Monday, September 09, 2013

Endurance race first for Newbury next year - Full Article

Martin Stevens
8 September 2013

A PRESS conference held by the organisers of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition on Saturday contained news that British racegoers may find interesting.

On May 31 next year, immediately after the three-day World Arabian Horse Racing Conference in London, Newbury will host two Arabian races, including a Listed contest. It is the first time two Arab races have taken place on a thoroughbred card in Britain.

The two races boast purses that put a lot of British contests to shame. £70,000 is on offer for the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup and £30,000 is up for grabs in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Nahyan Ladies World Championship.

Then, on June 1, in another first, Newbury will also be the scene of the first All Ladies Endurance CEIO Championship...

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