Treble for Al Shaqab on Qatar Int'l Derby Day
It was a thrilling Qatar International Derby Day for AL SHAQAB RACING with a treble of winners.
Haras de Bouquetot homebred HALOUL (Galileo x Eden's Moon) started the day with a 1 3/4 length-victory on his debut run in Qatar for trainer Alban de Mieulle, and jockey Faleh Bughenaim in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate over 1850m.
The Al Shaqab Arabian division had a fantastic evening when winning the Qatar Derby G3-PA for 3 year olds over 1600m when AMIR AL CHAM (TM FRED TEXAS & Al Yakout) took the honours, and then in the following race it was a win for RIJM (Azadi & Kerjam) in the Qatar Derby G2-PA for 4 year olds over 2000m. These wins were both in the hands of jockey Julien Auge, and trained successfully by Thomas Fourcy.