Dubai: Jockey Olivier Placais rode a tactical race aboard Nil Ashal to record a well-deserved victory in the Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival's Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Avenches, Switzerland
, on Saturday.
CHF 3m was invested to build Nespresso's second production and distribution centre in Avenches, Switzerland
, in 2009.
Elsewhere, George Whitaker, the 16-year-old brother of William and nephew of John and Michael, won individual gold and helped Britain to team gold at Avenches, Switzerland
in the Pony European Showjumping Championships, riding The Colour of Money.
Within 24 hours it was announced she would join the John Whitaker International Pony Team who will represent Great Britain at the 2008 Pony European Championships to be held in Avenches, Switzerland
CROSS COUNTRY: American Deena Drossin (Agoura High graduate) lost her lead in the final 250 meters of the 5-mile race at the World Championships in Avenches, Switzerland
, and finished second to Ethiopia's Werknesh Kidane.
Superbly ridden by Jean-Baptiste Hamel, Rami, owned by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, romped home to his third successive win and fourth of the season in Avenches, Switzerland