Press Release July 24, 2013, Poland ~
Sange, trained by K. Rogowski and ridden by A. Reznikov landed the Wathba Stud Farm Cup Group 2 at the Sopot Hippodrome, Poland, on Sunday, July 22. In the second place came Cepton under jockey, A. Mazurkiewicz, who chased the winner home. In third was Amira ridden by A.Turgaev, while Batajka under C. Fraisl, took fourth place honors. The event marked the second 2013 running of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Poland and attracted a quality field of Purebred Arabian three-year-old colts and fillies contested over one mile.
“It was a tough race, but my filly did everything right in the concluding stages to hold on very courageously,” said the winning jockey. “I think she’s a good filly and could do even better in the upcoming challenges.” Trainer, Rogowski ,echoed the same opinion saying that Sange is a Group 1 filly and she will be targeting the big races in the future. “She’s training well and improving from one outing to another,” he said.
Mr. Zalewski, winning owner, thanked Sheikh HH Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan pointing out that the brilliant idea of the festival made their job in breeding and owning Arabian horses much easier. “The festival has not only promoted Arabian horse races, but it has also pushed forward the breeding process which will have positive impact on the future of Arabian races around the globe,” he added.
Held under the directives 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 organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier. Sponsors include the Tourism Development& Investment Company (TDIC), Invest AD Arabtec Holding PJSC, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2013, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Wathba Stud Farm, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Hotel and SPA and Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah.
1. Sange jockey, A.Reznikov
Owner: D.Zalewski – Trainer: K.Rogowski
2. Cepton jockey A.Mazurkiewicz, 58
Owner: A.Frątczak, K.Zawiliński -Trainer: K.Zawiliński
3. Amira jockey, A.Turgaev 56
Owner: Z.Górski – Trainer: M.Łojek
4. Batajka jockey C.Fraisl 56
Owner: Fortum Michał Romanowski – Trainer: M.Romanows