Author: IFAHR

COLLINGTON SEEKS TO RETAIN THE TRAINER TITLE IN THE ARABIAN HORSE ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE CUP AT ROYAL WINDSOR Windsor October 23, 2023 3The 2023 Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season concludes at Royal Windsor on Monday 23 October with the Arabian Horse Organization Challenge Cup in which Phil Collington seeks to regain the top spot from his near neighbour James Owen to retain the leading trainers title. To be run over a mile, the £4,000 race is for maidens and has attracted a field of seven. Collington fields two for his main patron Athbah Racing, who are already confirmed as leading owners…

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AJS Alkadriyah (FR) (AF AlBahar x Frangipane Al Maury), opened the proceedings of the season with a 2¼- length win for trainer Mohammed Salama Ashour in the Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate for 3-6YO fillies and mares over 1200m with Rashid Ali Al-Marri in the saddle. The Mohammed Nawaf M N Al-Rayes-owned and Mohammed Ghazali-trained Taya (FR) (Dahess) finished second under jockey Lukas Delozier while the Rashid Antar K A Al-Marri-owned and Mohamed Khaled Elahmed-trained Roqayya (QA) (Alam Al Khalediah) finished third under jockey Anas Al Seyabi.

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The race had 9 starters, several Heritage Arabians among them. All started well except one of the 3 unraced horses: the French JAGUAR DE L’ARDUS, who later-on impressively climbed up to a well-deserved fourth place. YASHAR D.A., the most experienced of the lot took the lead very soon and kept it till the end, bringing another well-deserved win for breeder/owner /trainer Johan Verstrepen of Dijkhoeve Arabians. Two heritage horses: EMEND (Polish bred) and PYTHAGORAS K.A. were in the frontlines in the earlier part of the race but dropped once the end-sprint started. RAZA P was the only “experienced” 3 year-old…

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The Ahmed Hassan Al Malki Al Jehani-owned Alhafar (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau x Farh) started the season with a brilliant bounce back to earlier good standard, adding a third win to his record in the 1700m Purebred Arabian Handicap (70-90) for 3YO+, which he took by 1¼ lengths for trainer Hamad Al-Jehani with jockey Arnaud De Lepine in the saddle. The Al Shaqab Racing-owned and Jean de Mieulle-trained Hazzam (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau) was the runner-up under jockey Faleh Bughanaim and the Olivier d’Andigne-ridden Shamlowl (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau) gave Al Shaqab Racing and Jean de Mieulle another place as…

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Wathba Stallions Cup – Level I Race 3 years old 2000m Turf(02:20:81) O : Haifi Ali AlhaifiT : Andrzej LaskowskiJ : Kamil Grzybowski 2nd : Azzam Al Khalediah(Jalnar Al Khalidiah/Amerah Al Khalediah By Amer)3nd : Al Thakhira(Alam Al Khalediah/Tahreer By Amer)4nd : Sagheed(Dormane/Sri Lanka By Dilijans)5nd : Cechini(Mu’Azzaz/Cernike po Madras Kossack)

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Already winner of the Milano UAE President Cup 2022 and 2023 and Milano Jockey Club Stakes 2022, as well as 4th in the Tower of Pisa Cup 2022, the 7-year-old trained by Babeth Bernard a year later repeated at the Snai San Siro Hippodrome in the 2023 edition of the Milano Jockey Club Stakes (group 3, 60,500 euros, m. 1800 p.m.), the richest Italian race available to Arabian thoroughbreds. Jarif is a horse that I am very attached to. Maybe today he wasn’t in the same shape as last spring, but he has a big heart and I feel great…

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Result of the 9th round for Arabian horses, Group3 for the age of 4 years and above, for a distance of 1400 meters (time 01:35:63)1 Al-Jassim Asi / Spinningerl / DormanOwner: KatsbeekTrainer: Macek KatspiekJockey: Bulut Calisbek Ulu 2_Major HPAsi/Mademoiselle

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