Arabian World Cup

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The Arabian World Cup is a Group 1 horse race in France open to purebred Arabian horses aged four years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

Arabian World Cup
Group 1 PA race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated2008
Race typePurebred Arabian
SponsorQatarEnergy
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight57½ kg (4yo); 58 kg (5yo+)
Allowances
2 kg for fillies and mares
Purse€1,000,000 (2012)
1st: €500,000

It is the world's richest and most prestigious race reserved for purebred Arabians.

History

The event was established in 2008, when it was added to Longchamp's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting on the first Sunday in October.

The prize fund for the race was initially €450,000. It was increased to €500,000 in 2011, and to €700,000 in 2012.

The Arabian World Cup is the final race of the French Arabian Breeders' Cup weekend. It is preceded by the Arabian Trophy des Poulains and the Arabian Trophy des Pouliches at Saint-Cloud, and the Arabian Trophy des Juments at Longchamp.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • General – 2009, 2010
  • Al Mourtajez – 2015, 2016

Leading jockey (2 wins):

  • Neil Callan – Areej (2011), Mkeefa (2012)
  • Maxine Guyon - Gazwan (2017), Ebraz (2019)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Julian Smart – Areej (2011), Mkeefa (2012), Gazwan (2017), Ebraz (2019)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani – Areej (2011), Mkeefa (2012)', Gazwan (2017), Ebraz (2019)'

Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2008 Lahib 4 François-Xavier Bertras François Rohaut Mansoor Al Nahyan 2:16.00
2009 General 4 Arnaud Bouleau Alban de Mieulle Abdullah Al Thani 2:11.20
2010 General 5 Olivier Peslier Alban de Mieulle Abdullah Al Thani 2:19.30
2011 Areej 6 Neil Callan Julian Smart Mohammed Al Thani 2:12.91
2012 Mkeefa 4 Neil Callan Julian Smart Mohammed Al Thani 2.24.03
2013 Mushrae 4 C Soumillon JP Totain Sh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan 2.17.36
2014 Djanka Des Forges 4 Christophe Lemaire Julian Smart Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani 2.11.89
2015 Al Mourtajez 3 Julien Auge Thomas Fourcy Al Shaqab Racing 2.10.48
2016 Al Mourtajez 4 Julien Auge T Fourcy Shaqab 2:24.03
2017 Gazwan 6 Maxime Guyon Julian Smart Mohammed Al Thani 2.11.87
2018 Fazza Al Khalediah 4 Pierantonio Convertino M. Borkowski Polska AKF 2:13.22
2019 Ebraz 6 Maxime Guyon Julian Smart Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani 2:20.88
2020 Tayf 8 Olivier Peslier Thomas Fourcy Cheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani 2.21.98
2021 Hoggar del'ardus 4 Mickael Barzalona Thomas Fourcy H.E. Cheikha Reem Mk Al-thani. 2.21.06
2022 Lady Princess 6 Jim Crowley Thomas Fourcy Khalifa Bin Sheail AlKuwari 2.17.42
2023 Al Ghadeer 4 Christophe Soumillon Francois Rohaut Al Shaqab Racing 2.12.17

See also

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