December 24, Doha ~ On Thursday, 20 December, trainer Julian Smart tasted success when Shaklan eased to victory in the Pure Arabian Handicap race for horses rated 40 to 70.
Thhe George Mikhalides trained, Al Mizan won the Local Bred Pure Arabian Handicap for horses rated 40 and below in a race open to Qatari jockeys and apprentices only. Rider Adnan Hawa took Al Mizan to the finish line.
The eight-race day also saw Umm Qarn and trainer Alban de Mieulle taking one victory. Raedah, in the hands of Pier Convertino, won Local Bred Pure Arabian Stakes.
On Wednesday, the 26th day of December, the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club will run 4 Arabian races on the card. Capping the day will be the G2 Qatar Derby with prize money of Q R 250,000 over 1600m. Entries link:
On Thursday, December 27, four more P/A races will have three G2 races.