Vasilev cruises to a smooth Zayed Cup win
Victory was clearly not an issue for Vasilev in the 11th annual Zayed Cup in Kazan last Friday, as the winner steered away with a 5 length margin win during the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival which took place in the Republic of Tatarstan. Among those in attendance was His Excellency Rustan Minnakhanov. President of the Republic of Ttarstan, along with Lara Swaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival.
The Wathba Stallions Cup went home with 2 year old Barboskin Cer ridden by O.V. Shabalkin ahead of Slavutich in second place while Vodovorot came in third. The HH Sheikha Lateefa bint Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race witnessed 13 year old Aleksandr Chernov scoring beautifully with “Pmadka TN”, granting him a ticket for the November final of this first-ever Ponies series.