Mohammed Horseracing Excellence Awards for the best horses at the Super Saturday meeting
Dubai: The Dubai Racing Club (DRC) will organize the fifth edition of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards ceremony, a highlight of the Super Saturday 2022 meeting, the dress rehearsal of the Dubai World Cup night, at Meydan Racecourse on March 5.
Commenting on the night of the race, Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Racing Club, said: “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, which has become an integral part of the horse racing season in the UAE , seeks to honor all those who have excelled at the Carnival and World Cup meetings and who have continued this success throughout the year both locally and internationally.
Inaugurated in 2017, the awards aim to honor the top horse, jockey, trainer and owner through an independent, data-driven process. In addition, the awards also include two public voting awards – the People’s Choice Award and the Best Local Jockey, which honors riders who have had outstanding careers in Dubai.
“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, has always been keen to support and recognize riders who have contributed to the development of the horse racing industry in the We look forward to welcoming the winners of this edition of Super Saturday, which now includes a prestigious awards ceremony as part of its main events,” said Sheikh Rashid.
Dar Al Khail
The Dubai Racing Club said that in addition to the nine races to be held at the event, Super Saturday will feature the first parade of “Dar Al Khail”, which was the new name given to the rehabilitation center for former Dubai horses. race. The center aims to provide lifelong care for retired Thoroughbreds and Arabian Horses. She also seeks to recycle them in various equestrian sports.
A total of 14 ridden and in-hand off-road Thoroughbreds will join the parade ring and each display their current roles, which include eventing, show jumping and dressage. The horses on parade are all at different stages of the retraining process; from recently retired Carnival winner Grand Argentier, to Group 3 winners My Catch and Shamaal Nibras, who have both embarked on successful second careers with their new owners. The first flame, a 29-year-old resident of the DRC Placement and Rehabilitation Centre, will be led. The accommodation center has cared for retired racehorses in Dubai since racing began in the United Arab Emirates in the early 1990s and will form the core of Dar Al Khail.