With British thoroughbred racing resuming today, Monday June 1st, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) board wish to clarify the current situation with regards to the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), scheduled for July 26th at Newbury racecourse.
Due to a number of factors arising from the Covid-19 situation, it has been decided that it is in the best interests of the sport, its’ participants and sponsors that the meeting be postponed until later in the year. ARO, Shadwell Stud and the DIAR Committee are actively sourcing an alternative date and are fully committed to keeping all participants informed as the situation develops.
ARO continues to hold positive discussions with British Horseracing Authority and are thankful for their support and understanding of the need to resume UK Arabian racing as soon as it can be accommodated into the revised calendar.
The ARO board thanks His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the DIAR Committee, Shadwell Stud, Newbury Racecourse, Sportsguide and all of ARO’s registered participants for their on-going support and commitment to DIAR 2020.