The Higher Organizing Committee of His Highness the President of the UAE Cup series for the Purebred Arabians announced the 2022 calendar, which consists of 15 races across Europe, Middle East and North Africa and the United States of America.

The races series held under the patronage of His Highness The UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to promote and preserve the identity of the Arabian horses around the world.

The races for the Purebred Arabians around the world is a legacy of the late President and Founding Father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to promote the bloodlines and heritage of the Arabian horse globally.

The 29th edition of the HH The President of the UAE Cup gets underway at the French Guineas weekend at the ParisLongchamp Racecourse on May 15.

Next in the calendar is the American Triple Crown meeting at the Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore in the USA on May 21.

It follows the race meetings in Tunisia on June 26, San Siro Racecourse in Milan, Italy, June 30, Poland on July 3, 2022, Sweden on July 17, Belgium on August 1, Russia on August 14, Germany on September 4, the UK Arabian Derby at the St Leger meeting at Doncaster Racecourse on September 10, the new race meeting in Libya Libya on September 17, the Netherlands on 25 September, Egypt on October 8, Morocco on November 20, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on December 8.

This year will see a race series organised within HH The President of the UAE Cup in South America, comprising of races in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile, extending and encouraging owners and breeders of the Arabian horses in the region.

His Excellency Faisal Al Rahmani, General Manager of HH The President of the UAE Cup paid tribute to HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed for the unstinted and continuous support in promoting the Arabian horse globally.

“The Purebred Arabian horses have made a big impact as racehorses around the world with the quality of races staged in some of the iconic race tracks in the international circuit,” he said.

“We are proud on the ever increasing number of races and venues this year, with Libya joining the fray as the latest track to stage HH The President of the UAE Cup.

“HH The President of the UAE Cup is a testimony for the global renaissance of the Arabian horse, an initiative of the UAE’s late President and Founding Father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul.

“His legacy to preserve the Arabian horse globally continues with the prestigious cup series staged in 15 venues across Europe, Middle East and North African, the USA and all over the Gulf nations.”