Race distance extended for AED 5 million Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Group 1 Jewel Crown

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (September 06, 2020) - In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, The AED 5 million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, one of the world’s richest horse races for Purebred Arabians, will now be run over a distance of 2200m.

The organising committee of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival continually strive to promote Arabian Racing around the World whilst endeavouring to develop the festival, to best satisfy the expectations of the participants. With this in mind and after consultation with both Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) and The International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) it has been decided to increase the distance of the Group 1, Jewel Crown race from 1600 metres to 2200 metres. This change to the United Arab Emirates iconic Arabian Race is seen as a positive move which will attract a greater number of horses from around the world to the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, when it hosts this fantastic event on December 4, 2020.

This year will mark the 12th anniversary Finale of the Festival which was launched in 2009 under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, in Europe, and has since grown into one of the world’s most prestigious racing events that attracts local and international racehorses, trainers, jockeys and owners, of the highest calibre.

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner, Emirates Airline as the official carrier, sponsored by Al Massood Automobiles Nissan, Areej Alameerat, Omeir Travels Agency, YAS Sports TV., Viola Communications, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE's General Women's Union & Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club