President of the UAE Cup for purebred Arabian horses starts on Sunday in Turkey Athletic September 1, 20120 Istanbul: The 5th round of the President of the UAE Cup for purebred Arabian horses will be flagged off on Sunday at the historical Veliefendi Race Course in Istanbul. The event is organized as per directives from UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and is supported by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The prestigious event in the series will be followed-up by President’s Adviser HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Equestrian Federation. The President of the UAE Cup Series was established in 1994 by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to promote and celebrate the Arabian horse globally. It is the original international purebred Arabian horse race series, and today is still considered the premier racing series for the breed.