RS Risk Taker Wins Again at Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes at Arapahoe Park

RS Risk Taker has won two of the three WATHBA STALLIONS CUP Stakes

RS Risk Taker
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11/09/22 Coady Photographers

11 September 2022, USA ~ On Sunday, 11 September 2022, RS Risk Taker won round three, last in the 2022 race series for the Wathba Stallions Cup Stakes run at Arapahoe Park, Colorado. The six entries were competing for prize money of $16,000 for 6 furlongs.

The Race

Kazzu led out the gate, setting the pace with Codyman AA and Breadline keeping up the pace while Uptown Ringoffire ran comfortably at the rear of the pack.  Around the far turn the three year-old RS Risk Taker, guided by regular jockey Travis Wales, had advanced three wide, and took the lead in the stretch, with no challengers as he won going away. WMA Smoke Signal, ridden by David A. Martin, was again second place, with his record three seconds for the 2022 Arapahoe Wathba Stallions Cup race series. Uptown Ringoffire was third under Scott Bethke, and Cody Man AA under Chris Fackler was fourth.  The winning time was 1:19:15/

Winning owner and trainer Nicole Ruggeri said,” He is a late foal and still a young three-year-old. We will see how he comes out of this race series and then make a plan. He looks like he could be a distance horse.”

The Finish
1. RS Risk Taker (No Risk Al Maury x Montana Babe), ridden by Travis Wales, trained by Nicole Ruggeri, owned by Nicole and Andre Ruggeri.
2. WMA Smoke Signal (Kasih), ridden by David Martin, trained by Terri Eaton, owned by City Slickers Racing LLC.
3. Uptown Ringoffire (Burning Sand x DC Willys Song), ridden by Scott Bethke, trained by Carlos Padilla, owned by Jon and Krista Henningsgard.

RS Risk Taker
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Coady Photography

Thanks to Arapahoe Park for hosting the 2022 Wathba Stallions Cup

The Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC) Colorado-based race series has united the US Arabian racing group bringing together an exciting field of mostly three and four-year-olds from Mississippi to California – from Washington State to Texas.

Race Dates at Arapahoe Park for the California Wathba Stallions Cup
Sunday 31 July, 5 furlongs, winner: Dreamm
Sunday, 21 August, 5.5 furlongs, winner: RS Risk Taker
Sunday, 11 September, 6 furlongs, winner: RS Risk Taker

California is grateful for the continued sponsorship of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival for over 12 years.

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Horse Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Etisalat as the official sponsor, with National Feed as strategic partner, The National Archives as the official partner, Emirates Airline as the official carrier, sponsored by Al Massood Automobiles Nissan, Areej Alameerat, Omeir Travels Agency, YAS Sports TV, Viola Communications, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, Emirates Arabian Horse Society & Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.

Arabian Racing Association of California:

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