April 4, 2014 - Dolby Theatre - Hollywood California - In California at the famous Dolby Theatre the home of the Oscars, the best Arabian horses and people of the industry were awarded with titles as the 2013 Champions of Arabian Racing in the United States.
Often referred to as the "Oscars" of Arabian racing, sharing the spotlight on the Dolby Theater stage that evening are the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards for Ladies. These elite international Awards are presented in the name of Her Highness to outstanding women in Arabian racing globally in 2013. Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, announces the Ladies finalists in the eleven categories and awards are determined by an international panel of distinguished judges from 8 countries, including the UAE, United Kingdom, Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, Netherlands, and United States.
Chartered in 1983, the Arabian Racing Cup is a nonprofit corporation founded by Dr. Sam Harrison and directed by its Board of Stewards. The Cup is dedicated to the international promotion of Arabian Racing, and in 2012, joined together with the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival to promote this prestigious Darley Awards event.
HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Darley Award Winners of 2013
(In 2013, the following categories were added and awarded: Best Filly 3 yrs old, Best Filly 4 yrs old, Best Lady Journalist, Best Lady Photographer, and Best Racing TV Presenter.)
|Pamela Burton, USA||Best Photographer|
|Renée Laure Koch, France
|Manuela Daverio Scharfenberg, Germany||Best Owner|
|Karin Van den Bos, The Netherlands||Best Trainer|
|Rachel King, UK||Best Jockey|
|LORRA, France||Best 3-Year-Old Filly|
|FARH, France||Best 4-Year-Old Filly|
|Shayel Aldhabi (AE), UAE||Best Mare|
|Amanda Roxborough, USA||Best TV Presenter|
|Noelle Derre, France||Best Journalist|
|Nelly Philippot Hermanne, Belguim||Best Lifetime Achievement|
Founded in 1983 by Dr. Sam Harrison, the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC)'s Darley Awards ceremony has become the showcase of U.S. Arabian racing. In 2012, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and ARC joined together to promote this prestigious event. Supported by an extensive list of sponsors, the Darley Awards is under the direction of Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the Festival, and organized by Arabian Racing Cup, the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in association with International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities, Emirates RacingAuthority, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, and supported by General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare. Emirates Airlines is the official carrier.