January 5, 2011 ~ The Arabian Racing Cup announced the American finalists for the 2012 HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Darley Awards. The champions from these finalists will be presented at the awards ceremony on March 4, 2012.
The Darley Awards were founded in 1987 to honor the best in Arabian horse racing. This distinguished ceremony recognizes the most outstanding racehorses, jockeys, owners, trainers and breeders of the Arabian horse racing community. The Darleys are likened to the “Oscars” of Arabian racing.
Lara Sawaya, Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has graciously arranged the details of the prestigious event which will receive guests from around the world. The JW Marriott in Houston, Texas is the setting for this important 25th anniversary of the Darleys.
Adding to the excitement, Sawaya also manages new international awards that create a whole new dimension to the 2012 Darleys. With special gratitude to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, five special Darley Awards are to be presented in her name to women of distinction in Arabian racing. The finalists for these awards are determined by an international panel of judges and results are forthcoming.
The Arabian Racing Cup is honored to be a part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, and pleased to announce these Darley Nominees for Arabian Racing in USA – the best of 2011:
3 YEAR OLD COLT OR GELDING:
Born To Boogie MC, Butch Cassidy LZP, Pass Play, Sammy V, TM Junior Johnson
3 YEAR OLD FILLY:
Golden Odessy, Lil Rich Girl, Ms Dixie, Mufv It On Over, Rich Kinkga
4 YEAR OLD COLT OR GELDING:
French Beat, Rich Frynchman, Spin Doctor, T M Fred Texas, TM Let It Be
4 YEAR OLD FILLY:
Effie Estes, Richly Kept, Sanddpiper, SE Deci, Tri Silkie Sands
Golly Bret, Grilla, So Big Is Better, Tiki Barber, Tried N True
Dixies Valentine, MD Sugar And Spice, PJ Miss Zuby, TM Super Bird, Uncorked
Cre Run Enterprises LLC, Joe and Betty Gillis, Sam Vasquez, Bill Waldron, Dianne Waldron
Joe and Betty Gillis, Alan Kirshner and Deb Mihaloff, Todd Moak, Bill Waldron, Dianne Waldron
Juan Ascencio, Elizabeth Brand, Ron Martino, Tracy Nunley, Bill Waldron
Santos Chavez, Ricardo Chiappe, Chris Russell, Ricardo Santana, Esteban Unsihuay
HORSE OF THE YEAR:
Dixies Valentine, Grilla, Rich Frynchman, TM Fred Texas, TM Super Bird
Arabian Racing Cup is a nonprofit corporation originally chartered in 1983, founded by Dr. Sam Harrison. The Cup is dedicated to the promotion of Arabian Racing by expanding public awareness and creating prestigious programs to highlight our industry.
Arabian Racing Cup
Dr. Kinsman Wright, President