Sunday, January 04, 2015

Abu Dhabi: Packed schedule for Shaikh Mansour Racing Festival this year

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Hisham Al Gizouli (Chief Reporter) / 4 January 2015

On July 6 the competition returns to USA at Pleasanton and the penultimate race will be at the Ostend racecourse in Belgium on August 17.

Abu Dhabi: The seventh edition of the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival hosts 102 flat races and nine endurance championships across the five continents through the current year, it was unveiled on Saturday.

“Under the directives of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the 2015 calendar will include 14 races in the Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, 14 races in the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship, nine races in the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) and 65 races in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup,” Lara Sawaya, executive director of the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, chairman of the Int’l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), chairman of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committee in the Int’l Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), told newsmen at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel here on Saturday...

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