Margreet de Ruiter-Floor

Margreet de Ruiter-Floor and Munya Farah after winning the Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes at Newbury in 2013.

The Arabian Racing Organisation was saddened to hear of the passing of successful Dutch owner-breeder Magareet de Ruiter-Floor. Instrumental in the organisation of Dutch Arabian racing, along with her husband Weiger de Ruiter, she represented the Dutch Arabian Racing Committee (DARC) within IFAHR.

She was also a big supporter of UK Arabian racing over six seasons. The highlights being the Newbury victories of Burnet and Munya Farah in the Emirates NBD International Stakes and the Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap ridden by Tadhg O’Shea and James Doyle respectively, both were trained by Gill Duffield. She also enjoyed success with UK amateur riders including Phil Collington, Stephen Harrison and Matt Johnson.

Racing abroad with the Duffield trained Periander, in 2011 they won the Emirates Championship (Gr1PA) in Abu Dhabi, ridden by Adrie de Vries and Istanbul’s IFAHR Trophy (Gr2PA) ridden by Richie Mullen.

ARO sends their condolences to her family; she will be sorely missed within the Arabian racing community worldwide.