Monday, Jul 27, 2015
Abu Dhabi: Promising three-year-old filly Hania DA won the HH Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup IV held at the Draf en Renbaan Duindigt, the Netherlands, on Sunday.
The race was the fourth of the five Wathba Stud Farm Cup races scheduled to be held in the country.
With Victor and Lightning Bolt being non-starters, eight horses — including the winner of the previous round, Rodin, and Fareedha, Pippa T Derham, Nabuko, Dicky and Nero DA — went to post.
Hania DA, the bay filly sired by Majd Al Arab, was running in only her second career race having finished second to Nero DA in Ghlin, Belgium, last month.
Owned and trained by Peter Deckers, Hania DA made no mistake second time out, with jockey Jente Marien giving the Belgian-bred filly a superb run.
Fareedha under Koen Clijmans finished second, while female jockeys Anna van den Troost and Jadey Peitrasiewicz finished third and fourth on Dicky and Pippa T respectively.
Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the Festival, said: “The Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series is aimed at giving such young horses and those at the grassroots level the chance to race and succeed.
“We had Bachair Qardabiyah winning the first two races in this series here in Holland and then Rodin won the third. We still have one more race in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup here this year.”
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