HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival Adds $100,000 US Race at Santa Anita

US $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes at Santa Anita April, 2016

Pres Conference Group

Press Conference Group

14 September 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Darley Awards for Arabian horses by the Arabian Racing Cup will once again award the best in Arabian horse racing for 2015 on the first three days of April, 2016, in Hollywood, California. The sparkling celebratory affair, held for the fourth year at Hollywoods’ Dolby Theatre in partnership with the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak International Darley Awards, will become a three-day event with the addition of a day at the races, the US$100,000 prize money HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes at Santa Anita race track.

2016 Darley Awards Schedule:
1 April – Arabian race horse International Darley Awards attended by international guests and dignitaries.

2 April – Top-rated Arabian racing at Santa Anita.

3 April – Gala Dinner at the Beverly Hills Wilshire.

All events are under the One World, 6 Continents Banner of the Festival.

Attending the press conference held on the fourth and last day of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2015 were sponsors: Dr. Abdulla Elreyes, Director General of the National Archives, Sultan Aouda, Managing Director of National Feed & Flour Production & Marketing Company (LLC), Nadim Lahad, Emirates Airline, Ahmad Al Qubaisi representing Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Jean Claude Allies of Paris Turf, and Denise Gault, Chief Steward of the Arabian Racing Cup (US).

Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the Int’l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) announced the new US race and prize money: “The HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes (PA) at Santa Anita carries a total purse of US$100,000 plus US$75,000 for the jockeys’ benevolent fund.”

Denise Gault commented: “The Darley Awards have developed tremendously after the partnership with the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival and HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. Our partnership has blossomed into a huge global event thanks to the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival.

Denise Gault

Denise Gault

Final 2015 Race of US Triple Jewel on 19 September

Racing participants are looking forward to the exciting third and final leg of the HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Triple Jewel at Los Alamitos race track, California, on 19 September which carries a bonus of US$150,000 for top points in the series.

2015 Global Festival Supported Events Worldwide

The 2016 World Arabian Racing Conference Rome and top race fixtures for 2016 include the Euros 1.2 million Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Triple Jewel in USA and Triple Crown in Europe, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race series, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) race series, the Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Conference for Education and Training (IFAHR) in Abu Dhabi, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup and the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Endurance Championship.The Festival has also concluded a partnership with Paris Turf to publish the news of all its Purebred Arabian races.

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 in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, 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 2015, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Yas Channel, Omeir Travels, Racing Post and Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics.

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