White Turf St. Moritz 2016 – The European Snow Meeting

Racetrack conditions before the race on 21st February 2016

a72v008920 February 2016, St. Moritz ~ On Saturday morning, eight horses galloped without any problems on all parts of the racetrack on the frozen lake of St. Moritz where the final race day of the 2016 White Turf will be held on Sunday, 21 February.
Any final decision will be taken on Sunday, an hour before the first race.

The Arabian race, the third leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship, is set to run over 1600-metres on the ice/snow track and this is one of the world series Championship races for ladies for 2016.

The horses and lady jockeys to run on the ice track are Alibaba Del Sol under Dina Danekilde; Athlete Del Sol under Marie-Anne Bernadet; Nil Ashal under Jessica Marcialis; Al Murjaan under Csenge Sutak; El Dor Pribot under Nadia Burger; Winston Rocket under Caroline Murtagh; Al Janoob under Ann Stokell; last week’s winner, Nil Kamla under Anna van den Troost; Oriental Myth under Astrid Wullschleger; Djeko Saric under Rebecca Danz and Zanubiya A under Karin Zwahlen.

While last week’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup was reduced to a 4-furlong race (800 metres) the organizer’s of this unique event are hoping for some help from the weather gods.
“We are told that major parts of the outer rails of the racetrack are available for training purposes and this gives us hope,” said Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the 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).

“Last week’s winner Nil Ashal and last year’s winner Al Janoob along with Alibaba Del Sol and Athlete Del Sol are all starting, and this should be a firecracker of a race,” Sawaya said.

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, IPIC as Strategic Partner, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with and sponsored by Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland , Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, 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 2016, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.