KHATAAB wins the Doha Cup G1-PA
It was a successful weekend for AL SHAQAB RACING with domination of the feature Gr.1 Races in Deauville.
KHATAAB (Amer & Djelana) won the feature for Purebred Arabian's, The Doha Cup - Prix Manganate G1-PA over 2000m/10f. The race was run on soft ground, and KHATAAB tracked the field, before making a move 400m out, quickly making up a lot of ground under jockey Jerome Cabre. A previous G1-PA placed, and G2-PA winner KHATAAB was winning for the first time at Group 1 level.
Winning trainer Thomas Fourcy said of the 5 year horse " He has a lot of ability, and I was relatively confident today, especially when the rain arrived. The next target for him will a race over the weekend of the Prix De L'Arc de Triomphe "
Amongst the other winners for the Al Shaqab Racing Arabian divison was KASHMIIR (Akim Du Ducor & Fifth) who won over 2000m/10f at Aurillac for Mme. JF Bernard and Maxime Foulon.