Prix de Bournazel Wathba Stallions Cup at Pompadour, France
9 July 2018, Pompadour, France ~ Yaraa owned by Yas Horse Racing Management belonging to HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs won the Wathba Stallions Cup on Sunday, 8 July 2018 in Pompadour, France.
Ridden by Antoine Werle, Yaraa won the Prix de Bournazel Wathba Stallions Cup race which carried a prize fund of Euros 10,000 to register another win for HH Sheikh Mansoor.
The race which attracted nine runners is part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup series. The Festival is celebrating its 10th year since inception and the year 2018 also marks the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late founder of the UAE and a passionate promoter of Purebred Arabian racing.
Yaraa finished ahead of Flores Des Vialettes under Clement Cadel running in the colors of Al Nujaifi racing while in third place was Primera Al Maury under Alexander Gavilan.
Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities, (IFAHR) congratulated Hh Sheikh Mansoor on the success of Yaraa and said the winning horse has a promising future.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Picture caption: Yaraa winning in Pompadour on Sunday