Hilal Al Zaman wins President of the UAE Cup in Istanbul

September 13, 2012, Istanbul ~ Grade 1PA International Malazgirt Trophy  with added prize money sponsored by The President of the UAE Cup Series.

1600m 3 yrs+ WAHO registered

TOTAL prize money:103,323.63 EUR

€65,000 + €26,0000 President’s Cup added to winner


The seven-year old, Hilal Al Zaman pulled off a coup at the Veliefendi Hipodromu at Istanbul Turkey on September 02 , winning the Group 1 race in a final charge under jockey, Jean-Baptiste Hamel.  The D. Watrigant – trained winner finished the turf course in 1:45:09 making the day for proud owner, Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi, who collected the €91,000 prize money.  Darfur flew in second with jockey Y Bilik, but stablemate, Kurtel could not follow and finished fourth, while Bigg N Rich under the hands of R. Montenegro, came in a cool third.

His Excellency the UAE Ambassador to Turkey ‘Sheikh Khalid Khalifa Al-Mualla’ presenting to ‘Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Nujaifi’,

Dr. Al Nujaifi is the number one Arabian race horse owner in Iraq, with published prize money of 141,452.00 EUR and 26 wins in 2012.

Full Race Card:Pres Cup Turkey 20120001

Full Results   

1. Hilal al Zaman (Mencour x Amal Al Thania – owned by Dr. Moh Al Nujaifi, trainer, Damien de Watrigant, jockey Jean-Baptiste Hamel

2. Darfur (Bilgin x Malike)

3. Bigg N Rich (Falina Des Fabries x Viraac) US

4. Kurtel  (Beilgin x Mebruk)

5. Kenanaco (Kaizbert x Leylo)

6. Orcun (Altaha x Mebruk)



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