April 6, Duindight, Netherlands~ It was a second win on the trot for 7-year-old mare Blitters Plonja in the H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup II at the Duindigt race course in The Netherlands.
The grey mare who won this year’s opening race of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup last month over a distance of 1800 metres, made no mistake on Sunday winning over a distance of 2000 metres under jockey Anthony Deau.
Trained by Diana Dorenberg for owner Mrs F.F. Dyk-Krantz, Blitters Plonja finished ahead of Baloo DA under Bart de Koninck with Alligator Kossack under Jadey Pietrasiewicz in third place.
“I am very happy with the way Blitters Plonja has performed after a long gap of nearly two years,” said trainer Dorenburg, who will be saddling two other runners in the May 13 race.
Ms Lara Sawaya, Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and Head of IFAHR Ladies Racing said, “We have ten horses that have confirmed their entries for the May 13 race. The Wathba Stud Farm Cup series is aimed to encourage small and private owners to race their Purebred Arabian horses and we are delighted with the response.”
The H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival is organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Arabian Horse Society and IFAHR, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier and sponsored by Invest AD, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Mauzan, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2012, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.