3 August 2016, Belgium ~ The President of the UAE Cup, Gr III PA, a 1600m race, held on Monday, 1 August under the Belgian Jockey Club and supported by the Emirates Equestrian Federation brought a field of 14 starters to the racecourse at Ostend.
It was down to the wire when Al Mahdod (GB) won by a short head despite a heated battle to the finish line from stablemate Al Nashi (QA), both horses owned by Al Shaqab Racing and trained by Mme JF Bernard. Making a perfectly ordered photo finiah, the Karin van den Bos-trained Fajr Qardabiyah came a close third only a nose behind second. Al Mahdod (Munjiz) managed a compelling finish in the time of 1:55:60 under the hands of jockey F Bughenaim, winning the lion’s share of the €30,000 prize money.
4. L’Easu du Tigre (FR)
5. Messi (BE)
6. Petruschka (HOL)
7. Maghazi (GB)
The Belgian Jockey Club would like to express their immense gratitude to the long-time generous sponsors, the Emirates Equestrian Federation and the Abu Dhabi Sport Council.