The race is the fourth in this year’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship which is being held as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.
Seven Apprentice jockeys from around the world will vie in Sunday’s race for a spot in the November 24 final of the championship to be held in Abu Dhabi.
The 2120-metre race carries a prize fund of Euros 10,000 and is expected to attract a large gathering at the Hippodrome Waregem.
Hungarian Apprentice jockey will ride BEUNE DE L´ARDUS, one of the favourites while Norway’s Silja Storen will be on AL FAHL.
BLITTERS PACO will be ridden by Erac Eracleous of Cyprus while Italian Sara Del Fabbro will ride El Zarka. ZIGGY D.A will be partnered by Poland’s Konrad Mazur and Denmark’s Liam Doran will ride JAMAS D.A. The seventh runner in the small field is CALITRI D.A. and will be ridden by UK’s Grace McEntee.
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.