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The Royal Cavalry of Oman

Established in 1971, The Royal Cavalry of Oman are dedicated to the promotion and development of all equine disciplines. The Royal Cavalry have been sponsoring with ARO since 2008, supporting UK Arabian racing at every level with a range of single races as well as The Sultanate of Oman Raceday. In recent years they have also become one’s the world’s leading owner-breeders with their homebred horses winning the French and UK Arabian Derby’s, as well as many other premier races. Their sponsorship highlight for 2022 is the Royal Cavalry of Oman International Stakes (Gr2PA) run over six furlongs at Newbury on Saturday 13th August.


Shadwell Arabian Stallions


Shadwell Arabian Stallions are part of the breeding operations of Shadwell Estates Ltd. From their UK base in Norfolk, they manage the careers of their nine top-class winning Arabian stallions in the UK, France, Italy and Morocco with the assistance of their partner studs.

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival

.HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival was launched in 2009 supporting Arabian racing worldwide through a number of initiatives. The most valuable race of the Festivals’ sponsorship is the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Gr1PA), held in Abu Dhabi in December, which is by invitation only. In the UK the Festival hosts a series of races, under the banner of the Wathba Stallions Cup, encompassing all abilities from maidens to handicaps. The highlight of their UK sponsorship is the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup (Gr3PA) run over a mile at Haydock Park, which this year will be on Saturday 3rd September.

Wathba Stallions Cup



As part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival the Wathba Stallions Cup Series supports the grassroots of Arabian Racing.


Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club


The Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club was established in 1975. Located in Doha, Qatar, it has the mission of developing thoroughbred and Arabian horse racing events, organising Arabian horse shows and providing support to owners and breeders. The Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), held as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, is the most valuable Arabian race in Europe over a mile, with a prize fund of £400,000. This year the race will take place on Wednesday 27th July.


UAE President Cup

The UAE President Cup is Arabian racing’s oldest classic series, hosting races in 14 countries worldwide in 2021. Held under the patronage of the President, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the support of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The UAE President Cup resumed its association with the UK Arabian Derby in 2016 with the race now held annually as part of the Doncaster St Leger Festival in September. This year the mile and a quarter, £80,000 race will be run on Saturday 10th September.


Emirates Breeders


Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the series promotes the racing and breeding of Arabians around the world. In the UK they are supporting the sports grassroots with a range of maiden and handicap races.

The Arabian Racehorse Magazine



First published in 2015, The Arabian Racehorse magazine is the only free, regular digital publication supporting UK Arabian racing and includes coverage of pattern races overseas. With a worldwide distribution, it is published by Equine Creative Media who have supported ARO since 2012 through race sponsorship, with original bronze trophies and photographs to winning connections and Best Turned Out Awards to the grooms.


Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons

Rossdales is the largest equine practice in Europe, providing world-class facilities and technology and employing over 50 veterinary surgeons and more than 100 support staff from their Newmarket, Exning, Hertfordshire and Lambourn bases. For more than 60 years, Rossdales’ racing and stud vets have been working closely with many racehorse trainers and stud farms, including a number of longstanding clients who breed and train Arabian racehorses. Rossdales have been sponsoring with ARO since 2018.


Equine MediRecord

Equine MediRecord aim to improve equine welfare by simplifying compliance to animal welfare and anti-doping regulations with the only Regulator-Approved Digital Medicines Register. Their platform allows for the full veterinary history of a horse to be recorded securely, guaranteeing compliance before they race and ensuring the best possible equine welfare.

Equine MediRecord have supported ARO since 2021 with the sponsorship of races and of the Arabian Racing Achievement Award, given annually at the Horserace Writers & Photographers Annual Derby Awards.


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