Many aspects of Purebred Arabian racing will come under the scanner as once again experts connected with horse racing assemble in this 10th edition of a truly international meet.
After the inaugural three-day conference in Abu Dhabi in 2010, the Forum has been held in The Hague in The Netherlands in 2011, Berlin in Germany in 2012, Toulouse in France in 2013, London in the United Kingdom in 2014, Warsaw in Poland in 2015, Rome in Italy in 2016, Marrakech in Morocco in 2017, Madrid in Spain in 2018 and now comes to Bucharest, Romania.
Organised as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, the World Arabian Horse Racing Forum – Romania 2019 will be held at the Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest from July 2 to July 7, 2019.
“Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, this year’s forum will continue where it left and will seek to overcome more hurdles in the path of the progress of Arabian horse racing,” said Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR).
“HE Dr Ahmed Al Matrouchi, UAE Ambassador to Romania, will inaugurate the Forum and among those attending are Viorel Dabija, Chairman of ARAC Romania, Dr Abdulla Al Raisi,
Director General of UAE National Archives, Mr. Faisal Al Rahmani, Chairman of IFAHR, Mr. Mubarak Al Nuaimi, DCT Abu Dhabi, Mr. Edward Hamod, General Manager of National Feed and Flour Production & Marketing Co LLC, Mr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Masaood Automobiles, Mr. Ali Al Mulla, Chairman of Areej Al Ameerat, Mr. Yacoob Al Saadi, President of AD Sports Channels and YAS TV, Mr. Abdelaziz Alhassan, General Sports Authority and Mr. Khaled Al Nabooda, Chairman of Alaweer Farm,” she said.
The Forum will see seven sessions being worked off over three days (July 3-5) and will culminate in a final Workshop. Apart from the Forum, the Hippodrome Ploiesti will stage flat races under the Festival’s banner as part of the ‘UAE Tolerance Day’ race meeting on July 6, 2019.
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 , Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
The World Arabian Horse Racing Forum – Romania 2019
At ATHÉNÉE PALACE HILTON BUCHAREST, July 2-7, 2019
July 2: Arrival of Guests from the 6 Continents
July 3: Day One
10.00 am: World Arabian Horse Racing Forum inauguration
HE Dr Ahmed Al Matrouchi, UAE Ambassador to Romania
Mr. Viorel Dabija, Chairman of ARAC Romania
Mr Faisal Al Rahmani, Chairman of IFAHR
Mr. Mubarak Alnuaimi, DCT Abu Dhabi
Mr Edward Hamod, General Manager of National
Feed and Flour Production & Marketing Co LLC
Mr Mohammed Abdulla Al Masaood Automobiles
Mr Ali Al Mulla, Chairman of Areej Al Ameerat
Mr Yacoob Al Saadi, President of AD Sports Channels and YAS TV
Mr Abdelaziz Alhssan, General Sports Authority
Mr Khaled Al Nabooda, Chairman of Alaweer Farm
10.30 am to 10.45 am;
The Year of Tolerance presented by Dr Abdulla AlRaisi
Director General of UAE National Archives
11 am to 12.30 pm: Breeding Session
Moderator: Dereck Thompson; Panelists: Khalid Al Nabooda (UAE), Hassan Moussali (FR), Susan Meyer (USA); Analisa Landucci (Italy), Dr Mohammed Al Nujaifi (Iraq), Emanuel Cessac (FR), Thomasz Chamouliak (Poland), Mark Weeks (UK).
2pm-3.30 pm: Session on Rules & Regulations & Veterinerary Services
3.45pm – 5.15 pm: Racing &Training Session
Moderator: Ajay Anne (India); Panelists: Antoine De Watrigant (FR), Richard Mullen (UK), Viorel Dabija (Romania), Dennis Madson (Sweden), Jean De Rouaille (FR), Ernest Ortel (FR), Mussabeh Almuhairi (UAE), Genny Hanes (UK).
WAHRF Welcoming party @ Radisson Blu, Bucharest
10.30am – 12 pm: Session on Jockey Performances & Accidents Insurances
Moderator: Dereck Thompson (UK); Panelists: Ian Patterson (South Africa /Cyprus), Remi Belloq (US),
Chris Watson (New Zealand), Dato Malek (Malaysia), Xavier Ziani (FR), Alexis Teitesserie (FR), Nils Rosenkjaer(Sweden), Sonia Piani (Italy)
1.30pm-3 pm: Session on Media, PR & Social Media
Moderator: Philip Brennan (UK); Panelists: Yaqoob Al Saadi AD Sports & YAS TV Channels(UAE), Abdelrahman Amin, Dubai Sports & Racing TV Channels (UAE), Ibrahim Omran (Al Ahram Sports, Egypt), Scott Burton, Racing Post (UK), Derek Thompson (UK), Ben Wong- Racing TV (UK), Cidinha Franzão (Brazil), Ash White-Bloodstock (UK)
3.30pm-5pm: Session on Women in Racing
Moderator: Nadine Frampton (Australia), Panelists: Anne Engels (Belgium), Victoria Larsen (Denmark), Nadia Brahim (Thé Netherlands), Elise Jean (FR), Salha Al Ghurair (UAE), Khulud Al Nuaimi (UAE), Meryam Herai( Morocco), Lara Sawaya (UAE)
10 am-11.30am: Session on Future & Innovation in Arabian Racing
Moderator: Philip Brennan; Panelists: Dr Abdulla Alraisi(UAE), Edward Hamod (USA), Peter Pond (Australia), Mubarak Al Nuaimi (UAE), Richard Lancaster (UK), Jon Henningsgard (USA), Ahmad Al Qubaisi (FR), Ali Almulla (UAE), Faisal Rahmani (UAE), Lara Sawaya(UAE)
12.pm-1.30pm: Workshop conducted by Lara Sawaya and Derek Thompson
7.30 pm: WAHRF Award Gala Dinner @ Le Chateau Strada Turturelelor nr.11, Sector 3, Bucuresti
July 6: Flat Racing – ‘UAE Tolerance Day’ race meeting, HIPODROM PLOIESTI