Universal

12.05.2017

Universal

Horse racing is universal. We have been racing horses for millennia, and today the sport takes place across the world, from Canada to Australia, and from Russia to Chile. Arabian horses are no small part of this universe. At the beginning of May, during the World Arabian Racing Conference at Marrakech, during the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Festival, eighty-six different countries were represented. Increasingly, more and more nations are developing their Arabian race program. France has played a vital role in this expansion. The nation is a source of pedigrees and expertise. Our country continues to be at the heart of the international Arabian racing industry. It was from this objective that The French Purebred Arabian was born: that the entire world can experience the quality and vivacity of the French Arabian racing world.

The central question of language

The aim of the The French Purebred Arabian is to meet the demand for media focused on Arabian racing, in the same way that Jour de Galop does for Thoroughbred racing. This approach has allowed us attract a solid and diverse French readership. Progressively, the proportion of anglophone readers has increased, and these now make up the majority of the readership. The French Purebred Arabian has been bilingual up to this point, with the French articles appearing before those in English. From the next issue, in order to adapt to the changing readership and continue our promotion of the French industry abroad, the English articles will be placed before the French.