Wathba Stallions Cup at Warwick race track in Queensland, Australia
15 September 2018, Warwick, Australia ~ Djehlbi dominated the filed, registering a 30-length victory in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup held at the Warwick race track in Queensland, Australia, on Saturday, 15 September 2018.
Returning to the track after a year’s absence, Djehlbi, sired by Dehlbi (FR) x Djelica (FR), and owned and trained by Michelle Amos, made it a one-horse race under jockey Isabella Teh.
Seven horses started in the 1350-metre race after Elan de Faust, a visitor from far north Queensland, was a late scratch. Djehlbi, one of the fastest Purebred Arabian horses currently racing in Australia, this meet under jockey Isabella Teh, was too good for the field and cruised home in the time of 1:32:18.
The only interest in the race was the battle for second place between Neesa’s Golden Girl under Debra Pickford and Aloha Natalis under Hannah English. Neesa’s Golden Girl finally won the second by a length and a ¼ to take second over Aloha Natalis.
The Warwick Turf Club was thrilled to host the Wathba Stallions Cup on the Allora Cup Day race meeting with Secretary Kristen Doyle and President Phillip Grant taking part in the presentations.
It was another race day success for Arabian race horses with Australasian Arabian Racing Club (AARC) and its president, Mr. Jeff Ablett, noted this occurred at a time when AARC was also honoured to be invited to attend the ADIHEX Exhibition in Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
This will be the second time AARC Secretary Christine Ablett has attended this exhibition and she will again meet and interact with other Arabian horse owners and breeders from all over the world promoting Arabian Racing in Australia.
The AARC President Ablett thanked the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival for all the support to Purebred Arabian horse racing in Australia.
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.
Contributed by Jeff Ablett