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French Arabian Breeders' Challenge

French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge


The four races that make up the French Arabian Breeders ' Challenge, a series created in 2004 by the AFAC, with the active participation of Jean-Luc Jardel, then President of the association, are the last PA groups of the French season.

The first edition took place on 29th June 2004 at Toulouse racecourse and during these thirteen years they moved to Longchamp, then Saint-Cloud for the races for three-years-old horses.

Finally, in 2011 they returned to their course of origin: Toulouse, with an allocation of 45 000€ per race, completely financed by the AFAC. 

For the past few years, the four races have been awarded the status of Group 2PA and the three-year-old fillies competition is sponsored by the Festival of S.A. Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


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Key Dates


Key dates



84 races for 3 125 000 euros of allowances.
Thanks to the sponsoring of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, The President of the UAE Cup - Coupe d'Europe des Chevaux Arabes (Gr. 1 PA) is endowed with 100 000 €. Shadwell sponsors the third race the Prix Bengali d'Albret, besides of the Coupe du Sud-Ouest and the Criterium des Pouliches at the beginning of July at La Teste.  All other sponsors renew their sponsoring. 



84 races for 3 027 000 euros of allowances.

2 new races are sponsored by the Haras du Grand Courgeon at the beginning of September at Craon: Prix Amer (Listed PA) and Prix General.



83 races and € 2,620,000 in prize money.

HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Racing Festival sponsors the Breeders’ Challenge for 3YO fillies. The first edition of Championnat de la Méditerranée, financed by Cagnes-sur-Mer’s racecourse, takes place in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Shadwell sponsors Prix Tidjani (Gr.3 PA) and Prix Razzia III (Gr.3 PA) at La Teste in July.



83 races and € 2,588,000 in prize money.

The Derby for four-year-olds, sponsored by Al Shahania Stud for € 150,000, is created at Chantilly on Prix de Diane’s Day. The Qatar Arabian World Cup, on Arc Day, has its prize money increased by € 200,000 to reach € 700,000.



82 races and € 2,083,000 in prize money.

The four Breeders’ Challenge races return to Toulouse, the total prize money is € 180,000. Shadwell sponsors the Breeders’ Challenge Classic, the three other Breeders’ Challenge races are financed by AFAC.



75 races and € 1,680,000 in prize money.The Breeders’ Challenge race for four-year-old mares is run on Saturday at Longchamp during the Arc weekend. The UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation sponsors the Prix de Malleret with a Group 1 PA on the card.



68 races and € 1,570,000 in prize money.

The UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation sponsors the Prix Jean Prat with a  Group 1 PA on the card



55 races and € 1,383,000 in prize money.

The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Sponsors the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with  the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr.1 PA) on the card, the prizemoney of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is doubled reaching 4 million euros.



Setting up of the Arabian Breeders’ Cup with four Group 1 PA races in Toulouse.



Setting up of IFAHR, International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing at the initiative of Yves Plantin, who will be its first President and who is the actual President of AFAC.



35 races and € 383,200 euros in prize money.

The UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation sponsors the card on Prix du Jockey Club’s day with two Group 1 PA.


1989 15 races and € 79,300 in prize money

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