The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) welcomed a competitive field for the www.wathbastallions.com 0-55 Handicap to be run over a mile and five furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday 16 September. The £4,000 race has attracted a field of eight in which Al-Hatab bids for a double following his recent win at Bath over a mile and a quarter.
He will reoppose many of his rivals from that race including his stablemate Belle Angelique, as well the second Heritage Valentino, and two others from the stable of current ARO leading trainer James Owen, in Heritage Vadel and Delicatesse. Bridgend based Steve Blackwell sends Aloof and Aljawaaher, who were third and fourth behind Al-Hatab, whilst sixth placed Kayack represents his owner-breeder-trainer Jen Harris.
Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival commented, “The Festival sponsors 153 races globally this year, as well as the World Arabian Horse Racing Forum and the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown which is held in Abu Dhabi in December. It is also good to see so many young apprentices and riders from the amateur ranks booked to ride on Saturday.”
Genny Haynes, ARO Chief Executive Officer said, “We thank the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival for their continued and generous sponsorship of our racing and we are pleased to see that this Wathba Stallions series race has been well supported.”