Arabian International Racing Day at Casablanca’s Anfa Racecourse

The Casablanca-Anfa racecourse, built in 1912, is the oldest racecourse in Morocco. It has a 1,700m sand track and covered seating for 700.

The Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) is the National Authority in Morocco that is in charge of horse racing.  Arabian International Racing Day, celebrated since 2002, has welcomed participants from many countries.

On May 4, Casablanca-Anfa will host the following Arabian races:

Race 1

Grand Prix De Sa Majeste Le Roi Mohammed VI, Group 3

WAHO registered Purebred Arabians 4 years +

2100m

Prize Money: €107,143 with €51,688 to the winner

Race 2

Grand Prix De S.A.R. Le Prince Heritier Moulay El Hassan, Group 3

WAHO registered Purebred Arabians 4 yrs+

1900m

Prize money: €71,429

Race 3

Grand Prix De S.A.R. le Prince Moulay Rachid

WAHO registered Purebred Arabians 3 yrs+

1750m

Prize money: €62,500

Race 4

H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR)

Purebred Arabians 4 years +

2000m

Prize money: €20,000

Arabian Statistics in Morocco

Number of Arabian races: 450

Number of horses in training (2011): 700

Number of race courses for Purebred Arabians: 6

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