Will it be a three race shut out for AA Rich Whiskey on 16 October?
14 October 2021, California ~ Fresno is the next and last stop for the 2021 Wathba Stallions Cup series in California.
The Arabian Stakes for three year olds + carries a purse of $20,000 Guaranteed with $5,000 from WATHBA Stallions Cup, $5,400 from Nominations, $3,600 for ARAC, of which 55% to the winner, 20% to second, 12% to third, 7% to fourth, 2% to fifth and to sixth, and 1% to seventh and eighth. Weight: Three-Year-Olds 122 lbs; Older, 125 Lbs.
In this last race of the series, AA Rich Whiskey (TH Richie x Salsa Dancer CS) has a good chance at winning the seven horse field, having taken the win in the first two legs of the series in Pleasanton and at Golden Gate. The five year old filly may have a concern from the three year old colt, RB Hashtag (Nashwan Al Khalidiah x Hesster), also with a win at Pleasanton in July. AA Pockit Rockit (Majd Al Arab x Richley Kept), third at the Pleasanton Wathba Stallions Cup, won in Ferndale in August. Dreamm (No Risk Al Maury x Dream Pearl) is another filly to watch with five runs and three on the board 5(0-2-1). Other entries are Naughty GreyLinda, Sweet-Wan, AA Padawan, all working for their maiden break.
|1||AA PADAWAN (CO)||4/F||F Monroy||122||H I Rubin|
|2||NAUGHTY GREYLINDA (WA)||3/F||S R Amador||119||A Borg|
|3||AA RICH WHISKEY (CO)||5/M||C Herrera||128||H I Rubin|
|4||SWEET-WAN (WA)||3/F||J E Rodriguez||119||A Borg|
|5||AA POCKIT ROCKIT (CO)||4/F||P Flores||125||A Borg|
|6||RB HASHTAG (FL)||3/C||P M Terrero||125||T Eaton|
|7||DREAMM (CA)||3/F||P Flores||119||T Eaton|
Breeders: 1 – GARRETT FORD OR LISA FORD; 2 – ELISABETH BORG; 3 – SALEM BINMAHFOOZ; 4 – ELISABETH BORG; 5 – GARRETT FORD OR LISA FORD; 6 – DIANNE K WALDRON; 7 – CORY SOLTAU OR TERRI EATON
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – RATHOWAN (GB) – TM ALYNN RENE , by BURNING SAND ; 2 – SAMMY V – TRU KAOLINA , by KAOLINO (FR) ; 3 – TH RICHIE – SALSA DANCER CS , by LINE DANCER ; 4 – RATHOWAN (GB) – SAMANTHA SPICE , by ALA CROIXNOIRE ; 5 – MAJD AL ARAB (GB) – RICHLY KEPT , by TH RICHIE ; 6 – NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH – HESSTER , by DAHESS (GB) ; 7 – NO RISK AL MAURY (FR) – DREAM PEARL , by BURNING SAND.
The Sheikh Mansoor Festival
California is grateful for the continued support of the Festival, begun in 2009, which has been a steady sponsor of California Arabian racing since 2011. The California Wathba Stallions Cup races are run by nomination to entries that are maidens as of 1 May 2021.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Racing Festival continues the vision to further international recognition to the Arabian race horse, breeders, owners and professionals in the world through sponsorship of races in different countries, promoting the ultimate athlete Arabian horse, and educating the general public while getting the next generation involved in racing Arabian horses.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Horse Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Etisalat as the official sponsor, with National Feed as strategic partner, The National Archives as the official partner, Emirates Airline as the official carrier, sponsored by Al Massood Automobiles Nissan, Areej Alameerat, Omeir Travels Agency, YAS Sports TV., Viola Communications, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, Emirates Arabian Horse Society & Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.
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