Darleys in Hollywood!
"USA Darley Nominees Announced for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Hollywood 2014
Carmel, California / USA - February 3, 2014 ~ The Arabian Racing Cup is pleased to announce the nominees for 27th annual Darley Awards, sponsored by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. Honoring the best in the US in Arabian flat racing in 2013, the US champions will be named at the Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Hollywood 2014 celebration to be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on the evening of April 4, 2014.
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The 2013 Darley Nominees for Arabian Racing in USA are:
3 YEAR OLD COLT OR GELDING - DJS Double O Seven, Lucky Sand, MY Kaliber, RB Champagne Taste, Thess Is Awesome
3 YEAR OLD FILLY - Dhaan, Gogo Dancer CS, Our Princess, RB Burn Baby Burn, Reign Supreme CS
4 YEAR OLD COLT OR GELDING - In X Hess, Krossfire CS, Lacy Vaz, Noble Czar, Smoke House
4 YEAR OLD FILLY - C Louise, Delishess, Mahra T, Sand On Fire, TTT Tiny Tina
OLDER HORSE - Ayers, Grilla, Sammy V, So Big Is Better, Valiant Boy SBFAR
OLDER MARE - DC Willeys Song, Explosive Heat MHF, Hy Hopes JPL, Lil Rich Girl, Ms Dixie
OWNER - Cre Run Enterprises LLC, Mark Powell, Quarter Moon Ranch, Rosebrook Farms LLC, Sam Vasquez
BREEDER - Alan Kirshner and Deborah Mihaloff, Dale Partin, Sam Vasquez, Bill Waldron, Dianne Waldron
TRAINER - Lynn Ashby, Ron Martino, Randy Nunley, Scott Powell, Jerenesto Torrez
JOCKEY - Victor Carrasco, Alex Cintron, Gerardo Mora, Gregorio Rivera, Juan Torres
HORSE OF THE YEAR - Dhaan, Mahra T, Ms Dixie, So Big Is Better, Valiant Boy SBFAR
Often referred to as the "Oscars" of Arabian racing, sharing the spotlight on the Dolby Theater stage that evening are the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards for Ladies. These elite international Awards are presented in the name of Her Highness to outstanding women in Arabian racing globally in 2013. Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, will announce the Ladies finalists in the eleven categories in the coming weeks. These awards are determined by an international panel of distinguished judges from 8 countries, including the UAE, United Kingdom, Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, Netherlands, and United States.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Darley Awards, which come under the auspices of the Arabian Racing Cup, is clearly recognized as the highest achievement possible for racing Arabians in the U.S. This event, along with the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards for Ladies, have been graciously hosted the last two years by the Texas Arabian Breeders' Association. Now the Awards is taking the next step in international prominence. At the press conference, Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Head of International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) Ladies Racing announced "Darley Awards Hollywood 2014".
“As a celebration of the third year of sponsorship of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival with the U.S. Arabian Racing Cup Darley Awards, the Oscars of Arabian racing will be held April 4-5, 2014, in Hollywood, California,” she said. It will partner once again with the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards, which recognizes the outstanding international women of Arabian racing.
According to Sawaya, the Awards will be given glamorous treatment over two evenings. The Darley Awards will be presented on April 4 at the Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater) in Highland Center. The Celebration Banquet will be held the following evening at Universal Studios, and the host hotel will be the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel.
Denise Gault, Chief Steward of the Arabian Racing Cup said, “We are honored to continue the partnership with the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival for our third year together. Darley Awards Hollywood 2014 promises to be a world-class event."
Please refer to the Cup's website, www.arabianracingcup.com, for more details as they become available.
Chartered in 1983, the Arabian Racing Cup is a nonprofit corporation founded by Dr. Sam Harrison and directed by its Board of Stewards. The Cup is dedicated to the international promotion of Arabian Racing, and in 2012, joined together with the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival to promote this prestigious Darley Awards event.
Supported by an extensive list of international sponsors, the Darley Awards are under the direction of Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the Festival, and organized by Arabian Racing Cup, the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in association with International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities, Emirates Racing Authority, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, and supported by General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare. Emirates Airlines is the official carrier.
Arabian Racing Cup
A Greater Vision for the future of the Cup
Thirty years ago, Dr. Sam Harrison brought his vision for Arabian racing to life when he founded the Arabian Racing Cup, a breeders' incentive program to acknowledge the best Arabian horses, owners and breeders. Fast forward to 2013 and the Arabian Racing Cup still recognizes the best in Arabian racing by overseeing the prestigious Darley awards.
The Stewards have a greater vision for the future of the Cup so they held a 2-day strategic planning retreat on May 18 and 19, which was opening weekend at Delaware Park. Holding it during the races allowed the Stewards to listen and mingle with fellow Arabian racing enthusiasts, owners, trainers and track management. After two days of productive meetings, the Stewards have developed plans to meet the needs of today's racing community. While there was not time to work out all the details, the Stewards have started working on items such as expanding the voting academy for the Darley awards, reinstituting stakes races, and creating a new incentive/rewards program.
The mission of the Cup states: "The Arabian Racing Cup is an organization dedicated to the international promotion of breeding and racing purebred Arabian horses."
Additional information will be circulated as more details are finalized. This is an exciting time for the Arabian Racing Cup and Arabian racing. Always remember, the Arabian Racing Cup is "the best you bet"
Source: Denise Gault, Chief Steward of the Arabian Racing Cup