July 9, Duindigt, The Netherlands~ Eight horses will be running in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup race on Sunday, the 5th race in this year’s series organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival.
Sunday’s race will be run at the Duindigt race course which last month staged the prestigious HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Listed) Cup and the first-ever HH Shaikha Fatma Bint Mubarak Ladies Fegentri Cup.
Sunday’s race will be run over 1800 metres and the eight horses entered are:
Belfor (jockey- Inna Mostova)
Nib Habibi Star (Dick Goossens)
Alligator Kossack (Jadey Pietrasiewicz)
Mirabella del Sol (Stephen Hellyn)
Sakina de Faust (Jan Palik)
Nougatinne “P” ( Toon van den Troost)
Sharifa Qameli ST (Eddy Schepens )
Shakia Dormala (Sabrina Wandt).
Abdulla Al Qubaisi, director of communications of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) said, “After the Wathba Stud Farm Cup debut in Pleasanton, California we are back for the continuation of the series in The Netherlands. This is the 5th race to be held and the response from the owners and trainers has been encouraging for Purebred Arabian horse racing.”
The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup races are co-ordinated by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and IFAHR and are staged with support from Invest AD, Areej Al Ameerat, La Sirene, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2011, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.