Gary Allsopp, the latest recruit to the owners ranks of the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was back in the winners’ enclosure again at Doncaster this afternoon when Wanaasa, making her debut in his colours, won the Emirates Breeders (0-95) Handicap over a mile. He also shared in the success of the second placed horse, Al Kaaser, as he is a member of the James Owen Racing Club for whom the horse runs this season. Trainer James Owen completed the one-two-three with Jaahez, in the colours of his wife, Jenny.
Speaking from Dubai, about his recent successes Allsopp said: “I’m really happy to have my second winner in a short space of time in Arabian racing with Wanaasa. A big thank you to Shadwell for giving me the opportunity to buy such a nice horse. It was also good to see the Racing Club horse Al Kaaser run a nice race for James and all the partners.”
He continued: “It’s been an amazing day for the team at Green Ridge Stables having pre-trained the Derby winner Desert Crown, I’m really happy for James and his team.”
Genny Haynes, ARO CEO commented: “ARO warmly congratulates Gary Allsopp whose experience of Arabian racing is getting the best possible start with two winners from three runners so far. Both were Shadwell bred horses and it is great to see the legacy of the Late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum continuing in UK Arabian racing.
“We were delighted to return to Doncaster today and we thank the Emirates Breeders Series and also the British Horseracing Authority for their support of our racing in 2022.”