After making the frame in the last three starts in France, ATEEJ (AF AlBahar x Sahara Croixnoire) chose a big one to shed his maiden status, with Adrie de Vries riding the Thomas Fourcy saddled colt to victory in the mile-long run.
The 2016 Qatar International Derby takes place on 28 and 29 December and has seen a host of international runners entered.
The 50th annual Horserace Writers & Photographers Association (HWPA) Derby Awards supported by the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) was held at the Lancaster London on Monday, December 5, in presence of Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi, QREC General Manager, and over 550 people.
Al Shaqab excelled at Anfa Racecourse, Casablanca on Sunday, 20 November. Al Shaqab’s horses dazzled at meeting, featuring the Prix The President Of The UAE Cup for pure Arabians, the Grand Prix of H.R.H Crown Prince El Hassan of Morocco (Gr 3 PA) and the Grand Prix of H.M. King Mohammed VI of Morocco (GR 3 PA).
Toulouse racetrack, South West of France, hosted one of the main events of the European season for purebred Arabians, with four Group races in the afternoon, on Thursday, 27 October.
The curtain will fall down on the ninth edition of the Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida, Morocco, tomorrow, Sunday, 16 October. The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) has been part of the Salon throughout the last few days. QREC’s participation in the Salon is supported by the Ministry of Culture & Sports and Qatari Diar. The Qatar Equestrian Federation and Al Shaqab (Member of Qatar Foundation) are also participating the six-day event.