Arkan Al Naif takes win for Local Purebred Arabians in Qatar

February 20, 2013, Doha ~ Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) , Wednesday, Doha Cup Day

 

Arkan Al Naif Photos by Juhaim

Arkan Al Naif
Photos by Juhaim

 On the 36th day of racing, it was Arkan Al Naif that took the win for Local Purebred Arabians under Stephan Ladjadj for trainer Yousef Bentaher. Owned by Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani, the Amer son out of Midjal matched his win of Jan 2 under Ladjadj for the same 1700m course, and seems to like this distance best. He took command about 1/2 way around the back stretch and denied all comers, being challenged severely at the end by Laheeb Al Shahania for Julian Smart under Darren Williams, who chased to the wire. Third was taken by Jaber with Adrie de Vries in the saddle.

Winning time: 02:55 for prize money of QR 80,000 ($22,000).

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