The winner of this event will qualify for the final of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Apprentice Championship (IFAHR) series which will be run on November 10, 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
Three horses owned by the Yas Horse Racing Management, the racing body of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs start in the 1500-metre race which carries a prize fund of Euros 20,000.
Rmmas, Hazeme and Saarah are the three running in the colours of HH Sheikh Mansoor. Last year in this race Kersley Ramsamy from Mauritius steered Thabit, the 4-year-old son of Munjiz to a narrow win over Mirna (the 4-year-old daughter of Mahabb) ridden by Germany’s Robin Weber, adding more success to HH Sheikh Mansoor.
Germany’s Claudia Pawlak will be riding Rmmas, Ireland’s Robert Fitzpatrick will be on Domino of Maligne, Jameer Allyhossain from Mauritius will be riding Saarah, South Africa’s Calvin Habib will be on Vedette De Lagrimodi, Alejandra Gutierrez from Spain will ride Kontrat DE Ghazal and UK’s Paula Muir will be riding Hazeme.
The final race in this series will be held on Monday as the Festival makes its debut in Algeria.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.