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HH SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN JEWEL CROWN GR.1PA Abu Dhabi, UAE

RB Burn (US) and Gerald Avranche keep Mabrooka (FR) at bay

Naturally the highlight of the six race card at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club was the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Jewel Crown – the world’s richest Arabian horse race at 1.2 million Euros. With a full field of 16 runners featuring 11 individual Group 1 winners and the world’s highest ever rated Arabian racehorse, the Jewel Crown looked every bit as good on paper as a race of its’ value should be.

The other notable contenders included last years’ winner Kalino from Qatar and the Dubai Kahayla Classic winner AF Mathmoon, plus fellow multiple Group 1 winners Thakif and Mabrooka. Three runners from the US were headed by dual Triple Jewel winner Paddy’s Day and Thess Is Awesome, who had won the newly instigated HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Awards Stakes at Santa Anita.

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The Arabian Racehorse Issue 20  

The only regular digital publication to give full coverage of all the Arabian Racing Organisation fixtures and single races in the UK.

The Arabian Racehorse Issue 20  

The only regular digital publication to give full coverage of all the Arabian Racing Organisation fixtures and single races in the UK.