The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is thrilled to announce the return of long-term sponsors the Royal Cavalry of Oman to UK Arabian racing. The Royal Cavalry will be sponsoring three races at Chelmsford City racecourse, the Al Sawadi Beach Handicap on 20th May, the Al Bustan Beach Handicap on 3rd June and the Sohar Beach Handicap on 12th August. In addition, there will be a further two races at Newbury racecourse. The Al Seefah Beach International Conditions race over seven furlongs is for three-year-olds only and will be held on 10th June. The highlight of the sponsorship package will be the Royal Cavalry of Oman International Stakes, a Group 2PA, run over six furlongs. That race will be held on BetVictor Hungerford Day, Saturday 14 August.

Dr Sarhan Salim Hamed Al-Zeidi, Director General of The Royal Cavalry of Oman commented: “The Royal Cavalry of Oman is delighted to renew their sponsorship with the Arabian Racing Organisation for 2021. The Royal Cavalry have had a long and successful working relationship with ARO for many seasons and we are proud to be supporting UK Arabian racing at all levels.”


Dr Sarhan Salim Hamed Al-Zeidi, Director General of The Royal Cavalry of Oman at Newbury in 2019

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Genny Haynes, ARO Commercial and Finance Director said: “ARO is extremely grateful to the Royal Cavalry of Oman who have been loyal and generous supporters of UK Arabian racing for well over ten years. They have showed continued commitment to our participants, supporting racing at every level from the grassroots to the international pattern. We look forward to welcoming them back to the UK in 2021.

“We are also grateful for the assistance of the British Horseracing Authority, Chelmsford City and Newbury racecourses  for supporting our racing this season. With regards to the ongoing challenges of Covd19, ARO remains committed to keeping all its’ registered participants informed of updates to UK Arabian racing as soon as they are available.”