Al Ghadeer Wins the Chantilly Gr 1 QATAR DERBY DES PUR-SANG ARABES

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18 June 2023, Chantilly, France ~ Al Ghadeer (Al Mourtajez x Gharra by Matador) under Christophe Soumillon took the measure of his eight Gr1 opponents for the 2,000m Qatar Derby for Arabian 4 year olds and strongly led the field after the turn to win going away. Trained by Francois Rohaut and owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the 4 year old was bred by Mohammed Al Nujaifi. First of the Al Mourtajez-bred winning trifecta, he led in second place, Al Doha, and third, Al Riffaa. Winning time was 2:08:49.

This is the fifth straight win for Al Ghadeer since August 2022, 3 of them Gr 1 races in France, all with Rohaut.
This race was won by trainer Rohaut’s Samlla in 2022.