Aurora, CO – The $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) – America’s richest Arabian race of the year – returns to Pimlico Race Course on one of horse racing’s biggest days, Preakness Stakes Day, to be held Saturday, 21 May 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The ten nominees for the 2022 UAE President Cup (G1) include the reigning Horse of the Year, Hiab Al Zaman; the 2018 winner of the race and Horse of the Year, Quick Sand AA; 2022 graded stakes winner, Like Moulin Rouge; 2020 Darley Champion 3 Year Old Filly, Uptown Lady Arabella, and UAE Group winner, Sniper De Monlau. The remainder of the field includes:
- Highh Maintenance, who finished fourth in the Darley Sprint Stakes (G3) at Sam Houston
- Kissouur, coming off an Allowance Optional Claiming win in April against several of these nominees
- Proud American, represented by the same trainer/owner combo as RB Texas Hold Em, winner of the UAE President Cup (G1) in 2019
A Pimlico rule prohibiting horses over ten years old from racing is the reason that Paddys Day – winner of the UAE President Cup (G1) in 2016, 2020, and 2021 – is not among the eligible nominations.
This year’s race marks the fourth time purebred Arabian horses have run at the world-famous Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day. The race was also held on Preakness Day in 2012 (won by TM Fred Texas), 2020 (won by Paddys Day) and 2021 (won by Paddys Day). The 2021 UAE President Cup (G1) at Pimlico handled over $2.3 million, a record handle on a single Arabian race.
In 2020 and 2021, the race was run in front of smaller-to-no crowds due to Covid-19 restrictions. But with a full crowd expected this year, the anticipation for this year’s Preakness card is notably high.
“We owe so much to our sponsor, the UAE President Cup, for offering this prestigious race in America as part of its long running series,” said Susan Meyer, president of the Arabian Jockey Club. “A special thank you also goes out to the Maryland Jockey Club and Pimlico Race Course for hosting this race on Preakness Day. We are made to feel so welcomed and a true part of this historic event. We look forward to continuing the partnership and continuing to highlight the best in Arabian racing.”
Presented by the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the UAE President Cup Series is the longest-running Arabian race series in the world. It began in 1994 and was the first series to visit France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Morocco, Egypt, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, UAE, Russia, and the United States. In 2022, its world tour includes France, USA, Tunisia, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, Libya, Netherlands, Egypt, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.
To view the race as well as live coverage from the Pimlico this weekend, visit www.Facebook.com/TheAJClub. Post time is 7:43pm ET on Saturday, May 21st.RACE 14 UAE PRESIDENT CUP S. (GRADE I) POST TIME – 7:43 PM ET
ENTRIES Pimlico (Arabian) STAKES
Purse $100,000. For Arabian Four-Year-Olds And Upward. By subscription of $200 each, which MUST accompany the nomination or by Supplementary Nomination of $2,500 by time of entry (Includes entry and starting fees). $250 to enter and an additional $250 to start with $100,000 Guaranteed. After payment of $2,000 to all owners of horses finishing sixth through last, 62% of the remaining purse shall be paid to the owner of the winner, 20% to second, 10% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth. Weight: 126 Lbs. Four-Year-Olds allowed 2 Lbs. Non-winners of a Grade I race in 2021-2022, allowed 2 Lbs.; Fillies and mares, allowed 3 Lbs. The maximum number of starters for the President of the UAE President Cup will be limited to fourteen. THIS RACE IS AN INVITATIONAL RACE. Starters tobe named through the entry box by the usual time of closing. One And One Sixteenth Miles.
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 LIKE MOULIN ROUGE (TX) 5/G V R Carrasco 124 K Danyluk
2 PROUD AMERICAN (AZ) 7/G Y Aviles 124 N Ruggeri
3 QUICK SAND AA (MS) 9/H J Trejos 124 J Torrez
4 HIGHH MAINTENANCE (TX) 7/H K Gomez 124 K Danyluk
5 SNIPER DE MONLAU (FR) 10/H J C Alvelo 124 N Ruggeri
6 HIAB AL ZAMAN (NC) 5/H C Cedeno 124 J Castro
7 UPTOWN LADY ARABELLA (TX) 5/M J D Acosta 121 L A Ashby
8 KISSOUUR (TX) 6/H A Suarez 124 K Danyluk
Owners: 1 – Ken Danyluk ; 2 – Byerley Racing, LLC ; 3 – Betty J. & Joseph A. Gillis ; 4 – Thunder Johnson ; 5 – Byerley Racing, LLC ; 6 – Susan C. & James E. Meyer ; 7 – Krista Henningsgard ; 8 – Cindy Scharli & Susan Willis
Breeders: 1 – KEN DANYLUK; 2 – BRYAN BRAITHWAITE; 3 – JOSEPH A OR BETTY J GILLIS; 4 – L TODD MOAK; 5 – A. Goutal & Mme M.A. Bourdette; 6 – JAMES E AND SUSAN C MEYER; 7 – KRISTA HENNINGSGARD; 8 – SUSAN A WILLIS AND CINDY SCHARLI
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – MOULIN ROUGE MAF – WELL LIKED , by CHNDAKA (FR) ; 2 – ZACHZELL – ZELLS MISTY , by S W ZELL ; 3 – BURNING SAND – TRIUMPHS SILKIE , by SEYVILLA TRIUMPH ; 4 – BURNING SAND – KINZI KONG , by KONG ; 5 – CALIN DU LOUP (FR) – CLAIRVOYANT (UAE) , by TAHAR DE CANDELON (FR) ; 6 – HILAL AL ZAMAN – MY SHELBY COBRA , by KAOLINO (FR) ; 7 – BURNING SAND – DC WILLEYS SONG , by DORAN SBFAR ; 8 – NIVOUR DE CARDONNE – BLOWING KISSIS , by FALINA DES FABRIES ;
Equipment Changes: 5 – SNIPER DE MONLAU (FR) – Blinkers On