Top class field for Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Belgium

WAM ABU DHABI, 13th October, 2013 (WAM) — The Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium (AHRCB) has declared 14 runners to battle it to the wire in the Euro 5.000 Wathba Stud Farm Cup race to be held at the Ghlin Racecourse, Belgium today.

The event is organised under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, as part of the H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival for three-year-olds and above.

“It’s a very competitive field. The festival is back again in Belgium and the owners, trainers and breeders are so delight to welcome the Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Belgium. The festival is amazing and there’s more to come from this noble creature,” she concluded.

Meanwhile, Lara Sawaya, director of the H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Chairman of the IFAHR Ladies Racing commented: “The festival is ready to support Arabian races for private stables and individual owners in any country. We will be working hard to develop such events with all means. The Arabian races are the main target to promote the Arabian horse worldwide and particularly in Belgium after a long stoppage, but they are back again and even stronger.” The H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier and sponsored by Tourism Development ‘&’ Investment Company (TDIC), Invest AD, Arabtec Holding PJSC, Al Rashid Investment, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the U.A.E.’s General Women’s Union, the H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2013, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Wathba Stud Farm, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Hotel and SPA and Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah and Racing Post.

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