26 July Aurora, Colorado – The Arabian Jockey Club is pleased to announce the President of the UAE Cup returns to the home of The Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, on 24 September 2016. This long-established Grade 1 race offering a purse of $100,000 runs under the gracious sponsorship of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and will be featured during the September race meet’s only Downs After Dark night racing event.
Kathy Smoke, President of the Arabian Jockey Club stated, “The President of the UAE Cup race consistently attracts the finest Arabians the USA has to offer. Churchill Downs has always rolled out the red carpet for the Arabians and the Pres of the UAE Cup. We look forward to returning to Churchill Downs this year and in future years.”
The President of the UAE Cup will continue its tradition as an invitational race. Invitations to run, made by the sponsor, will be determined from the nominees.