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2016 Darley Nominees Released by Arabian Racing Cup

2016 Darley Nominees Released by Arabian Racing Cup
The Arabian Racing Cup announces the following nominees for the coveted USA Darley Awards. These nominees were selected by the Cup Stewards as the best of Arabian Racing in the U.S. for the year 2016. Beginning next week, the Darley Voting Academy will review detailed statistics and performance data from the Arabian Jockey Club about these nominees and cast their votes via confidential ballots.  
Congratulations to the following nominees:
Horse of the Year Nominees

3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Nominees

  • Quick Sand AA
  • RB Nash
  • RB Open Fire
3-Year-Old Filly Nominees

  • Burning Charm
  • RB Kinkie
  • Rubie AA
4-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Nominees

  • Easter Man
  • Jess Is On Fire
  • Uptown Dannys Boy
4-Year-Old Filly Nominees

  • Lady Haha
  • Jewell AA
  • Pams Masquerade
  • RB Madymoiselle
Older Horse Nominees

  • Paddys Day
  • Sand Victor
  • Thess Is Awesome
Older Mare Nominees

  • Dream Pearl
  • Hesster
  • Royal Richess
Breeder Nominees

  • Gillis, Betty J and Joseph A
  • Kirshner, Alan or Milhaloff Deborah
  • Waldron, Dianne K
Owner Nominees

  • Cre Run Enterprises LLC
  • Gillis, Betty J and Joseph A
  • Rosebrook Farms, LLC
Trainer Nominees

  • Ashby, Lynn
  • Powell, Scott
  • Torrez, Jerenesto
Jockey Nominees

  • Chiappe, Ricardo
  • Coa, Keiber
  • Wales, Travis
The winners will be crowned Darley Champions of 2016 at the 30th Annual Darley Awards March 31 through April 2, 2017 in Hollywood, California. The glittering ceremony and gala weekend is sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. According to Lara Sawaya, Director of the Festival, the Darley Awards themselves will be presented on March 31 at the Dolby Theater in Highland Center. On April 1 the focus will shift to Santa Anita Race Course and the $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes (Gr.1 PA). Sunday evening, April 2, the Celebration Banquet and annual stallion breeding auction will be held at the host hotel, the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. Please refer to the Cup’s website,, for more details as they become available.
Founded in 1983 by Dr. Sam Harrison, the Arabian Racing Cup’s Darley Awards ceremony is the showcase of U.S. Arabian racing. In 2012, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and the Cup joined together to promote this prestigious event. The Darleys are headlined by the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards recognizing international women in Arabian Horse Racing.
The Darley Awards is under the direction of Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the Festival, and organized by Arabian Racing Cup. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Al Aweer Stables, Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort 
The Arabian Jockey Club is a nationally chartered non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and education of the Arabian racing industry in the United States, and serves as the U.S. representative to the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing. For more information, visit  


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