February 3, 2014, Carmel, California, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Cup is pleased to announce the nominees for 27th annual Darley Awards, sponsored by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. Honoring the best in the US in Arabian flat racing in 2013, the US champions will be named at the Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Hollywood 2014 celebration to be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on the evening of April 4, 2014.
The 2013 Darley Nominees for Arabian Racing in USA are:
3 YEAR OLD COLT OR GELDING – DJS Double O Seven, Lucky Sand, MY Kaliber, RB Champagne Taste, Thess Is Awesome
3 YEAR OLD FILLY – Dhaan, Gogo Dancer CS, Our Princess, RB Burn Baby Burn, Reign Supreme CS
4 YEAR OLD COLT OR GELDING – In X Hess, Krossfire CS, Lacy Vaz, Noble Czar, Smoke House
4 YEAR OLD FILLY – C Louise, Delishess, Mahra T, Sand On Fire, TTT Tiny Tina
OLDER HORSE – Ayers, Grilla, Sammy V, So Big Is Better, Valiant Boy SBFAR
OLDER MARE – DC Willeys Song, Explosive Heat MHF, Hy Hopes JPL, Lil Rich Girl, Ms Dixie
OWNER – Cre Run Enterprises LLC, Mark Powell, Quarter Moon Ranch, Rosebrook Farms LLC, Sam Vasquez
BREEDER – Alan Kirshner and Deborah Mihaloff, Dale Partin, Sam Vasquez, Bill Waldron, Dianne Waldron
TRAINER – Lynn Ashby, Ron Martino, Randy Nunley, Scott Powell, Jerenesto Torrez
JOCKEY – Victor Carrasco, Alex Cintron, Gerardo Mora, Gregorio Rivera, Juan Torres
HORSE OF THE YEAR – Dhaan, Mahra T, Ms Dixie, So Big Is Better, Valiant Boy SBFAR
Often referred to as the “Oscars” of Arabian racing, sharing the spotlight on the Dolby Theater stage that evening are the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards for Ladies. These elite international Awards are presented in the name of Her Highness to outstanding women in Arabian racing globally in 2013. Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, will announce the Ladies finalists in the eleven categories in the coming weeks. These awards are determined by an international panel of distinguished judges from 8 countries, including the UAE, United Kingdom, Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, Netherlands, and United States.
Chartered in 1983, the Arabian Racing Cup is a nonprofit corporation founded by Dr. Sam Harrison and directed by its Board of Stewards. The Cup is dedicated to the international promotion of Arabian Racing, and in 2012, joined together with the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival to promote this prestigious Darley Awards event.
Supported by an extensive list of international sponsors, the Darley Awards are under the direction of Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the Festival, and organized by Arabian Racing Cup, the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in association with International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities, Emirates Racing Authority, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, and supported by General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare. Emirates Airlines is the official carrier.