CASABLANCA 19 November 2017: The Casablanca-Anfa Racecourse will see the final leg of the 24th President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses on Sunday.
Morocco is hosting this race for the second consecutive year as part of the grand prix of the annual King Mohammed VI of Morocco’s Festival for Purebred Arabian Horses, said Wam.
The race will be held under the patronage of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the directives of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Twelve riders will participate in the 2,100-km long race, which carries a prize purse of EUR100,000.
Established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to promote and celebrate the Arabian horse, the President of the UAE Cup Series is the first international race series for such horses and is still the premier racing series for the breed.
The UAE has become a dedicated supporter of its mission to promote the culture and heritage of the Arabian Peninsula, through its prized possession, the purebred Arabian horse.
The Emirates Equestrian Federation launched the President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses in 1994 to promote the noble breed globally, and it is now growing in popularity and appeal.
The series is advancing the UAE’s efforts to build global awareness about these horses, and their significant place in the culture and history of the UAE. The President of the UAE Cup Series was launched 15 years ago by late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to promote Arabian horses globally, particularly in Europe and North America, and prove that they can race along with the thoroughbred.