The Arabian Racing Organisation welcomes new sponsor, Baker McVeigh International, who will be supporting their next race, a 0-105 handicap, to be run at Wolverhampton on Monday October 5th. The one mile four furlong contest has attracted some of the best Arabians in training in the UK with nine runners declared for this top quality handicap contest.
The first five in the list are all quite closely matched on form and have all won at Dunstall Park in the past. Strong stayer Al Kaaser is at the top of the handicap and he renews his partnership with recent winning amateur Alex Chadwick. Chadwick was in the plate when Al Kaaser was just headed by Halib Des Forges at Wolverhampton over two furlongs last August and the HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum owned pair meet again on similar terms.
Dilmun Racing’s Abiyah Athbah has the strongest recent form. She was an eye-catching fifth to the world’s best Arabian racehorse Ebraz, on her reappearance in the Qatar International Stakes, a Group 1PA contest over a mile at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. She had Tijaary behind her that day and though the James Owen Racing Club runner is better off with her now, Abiyah Athbah won over this distance at Lingfield last year. Third that day was Anfaas, another homebred for ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan, she was staying on well on that occasion and has won first-time-out for three consecutive seasons.
Baker McVeigh International is a group of equine veterinarians with branches currently in the UK South Africa and France, with over 30 vets and 14 partners worldwide. They commented: “Baker McVeigh are delighted to be sponsoring an ARO race at Wolverhampton on Monday. Arabian Racing is growing significantly worldwide and Baker McVeigh are proud to be a part of it.”
Genny Haynes, ARO Commercial and Finance Director was thrilled commenting. “ARO warmly welcomes the support of Baker McVeigh International to UK Arabian racing. It is vital during these challenging times that our sport maintains its’ presence as part of the UK racing scene and we are very grateful to all our sponsors in 2020.”
“In addition, we also thank the British Horseracing Authority and Wolverhampton racecourse for their continued assistance so that we may provide opportunities to race at all levels in 2020.”