The “Zayed Crown Jewel” draw reveals the features of the competition for 5 million dirhams
Essam Al-Sayed (Abu Dhabi)
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, a public lottery was held yesterday afternoon for the eighth edition of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Crown Jewel, which will be held next Sunday, at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club track.
The organizing committee held a press conference where Mohammed Matar Al Falahi, Vice President of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and announced the official opening of the race. The Global Forum welcomes all guests to the capital, Abu Dhabi, and wishes success to the owners and trainers participating in the Zayed Crown Jewel Cup.
The conference was attended by Saleh Al-Jaziri, Director General of Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism, Sheikh Hamed Al Hamed and Mazen Al-Rifai, Director General of National Feed.
For his part, Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum, Emirates Airlines Sales Director, congratulated everyone on the 51st Trade Union Day, thanking His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan for patronizing the festival, of which Emirates Airlines is an integral part.
Saeed Al-Fazari, representative of the Department of Culture and Tourism, said: The festival is the embodiment of the vision of our wise leadership, and our support is a reflection that supports the cultural and tourism heritage. Talal Al Hashemi, representative of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: We are honored to be a permanent partner of the festival since its inception with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Hamad Al Hemairi, representative of the Archives and the National Library, said: We are pleased to congratulate the Forum and the Zayed Crown Jewel Race on this ongoing partnership, and we wish success to all. Mohammed Al-Harbi, General Director of the Arabian Horse Association, wished the success of this forum to those interested in purebred Arabian horses.
For his part, Hadi Al-Askari, representative of Mubadala, said: We are honored to be part of the festival and we wish success to the Forum and the Crown Jewel Race.
Abdullah Al-Ahmad, representative of Etisalat, said: We are honored to be with you to witness together the opening of the forum, sponsored by the festival, to introduce the world to the importance of purebred Arabian horses.
Kholoud Al-Nuaimi, representative of National Feed, expressed the company’s pride in being a strategic partner and participating in the festival for the sixth time in a row, praising the role of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in empowering women at the local and global level.
Mohammed Abdullah, representative of Al Masaood Automobiles – Nissan, said: We are honored to support this sporting event and enable young people to reach the highest ranks as a national duty. The draw for the Crown Jewel of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at a distance of 2,200 meters, with a prize of 5 million dirhams, was fair and balanced, and met with the approval of representatives of Emirates Horse, as well as other owners and trainers in the global race. With the draw in which 16 horses participate, with the presence of representatives of the Emirates Horse Racing Authority, festival guests and media representatives, “Hamim” from Gate (12) and “Ottoman” from Gate (10), which are for the Al-Ajban stables, will be launched. belonging to His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser. “Hayan” will start from Gate (1), “Tima” will start from Gate (8), and “Sumoud” will start from Gate (11), and is owned by Yas Stables, which belongs to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while “Mujeeb” will start for the stable. Al-Asayel from the door (14). Among the horses from the United Arab Emirates, “Ashton Tortis” by Ziad Galadari, and starts from the Gate (3), “Azadi Star” for the National Stud and starts from the Gate (7), and “AF Al-Bairaq” by Khaled Khalifa Al Naboodah from the Gate (4), and “Jawal Al-Reef” by Saif Asheer Al-Mazrouei from Gate (6), which is a special gate. Saudi Arabia is represented by “Dargham Athba” of Athba Racing and starts from Gate (9), while the Qatari horses are represented by “First Class” Nayef Al Kaabi from Gate (5), “Lady Princess” defends the title from Gate (16) and “Jaafar” Abdullah Al-Attiyah From gate (15).
The Omani horses are represented by “Soko” of Royal Oman Horse from Gate (2), while “Monda” for Al Wasmiya Racing starts from Gate (13).
Lara Sawaya: Strongest week for horses
Lara Sawaya, chief executive of the Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, who hosted the draw ceremony alongside journalist Derek Thompson, said: The festival represents the strongest week for Arabian horses, including the Crown Jewel Cup Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which carries dear name, announces About the allocation of 4 cars to the public in the main race on December 4 at the Abu Dhabi racetrack.
Asma Al Shamsi, representative of the Women’s Union, said: The Union, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Running Festival, will organize a competition for the most beautiful Emirati heritage costume during the main race day. voucher of international designer Manal Ajaj, voucher of Dr. Branka Azdek and voucher of Mubadala.
The third place winner will receive a group of Areej Al-Amirat perfumes, a hat by designer Rafal Zelinski, a voucher for Dr. Branka Izdek, international designer Manal Ajaj, and a Mubadala voucher.
And from fourth to tenth place, various gifts and vouchers were presented by Dr. Branca, designer Rafal Zelinsky and designer Manal Ajaj.
Start of conference sessions
On the first day of the forum, there will be three sessions on the challenges of thoroughbred Arabian horse racing, the future of Arabian horse racing and horse breeding, with the participation of around 300 experts, trainers and media personnel.
The work of the World Forum for Thoroughbred Arabian Horses was broadcast live on the Yas Sports Channel and is followed globally by posting news about races and conferences on the festival’s social network.