February 3, 2012, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Press Release ~Richard Mullen steered Yazan to a fine win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race at the Abu Dhabi race course on the HH the President’s Cup race night.
Yazan (Jaib De Carrere (FR) -x Najmat Al Asayl (FR) by Newday), owned by Ahmed Hareb Al Otaiba and trained by Anthony Manuel, got back his winning ways after two second-placed runs in his last two starts.
The Wathba Stud Farm Cup race, which is open to owners of Private Stables only, was held on the night when HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs scored large in the DH one million HH The President’s Cup.
After the Majid Al Jahouri-trained Thakif under Harry Bentley blazed to victory in the 5-furlong Al Ruwais (Group 3), the same trainer-jockey celebrated a bigger victory when Naseem won the Group 1 HH the President’s Cup.
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HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Sultan bin Khalifa al Nahyan along with Mr. Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Mr. Stephen Bowey of Invest AD, Mr. Saif Sultan Al Awani of Awani Enterprises gave away the trophies at the prize distribution.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival is organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier and sponsored by Invest AD, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Mauzan, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2013, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.