30 August 2017, USA ~ On the US Holiday, Labor Day, Monday, 4 September 2017, the third and final leg of the US 2017 Triple Jewel will take place at historic Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey, featuring the $50,000 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Diamond Jewel (G1).
Arabian racing, sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, will bring Gr 1 Arabian racing to the Monmouth Park venue on 4 September, an event that comes with the prize money of $50,000 + the Bonus of $150,000 to the high point winner of three races in the series. In this last race of the series, all eyes will be on Paddys Day, winner of the last two years Bonus and high-point holder going in, and his closest rival, Easter Man. The Diamond Jewel will go off as the fifth race at 2:50 pm EST.
The second highest prize money Arabian race on the card is the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship, which will be run as the third race going off at 1:47 pm EST. The winners of each of this series, which helps to broaden the careers of Apprentice jockeys worldwide, will meet in Abu Dhabi in November for the series Championship finale.
“The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship has so far in 2017 visited Oman, Morocco, Italy, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom and Poland and is now in Kazan, Tatarstan. After this Kazan leg, the Apprentice Championship series will be part of the Festival’s exciting debut at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, USA, on 4 September. After that the Apprentice jockeys will get two more opportunities with races in France and Algeria,” said Ms. Sawaya, Festival Director.
This will be the first time an Arabian race has visited Monmouth Park, famous for its annual July event, the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (G1), a key race in determining Horse of the Year awards for Thoroughbreds.
Paddys Day won the first two legs of the Triple Jewel, in Houston, Texas, and in Pleasanton, California. For more details and point structure: http://wp.me/p26iCL-MfS
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