January 27th, 2012 saw an estimated crowd of 20,000 at Moonee Valley racecourse witness the running of the H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies IFAHR Cup won by Ridgecrest Shy Guy and ridden by Jadey Pietrasiewicz from the Netherlands and the H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup won by Warrawee Naaziq and ridden by Kim Noble from Australia.
We were honoured to have H.E. Mr.Ali Nasser Al Nuaimi, the UAE Ambassador to Australia and Dr.Denis Napthine, the Victorian Government Minister for Racing as our guests. The races were televised nationally on Australias racing channels.
Our sincere thanks to H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and to Lara Sawaya for giving us the opportunity to showcase these races in Australia.