The message reads, in part:
“This race has a rich history and traditions and is by right highly valued by equestrian sports professionals, experts and fans.
Today the Central Moscow Hippodrome will once again serve as the venue for a vivid, captivating and truly beautiful competition, as well as a demonstration of the significant achievements of Russia's horse breeders and their impressive growth potential.
I am confident that today’s race will be a success as usual, will leave the best and unforgettable impressions, and will serve to promote equestrian sport in Russia.”
The Presidential Cup is the main event within the annual Thoroughbred competitions at Russian hippodromes.