Sunday, May 27, Ireland ~ The field of five for the President of the UAE Cup included odds- on Group 2 winners Harran and Areej trained by Julian Smart. Bill Smith had a good chance at a repeat win from 2011 with the US bred, Chinaactic, coming from his UK debut win in early May.
It was Tidarbret (Begali D’Albret x Iktidar) who set the pace under Champion Irish jockey, J. Murtagh and would not give way even when pressed in the back field by Areej then almost overcome in the final strides by Chinaactic. Tidarbret is owned by Miss N Gilbert and trained by DM Batteate.
Race Results: The Presdient of the UAE Cup (Listed PA) Winning Time: 01:54:64
Purebred Arabians, 4 yrs + One Mile
1. Tidarbret (Bengali D’Albret x Iktidar)
2. Chinaactic (Chndaka x Galaactic)
3. Areej (Amer x Akie Crox Noir)
4. Harran ( Burning Sand x Aziza D Aroco)
5. El Adjban
Full Race Card:The Curragh Arabian Race 27 May 2012 racecard