On September 3, 2023, the horse “ELIDOR” and the horse “DIAMANTEDITREXENTA” were crowned champions of the Wothba Stallions Cup, dedicated to purebred Arabian horses, held at the Caprilli Livorno racetrack in Italy, under the sponsorship of the fifteenth edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival.
The Wathba Stallions Cup races series is organized with the support and encouragement of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Minister of Presidential Court and Chairman for the Emirates Arabian Horse Society, with the aim of developing the horse racing industry worldwide, supporting the preservation of purebred Arab horse breeds, and encouraging breeders to care for them across continents.
“Elidor” claimed the first place in Pemio Wathba Stallions Tirreno Cup, in which six three-year-old horses competed over a distance of 1500 meters, with a prize of 5,500 euros. “Elidor” triumphed over “EVANDEBONORVA”, while “Elda, finished third.
In the second Pemio Wathba Cup Stallions Livorno cup race, “DIAMANTEDITREXENTA” emerged victorious. This race featured six horses aged four and above, competing over a distance of 1500 meters, with a prize of 5,500 euros. “DUMAS” came in second place, while “DALIA BY ONEGLIA, finished third.
The festival also includes the Jewel Crown of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed Cup, the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup, the Wothba Stallions Cup, and the International Gathering of Purebred Arabian Horse Races.
The festival includes races such as the Jewel of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s Crown, the Zayed Cup, the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup, the Wathba Stallions Cup, and the International Meeting for Purebred Arabian Horse Racing.
The festival’s inaugural race started strongly on January 11 of this year. With the addition of new races in the 2023 season, the festival includes a total of 152 local and international races around the world, covering various categories such as first, second, and third-class races.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Horse Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed as strategic partner, The National Library & Archives as the official partner , MUBADALA as the official partner ,Emirates Airline as the official carrier, Etisalat as official sponsor & sponsored by Al Massood Automobiles Nissan, Areej Alameerat, Omeir Travels Agency, YAS Sports TV, Viola Communications, the UAE’s General Women’s Union , Emirates International Endurance Village, Emirates Arabian Horse Society & Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.