The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is thrilled to confirm that the UAE Presidents Cup and the Emirates Breeders Series will be back in the UK sponsoring Arabian racing in 2022. The UAE President Cup sponsors the UK Arabian Derby, a Group 1PA exclusively for four-year-olds with a prize fund of £80,000. The Emirates Breeders series will also sponsor six races throughout the UK season.
Since the UAE Presidents Cup resumed its’ sponsorship of the UK Arabian Derby at Doncaster in 2016, the mile and a quarter race has been won by some of the best up and coming Arabians in the world. The list of winners includes four winners of the French Arabian Derby, and four winners have gone on to continued Group 1PA success.
The prestigious Cup series is now in its 29th year and is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and with the support of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. It is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs in support of the vision and approach of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, to raise the status of the Arabian horse in all countries of the world.
Faisal Al Rahmani, Event Manager for the UAE President Cup commented: “We hope that the success of these races will encourage people to spread the word and bring more new people into the sport. I’m very pleased with how the UAE President Cup series is going, as we have many followers all around the world. Every race produces a star, just like Abbes in the UK last year. We need to keep this momentum going and to encourage more breeding of Arabian racehorses which is part of the aim of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”
Genny Haynes, ARO Chief Executive Officer said: “ARO continues to be extremely grateful to the UAE President Cup Series for their support of our feature race for four-year-olds and to Doncaster racecourse for their support of our racing. We are also grateful for the support that the Emirates Breeders series gives to the grassroots of our sport.
“In addition we thank the British Horseracing Authority for their assistance with our racing, particularly with our international runners in our black-type races.”