18 March 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ Umm Qarn’s Raedah (Djebbel x Daniah) proved herself the best of the opposition taking the Brouq Cup, a Local-Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race for Fillies and Mares, the highlight of the races on the sand track of the Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday, 18 March. The Alban De Mieulle schooled Raedah was brilliantly ridden to victory by jockey Pier Convertino in the best of the three Arabian races on the card.
Sheikh Rakan Bin Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani owned Sirat Al Naif (Amer x Midja) shed his maiden status with a narrow win in the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. The Yousuf Bentaher schooled five-year-old grey mare was ridden by jockey Gerald Avranche to a post-to-post victory. Dheeb Al Shajaa and Bahess Des Vialettes took the second and third places respectively.
H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Rasi (Mared Al Sahra x Dixie Darlene) with Aouabed up scored a comfortable victory in Pure Arabian Graduation Plate. The Al Ghazali schooled Rasi raced up front before taking control in the final furlong. Once into top gear, Rasi went away to win by one and a half length from Wahchey in second and Al Khattaf in third.
Injaaz Stud’s Oasis Cannes (Stephan Ladjadj up) scored a convincing victory in the Thoroughbred Handicap for horses rated 85 to 105.
Hussain Ali Bukanan owned Ammon broke through the maiden ranks with a comfortable victory in the Local Thoroughbred Maiden Plate.
Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mahmood owned Shaqran put in a gallant display while shedding his maiden status with a fluent win in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate.
Abdullah Hassan Ali Abdulmalik owned Dardawan came through a rough passage and with a brilliant burst of speed in the final furlong, overhauled the front runner and won the Thoroughbred Handicap for horses rated 55 to 75.
H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Wonder of Qatar was brilliantly ridden by Richard Mullen to victory in the Thoroughbred Handicap for horses rated 65 to 85. Urban Dreamer was a noteworthy second.
The QREC racing calendar continues through 7 May.