Anfa Racecourse – Casablanca 19 November 2023
In a riveting spectacle of speed, stamina, and strategy, FATEENAH, the magnificent offspring of DAHESS and MAXENSSE (AL SAKBE), etched her name in the annals of equestrian history at the prestigious Moroccan event. Owned by the esteemed ROYAL Cavalry OF OMAN and meticulously trained by the skilled FREDERIC SANCHEZ, FATEENAH’s journey to victory was orchestrated by the talented jockey MICKAEL FOREST.
The stage was set for glory as FATEENAH made her debut in the Moroccan racing scene, competing in the challenging terrain of THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.A.E CUP (LISTED) for Purebred Arabians aged 4 years and up. The racecourse buzzed with anticipation as the gates opened, and FATEENAH, adorned in the regal colors of Omani pride, leaped from stall 14.
MICKAEL FOREST, the maestro in the saddle, displayed tactical brilliance, positioning FATEENAH strategically just behind the leading contenders. As the race unfolded, FATEENAH’s power and agility came to the forefront. Navigating the course with precision, she emerged at the forefront as they approached the critical start.
With a burst of acceleration, FATEENAH seized the lead, showcasing her commanding presence and unwavering determination. The audience, caught in the throes of excitement, witnessed a display of pure equestrian excellence as FATEENAH and MICKAEL FOREST led the field with unmatched grace and speed.
As the finish line loomed ahead, FATEENAH maintained her lead, crossing it with authority and sealing the victory. The clock stopped at an impressive 2:06.36, a testament to the horse’s prowess and the seamless collaboration between horse and rider. The historic win marked not only a triumph for the Royal Cavalry OF OMAN and the expertise of FREDERIC SANCHEZ but also a significant milestone for Omani horses making their mark on the international stage. In the winner’s circle, FATEENAH stood tall, draped in the Omani flag, a symbol of national pride and achievement. The jubilation echoed through the Moroccan racecourse, celebrating not just a race won, but a momentous occasion that showcased the strength, skill, and spirit of Omani horsemanship.