April 17 Duindigt Holland~On a beautiful spring afternoon the German owned and trained Terach El Samawi (Tidjani x Octavia El Samawi) bested a field of 13 and won by a neck over second place finish Senankh BA. Third across the wire on the turf track was Athlete del Sol, and fourth, Bachi Bouzouk. Terach El Samawi is owned and trained by Mr & Mrs. Regine Weissmeir, ridden by René Piechulek.
Photo Gallery of the race: http://j.mp/fl8bwB
The Wathba Stud Farm Cup is one of a seven such races planned for the Duindight course and one of 19 world wide races, sponsored by The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. Started in the UAE, the Wathba Stud Farm Cup races are aimed to encourage small owners and stables to compete at an even level.
Wieger Joost de Ruiter, IFAHR Treasurer, was quite happy to see such a large entry on his home turf. “Five years ago we would have 52 Arabian races at Duindigt. In 2010 we had only ten. This is what the sport needs, substantial support for small races, small breeders and small owners. Sheikh Mansoor has managed to put the small people in Arabian racing back on the map. There are many races with higher prizes and today was proof that a small race with decent prize money can attract a first class field of average horses. Everyone is happy. Fifty percent of the owners of the horses entered today have only 1 or 2 horses. We will have 20 Arabian races here in the 2011 season.” The purse of 6,000 Euros was a large draw for the 1800 m race for young horses, 4 years and older.
The next of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series at Duindigt will be on May 15 and 22.
1. Terach El Samawi (GER)- Tidjani x Octavia El Samawi
2. Senankh BA (FR) -Barour de Cardonne x Edwina E.
3. Athlete del Sol (FR)- Dormane x A La Volee
4. Bachi Bouzouk (FR)- Pepe le Mocco x Fifine Appapalou
5. Sjacour – Mencour x Sjakoera
6. Sakina de Faust (FR) -Al Sakbe x Kanita de Carrere
7. Mirabelle del Sol (FR) -Kerbella x Mimi Miel
8. Spadassin Kossack- Nougatin x Speedy V. Kossack
9. Sartejano (FR)-Dormane x Serafina
10. Grande Duchesse -Marwan x Gracja
11. Nll Karazi (SWI) – Dormane x Kahloucha
12. La Madou (FR) – Djel Bon xx Mindor du Bournais
13. Prince des Cedres (FR) – Marwan x Pobeda E