July 25, 2013, UK ~ August 3 at Hereford, UK, promises good fields for Wathba Stud Farm Cup Maiden Stakes and Wathba Stud Farm Cup Conditions Stakes.
The August 3, 7 F Maiden commands a strong field of 17, while later that day, the 7 F Conditions race will see the Julian Smart trained, Mkeefa against the Batteate trained Tidarbret while trainers, Duffield, Hakmani, and Hammersley line up their best.
August 4 brings Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes to Newbury where the 10F Premier Handicap will pit the Julian Smart top rated Abhar against the Duffield trained Azwa with the top performing Altesse Kossack in the mix of 13 runners.
Insider Report: “All three races look very strong. The Premier Handicap at Newbury will be an excellent race with a very interesting spread of horse and trainers represented. At Hereford I am particularly looking forward to seeing Mkeefa running again in the UK. She finished 2012 as the highest rated Purebred Arabian in training, having won both the UK Arabian Derby and Qatar Arabian World Cup at Longchamp.”
Held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing festival is organized 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. Sponsors include the Tourism Development& Investment Company (TDIC), Invest AD Arabtec Holding PJSC, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the HH 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.