Runners line up for Zayed Cup and Fatima Championship at Belgium's racecourse

A quality field of eight runners makes the lineup for the 10th round of the Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, while eleven horses have been declared to battle it to the wire in the 12th round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Hippodrome Wellington racecourse, Ostend, Belgium on Monday. Both events are held under the umbrella of the Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Flat Arabian Horse Race Festival.

The HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race would be contested over five furlongs straight (1000 metres) on turf and carries a total purse of Euro 30.000. The event is reserved for four-year-olds and upwards Pure-bred Arabians registered in a WAHO-accepted stud-book and run under the rules of the Belgian Jockey Club.

Heading the weights is the well-bred Dutch performer Phraseur Kossack which will be partnered by the Swedish amateur jockey Alice Elmerskog who’s looking forward to land her eighth win from 80th starts.

Meanwhile, the 9th round of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed PA), sees eight contenders going strike for strike to the line in the nine furlong contest (1800m) with Euro 35.000 in prize-money to grab.

The race is presumably going to be very tough with at least half of the eight runners field are in with a chance to put their heads first at the busy end.


d : 14 August 2014