Paris, May 13 / WAM / The 30th edition of the President’s Cup series for purebred Arabian horses will start tomorrow at the Longchamp track in Paris. The most prestigious classic races in France and the world.
The precious cup race series enjoys the support and interest of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the State, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, in support of the upholding and elevation of the status of the Arabian horse and the preservation of this authentic heritage and the sustainability of its sponsorship and acquisition plans in all countries of the world, as an extension of the vision and approach of the founder. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, in the organization of the Higher Organizing Committee for the Glorious Cup Races, in cooperation with the French High Commission for Horse Racing, France Gallup.
The Emirati-French carnival includes 10 rounds, including two rounds for jeans and a round for the Cup of His Highness the President of the State for purebred Arabian horses, whose date will be renewed with the participation of the elite to compete for the precious title.
A group of the strongest and best fast horses in the race, which is held for a distance of 2000 meters in the first category, is dedicated to ponies and foals from the age of 4 years and over, with a total prize pool of 100,000 euros, with the participation of 10 horses representing the elite of the horse stalls. Arabic in France and Europe.
The candidates to win the precious cup are led by Abbas, who is descended from TM Fred Texas and Rakia Bint Amer and returns to Luthnan Racing, and is supervised by Alban de Muel and rider Mikael Barzalona.
The race also witnesses the participation of 3 horses from the offspring of AF Al-Bahr, who are Shiza, Al-Faisal and Idalbar, and they aspire to seize the precious title, while the race includes a distinguished group of horses, namely Ivan de Fast, Han Rastaban Paul, Picasso T-Hall, Risca Lutoise, Riffa, Babylon T-Hall.
The eyes of horse racing enthusiasts around the world are directed towards the launch of the French “Emirates Jeans” races for ponies and fillies for purebred hybrid horses for the first category, with a total prize pool of one million and 200 thousand euros, and it will be held under the auspices of His Highness the President’s Cup for purebred Arabian horses.
The French Emirates Jeans races are the opening season of the most expensive classic races in France, and the first French Jeans races date back to 1883.
The French “Emirates Jeans” race for ponies is witnessing the participation of 10 horses in the challenge struggle for the best ponies in the world, at the age of 3 years, which is held for a distance of 1600 meters, and with prizes that are the most expensive, at a value of 650 thousand euros for the first category.
Also, 10 horses participate in the “Emirates Jeans French Fillies” race, for a distance of 1600 meters for the first category, with a prize value of 550 thousand euros.
His Excellency Faisal Al-Rahmani, General Supervisor of the President’s Cup series of races for Arabian horses, confirmed that the French station represents the elite of horse racing in the world and enriches our journey with great and important gains, explaining that the participation of the elite of Arab horses and the world in the precious cup and the French Emirates Jeans races is the best evidence of the status and importance of the annual event. on the world horse racing map.
Al Rahmani extended his highest thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the State, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, appreciating his generous support and pioneering role, which brought about a quantum leap in the process of the precious cup races, which begins with a new look that coincides with its 30th edition, for what it represents. It is of great importance as one of the historical achievements in preserving the authentic heritage of the Emirates and introducing the world to its status and heritage.
He said: “Every year, we are keen to present the new exceptional event, which will launch with great force with first-class races at Longchamp Racecourse within the prestigious French Emirates Jeans Races globally, which confirms the heritage of the precious cup and its presence in the largest international forums with the participation of elite owners and the best horses.” “.
He pointed out that the progress achieved by the historic event every year is nothing but a real and expressive result of the generous sponsorship of the wise leadership and its great interest in developing the racing series and bringing it to the highest global ranks, in a way that serves the UAE’s support for the largest segment of owners and breeders of Arabian horses in all the world, expressing His pride in the strong launch from the ancient French gate.