Spain’s Gutierrez aims to repeat 2017 win
13 October, Tarbes, France ~ Spanish Apprentice jockey Alejandra Gutierrez, last year’s 2017 winner of the HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race in Tarbes, France, will be looking to repeat that feat and qualify for this year’s final to be held in Abu Dhabi in November 2018.
In 2017, Gutierrez felt she had won on Kontrat De Ghazal, but she spent some anxious moments before the win photo declared this true in a very close finish.
In Sunday’s Prix Fleur D’Avril- HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race in Tarbes, Gutierrez will be riding Elmanara De Carrere and hope to make it to the final of this premier Apprentice World Championship series.
Apprentice Alexandria Bihari from Hungary, also a finalist last year after winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race in Rome, Italy, will ride Dame D’Or in Sunday’s 2300-metre race which carries a prize fund of €20,000.
Siya will be ridden by Poland’s Anna Gil, Dakare De Lardus by French Apprentice Marion Lanave, Djelilla will be under Sweden’s Allan Wallace, Chabotte De Ghazal is under Germany’s Nicole Sechi, Engun De Bozouls is under Italian Riccardo Iocopini, and Caracole De Bozouls is under UK’s Gavin Ashton. The race is run under the banner of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.
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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 Middle East. 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 and Anantara Hotel.
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