President of the United Arab Emirates Cup Grade 1 Stakes

Sponsored by UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs

$100,000 Guaranteed

June 15, 2019, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Nominations Close Saturday, June 1, 2019

Nomination Form and Entries: The nomination form for this race is on the AJC website as well as the Churchill Downs website. The Arabian race is tentatively scheduled as the 10th race on the card. Entered stakes horses will be notified by telephone by Churchill Downs personnel after the time of entry closing. This race is an invitational race.

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Licensing: For Arabian owners, trainers, assistant trainers, jockeys, and jockey agents, the annual fee is $35.00 for this race only. You may obtain your license on the grounds in the licensing office or you can download the form, fill it out and mail in your payment. Be sure that your payment is postmarked by June 1, 2019, to ensure that it is processed in time. For licensing information and downloadable form please visit the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission website at

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Trainers: please be prepared to give your silks colors and description when you enter your horse.

Health Requirements for Horses to enter Stable area: All horses including lead ponies seeking entrance to the stable area shall be accompanied by a current negative EIA Test (aka Coggins) and be listed on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) with the examination and issuance of the certificate being signed and dated by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Equine Herpes: Additionally, each horse seeking entrance to the stable area shall be vaccinated against Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) by a licensed veterinarian a minimum of 14 days and no more than 120 days prior to entry into the stable area. Once a horse receives the initial EHV-1 vaccination, revaccination is required every 120 days. Please note that the minimum of 14-day vaccine requirement applies only to horses that have not been vaccinated for EHV-1 during the preceding 120 days.

For each horse, the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) shall indicate the date of the horse’s vaccination and the specific vaccine product used.

In addition to the requirements for entering and stabling of horses at Churchill downs, the State Veterinary Office asks that horsemen maintain a temperature chart on each horse and that they report immediately to their veterinarian and track officials any temperature 1.5 degrees above the animal’s normal at-rest temperature.

Stabling Arrival Time: You may ship in to Churchill Downs as early as Monday the 10th of June, 2019. Please notify Steve Hargrave of your planned time and date of arrival a minimum of 48 hours before your arrival. He can be contacted at or 502-636-4490.

Owners/Trainers of Stakes Horses:  Each stakes race horse will receive a table of eight in the stakes room for the owner and trainer. If additional seats are needed, they can be purchased through Vicki Tomlinson. Vicki can be contacted at

For groups of spectators that may want to coordinate being together, please contact Vicki at the above email address.

Churchill Downs utilizes a Box Office where all of your credentials for entering the grounds and the stakes dining room will be held. The Will Call window is located in the box office beside the paddock entrance/gate.

Downs After Dark: The theme this year will be The Big Easy!

New Orleans meets thrilling night-time racing! Drink a cocktail as you stroll down Churchill Down’s version of Bourbon Street. Listen to great music, and watch racing under the lights at Downs After Dark.

Event Highlights Include:

Live Music on the Plaza Stage

Stakes Races: Stephen Foster, Fleur de Lis, Wise Dan, Matt Winn, Regret and UAE President’s Cup

What to Wear: New Orleans inspired purple, green and gold

Gates Open: 5:00pm

Race 1: 6:00pm

Race 2: 6:28pm

Race 3: 6:56pm

Race 4: 7:26pm

Race 5: 7:57pm

Race 6: 8:30pm

Race 7: 9:05pm

Race 8: 9:39pm

Race 9: 10:11pm

Race 10: 10:42pm

Race 11: 11:10pm

Check the Churchill Downs website for entertainment information.

IMPORTANT DRESS CODE INFORMATION: The sponsor and the host track have both requested that the dress code be strictly adhered to in the saddling paddock, winners circle and stakes rooms. Suits and/or sports coats with ties or bow ties for men, and business or cocktail attire for women.

Hotel/Motel: Hotel/motel information is available on the Churchill Downs website. Some are: Embassy Suites (east of Louisville), The Brown Hotel (downtown), The Seelbach Hotel (downtown), The Hyatt (downtown), Marriott (downtown), 21C (downtown), The Hilton Garden Inn, Louisville Airport (near the track) and the Churchill Downs partner hotel, The Galt House (downtown).

Please check back periodically on the AJC website Event Calendar for updates and changes.

Important Links:

Down After Dark Events for June 15, 2019:

Churchill Downs hospitality link:

Maps and directions for Churchill Downs:

Info on planning your visit and dress codes:

Information for Horsemen: