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.
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
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)