May 1 ~ Athlete Del Sol ridden by J Brunwig won the Wathba Stud Farm 1800m turf in Duindigt the Netherlands on a sunny day in May.
Athlete Del Sol (Dormane x A La Volee), owned and trained by Karin van den Bos, bested a field of 8 horses with second place taken by Sankado (Sandokan x Svetlana), third by Sakina de Faust (Al Sakbe x Kanita de Carrere) for the 3,110.00 Euro prize money for small stables and owners.
The race with Trotters ridden by Veterinary students helped to fill the spectator areas with approximately 3000 eager race fans. Our eye on the ground, Henriette, told us, “This event is every year and the students practice with professional trainers to do the race. All of the students came to watch dressed in Ascot type wear. It was a nice promotion for the Arabian horse racing.”
Officials of the Dutch Arabian Racing Federation (DARC) and the Dutch Arabian Studbook attended the race and thanked the UAE for its support for Purebred Arabian racing.