For the second straight year, trainer Julian Smart picked up the biggest race in Qatar with H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned EBRAZ (Amer x Massamarie) winning the 2400m race on Saturday.
Horizon Automobiles, exclusive agents of Aston Martin in Qatar, came on board as a sponsor with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, sponsoring Saturday’s HH The Emir’s Shalfa and also Friday’s Qatari Apprentice Thoroughbred Handicap races.
British raider SOVEREIGN DEBT (Dark Angel x Kelsey Rose) won the Day Two feature of HH The Emir’s Sword Festival with Andrew Mullen riding the David Nicholls trained 8yo to a half a length victory over Aidan O’Brien’s fancied 6yo COUGAR MOUNTAIN (Fastnet Rock x Descant).
The draw ceremony for the two big races of HH The Emir’s Sword Festival was held on Wednesday at Doha’s St. Regis Hotel.
Umm Qarn’s MAJEED (Amer x Zabieh) stayed true to his top billing, winning the feature race on day one of HH The Emir’s Sword Festival on Thursday. However, Alban de Mieulle’s ward, a consistent performer among the locally-bred Arabians,
Al Hazm’s fruitful association with HH The Emir’s Silver Sword race will continue for the second straight year, it was announced at a press conference organized at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Tuesday.