Hondier wins HH Sheikha Lateefa race in Deauville, France
Setting the bar for future racers
6 August 2018, Deauville, France ~ Jad Hondier on Small and Mighty won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race held at the Deauville race course in France on Sunday, 5 August 2018.
Hondier and the pony Small and Mighty finished ahead of Eden Lesot on Bronheulog Acorn, while in third place was Simon Planque on Gordon.
Apart from the Deauville leg of the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship, another pony race for the Prix International Junior Cup was held and Geoffroy de La Sayette of Great Britain on I Am Loving It finished ahead of French jockey Simon Planque on Ambassia. It was a second podium finish for the young French rider, who had also finished third in the HH Sheikha Lateefa race. American Teddy Davies on Dough Boy finished third.
Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) congratulated the winner of the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship and said even the parents will be invited to Abu Dhabi for the grand final in November 2018.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival is held under the patronage 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 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.