Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup (Listed) race in France
24 July 2017, La Teste, France ~ It was a 1-2 finish for horses owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Listed Prix Burkeguy-Wathba Stallions Cup race held at the La Teste de Buch racecourse in France on Sunday, 23 July 2017.
Mabrooka under Alexander Gavilan finished less than a length ahead of stablemate Rmmas under Roberto-Carlos Montenegro to make it a 1-2 for HH Sheikh Mansoor’s Yas Horse Racing management in the €25,000 race held as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.
Yas had three runners in the field and Mirna under Emilien Revolte finished 5th.
Mabrooka, trained by Didier Guillemin, took 1:31.57 to cover the 1400-metre distance in the turf contest and finished three-quarters of a length ahead of Rmmas in second place with Al Mounteze Monlau bred by Mme Marie Ange Bourdette under Jean-Bernard Eyquem finishing third.
It was a fourth straight win for the 5-year-old Mahabb mare and another breeding success for the HH Sheikh Mansoor-owned Wathba Stallions.
The race was part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival which 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 carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, 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 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.