Purebred Arabian racing returns to Germany

Source: ADSC 8/31/2019 12:00:00 AM Share this:

The international community for the Purebred Arabians will celebrate the return of the races for the breed to Germany after a lengthy absence when the President of the UAE Cup takes place at the Baden racecourse on Sunday.
The Listed event for the total prize fund of €40,000 run over the 1,400-metre trip is one of the highlights in the 10-race card that has drawn seven top flight Arabians.
The race meeting also include the Group 1 Longines Grand Prix of Baden and the Group 2 Oettingen Baden prize in which Godolphin has entered Ghaiyyath and Vintage, respectively.
The Arabian race is third in the card, and heading the weights is the five-year-old Rodess du Loup, trained in France by Charles Gourdain and ridden by Adrie de Vries.
Bel’lzam runs in the popular silks of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Minister of Finance and Industry. The seven-time UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea rides the Damien de Watrigant-trained four-year-old.
Challenging them are; Tayf, Macallan, Mashhur Al Khalediah, Ainhoa Almili and Madjy.
Faisal Al Rahmani, racing advisor to the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the event director of the President of the UAE Cup said it was landmark day for the international community for the Purebred Arabians.
“We are overwhelmed by the opportunity to sponsor this race and for the Arabian races to returns to the Germany in a long time,” he added.
“Germany is one of the established countries for horse racing and to have a flat race for the breed is gratifying and an important breakthrough for us. We welcome all the owners, trainers and jockeys on this special day.”