#DIAR2019 arrives in Sweden
The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) prep series moved on to Sweden, to Bro Park racecourse on the outskirts of Stockholm on Sunday June 16. The ten race mixed card of Purebred Arabian and thoroughbred races included the DIAR Stockholm Arabian Cup (Gr3PA), which has been under the DIAR banner since 2016, as well as the Swedish 1000 and 2000 Guineas, and the Stockholm Stora Pris (Gr3) for thoroughbreds.
Representing the UAE Embassy was Mohammed bin Jasim bin Khalfan, who also presented the prizes in the first race, the UAE Embassy Trophy. He was delighted with the day saying:"I came last year and we can see how popular the day is becoming with the people of Stockholm. The DIAR series is an important way for them to see and appreciate the qualities of the Arabian horse."
Arabian Marketing and Nominations Co-ordinator, Marion Lachat, who was representing Shadwell and the DIAR Committee said:"The team at Bro Park and at Svensk Galopp have done a fantastic job over the last four years since we began sponsoring in Sweden in raising the profile of Arabian racing here. The quality of the horses competing has improved and we saw some very competitive finishes this afternoon."
She continued:"We are delighted to be associated with one of the biggest racedays in Sweden and we are looking forward to welcoming the horses and their connections to Newbury on July 28 for DIAR."