#DIAR2019 arrives in France
The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) prep series arrived in France, to La Teste racecourse in the Gironde region on Tuesday 2nd July. The nine race mixed card included three Purebred Arabian races as well as four Flat races and two jump races for thoroughbreds.
The feature race for the Arabians was the Shadwell - Criterium des Pouliches (Gr2PA), supported by the Shadwell Coupe du Sud-Ouest des Pur-Sang Arabes (Gr3PA), both over 1900m, as well as the Shadwell - Prix Bengali D'Albret for three-year-olds over 1400m.
Shadwell Stud Director Richard Lancaster was delighted with the competitive nature of the racing saying:"We are very pleased to be back at La Teste, all the staff at the racecourse have made a tremendous effort to ensure this day is a success and every year it exceeds our expectations."
Continuing he said:"The quality of the races this year was outstanding and we were delighted to see such a large number of runners declared with every race producing a close finish."
Shadwell Arabian Marketing and Nominations Co-ordinator, Marion Lachat said:"We would like to thank the French owners and breeders for their support of the races here at La Teste and it was also a great pleasure to meet some of the breeders who have supported our stallions this year."
Entries for the UAE Embassy in London International Stakes (an international conditions race), as well as the handicaps confined to UK trained horses close on Wednesday July 17, whilst supplimentary entries for the four Group races close on Thursday 18 July, all at 12 noon BST.