Al Shaqabs’ Mister Ginoux Wins Qatar Pure Arabian Derby

Mister Ginoux

Mister Ginoux

30 December 2014, Doha ~ A brilliant turn of foot in the straight enabled Al Shaqab’s Mister Ginoux (Amer x Nacree Al Maury) to lead home his 11 rivals in the Qatar Pure Arabian Derby, the feature race on 30th December at Doha’s Racing and Equestrian Club. The Thomas Fourcy trained Mister Ginoux was ridden to victory by Julien Auge. Samjida and Zameer finished second and third respectively.

Sheail Bin Khalifa Al Kuwari’s Al Murabitoon (Af Albahar x Opale Du Croate) kept her unbeaten record in Doha intact while winning the Doha Local Bred Pure Arabian Derby. This was the second win in two starts for Al Murabitoon, who was ridden by Harry Bentley to a two length victory over Jenjal and AJS Al Rayyan, both unable to match strides with the winner.

Al Murabitoon

Al Murabitoon

Mubarak Saeed Aljafai Al Naimi’s Makruma was brilliantly ridden by jockey W.J Lee to win the Group III Doha Thoroughbred Oaks. 

Umm Qarn’s Yasmeen galloped to a stylish victory in the Doha Local Thoroughbred Oaks for Fillies for Alban de Mieulle with Gaetan Faucon onboard. 

Mubarak Saeed Aljafai Al Naimi owned Galaxy ridden by Alberto Sanna headed to victory in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate. 

Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki’s Jumaira Tower with Gary Carter up pipped stable mate Crafted at the post to win the Thoroughbred Handicap for horses rated 55 to 75 run over a mile. 

In a thrilling contest, Yousuf Bentaher trained Hi Holy staved off the challenge of stable mate Carina Palace to win the Thoroughbred Handicap with Gerald Avranche astride.

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Hamad Adel Al Muslimani’s Bronze Maquette ran on strongly inside the last 200 metres to get the better of Dahaab in the Thoroughbred Qatar Fillies Nursery Stakes.

Results:

1st race: Galaxy (Alberto Sanna) 1, Bon Voyage 2, Tarrafal 3, Sherston 4.  Won by: hd, 2, 1 ½. Time: 1:54.30. Trained by: Majid Safedeen. Owned by: Mubarak Saeed Aljafai Al Naimi.

2nd race: Jumaira Tower (Gary Carter) 1, Crafted 2, Maxentius 3, Lieutenant Kafee 4. Won by: nk, ½, 1 ¾. Time: 1:49: 04. Owned and trained by : Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki.

3rd race: Hi Holy (Gerald Avranche) 1, Carina Palace 2, Court Life 3, Marti’s Girl 4. Won by: nk, nk, 2. Time: 1:11:82. Trained by: Yousuf Bentaher. Owned by: Shiekh Nasser Bin Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani.

4th race: Bronze Maquette (Tagh O’Shea ) 1, Dahaab 2, Natural Charm 3, Ko Cache 4. Won by: 1, 2½, ½. Time: 1:24.72. Trained by: Mohammed Hussain. Owned by: Hamad Adel Al Muslimani.

5th race: Yasmeen ( Gaetan Faucon) 1, Hawra 2, Qhudoua 3, Tabashir 4. Won by: 7, sh hd, 8. Time: 1:39:93. Trained by: Albun De Mieulle. Owned by: Umm Qarn.

5th race: Yasmeen ( Gaetan Faucon) 1, Hawra 2, Qhudoua 3, Tabashir 4. Won by: 7, sh hd, 8. Time: 1:39:93. Trained by: Albun De Mieulle. Owned by: Umm Qarn.

6th race: Al Murabitoon (Harry Bentley) 1, Jenjal 2, AJS Al Rayyan 3, Saab 4. Won by: 2, 3 ½, 5. Time: 1:46:51. Trained by : Jassim Al Ghazali. Owned by: Sheail Bin Khalifa Al Kuwari.

7th race: Makruma (W.J.Lee) 1, Nadirah 2, Charlie’s Wish 3, City Zen 4. Won by: 1, 1 ¼, 2. Time: 2:03:98. Trained by: Majid Safedeen. Owned by: Mubarak Saeed Aljafai Al Naimi.

8th race: Mister Ginoux (Julien Auge) 1, Samjida 2, Zameer  3, Ba’sil 4. Won by: 2 ½, 5, 5. Time: 1:45:34. Trained by: Thomas Fourcy. Owned: Al Shaqab Racing.

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