News From UAE Presidents Cup

LIGHTNING BOLT IS THE CHAMPION OF THE CUP OF HIS HIGHNESS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UAE ARABIAN HORSE SERIES IN THE NETHERLANDS.

Lightning Bolt ridden by Jean-Baptiste Hamel for trainer Karin van den Bos clinched His Highness The President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians at the Duindigt racecourse in the Netherlands on Sunday.

Lightning Bolt ridden by Jean-Baptiste Hamel for trainer Karin van den Bos clinched His Highness The President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians at the Duindigt racecourse in the Netherlands on Sunday.

The six-year-old chestnut son of Munjiz in the silks of Landgoed Waterland finished a neck in front of Aoun under Roberto Montenegro. Gon Ikaria under Anna Van den Troost atop finished third in the race for a purse of £30,000 and run over 2,150 metres.
Lightning Bolt is the champion of the Cup of His Highness the President of the State of the Arabian horses in the Netherlands.

The races at the Haag under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in association with His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and coordinated by the UAE embassy in the Netherlands was well-attended with the presence of the diplomatic missions in the country.

The race series for the Purebred Arabians coincides with the Year of Zayed, the founding father of the UAE who has been a strong supporter of the breeding of the Arabian horses around the world.

Faisal Al-Rahmani, the Chairman of IFAHR and the deputy director of the UAE President Cup Arabian Horse Series Organizing Committee, praised the great success of the second Dutch station in Europe and the third in the race schedule, pointing out that the support of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. The generosity offered by His Highness we feel great at each of the stations of the event, which is held in conjunction with Zayed, which gives him great value and importance.

"The impressive competition between Lightning Bolt and Aoun reflects the strength of the race technically and reaffirms the participation of elite horses on the European track," Rahmani said. "The great public presence, the Dutch media attention and the distinguished diplomatic presence underscored the UAE's standing. And open it in peace and love towards the peoples of the world and its supreme mission, which promotes it in all its activities and foreign affairs.

Al-Rahmani expressed his pride in the great dedication which the Dutch station recorded, which will be an important impetus for all the stations in terms of the success and excellence and the impressive fingerprint that establishes the UAE's position among the nations, pointing out that the Organizing Committee is keen on all its plans to double the achievements of this year's races. The evaluation of each station after its completion in order to achieve the signs of success of the full organizational and technical, noting the importance of positive echoes after each station, praising the huge public attendance, which reflected the interest of the owners and the Arab and international horses stationed in the Netherlands.

- H.E. FAISAL AL RAHMANI , Posted on 24 June 2018