Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Grilla wins Shaikh Zayed Cup  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 11/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) RB Burn Baby Burn lands Shaikha Fatima World Ladies Championship at the Sam Houston Park

Jawhar, ridden by Paul Hanagan, races towards winning the 1,600m Ashaab TB Handicap on Sunday. — KT photo by Nezar Balout


Grilla, ridden by David Cabrera, defied the muddy surface to land the third round of the 47,000 Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Grade-1 as the American lady jockey Sandee D. Martin partnered RB Burn Baby Burn to glory in the fourth round of the 41,000 HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship (IFAHR) at the Sam Houston Park, USA, on Saturday. Both events were contested over seven furlongs on dirt.


The two races were held under the directives of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, under the umbrella of the sixth edition of the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.


And despite the heavy rain showers which hit the place since early in the afternoon, Grilla was given everything to make his way thorough and prevail by four lengths before being eased near post. RB Champagne Taste chased the winner home under Gerardo Mora, but didn’t disturb the leader as Burning Fleet, Emesto Valdez up, walked away with the third place trophy.


Elsewhere, Sandee Martin booked the fourth ticket to a dream finale of the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship IFAHR in Abu Dhabi, the world’s capital of the Arabian horse racing. The brilliant lady put her mount into the clear and RB Burn Baby Burn made every stride a winning one to lead by a length in the shadow of the post. Silja, representing Norway, finished second on board MS Dixie and behind them came Stephanie Dorning on board Zekks Follies.


Lara Sawaya, director of the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Chairman of Ladies Racing Committee in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), Ali Mosa, director of the Dubai Equestrian Club, Zayed Al Mansouri, representing Invest AD, Fatima Al Nuaimi, representing UAE Women’s General Union, Prof. Luis Combos, from the University of Texas Health Science, Texas presented the prizes and trophies to the winners. 


Sawaya commented: “The festival is making steady progress and advancing from one success to another. It began to pay off. Now, the Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup is a Grade-1 event. We have started with a listed competition before being promoted to Grade-2 thanks to the increased prize-money and the improving form of the horses making the lineup. 


“The fourth round of the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak (Mother of the UAE) World Ladies Championship IFAHR has attracted 11 Arabian horses ridden by 11 girls from around the globe. The great form of the horses in contention gave the races all the excitement and thrill that we have been watching to underline the high profile of the festival.


“All persons involved in the Arabian horse industry were in attendance to watch the race and this in turn will have its positive impact on the promotion of this noble creature. The vision and foresightedness of Shaikh Mansour and the unlimited support of Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Mother of the UAE, have paid dividends in the process. We are also delighted to have Noura Al Suwaidi in Houston to follow up the girls and ensure their comfort, but she had to return home before the race due to personal commitments.”  


Kathryn K. Smoke, president, Arabian Jockey Club, USA said: “The festival has brought the Arabian horse to life again through the Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup and the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship IFAHR.”


 


 

 

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 29 2014 - Kuwait motocross tourney concludesArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Kuwait Motocross championship concluded here late Saturday with the participation of local and international bikers. The MX1 category was won by Mohammad Ja'far while ...

 Dec 29 2014 - Dubai Investment to launch USD2.7b real estate projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai Investment plans USD2.7 billion of real-estate projects in the next five years as it seeks to benefit from resurgent demand, Times of Oman reported.Developments include Mirdiff Hills, ...

 Dec 29 2014 - Saudi KHI sells USD95m hotel in DubaiMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), announced it has sold its 100 percent interest in the M"venpick ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE's Lulu invests USD213.17m on Saudi expansionMENAFN
(MENAFN) UAE-based retailer Lulu Group has announced that it will invest around USD213.17 million in an expansion plan in Saudi Arabia which will involve opening new stores across the kingdom, Gulf ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Modi's estranged wife fails to get details on security provided to herKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Wary and tired of the security personnel protecting her Jashodaben tried details of the official order under which the government has deployed the bodyguards. Prime ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Gujarats dancing cop is suspendedKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A video showed M C Solanki shaking a leg with a professional dancer and showering currency notes on her. Ahmedabad: A police sub-inspector of Surat in south Gujarat has ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Amitabh offers to promote Telangana in a big wayKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bollywood icon congratulates chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on achieving the dream of separate Telangana and on becoming the first chief minister of the new ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Kerala CM skips Congress fte over the liquor policyKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Sources close to Chandy said that the chief minister could not attend the function as he had a programme to attend at his home constituency of Puthupally. Trivandrum ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Kerala Socialist Janata merges with JD-UKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The JD-U national president Sharad Yadav accepted the SJD into the party fold by handing over its flag to M P Veerendrakumar. Trivandrum — Socialist Janata ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Woman dead three hurt in Bengaluru blastKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The blast occurred around 8. A woman died and three other people were injured in a low-intensity blast near a restaurant in the city centre on Sunday a top police official ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help