Semoum, owned by His Majesty the King’s representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, triumphed in the Knights Nursery Handicap Championship which yesterday in Britain amid broad participation from around the world.
Semoum, ridden by Luke Morris and trained by George Peckham, posted a time of 1:14 minutes en route to a stunning victory in the event which took place at Royal Ascot.
In second place came Nayslayer, while third place went to James Watt.
Semoum’s participation in the event comes as part Shaikh Nasser’s keenness to allow his horses to compete at various championships, especially those hosted in Britain, where the world’s most prestigious competitions are held.
Speaking on the occasion, Shaikh Nasser said, “Semoum’s victory gives us extra motivation to continue with our strategy to participate in international events as we focus on shedding light on Bahrain’s prestigious position in the horse sports thanks to the keen interest and support by His Majesty King Hamad.”
Shaikh Nasser expressed his utmost pride and happiness at the result which was achieved in one of Britain’s top events. He also praised the efforts by Luke Morris and Peckham.