THE WORD OF AFAC - The unveiling of the 2019 PA black type programme in Europe and Morocco


THE WORD OF AFAC - The unveiling of the 2019 PA black type programme in Europe and Morocco

The IFAHR (International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities) has released the full list of European and Moroccan black type PA races for 2019. In order to access the full details of the list complete with race conditions, prize money levels and race entry dates, please click

The below table is a simplified version of this and only lists the French races. Please note that several changes have been made to the programme, and particularly the French Arabian Breeders' Challenge.

As a result of the detailed work undertaken yet again by AFAC, coupled with the unswerving loyalty of our partners (highlighted in bold), the French racing programme is the biggest and most complete of the European-Maghreb sector. In a purely European context, almost 60 per cent of the PA black type races are run in France. The quality of these races is proven year on year and these events, which are veritable reference points, present unrivalled opportunities in terms of adding value to French bloodstock.

Finally, the quality and the selective nature of host tracks such as Toulouse, La Teste-de-Buch, Bordeaux, Deauville, ParisLongchamp and Saint-Cloud, is an assurance in itself as it enables the best PA horses to rise to the top.

Country No of black type races
France 28
Morocco 10
Great-Britain 9
Italy  5
Sweden 4
The Netherlands 3
Poland 3
Belgium 1


Date Race Venue
15-avr Prix Carthage - Hannibal (G2 PA) Toulouse
15-avr Prix Nefta (G2 PA) Toulouse
16-avr Prix Dormane (Gr3 PA) La Teste-de-Buch
04-mai Prix Damas (Gr3 PA) Bordeaux
12-mai President of the UAE Cup - Coupe d’Europe des Chevaux Arabes (Gr1 PA) ParisLongchamp
01-juin Qatar Prix de l’Élevage (Gr1 PA) Toulouse
16-juin Qatar Derby des Pur-sang Arabes de 4ans (Gr1 PA) Chantilly
21-juin Qatar Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr2 PA) Chantilly
02-juil Shadwell - Coupe du Sud-Ouest (Gr3 PA) La Teste-de-Buch
02-juil Shadwell - Critérium des Pouliches (Gr2 PA) La Teste-de-Buch
12-juil Prix Razzia III (Gr3 PA) La Teste-de-Buch
12-juil Prix Tidjani (Gr3 PA) La Teste-de-Buch
31-juil Prix Burkeguy - Wathba Stallions Cup (L PA) La Teste-de-Buch
10-août Doha Cup - Prix Manganate (Gr1 PA) Deauville
10-août Al Rayyan Cup - Prix Kesberoy (Gr1 PA) Deauville
16-août Prix Nevadour (Gr3 PA) La Teste-de-Buch
06-sept French Arabian Breeders' Challenge Poulains (Gr2 PA) Toulouse
06-sept French Arabian Breeders' Challenge Pouliches (Gr2 PA) Toulouse
15-sept Qatar Cup Prix Dragon (Gr1 PA) ParisLongchamp
24-sept French Arabian Breeders' Challenge Sprint (Gr2 PA) Bordeaux
04-oct Qatar Arabian Trophy des Poulains (Gr1 PA) Saint-Cloud
04-oct Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches (Gr1 PA) Saint-Cloud
05-oct Qatar Arabian Trophy des Juments (Gr1 PA) ParisLongchamp
06-oct Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA) ParisLongchamp
23-oct Prix Chéri Bibi (Gr3 PA) Toulouse
23-oct Prix Nevada II (Gr3 PA) Toulouse
31-oct French Arabian Breeders' Challenge Classic - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Gr1 PA) Bordeaux
30-nov Prix Ourour (L PA) Toulouse