Entries look good for the first full meeting to be hosted by the Royal Cavalry, the Sultanate of Oman at Chepstow Racecourse on Sunday 27th May run under the UK’s Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) banner.
Declared runners for Sundays Royal Cavalry of Oman race Day at Chepstow Racecourse include some interesting entries for the meeting that is generously sponsored by the Royal Cavalry of Oman; Johara Bint Shuwaiman trained by Nikki Malcolm will be looking to bring home a third win in the second having been successful at both Chelmsford City and Taunton this season, her horse will meet both Callymay trained by Delyth Thomas and Owner, Trainer, Jockey, Yucel Mehmet’s Trip to Khairo who will be doing their best to reverse their 2nd places against her. Hua Kola trained by Christopher Bull gave the crowd a very exciting finish and a long intake of breath for owners John Elliott and Paul Beard when dead heating last time out to win at Taunton, and looks to face some stiff opposition but could be in with a good chance if he takes to the track in the third.
Taunton winner Senor Dublcheck will be back out under Rob Woollard for Trainer Claire Taylor and will meet up with Chelmsford winner Insignia trained by James Owen, they face opposition in Southpaw and Mulan who have also been placed so again an interesting race for the fourth. A fascinating finale could also be on the cards with another of the Owen string Rafeef and Ashjaan for Philip Collington meeting up again, placed first and third at Chelmsford respectively and with a win at Taunton for Ashjaan to add to her 3rd place, it could go either way.
The Royal Cavalry of Oman kindly sponsor a range of races run throughout the Arabian season at racecourses throughout the UK that encompasses all levels from grass roots to their high end finale The Royal Cavalry of Oman Clarendon Stakes, a Group 3 run over 5 furlongs at Newbury Racecourse on 18th August.
The red, green and gold silks of the Royal Cavalry of Oman are a familiar sight in Arabian Races around the UK and their presence and generosity as a sponsor and owner has grown considerably over the past few years. We look forward to seeing their colours on track at Chepstow in the first race with Rehab ridden by David Turner and The Sohar under Joanna Mason in the sixth.
Racehorse Trainer, for the Royal Cavalry of Oman Said Al Badi said; ‘’we are delighted to be back in the UK and starting our 2018 campaign at Chepstow Racecourse, the horses are well and we will be looking to go one better than 2017 when we finished second in the Owners Championship. This will be a busy 2018 campaign; especially during this week as we will be sponsoring a Group 3 Race at Royal Windsor the day after our Chepstow event, an international race that targets runners from overseas as well as the UK’’.
ARO Racing Operations Manager Willie McFarland commented: “ARO is very proud of its association with The Royal Cavalry of Oman and is immensely grateful for their continued support, The Royal Cavalry of Oman have been part of Arabian racing in the UK for more than ten years, their sponsorship is extremely valuable to UK Arabian Racing and we are delighted that they have continued to support us so generously for so many years, we wish them every success at their first meeting this season at Chepstow and throughout the season to come, we hope our relationship will continue for many years.”
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