Zarandi, owned by Saeed Nasser al Qadi, was looking for a second win in a row. Ridden by Caralos Henrique, it belied its low rating to edge Khalifa bin Sheail al Kuwari’s Midsummer Knight.
The agreement is meant to promote horse racing, maximise racegoer turnout in race meetings throughout the season and serve the community, and in particular the equestrian community.
The Fourth edition of Qatar Equestrian Tour Hathab Series is making a positive impact on the young riders.
Diese chased him first but faded after the final bend, leaving way for Caid De L’Ardus to contest the Al Ghazali Stud runner.
Qatari apprentice rider Ali Khalid Al Mosallam rode his first winner of the season with Tadeem.
The two-day event was aimed at encouraging and inspiring Al Shaqab’s student riders.
Al Majdah is trained by Thomas Fourcy, who also trains the second, Ajaweed (Al Mamum Monlau), also in the colours of Al Shaqab Racing.
The second round will be held from November 7 to 9 at the Qatar Equestrian Federation’s outdoor arena.
The competition is open to Qataris and residents of Qatar, and a total of QR 1.5million is awarded as prize money.
The events include HH The Amir Sword Festival in Doha, the Qatar Goodwood Festival in the United Kingdom and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France.
The finale of the five-day Festival had a seven-race card including six races sponsored by Qatar.
Maikel van der Vleuten won the event in a tight finish where the top four in the elite show jumping event were separated by a little over a second.
Arms Runner was euthanized after a fall in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.
The list of events includes also the Salon du Cheval d'Eljadida in Morocco, of which QREC will be the Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 edition in October.
Known for being unpredictable, the five-year-old stormed to victory by a large margin in the final strides and finished the 2,000-metre course in just over two minutes.