THE Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club racecourse will witness, Al Wathba Stud Farm for Private Owners race, the second race in the series of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage Club’s His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Flat racing, on Sunday.
The race is reserved for four-year-old Purebred Arabian horses, owned by private owners only and it is by Abu Dhabi Spots Council.
Organised in association with the newly-named Al Wathba Stud Farm, owned by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the race has entered a big field of 15 horses.
The opening event on Jan.3 for four-year-old Purebred Arabian horses, resulted in a win for AF Maqam Alezz in Abu Dhabi.
“After successfully hosting the opening race, now the stage is being set for the second race in the series which has drawn a big field,” said Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Director of Communications at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
“The festival affirms the values of celebrating the equestrian heritage of our fathers and the races highlight the importance of the equestrian sports,” he said.
“Abu Dhabi Sports Council is the sports governing body for the emirate of Abu Dhabi and we support all the sport activities in general and equestrian sports in particular here,” said Mohammed Al Mahmoud, secretary general of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
“We are always keen to support all kinds of sports activities that will help preserve and consolidate our heritage and culture and we are delighted to be involved in the race ,” said Mahmood.
“Speed and stamina have always been the salient features of the Purebred Arabian horses. It was these qualities that made the breed spread from the Middle East to other parts of the world, “said Mussalem Al Amiri, racing manager for H.H.Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
“ It will be good event for horses owned by privately owned horses as it give the runners another opportunity to improve and reach better levels" concluded Amiri.