After breaking on terms from his high draw, Modern Games raced in mid-division down the stands’ side, with Mutasaabeq leading the 12-strong field down the centre of the course.
Latifa of Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, clocked a winning time of 47.00 seconds while Mia Noor Annelie of Al Forsan Sports Resort and Hessa Al Haram — FBMA Rider, finished second and third.
The Abu Dhabi turf played host to six races on Sunday and UAE champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea landed four consecutive races for a memorable four-timer, including doubles for both Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and Ernst Oertel.
Now an 8-year-old, after 20 starts he has won just once, his final appearance in his native France, over 1,700m on turf, in July 2018. He joined Mohd Ramadan, making a very pleasing local debut in a conditions race over the same 2,000m as Friday’s race.
The orphans were introduced to the basics of horsemanship, and were provided a hands-on experience to work in different areas, from riding and grooming to horsey arts and playing with horses.
The programme focuses on women of different age and provides necessary support to lift their spirit into achieving their dreams and goals by setting plans and strategies to ease the process.
The flamboyant Italian showman began his final day riding in Europe with one of his trademark flying dismounts after upsetting hot favourite Kyprios on Trawlerman in the Long Distance Cup.
A total of 156 riders representing 27 countries kicked off the first international show jumping championship held on Kalba Beach. Organized by the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, the championship was a part of the 5th Kalba Sharjah Equestrian Festival.
The race is held with the support of the Sharjah Sports Council with Longines as the official sponsor and media sponsorship of Sharjah TV, with the strong participation of purebred Arabian horses, local production horses and purebred hybrid horses, with a total of 75 horses.
A 9yo Dubawi gelding, he was winning for the ninth time, all in the UAE and for a third time at Jebel Ali, his previous course success having been achieved in January 2017. He has won five times at Meydan since, most recently over 1400m last April.