Are you missing missing the racing here at Huntingdon Racecourse? Join us for the Season Finale for UK Arabian Racing where the 2017 Champions will be crowned. The first of eight races starts at 1.00pm and gates open at 11.00am.
The Arabian horse is one of the oldest breeds and was developed specifically for stamina and soundness over long distances by the Bedouin tribes of the Arabian Peninsula. During the late 17th and early 18th century, horse racing became popular in Britain and many oriental stallions and mares were imported to help create the Thoroughbred racehorse. The most famous of these foundation stallions were The Darley Arabian, The Godolphin Arabian and The Byerley Turk.
Today, around 50% of Thoroughbred’s trace their ancestry to the Darley Arabian alone and with the emphasis now on breeding for speed, the modern Thoroughbred is approximately one second per furlong faster than an Arabian racehorse.
Arabian racing and breeding takes place in 32 countries around the world, all year round. Just like their Thoroughbred cousins, Arabian racehorses may compete in maidens, handicaps, conditions and Group (Pattern) races and there is an International Classification system to assist global competition. Most races range in distance from five furlongs to two miles.
Purebred Arabian racing began in the UK in 1978 and was established as the Arabian Racing Organisation in 1999 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. ARO hold around 65 races per season, comprising of full fixtures and single races on Thoroughbred cards from spring through to autumn.
Tickets are just £8 in advance with kids going free!
Tickets will be £12 on the day.
Entry into the main enclosure allowing viewing from the public bars, grandstand steps, winning line and viewing of the parade ring & winners enclosure.
Reserved Table for the Day
2 Course Meal
Exclusive Viewing Balcony
Drinks Service to your table
TV showing live racing
Tote Betting Facility
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