Abbes Completes Outside Run to Win the Gr 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown

3 December, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Wathnam Racing claimed the win with Abbes (Tm Fred Texas x Raqiyah) of the Gr. 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown with a purse of 5 Million AED on 3 December in front of a packed international crowd at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Center.

The six-year-old, rated at 117, is trained by Alban De Mieulle and was ridden smartly by Michael Barzalona over the 2200m course, completing a stellar year of Gr. 1 racing. Going wide in the final strides around front runners, he completed the race going away, besting the 15 other runners including the 2023 winner, First Classs.

Mutbahy Athbah (Jalnar Al Khalidiah) was second while Ch’Ezza (Af Albahar) came in third.

Winning connectionsPhoto credits: Adiyat Racing Plus

Winning Connections – Photo credits: Adiyat Racing Plus