Thursday May 17, 2012, Doha, Qatar ~ The curtain came down on the 53rd race meet of the season, successfully ending the 2012 race year on the New Rayyan track.
In the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate, Nasser Al Kaabi trained, Urbane De Faust (Nizam x Hakima De Carrere), scored the winning time of 1:18:02 over the 1,200 metros. Ridden by Marvin Suerland, Urbane De Faust had the lead from the start and cantered away from the rest of the pack to triumph by nearly two lengths. Al Saad (Amer -xTemptayshuhn) and Zallal (Arawak D’Aroco x Calamare) were second and third in a field of 14 horses.
In the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate, Yanis Aouabed rode a fine race to steer Al Shahania’s Thawi (Mared Al Sahra x Gardenia Gora) to victory. A power-packed ride by Aouabed was the key in Thawi’s success.
Ibrahim Al Malki trained, Al Jeali (Amer – Nue Et Reine), with Mark Lawson up finished with a brilliant run to capture the Pure Arabian Stakes. Second by five lengths was Amour N’ Al Maury (FR), and third in was Al Uraiq (QA).
Gayth (Amer x Massalla De Piboul) grabbed the QR 55,000 Qatari Only Stakes race in a time of 1:16:92. The grey colt, bred by H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, put a good end to the season under the hands of S. Saddath with his first win of the year. Second by a length was Shael De Faust, only a neck ahead of Al Ka’ed at the finish line.