Al Ghariya Cup opens 2017-2018 season

An eight-race card on turf will kick start the 2017-2018 season at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) at 4:30 pm tomorrow, Thursday.

The card features four races for Purebred Arabians, including two mile-long races, and three for Thoroughbreds, including the feature.

Al Thumama Racing’s BRONZE MAQUETTE (Dark Angel x Precious Citizen) will look to pick up from where she left last season when she lines up for the feature Al Ghariya Cup, a seven-furlong run for thoroughbreds fillies and mares. Mohammed Hussain Afroz-trained mare, who won four out of her five outings last season, will be up against the likes of Mohammed Bin Hamad Khalifa Al Attiyah’s ZMAN AWAL (Dubawi x Pivotal Lady), the highest rated horse in the field at 103.