The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomes the return of Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons, who sponsor the mile and a quarter maiden stakes at Lingfield Park racecourse on Wednesday August 25th. There are some well-bred young horses among the eight runners declared for the race, including Mumayyez, the mount of Jim Crowley who was a close runner-up on his debut two weeks ago, and AJS Hajaj partnered by nine times UAE champion jockey, Tadhg O’Shea.
Also in the line-up is the twice raced Aldaana; placed over shorter, she should be suited by the step up in trip and is ridden by Hollie Doyle, whilst Mathaayel is a half-sister to three winners, who has Dane O’Neill in the saddle for her debut. At the head of the weights is the locally trained Kayack, he renews his partnership with leading amateur Serena Brotherton, who recently recorded her 151st winner under rules. They are joined by Alanwaar making his second start, debutant Belle Angelique and Al Mahbooba, who is a first foray into UK Arabian racing for the UAE syndicate, Emirates Entertainment Racing Club,
Fred Barrelet, who is one of the clinical directors at Rossdales said: “The team at Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons is delighted to continue supporting Arabian horseracing through our association with ARO. For more than 60 years, Rossdales has been closely connected with the racing and breeding industries in and around Newmarket and now, more recently, also through our branch practices in Hertfordshire and Lambourn.
“Our dedicated teams of racing and stud vets work closely with many racehorse trainers and stud farms, including a number of longstanding clients who breed and train Arabian racehorses. We’re very much looking forward to seeing who will win this year’s renewal of our sponsored Arabian race at Lingfield.”
Genny Haynes, ARO Commercial and Finance Director said: “ARO is thrilled that Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons have chosen to continue their association with us, having previously sponsored our races at Lingfield Park in 2018 and 2019 and we look forward to welcoming their representatives, Jack Day and Jamie Judd to present the trophies on Wednesday.
“We also thank the British Horseracing Authority and all the team at Lingfield for assisting with our racing this season.”