THE Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club (REHC) organised the 19th race of the season yesterday, which included two Cup competitions – the Royal Golf Club Cup and the Waho Cup, at the club’s racecourse in Al Rafah in Sakhir.
The race was attended by first deputy chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, General Authority for Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, REHC chairman Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and other officials.
Musannan 1811, owned by Al Wasmiya and ridden by Ebrahim Nader, claimed the Waho Cup - the first race of the day - over 1,400m for class 3, 4 and maiden Waho horses by a shorthead over Al Hamdany 1810 with Al Saqlawy 1807 and Kuheilan Umm Zorayr 1838 taking third and fourth places, respectively.
Ramadhan Stable’s Ava Go Joe, ridden by Anas Al Siyabi, clinched the Royal Golf Club Cup - the fifth race yesterday - by a length over Turna in the 1,000m race for imported horses with handicap. Follow Suit took third place and London Look finished fourth.
The eighth race for imported horses with handicap over 2,200m was won by Massaman, owned by Ramadhan Stable and ridden by Al Siyabi, by 3/4 length over Tall Order, with Arctic Emperor and Mission Boy finishing in that order.
Tartan Chief, owned by Al Mohamediya Racing and ridden by Neil Callan, won the seventh race over 2,800m for imported horses with handicap by four lengths over Port Douglas, followed by Purgatory and King of the Throne in third and fourth places, respectively.
The sixth race for locally bred horses with handicap over 2,000m was won by Jadlah, owned by Rayan & Kayan Racing and ridden by Marcialis Jaures, by 1-1/2 lengths over Lahoug with Khawafy and Mishaweer finishing in that order.
Hamiya, owned by NNK Racing and ridden by Ebrahim Nader, won the fourth race for loaclly bred horses with handicap over 1,000m by a neck over Batmobile, followed by Hayel and Magsood in third and fourth places, respectively.
The third race over 1,400m for class 4 maiden locally bred horses was claimed by Echo Through Time, owned by Al Adiyat Racing and ridden by Edinson Rodriguez, by 1-1/4 lengths over Galatia, with Aahad and December finishing in that order.
Deccan Warrior, owned by Al Mohamediya Racing and ridden by Callan, won the second race over 1,400m for all classes of imported horses by a length over Rez, followed by Dukono and Dark Jade in third and fourth places, respectively.
Royal Golf Club board chairman Captain Walid Al Alawi presented the Royal Golf Club Cup to the winning trainer Jaber Ramadan, while REHC executive director of operations Youssef Buheji presented the Waho Cup to the winning horses assistant trainer Noah Al Mawali.