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.
“ 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.