RUSSIA TO HOST SIXTH LEG OF U.A.E. PRESIDENT’S CUP FOR PUREBRED ARABIAN HORSES TODAY
The Central Moscow Hippodrome, is hosting the sixth leg of the 25th President’s Cup World Series, for Purebred Arabian Horses. The prestigious event will be staged for the first time at the Hippodrome, the largest horse racing track in Russia, which was founded in 1834.
A field of 13 strong horses, aged four years and above, from Russia, will compete in the 1,800-metre fillies and mares listed race. The President’s Cup World Series for Purebred Arabian racing, is celebrating the silver jubilee year with 10 races planned across 10 countries, with the opening race, held in Egypt on Apr 14, 2018.
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council said, the race series had been held for nearly 35 years, but it received official status only 25 years ago. It added that, Russia and Saudi Arabia were included in this season’s calendar. Saudi Arabia will have the honour of hosting the concluding race on Dec 7, 2018.
Longchamp in France, Den Haag in Holland, Milan in Italy, and Oostende in Belgium, played host to the previous race series.
The 7th, 8th, 9th and tenth legs will be held at Doncaster in England (Sept), Churchill Downs in the USA (Sept), Casablanca in Morocco (Nov) and TBC in Saudi Arabia (Dec), respectively.
Matar Al Yabhouni, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s Committee, said, the sixth leg in Moscow constitutes a turning point and a valuable, qualitative addition to the world-class President’s Cup.
”Russia’s hosting of the sixth of the ten-leg series is a milestone in itself in the history of the Cup,” he added.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK