H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival
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Gazel T wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Jägersro, Sweden
Gazel T (jockey Eduardo Pedroza) winning the Group 3 Wathba Stud Farm Cup series race staged in Jagersro in Sweden on Monday as part of the Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed
Al Nahyan Global ARabian Flat Racing Festival
Dutch raider Gazel T, owned and trained by Gerhard Zoetelief, was superbly ridden by German jockey Eduardo Pedroza to victory in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup (Group 3) race held Jägersro in Sweden on Monday.
It was the fourth race in the Wathba Cup series after three events in The Netherlands and Gazel T won the 1730-metre race famishing ahead of the Michal Romanowski-trained Pentagon from Denmark while Gunter Richter’s Ameretto was third.
Fourteen horses started in the Euros 16,492 race for Purebred Arabians and a lrge crowd of fans watched the fascinating tussle among the runners.
The Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series is part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and is staged around the world to help and support Purebred Arabian racing.
“It is fantastic to see how international Arabian racing has become, much with the aid of this festival. At this race in Sweden we saw horses from 5 countries and jockeys from Italy, Sweden, Panama, Chile, Germany and Brazil!,” said Mats Genberg, Director of the Swedish Jockey Club.
“It was a truly exciting and high quality race that may very well stand a chance of being upgraded to Group 2 PA in the coming year!” he added.
Ms Lara Sawaya, Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and Head of IFAHR Ladies Racing said, “Purebred Arabian racing has received a huge boost in Sweden thanks to the Festival and the strong field and quality of runners reflects this success.”
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival is organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Arabian Horse Society and IFAHR, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier and sponsored by Invest AD, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Mauzan, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, the UAE's General Women's Union, the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2012, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.
Saada Saab Antypas