The horses of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, recorded an unprecedented double in the ninth race of Al Ain Racecourse, which was held on Saturday 20/2/2021.
The Al Ain Race Ceremony consisted of 7 runs with prizes totaling 550,000 dirhams under the exclusive sponsorship of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Etisalat, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the National Archives, Al Masoud Motors “Nissan” and Emirates Airlines, sponsors of the racing festival of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Global.
The horse “Ajaj” for His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, under the supervision of Jean de Roual and the leadership of Richard Mullen, won the second round title of the 4100-meter Al Ain Marathon sponsored by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, setting a new record time of 5:00:41 minutes.
The second victory of His Highness’s horses came through the mare “Rawah”, under the supervision of Majid Al-Jhouri, and led by Sam Hitchcock, who outperformed “Ghazwan Khaldiya” by half-length in the seventh game for a distance of 1000 meters, for the title of Seih Ammar sponsored by the National Archives and scored 1:05:52 minutes.
Khalid Khalifa Al Naboodah’s horses, under the supervision of Ernst Ortel and the leadership of Taj Auchi, achieved double, through “classified” in the second half of 1600 meters, the title of Basra sponsored by Emirates Airlines, with a time of 1:51:02 minutes.
“AF Al Ajaj” was awarded the double for Al Naboodah horses when he was 1.25 long ahead of his runner “Al Mansour NF” in the Al Wathba Stallions Cup race for the owners of the stables of the National Feeds, recording a time of 1:37:17 minutes.
“Hartur de Faust” for Abu Dhabi Racing, under the supervision of Hilal Al-Alawi and the leadership of Abdul Aziz Al Balushi, won the prize of the first half for a distance of 2000 meters, the title of Jabal Hafeet, sponsored by Etisalat, with a score of 2:19:26 minutes.
The mare, “RB Bling” for Bayerley Racing, under the supervision of Doug Watson, and led by Sam Hitchcot, won the title of the Rawda Popular Race for a distance of 1600 meters, sponsored by Al Masoud Motors, “Nissan”, with a recording 1:50:19 minutes.
The horse “Amazing” for Khalifa Matar Al Niyadi, led by Saif Al Balushi, won the sixth round of 1000 meters, the title of Falaj Hazaa, sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with a score of 1:06:21 minutes.
After the end of the game, Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, Mane Saeed Al Azizi from Etisalat, Ali Al Mulla from Areej Al Ameerat, and Mohammed Rashid Al Naseri, General Manager of Al Ain Club, presented prizes to the winners.
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, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE’s General Women’s Union , Emirates Arabian Horse Society & Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club