July 25, 2013, Press Release ~ On July 28, the Netherland’s Duindigt Racecourse welcomes the 1800m Wathba Stud Farm Cup with 9 runners. This Maiden race for 4 years + pits favorites, Alzain by Khoutoubia, in training with Mrs. Kim Augenbroe, against Pandoro, a straight Russian colt by Normative, in training with Mrs. Diana Dorenberg. Alzain is owned by top U.A.E. breeder, Mr. Khalid Al Nabooda, while Pandora is owned by Germany’s, Mrs. Soltau.
Four horses are running for the first time: Konsul by Daffaq, and the breeder is Mrs. Hanneke Brand from Sweden;Onenightstand out of Sakina de Faust, bred by Mr. Sami Jassim Al Boenain, and owned by Mr. Gerard Maasdijk; Valentinby Amer out of the straight Russian mare Naira, and half brother to Robbie, bred by Mrs. Gerda Kok; and HB Ma’isah by the black straight Egyptian show Stallion, Zvara Marifnaash, and owned by Mrs. Dollevoet.
1 Alzain Jadey Pietrasiewicz
2 Pandoro Anthony Deau
3 Tidoubia Angeline Battist
4 Easterlitz Anne van Den Troost
5 Konsul Wanda Watlow – Eble
6 Mangnifique Martin Watlow
7 Onenightstand Toon van Den Troost
8 Valentin Dick Goossens
9 HB Maïsah Leonie Vethaak
The weather will be sunny and the atmosphere brilliant as on all Wathba Stud Farm Cup races in the Netherlands.
Owners and trainers are delighted with the generous support of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the grass roots races of Arabian Purebred horses. We thank Mrs. Lara Sawaya for her dedication to Arab racing.
Held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse 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 Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier. Sponsors include the Tourism Development& Investment Company (TDIC), Invest AD Arabtec Holding PJSC, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2013, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Wathba Stud Farm, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Hotel and SPA and Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah.