MUELHEIM – A competent field of ten runners will battle it out in the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race, the third to be held in Germany this year. Saturday’s race will be a turf contest at Mulheim and will be run over 1600 metres.
Among the runners are Diana Dorenburg’s Salman, M. Weber’s Phraseur Kossack and W. Weifmeier’s Badjy, the last named who ran in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup earlier this year.
Senna O’A, third last time out, Detroit, Mietkes Nanu, Vulkain D’Albret, Alzaina, Kasabian de Kutz and 3-year-old Rahy completed the 10-horse field.
Commenting on the Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series, Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi, director general, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) said, “In organising the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has the preservation of the UAE’s cultural heritage and traditions as its driving principal.”
“Under the directives and support of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Festival has achieved tremendous success and we intend to continue and build on this,” Al Muhairi said.
Lara Sawaya, director of the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and head of IFAHR ladies racing said, “This is the third race in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series that we are staging here in Germany.
The Festival has already become very popular here in Germany and the World Arabian Racing Conference in Berlin earlier this year has been a big boost to Arabian racing in the region.”