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Horse racing takes a new step in the Gulf

The chairmen of horse racing clubs in Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, and Bahrain will discuss the cooperation in horse racing and work on a unified development policy in the region.

It is well known that these countries are currently holding many world races, the most important of which are: the Saudi Cup at the end of February; the Bahrain International Cup in November; and the Dubai World Cup race day, which runs from January to March every year.

Developing Racing Standards

In this regard, the Chairman of the Horse Racing Club, Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, explained: “In light of the increasing development of horse racing in the region, we saw as a group that it is time to start talks, shed light on joint work opportunities, and to focus on developing the races that work to attract the largest possible number of international participants.”

They are still in the initial phase of the talks, but working intensively to draw the project’s foundations.

A National Passion

For his part, Chairman of the Supreme Authority of the Rashid Equestrian Club in Bahrain, Sheikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said: “Horse racing has a great place in the hearts of fans in the region, and this passion is an incentive for us at all levels to contribute to the development of the program.

He added: “There is no doubt that we are looking for an opportunity to cooperate and unify efforts to support horse racing in the region and to benefit from our strengths to raise the standards and level of competition although the talks are still in their initial stages. However, the opportunities call for optimism”.

Opening New Horizons

The Chairman of the Dubai Horse Racing Club, Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum, expressed his happiness with this cooperation, which aims to open new horizons for horse racing in the region by investing in the Gulf as a major international events and championships organizer. The Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club pointed out that the joint and cooperative action between the three countries is a positive step that will lead to good prospects, especially in the light of the rapid growth witnessed by horse racing in the region and the global races hosted by the three countries.

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