Jeane Alves conquest London riding Marif
Double delight for Omani Arabian horses at Newbury
London: Brazilian professional lady jockey Jeane Alves teamed up with Omani trainer Salem Al Hakamani to ease Marif home and make it a winning debut in the 8th round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship as the Omani horses swept the two Arabian races on the card at The Course Newbury on Saturday May 31.
In the 6th round of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed), top weight Djet Taouy came full of running under David Michaux to reverse places with earlier conqueror Nashmi in the distinguished colours of the Royal Cavalry of Oman.
The two events are held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and carried a total purse of GBP 25.000 and GBP 70.000 respectively.
“It’s a national pride for me to fly my country’s flag in this most prestigious championship in which lady jockeys from all over the world compete. I hope to repeat in the final in Abu Dhabi when I make my first trip to the Middle East in November,” said a jubilant Latin American lady after completing her 451 wins in 2501 starts.
“I have stuck to the instructions of the trainer Salem Al Hakamani who told me to hold my mount early on before making a forward move to hit the front in the concluding stages. Luckily, Marif has picked up nicely and held on courageously when he was attacked by Sophia in the hands of the British jockey Page Fuller who tried to run him down close home,” she said.
“This is my first success on the back of an Arabian horse. I have finished second and third on two occasions back home in Brazil,” she added.
The winner covered the seven furlongs distance in 1,39,45 seconds to prevail by a length and a quarter on the line with the Moroccan lady Marmoul Bouchra a head behind in third place aboard Suhaim on a good to soft ground.
Lara Sawaya, executive director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and chairman of Ladies Racing at the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) was excited and said: “This is the strongest field in the championship and I’m truly happy for the Brazilian jockey who has travelled all this way to show the magic of the Samba girls. It’s once again a great ride by the Moroccan lady Bouchra to take third in this competitive race.”
In the meantime, Djet Taouy got off the mark to win hands and heels under the French jockey David Michaux in the Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (listed) the second Arabian contest on the card which was run over a mile and a quarter to the delight of his boss Jean Bernard.
David Michaux e Djet Taouy
“It’s a well-deserved victory for the brilliant performer and for the man on board who gave him all assist to show the best of him,” Bernard said later. “Djet Taouy recaptured his true form and image as a a top class horse. His obvious target is the World Cup in Longchamp on the Arc Day in October, but big races at Newbury, Deauville and Chantilly are also on the agenda,” he said.
The winner travelled nicely to clock 2.26.20 seconds and lead by a length and a quarter to the run of the judge on a soft ground. Nashmi, ridden by Pierantonio Convertino chased the winner home and behind them came the mount of Shane Kelly, Shadyia.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with Arabtec Holding PJSC as the Official Partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Rashid Investment, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2014, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel and Racing Post.
Winners of the eight rounds of the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship:
1 – Al Flaij, Oman: Irish lady jockey Evanna McCutcheon
2 – Caulfield, Australia: Alyson Deniel, UK
3 – St Moritz, Switzerland: Prod’Home Pauline, France
4 – Sam Houston Park, USA: Sandee D. Martin (USA).
5 – Casablanca-Anfa Racecourse, Morocco: Keumjoo Lee (South Korea)
6 – Toulouse Racecourse, France: Victoria Allers (Norway)
7 - Hoppegarten Racecourse, Germany: Jadey Pletrasiewicz (Holland)
8 – The Course Newbury, UK: Jeane Alves, Brazil.
Jeane Alves conquista Londres com Marif
A joqueta brasileira vence sua primeira corrida internacional de Cavalo Árabe e leva o
Brasil ao pódio de HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival
Jeane Alves, joqueta profissional brasileira, assimilou as orientações do treinador de Omã Salem Al Hakamani para facilmente conduzir Marif nos últimos 500 metros e vencer sua prova de estréia na 8ª rodada do HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) assim como os cavalos de Omã venceram as duas corridas de Árabes no The Course Newbury, Inglaterra, no sábado 31 de maio.
Na sexta rodada da Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed), Djet Taouy veio com muita vontade de correr sobre o comando de David Michaux para inverter a posição inicial do conquistador Nashmi nas cores ilustres da Cavalaria Real de Omã.
Os dois eventos são realizados de acordo com as diretrizes de HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice-Primeiro-Ministro e Ministro dos Assuntos Presidenciais dos Emirados Árabes Unidos, sob a égide do HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival e que pagava uma bolsa total de GBP 25.000 e GBP 70.000, respectivamente.
"É com muito orgulho que ostento bandeira do meu país neste prestigioso campeonato no qual joquetas de todo o mundo competem. Espero repetir na final em Abu Dhabi, quando faço a minha primeira viagem para o Oriente Médio em novembro", declarou Jeane Alves de completar 451 vitórias em 2.501 corridas.
"Eu segui as instruções do treinador Salem Al Hakamani que me disse para segurar a minha montaria logo no início antes de tentar conduzi-lo para a frente para poder conseguir boa colocação nos estágios finais. Felizmente, Marif entendeu bem e segurou corajosamente quando foi atacado por Sophia, nas mãos da joqueta inglesa Page Fuller, que tentaram fechá-lo logo na largada", disse ela.
"Esta é a minha primeira vitória no dorso de um cavalo Árabe. Eu terminei em segundo e em terceiro lugar em duas corridas no Brasil", acrescentou.
Jeane Alves cobriu a distância de 1.400 metros em 1,39,45 segundos para prevalecer por um corpo e um quarto sobre a joqueta marroquina Marmoul Bouchra uma cabeça atrás em terceiro lugar montando Suhaim em um solo bom e macio.
Lara Sawaya, diretora executiva do HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival e chairman da Ladies Racing (Corrida de Mulheres) da Federação Internacional de Autoridades de Corrida de Cavalos Árabes (Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities - IFAHR) estava animada e disse: "Esta é a área mais forte no campeonato e eu estou realmente feliz pela joqueta brasileiro que viajou até aqui para mostrar a magia das meninas do Samba. É mais uma grande prova da joqueta marroquina Bouchra em terminar em terceiro nesta corrida competitiva ".
HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival é organizado pelo Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority e coordenado pelo Abu Dhabi Sports Council em associação com a Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR e Emirates Arabian Horse Society, apoiado pelo Ministério de Relações Exteriores, a General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare com a Arabtec Holding PJSC como parceira official e Emirates Airlines como a transportadora official e patrocinado por Invest AD, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Rashid Investment, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, UAE's General Women's Union, HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2014 (ADIHEX 2014), Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel e Racing Post.
Source: HH SH Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival / Satya Narayan
Photos: Cidinha Franzão