By Duane Fonseca
Jean-Loup de Mieulle and Oliver D’andigne clinched the German leg of the President of the UAE Cup at Baden-Baden Sunday evening with Lamet Shamel QA delivering the goods in the Listed turf run over 1600m.
A 5yo AF Albahar filly owned by Walid bin Zayed, Lamet Shamel QA quickened well in the straight to win by a half length from the Jean-Francois Bernard schooled and Lukas Delozier driven Almafjar. A further length and a half back in third was El Zarka DA trained by Johan Verstrepen and ridden by Robin Haedens. Lamet Shamel QA won with a time of 1:46.85.
Faisal Al Rahmani, General Supervisor of the President's Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses, Ahmed Al Samarrai, President of the German Arabian Horse Federation, and Saeed Al Muhairi of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council presented the trophies to the winning connections.
Rahmani said: “We are proud of the successes enjoyed the President of the UAE Cup Series at virtually all major European racing venues.
“The quality of the racing has been top class and the series have been well received by various federations, owners, breeders, media and the entire Purebred Arabian racing community.
“This is encouraging and pushes us to offer more races in the future which will help raise the profile of Purebred Arabian racing around the world.
“The Series is held under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and the efforts have helped increase the popularity of the breed around the world.”
The UAE President Cup Series is held under the patronage of the His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, which carries the name of Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs. The Festival through its many series encourages owners and breeders to breed and acquire Purebred Arabian horses.
The Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival is active around the world with races sponsored in Britain, United States, Europe and South America.