13 November 2014, Doha QREC ~ While the WAHO Qatar 2014 Conference attendees watched, Umm Qarn’s TM Thunder Struck (Majd Al Arab) asserted his superiority over his nine rivals in the Jay Stream Cup, a Pure Arabian Advanced Plate, at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday evening 12 November. The Alban de Mieulle 4-yr-old gelding was ridden to victory by Frenchman Gaetan Faucon. Tuyoorna and Aziz Al Shahania finished on strongly to take the second and third places respectively.
Jassim al-Ghazali trained Ashkal launched his offensive in the final furlong to outrun Maazouz scoring a thrilling victory in the WAHO Conference Qatar Cup, a Pure Arabian Graduation Plate race, run over 1,800 metres. The Jassim Mohammed al-Badi owned Ashkal (Manifik) was brilliantly ridden by jockey Yanis Aouabed.
Former WAHO president Dr Hans J Nagel presented the WAHO Conference Qatar Cup to Jassim Mohamed al-Badi after Ashkal had won the event at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club yesterday.
Julian Smart trained Al Koufa (Burning Sand x Tohfa) shed her maiden status with a hard fought victory in the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. Jallad had assumed command at the 300 metre marker but was stopped by the final burst of speed from the Burning Sand filly. Jockey Richard Mullen was in the saddle on the winner.
Hamad Abdulhadi Salah al-Marri’s Mowhoubat Al Zaidy broke through the maiden ranks taking the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate with a narrow win. Jockey Gaetan Faucon had to use all the resources at his command to stave off the challenge of Desar Al Naif, who put in a spirited effort.