The 2,000m Doha Cup (Prix Maganate) Gr 1 PA was won by Khataab (Amer x Djelana by Al Sakbe) on 12 August 2017 at Deaville, France, on a sloppy course. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the Thomas Fourcy-trained Khataab 5-yr-old was ridden by Jerome Cabre for trainer, Alban de Meuille. Lightning Bolt was second and 2016 winner of this race, Sylvine Al Maury, came in third.
In the Al Rayyan Cup (Prix Kesberoy) Gr 1 PA, also a 2,000 m race, Joudh (Mahabb x Shamayl by Kesberoy) under jockey Michael Barzalona made a fitting win for his ancestor for Yas Horse Racing Management and trainer D. Guillemin. Julian Auge guided Al Shaqab’s Rum into second, while the Karin Van Den Bos-trained Dynamites came in third under jockey Antoine Hamelin.
photos: Noelle Derré