25 September 2014, Belgium ~ Holland’s own Senna OA (Marwan x Saffiah) won the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Ghlin in Belgium on Tuesday, 23 September.
The Daniel Klomp-trained 6-year-old had finished 5th to Athlete del Sol in the Festival’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup last month but the drop in class helped Senna OA score over 1500-metres in Ghlin.
Ridden by Stephen Hellyn, Senna OA finished ahead of N Minner’s Victor with Madjy running in third in the 10-horse field.
Mrs Nelly Philippot, Chairwoman of the Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium thanked HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister for Presidential Affairs for bringing quality Arabian racing to Belgium.
“Last month the Zayed Cup was a huge success and HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) races were a big hit here while the Wathba Stud Farm Cup race on Tuesday gives more opportunities to the Arabian racing connections here,” she said.
Full Results:[gview file=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/results-Wathba-Stud-Farm-1.pdf” profile=”2″ save=”1″]The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with Arabtec Holding PJSC as the Official Partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Rashid Investment, 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 2014, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel and Racing Post.