HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival to Stage Three Races in Italy

Races to be run on Saturday 15 September at L’Chilivani racecourse

Metrag wins Sh Zayed Cup 2017

Metrag wins Sh Zayed Cup 2017

14 September 2018, Ozieri, Italy – The L’Chilivani racecourse located in the hamlet of Chilivani in the municipality of Ozieri, Italy, will host three races under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on Saturday, 15 September 2018.

On a day that is an important one in the Italian flat-racing calendar, the Festival-supported races include two big races for Purebred Arabian horses and one for ponies.

The Listed Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup will carry a prize fund of €35,200.

The runners are Akoya under J.B Hamel, Burkan Al Khalediah under N. Murru, Djebel de la Roque under C. Fiocchi, Eiman Du Loup under Mario Sanna, Quadro Di Chia under A Citti, Ramiz Al Aziz under A Fele, Sedilesu under A.Fiori, Serom under G Fresu, Shadwan Al Khalediah under P. Convertino, Sibillina under P.Salis, Tisserand under A Bianchina, Uragano Di Chia under A Fadda and Ussarus under M. Rossini.

Earlier in the card is the Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup aimed to boost the grass-roots of Arabian horse racing.

The following are the horses and jockeys in the fray: Ijaba V under A Fadda, Manou Taouy under A Fele, Nina Taouy under Mario Sanna, Zaffiro de Lottas under D. Di Tocco, Zaffiro Di Chia under A Godani, Zagara Di Chia under M Manca, Zahraa under Steffano Cherchi, Zambraa under F. Dettori, Zarina By Zucchele under A. Fresu, Zoanna di Gallura under G Sanna, Zoraide Byziqqurat under S Fenu, Zuighe By Iglesias under A Fiori, Zurachi under P Salis and Zurfuru under A Citti.

The Festival’s HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race is the third race sponsored by the Festival and the winning young jockey here will qualify for the finals in Abu Dhabi in November.

This 800-metre race will see Corona F riding ORGOSOLO, Columbu G on INTREU, Pisano C on SAETTA, Fadda G on SILVAN, Sanna S on APPROACH, Enna T on SANGRIA, Ponga M on PRIMULA DE ONIFERI, Mereu A on PERLA ITTIREDDESA, Tola G on TEQUILA, Sanna D on SPIRIT and Sias G on BRIGANTE.

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) said, “We are looking forward to the races and Italy has in the recent past seen a surge in the quality of Arabian horse racing.”

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.

~ Festival report