The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s third race of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series will be run in Arapahoe Park in Colorado on Friday, August 8.
The Wathba Stud Farm Cup race will feature a full field of 12 in a maiden race over 6 furlongs. Five of the 12 in the fray competed in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup at Arapahoe Park on July 5.
Breezell Lzp, who is owned by the Quarter Moon Ranch of Lori Long and trainer Scott Powell and will be ridden by Karlo Lopez, was the best finisher among them in second. Four will be making their racing debuts Friday’s race.
This is the first year that Arapahoe Park has hosted the Wathba Stud Farm Cup, a global series that takes place in nine countries around the world. Etres Chic won Arapahoe’s first race in the series on May 25, and Zvezda captured the second on July 5.
Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Chairman of Ladies Racing Committee in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) said, “The two races held in Arapahoe Park in Colorado dished out exciting fare and with four debutant horses in this race on Friday we are happy that this series is giving more opportunities to Purebred Arabian race horses.”
The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with Arabtec Holding PJSC as the Official Partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Rashid Investment, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2014, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel and Racing Post.