Dilmun Racing’s Abiyah Athbah was a ready winner of the Baileys Horse Feeds Conditions Stakes run in association with Emirates Breeders at Chelmsford City today. The six-year-old who was last seasons’ leading mare finished two and a quarter lengths clear of Tijaary in second, recording her first win of 2020.
After the race trainer Peter Hammersley commented: “I’m sure it was just the weight that beat her last time over a mile and a half. Joey Haynes has given her a beautiful ride today. We thought there would be plenty of pace, but if there wasn’t he’d just let her bowl along and she travelled really, really well, I’m so pleased. We’ve always thought she had bags of speed, so we have plenty of options for her now.”
This was the second of two races that Baileys Horse Feeds have sponsored with ARO this season. Their export manager Mark Buchan commented: “We’re pleased to be putting something back into the domestic sport and supporting our local course at the same time as Chelmsford City is just ten minutes from our mill.”
Genny Haynes, Arabian Racing Organisation Commercial and Finance Director said: “We were thrilled to continue our association with Baileys Horse Feeds whose support of Arabian racing began in 2017. We now welcome them back as lead sponsor of two races after their generous support of the Leading Trainer Award at Dubai International Arabian Races last year.
“ARO is very grateful for their increased support, which has enabled us to maintain our presence as part of UK racing, as have all our valued sponsors in 2020. In addition, we also thank the British Horseracing Authority and Chelmsford City Racecourse for their continued assistance this season.”