Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup
23 July 2018, La Teste de Buch, France ~ Al Shamoos pushed to the lead in a close finish in the Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup race for Purebred Arabians on Sunday, 22 July 2018, at the La Teste Buch racecourse in France.
Jockey Delphine Santiago drove home the 4-year-old Al Shamos (No Risk Al Maury x Hamiya) to forge ahead in the final furlong after following Al Shaqab Racing’s Al Naama (Majd Al Arab) under Julien Auge into the stretch. The winning filly was bred and is owned by AL Nujaifi Racing and is trained by Charles Gourdian.
Chasing home into third place was Al Shaqab Racing’s 5-year-old Ahzar (Munjiz) ridden by Ioritz Medizabal for EARL Haras De Mandore.
Al Shamoos won the 1400-metre race in a time of 1:31.60.
The €25,000 race was sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup series. The Festival is celebrating its 10th year since inception and the year 2018 also marks the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late founder of the UAE and a passionate promoter of Purebred Arabian racing.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.