The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) this week announced the next steps into the full integration of Purebred Arabian racing into British Racing.
A 1200m prestige handicap inaugurated just last year, for horses foaled in the UAE, the Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup is the undoubted highlighted of the six races scheduled for Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon.
Each affair was won by a longshot trained by Salem Bin Ghadayer, topped by a win by lightly raced 7-year-old blueblood Firnas, who overtook Saltarin Dubai after a chess match-like edition of The Entisar.
The seven-race card officially highlighted by the Dubai Creek Mile, a 1600m contest, was impressively won by Thegreatcollection, who under Pat Cosgrave, upset a superb field that included G1 winner Capezzano and G3 winners Secret Ambition and Salute The Soldier.
The first supplementary stage for all races on Dubai World Cup day will close on Wednesday, Feb.10, when connections can nominate their horse for 0.1% of the prize money of their chosen race.
Sharjah Longines Racecourse saved the best for the last on Saturday afternoon, the only Thoroughbred contest — the Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup — which concluded the card at 2020’s final meeting.
The increase from the previous distance of 1,600m is in line with the directives of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, who is also chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).
The Force has also received international recognition from the British Horse Society (BHS) for applying the latest work systems in training trainers and horses
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The country has hosted several international events with high levels of professionalism, which were recognised by many international sports organisations, including FIFA, the Special Olympics, and Formula 1 racing, jiu-jitsu, fencing, karate, rugby, weightlifting and equestrians.