Australia’s NARA Introduces HARC Racing Silks

Race announcer Victoria Shaw promotes HARC racing silks

8 April 2017, Australia ~ On 8 April 2017, at Merton, Victoria, Australia, the National Arabian Racehorse Association (NARA)of Australia held two HARC Arabian races.

Emma Collins, 2nd finish

Emma Collins, 2nd finish showing off new HARC silks

Race 1-NARA HARC Maiden Sprint -1150m – Win time: 1.21.03
1. Aloha Thee Desperado (Aloha Telesmon x Aloha Abba), 7-yr-old ridden by Ben Jewett, trained by Anthony Mountney of New South Wales.
2. Warrawee Seranade ridden and trained by Emma Collins of Victoria.
3. Jupiter Smira ridden by Dylan Dean, trained by Alamdar Dastani of New South Wales.

Dylan Dean

Dylan Dean

Race 2-NARA HARC Open Mile – 1600m – Win Time 1.53.34. Margin 2 1/2 lengths.
1. Coolinda Park Winston (GG Walidayt x Coolinda Park Hello Dolly), 8-yr-old, ridden by Dylan Dean, trained by Emma Collins of Victoria.
2. Reid River R Mani, Ridden by Ben Jewitt, trained by Anthony Mountney.

New Silks proclaim HARC runners

The brainchild of race announcer, Victoria Shaw, she said, “I came up with the idea of HARC silks after doing a broadcast for Thoroughbred races on our national day in Australia where the jockey from gate one wears the Australian day flag. This occurs at every race meeting on Australia Day in honor of our country and the strong racing heritage.

Everyone at HARC in Australia agreed with me and yesterday as we unveiled the HARC silks to be worn by all jockeys that are top weight in each HARC racing event,” continued Shaw. “It is also a great tool for our jockeys to appreciate and understand what HARC Arabian racing is about.

I look forward to these silks being adopted by other HARC member countries in acknowledgement of the support and wonderful racing prospects driven by His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and as a visual global link for the HARC racing community.”

The cost of approximately $250 for each set of silks was paid for by NARA.

Photos: Dylan Dean who rode Coolinda Park Winston to victory in the HARC open mile at Merton, Victoria, Australia below and Emma Collins who is an Owner/ Trainer / Jockey! Emma finished second on Warrawee Serenade in the HARC Class 1 Maiden Sprint over 1150 meters.

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