was conceived by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, as a championship event for Purebred Arabians in the UK.
Mirza Al Sayegh, chairman DIARD
organising committee, told Gulf News: "This meeting will be a landmark year for Purebred Arabian racing in the United Kingdom.
This innovative prize is one of many on offer during the 26th running of the DIARD
at Newbury, which is set to attract over 16,000 fans.
will be a name to follow next year after the unheralded trainer from the provinces beat off a strong British challenge when saddling Helios Quercus to win the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud yesterday, writes Desmond Stoneham.