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News On the Street- December 2011
Hard to believe 2011 has come and gone in a flash and despite our ailing economy, I see opportunities for Arabian racing growing on the national level. Along with our season circuits, in 2011 we saw the running of two H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup stakes (Delaware Park and Sam Houston Race Course), five Wathba Stud Cup series races in California, and the Grade 1 UAE President’s Cup at the world famous Churchill Downs. Talk about an up tick in our racing world, it makes me dizzy with excitement, finally!
For over 20 years my focus has been the Arabian market, both private and public (auctions), and other than a few big jewels selling, it’s been flat for a few years; This is very tough on our breeders who dedicate their knowledge, money and bloodstock producing our “inventory”. Without our breeders, there is no market, there is no racing. I racked up a lot of miles in 2011, traveling to the Nederlands, UK, Paris, UAE, and Qatar (first time back there since 1993!). Here’s what I observed: Arabian racing globally is also experiencing an incredible surge in racing opportunities. Even Australia will hold their first H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup stake. Imagine how excited they are!
So, do I see a hint of optimism creeping in? You bet! Look at what 2012 holds for all of us: For the first time in its 25 year history the coveted Darley Awards, honoring the best in US Arabian racing, is truly a global event thanks to the vision and generosity of HH Sheikh Mansoor and Lara Sawaya, the director of his Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, and HH Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Award, recognizing distinguished women in international Arabian racing.
What does this mean for all of us? It means more opportunities, more rewards, and more fun, and perhaps selfishly I say this…a better, stronger market for our dedicated breeders and owners. I have so much more to share, but will wait for my next installment.