The winner completed the 1500-metre race in 1:51.2 and 12 Purebred Arabian horses started in this premier race of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival.
In the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race, thirteen year old Aleksandr Chernov on Pmadka TN scored a fine win. Chernoc, who now qualifies for the November final of this first-ever Ponies series, finished ahead of 14-year-old Dina Kharisova riding Avrora. Aybulat Shaykhutdinov on Shakhirizada took third place.
In the Wathba Stallions Cup, Barboskin Cer under Shabalkin won with Slavutich under Kappushev and Vodovorot ridden by Ivanskoy finishing in that order.
His Excellency Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, HE Vasil Shaikhraziew, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, General Manager of Wathba Stallions, 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) and other VIP guests attended the races that was held to mark the Tatarstan National Day on August 30.
Ms Sawaya thanked His Excellency Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, HE Vasil Shaikhraziew, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan for theior keen interest in Arabian horse racing. “Kazan is a great venue for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival and the leaders here share the same ideals as our UAE leadership.It was another exciting race meeting on Sunday and we now move to Denmark for another leg of the Festival’s races,” she said.
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 carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, 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 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.