.MEQDAM AL ZAIDY (Al Mudaffar x El Modamerah) emerged victorious for the sixth time in his career in the 2000m race. Ibrahim Al Malki's ward was running the distance for the first time, however, eventually he did enough under Saleem Golam's ride to edge out Julian Smart trained AALEY AL MAGAM (Amer x Abigaille) for the top spot. After the race began
MAJEED (Amer x Zabieh) topped off what was a brilliant evening for Umm Qarn with Alban de Mieulle’s charge winning the big feature over a mile under Olivier Peslier’s ride on Thursday
UMM TAQA CUP (PA, F&M) After finishing a runner up twice on the day, trainer Ibrahim Al Malki finally had a winner, with Eduardo Pedroza riding MOWHOUBAT AL ZAIDY (Al Mudaffar x El Modamerah) in the colours of Sheikh Faisal Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani to victory in the feature race of the card.
A month-long break worked well for FOOTPRINTINTHESAND (Footstepsinthesand x Adventures) as Ahmed Kobeissi's charge did well to edge out Umm Qarn's MARJAN (Atlantic Air x Al Basmah) to win the feature event on turf on Thursday
After coming close to victory thrice on the day, trainer Ibrahim Al Malki and jockey Eduardo Pedroza scored a victory in the feature event, a five-furlong sprint. VICTORY LAUREL (Holy Roman Emperor x Special Cause), who had three top four finishes coming into Wednesday's race this season
Jockey Adrie de Vries was on the winner’s podium for the second straight day, guiding German raider NOOR AL HAWA (Makfi x Majestic Roi) to the big win in the USD 500,000 race