Three races sponsored by the HH Sh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival
24 April 2019, Marrakesh, Morocco ~ Adi De Saint Lon won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival at the Marrakesh race course in Morocco on Monday, 22 April 2019.
The race was one of three organized by the Festival as part of the UAE Abu Dhabi Race Day at this historic Moroccan city which is well-known for its connections with Purebred Arabian racing.
Aoun, a Mahabb colt owned by Yas Horse Racing Management and winner of the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed) race here in Marrakesh looked the one to beat in the 1900-metre race, the feature event of the afternoon. But the A.Kouay-trained Adi De Saint Lon under jockey Amine Moughat proved best of the day for owner Zakaria Semlali.
HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship
In the 1900-metre HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race it was 21-year old Danish lady jockey Victoria Larsen who reigned supreme. Larsen scored a great win on Azaz Al Boraq, trained and owned by Zembsch Schreve. After winning this race which carried a prize fund of h 160,000, Larsen has now qualified to race in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship final to be held in November in Abu Dhabi.
Wathba Stallions Cup
The third race supported by the Festival was the Wathba Stallions Cup and Rachid Amenai winner of this race on Fawzi Al Mels in 2018 was again the winning jockey for this year’s event. Amenai steered Walled Al Mels, owned by Ezzeddine Sedrati to a smart win in the PRIX WATHBA STALLIONS CUP carrying a prize fund of Dh. 70.000 and run over 1600 metres.
Saif Khalifa Al Tunaiji, First Secretary of the UAE Embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco along with Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, General Manager of Wathba Stallions, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and other top local and racing officials gave away the trophies.