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NARA thanks His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Shadwell Stud
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March 12th, 2012


Once again the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Shadwell Stud,  provided racegoers with the spectacle of 12 magnificent Arabian horses galloping down the famous Caulfield straight.What a thrill for Arabian enthusiasts to see their breed race on the home track of the famous Caulfield Cup. Many were moved to tears. Heartfelt thanks must go to His Highness for his continued support of Arabian racing in Australia. NARA would like to thank all concerned with the event,Shadwell Stud, the Melbourne Racing Club, His Excellency the UAE Ambassador Ali Nasser Al Nuaimi and the UAE Embassy in Canberra and of course the wonderful students who ran the cultural marquee. Thanks also to Mark Kelly, Director of  Shadwell Australasia, who worked so hard with us to make the day such a success and also Chris Kennard from Shadwell UK who made the long journey from England to be with us. Last but definitely not least a huge thank you to our faithful owners, breeders and trainers who continue to travel miles with their horses, take weeks off work, and maintain their enthusiasm.You are all champions! And as for your wonderful horses, well what can you say? If ever there was a reason to be proud of owning an Arabian you are that reason. Congratulations to all of you from Maureen and Virginia and the team at Nara .You deserve it.

The Nara team are extremely honoured to be able to bring this amazing event to Caulfield, and cannot thank His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum enough for his generous sponsorship of  Arabian racing in Australia. Having this event in Australia was an incredible dream and Shadwell have enabled this to come to fruition.
We thank you for continuing to support Nara and Australian Arabian owners and breeders.