Declarations for the Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Gr1PA) include proven older horses such as Kalino
, the winner of the 2015 Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Gr1 PA), which, with a prize fund of 1.2 million euros (Dh5.1 million), is the world's richest Arabian horse race.
PICTURES: Juhaim By Chris Hoover/Doha Alban de Mieulle trained Kalino
(Kaolino-Virlaxy) had to extract every ounce of his energy and speed to stay ahead after he went into the lead in the straight while keeping at bay the challenge of Al Shahania Stud's Arrb and Aziz Al Shahania to win the Al Huwaila Cup, a Pure Arabian Conditions race, which featured the eight event card at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club yesterday.
There is also challenge from across the border from Qatar's Kalino
trained by Alban de Mieulle and ridden by crack French jockey Olivier Peslier for owner Shaikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani.
After being restrained in fifth position till turning for home, Djainka Des Forges surged clear in the straight and went sailing clear to win with ease from Kalino
and Al Atique.