The Open Category was won by Geoffrey Riddle while the inaugural Best Photograph competition was shared by Gavin James and Philip Cannings who won the award for an action photo of the Group 1 Shadwell Hatta International Stakes, the highlight of DIARD
(78) But at only one of three Berawan locations named by Metcalf (1976:100) is each of these five trogons (Diard
's, Whitehead's, scarlet-rumped, orange-breasted, cinnamon-rumped) given the same indigenous name.
Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, may have been denied a landmark 12th victory in the feature race on Dubai International Arabian Race Day (DIARD
) at Newbury on Thursday, but he still saw his famous blue-and-white colours carried to victory in two of the day's eight races on an all-Arabian racecard.
Sormiou, an 18-1 chance, provided a fairytale success for his trainer Cedric Diard
, giving him his first Pattern success in the Prix Paul de Moussac.
Another man flashing his smile was Mirza Al Sayegh, chairman of the DIARD
organising committee, who has been involved with the event since its inception at Kempton Park in 1984.
The AQPS-bred three-year-old son of Rifapour has yet to finish out of the first two in four starts for trainer Cyriaque Diard
Sunday's 30th Anniversary of the DIARD
has been boosted by an increase in prize money to EeAu159,000, while the seven supporting races also offer valuable purses to the winners.
was conceived by Shaikh Hamdan as a championship event for Purebred Arabians in the UK.
The four-year-old, trained by Cyriaque Diard
in the Provinces, won twice in Listed grade last season but didn't get home over an extended nine furlongs when eighth in the Prix d'Ispahan last time out.
Newbury, England: aRacing fans are in for a real treat at Newbury Racecourse today when Purebred Arabian racing's biggest race meeting, the Dubai International Arabian Race Day, (DIARD
), takes place.
Trainer Cyriaque Diard
said: ``He couldn't really follow the pace and I think the ground was too fast for him.