Racing at Windsor on Monday 28 August
24 August 2017, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes the annual Sultanate of Oman Raceday which returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August 2017.
The fixture supports six races as part of the Royal Cavalry of Oman’s sponsorship, with a seventh race run under the banner of the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC). The runners for the feature race, the Royal Cavalry of Oman Conditions Stakes, are headed by Group 1 placed Awzaan, whilst his biggest danger could be Difaa, looking very progressive this season.
James Owen, who currently heads the ARO Trainers Championship said of his runners: “The team are all in good form. Awzaan didn’t like the soft ground at Newbury, but wasn’t given a hard time once his chance had gone and he has come out of the race well. Hopefully he should get his head back in front, though he wouldn’t want any further ease in the ground. Al Faaris also has an excellent chance in the opening maiden.”
“I’m also looking forward to seeing Minty Bloss and Connor Brace have their first rides for me. They’ve both been really successful in the pony racing sphere and ride out for me in the mornings when they can. They deserve the chance to progress.”
ARO Racing Operations Executive Gemma Cobb commented: “We are delighted for the Royal Cavalry of Oman, as this raceday is their seasons’ highlight, with the opportunity to sample the culture of the Sultanate of Oman in their traditional hospitality tent where coffee, tea, dates and henna artists will be available. We are also pleased with the nine runners declared in the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) conditions race, which is a series designed to help those at the grass-roots of the sport be competitive and has proved a popular addition to our calendar.”
“This has always been a well-supported fixture at Windsor, and it concludes the Royal Cavalry of Oman’s very generous sponsorship for 2017. We thank Windsor and the racecourse teams at Taunton, Doncaster, Bath and Newbury for their support of the Royal Cavalry’s race sponsorship this season.”