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Favourites rule the roost on an exciting day at Sakhir

Expectations were met as favourites ruled the roost at the Rashid Equestrian & Horse Racing Club in Bahrain, last week. Four of the five races staged at the track in Sakhir were claimed by those who, it was widely considered, had the odds stac

Black Beach’s feature success ensures another treble for trainers’ championship leader Jassim

BLACK BEACH returned to winning ways after over a year as ‘an also ran’ as he turned in a splendid performance in the feature Wathnan Cup to help trainer Jassim Mohammed Ghazali log in another fine week at the Racing and Equestrian Clu

Notalot does his best to make it first time lucky for trainer Tariq Issa this season

NOTALOT VETOED the name given to him when he did a lot and went all out to claim last week’s feature race for Tariq Issa at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha in what was the trainer’s first race of the season. While it turned out

Avranche claims Group Three success on a night Bentley cruises to a treble

Gerald Avranche made sure the photo finish didn’t have to be called into play as he rode Cameraman to a narrow success in the Group 3 Khor Al Adaid Cup, the feature race on last Thursday’s card at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club & Breeders’ Cup announce new partnership

The world renowned Thoroughbred racing brands will exchange presenting sponsor titles at their respective championship races, the Emir’s Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Ma

Starry Night shines in the afternoon

SWEDEN’S Malin Holmberg on Shadan and ‘local lad’ Saif Al Balushi on RW Starry Night emerged winners of their respective races to herald the ninth edition of the HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Rac

De Mieulle and Peslier make merry for a change with a night of trebles in Doha

Majeed capped off a tremendous Thursday for owners Umm Qarn, trainer Alban de Mieulle and jockey Olivier Peslier as he rounded off a night of trebles for each at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha. Majeed had won a conditions race in November

Footprintinthesand leaves indelible mark on return from vacation

FOOTPRINTINTHESAND was back to winning ways under Marvin Suerland, having recharged his batteries during a month long holiday, earning trainer Ahmed Kobeissi a fine success in the Al Jassasiya Cup at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha last wee

Derby Day in Doha

TODAY (Thursday) is not only a Meydan evening but also Derby day in Qatar and the maximum field of 16 will face the starter for the Group One Thoroughbred version. An international cast has been assembled with three contenders from Europe clashing

Hakeem hits the ground running in Doha, even as Mullen hogs the limelight

Local debutant, Hakeem gave a stunning account of himself and showed he has adapted well to life in the Middle East by winning the prestigious Al Wajba Cup over 6f under Richard Mullen, who himself turned out to be the star performer, taking the r

International flavour for Qatar Derby

The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club revealed a healthy set of entries for the Qatar Derby at Al Rayan Park on 29 December with 69 entered for the 1m2f 3yo only Thoroughbred version. Opened to international competition, the race has attracted inte

Ghazali & Bentley Strike Gold In Qatar, Hat-Tricks For Pair And Al Malki, Pedroza

CHAMPION TRAINER Jassim Mohammed Ghazali and Champion Jockey Harry Bentley were over the moon in Doha last week after combining over the three days of racing to claim six wins, including a hat-trick. Ghazali enjoyed a seventh success when Felix Le

Weekend hat-trick for Al Malki, Al Khayrin runners impress

Trainer Ibrahim Al Malki saddled a hat-trick of Thoroughbred winners at last weekend’s races in Qatar, with Juventas and Al Uraiq Secret providing a double success on Thursday to add to First To Post’s stunning victory on Wednesday. Me

Dirt, not Sand, between his Toes

Considering last Wednesday’s first meeting of the Qatari season was on the dirt track, Sandbetweenourtoes could not have been a more appropriate winner of the featured Al Safliya Cup, an 1100m sprint handicap for Thoroughbreds. It was a grea

Tarrafal and Istibdad land the features

Afairly low key week over in Qatar last weekend in which the Thoroughbred’s dominated Wednesday’s card, the official feature being The Late Abdulaziz Al Fuhaid Cup, but carrying mere Class Four status. The race went the way of Tarrafal

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