10/28/2012 11:42AM

Penn National: Apprentice jockey Wolfsont to compete in Arabian Horse Flat Festival in UAE

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Jockey Andrew Wolfson will be riding Arabian horses Nov. 8-12 in the United Arab Emirates.

Penn National-based apprentice jockey Andrew Wolfsont has accepted an invitation to compete in the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from  Nov.  8-12.

Wolfsont, a 24-year-old native of Saratoga Springs, NY, is currently eighth in the jockey standings at Penn National with 59 wins in 496 starts.

“Andrew is a talented young jockey and we are thrilled that he will be representing Penn National at the Sheikh Mansoor Festival,” said Dan Silver, Penn National’s director of racing operations. “We look forward to watching him compete and wish him the best of luck.”

Wolfsont will be riding for the Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s North American Racing Academy at the festival. He will be competing with apprentice jockeys from the British Racing School, the Northern Racing College, the Racing Academy & Centre of Education, the French Racing School, the Pisa San Rossore Racing School, and the German Jockey School.

“I’m really looking forward to representing my school, my home track, and my country at the racing festival,” Wolfsont said. “I am very excited to compete with some of the best apprentice riders from all over the world.”