Tha’er wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup

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The Dh 80,000 race was the only Purebred Arabian handicap on the card and was over 1400 metres. by Tha’er, ridden by Sam Hitchcott for owner and trainer, Saeed Hadher Al Mazrouei finished ahead of Tm-Ac-Dc under Adrie de Vries while Mh Tawag under Tadhg O’Shea ran into third place.

Later in the final race of the meeting, Majdd, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs emerged victorious under Patrick Dobbs.

The Ahmed Al Mehairbi-trained Majdd was taken to the lead in the final strides by Dobbs who was a late replacement for Harry Bentley.

Mr. Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the Int’l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and Khaled Khalifa Al Naboodah gave away the trophy to the Wathba Stud Farm Cup winning owner-trainer Saeed Hadher Al Mazrouei and jockey Sam Hitchcott.


The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, IPIC as Strategic Partner, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Al Aweer Stables, Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.