Umm Qarn’s MEHDI (Majd Al Arab x Jaljalah) led a thrilling one-two for the famous colours and trainer Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle in the AL ZUBARA TROPHY (LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIANS) on the first day of the HH The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Park on Thursday.
Hassan Ali Alabdulmalik’s EX MISS (Excelebration x Miss Starlight) raced to her second straight C&D victory at the Al Rayyan Park turf track winning the T/B PEARL (THOROUGHBRED (Fillies & Mares) (Class 2) Fillies & Mares ONLY) on Thursday. In the 2000m race, Ryan Curatolo helmed the 4yo yet again and the duo won a duel with Al Wasmiyah Farm’s STAR OF WAR (Declaration Of War x Sunshine For Life) by a neck.
Umm Qarn’s AAHIL (Munjiz x Daniah) had finished second behind Al Naif Racing’s MOLHEB AL NAIF (Amer x Kesbah) last month. But Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle’s ward went one better this time round in fantastic fashion in Thursday’s H.H SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN KHALIFA AL THANI TROPHY (4yo & older Local PA) beating some top horses in the country for his sixth career victory.
Qatari colours recorded two black-type victories at La Teste De Buch, France, on Friday, 12 July 2019 when the Al Shaqab Racing-owned RYME AL CHAM and the H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani-owned AMYR DU SOLEIL won the Prix Razzia III (Gr 3 / PA) and the Prix Tidjani (Gr3 / PA) respectively.
Umm Qarn’s YAZEED (Munjiz x Al Dahma) capped a fantastic day for his yard and trainer Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle with Olivier Peslier riding the 6yo to a well deserved QATAR GOLD SWORD (Gr1 PA) victory on the Al Rayyan Park turf on Thursday.
The HH The Amir Sword Festival got off to a great start with some quality action with Asian and Qatar Equestrian Federation President Hamad Bin Abdulrahman Al Attiyah presenting the trophies to the winners of the AL ZUBARA TROPHY, the feature for Local Purebred Arabians (4yo & older) on Thursday at QREC Al Rayyan Park.