An evening of champions
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival enjoyed another year-end finale on 9 November 2018 at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Center.
Nils Rosenkjaer has captured the winners of the evening in this photo essay.
Al Shamoos, ridden by Julien Auge and owned by HH Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, won the Dh. 5 million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown-the world’s richest race for Purebred Arabian horses.The four-year-old began her career, as did many of the Hamiya foals, with Pia Höiom in Sweden (N.R).
In the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship final race, Germany’s Danz on Asyyad led a top four sweep for trainer Eric Lemartinel in the colors of his main patron, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
It was another world championship for Germany when Esther Weissmeier riding Harrab for Yas Horse Racing Management made her 86th career win in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice Jockey Championship final.
The Arabian pony Baldor, after finishing third last year, won the HH Sheikha Lateefa pony race under the stylish 11-year-old Stina Landh of Sweden.
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