Sha’hir wins Wathba Cup in La Teste, France
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival staged the second race of the four Wathba Stud Farm Cup races to be held in France in 2015 at the Hippodrome La Teste De Buch.
Sha’hir, trained by Francis-Henry Graffard and ridden by Johan Victoire won the Euros 15,000 race by two lengths from the Jean-Piere Totain-trained Kerchera under Flavien Gamier. Julien Grosjean from Francisco Sanchez’ yard finished third a further length and a half behind.
HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup is held to help the small stables and breeders and owners at the grass root level.
Martial Boisseuil, Racing Manager (Europe) for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs gave away the trophies to the winning connections.
SECOND WATHBA CUP IN GHLIN, BELGIUM
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will be staging the second of its three Wathba Stud Farm Cup races in Belgium on June 10.
The Wathba Stud Farm Spring Cup will be held at the Mons-Ghlin Racecourse on Wednesday with 9 horses entered to start in the 1500-metre race.
The horses entered are PORT DE LA VIE, FORGEHILL SINATRA, NERO D.A., NOBAS D.A., SHIVAN OA, AINHOA BELLEDENUIT, PETRUSCHKA, MAFHUZ D.A and HANIA D.A.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2015, Bloom, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Petromal, Hayatna, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Yas Channel, Omeir Travels, Racing Post and Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics.
Source: HH SH Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival / Satya Narayan
Photo: Morhaf Al Assaf