2 September 2020, UAE – The AED 5 Million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, one of the world’s richest horse races for Purebred Arabians, will now be run over a distance of 2,200 metres.
The organizing committee of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival continually strives to promote Arabian Racing around the World while furthering the progress of the Festival, and to best satisfy the expectations of the participants. With this in mind and after consultation with both Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) and The international Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) it has been decided to increase the distance of the AED Five Million Group 1, Jewel Crown race from 1600m to 2200 metres. This change to the United Arab Emirates iconic Arabian Race is seen as a positive move which will attract a greater number of horses from around the world to the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club when it hosts this unique race on 4 December 2020.
2020 Marks 12th Year of the Festival
This year will mark the 12th Anniversary Finale of the Festival which was launched in 2009 under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. The Festival was first launched in Europe and has since grown into one of the world’s most prestigious racing events that attracts local and international racehorses, trainers, jockeys and owners of the highest calibre.