The first race at Meydan on Saturday 21st January 2012 was the 18:15 SMKA – MK By Honeywell, a thoroughbred handicap over 1400M (about 7 furlongs) on the Tapeta, or All Weather, surface.
Horses were competing for a share of a USD $20,000 prize pot.
The winner was Rutland Boy under Jamie Spencer, who won a little cozily, by just under three lengths from the Richard Hills ridden Daboos, who was, in turn, half a length ahead of Maath Gool.
Full results for this race are listed below.
Meydan Result: January 21 2012, Race 1, 18:15 SMKA – MK By Honeywell
|1st||Rutland Boy (GB)||A Al Raihe||Jamie Spencer|
|2rd||2.75||Daboos (USA)||D Watson||Richard Hills|
|3rd||0.5||Maath Gool (GB)||M Al Muhairi||Wayne Smith|
|4th||0.5||Kessraa (IRE)||D Selvaratnam||James Doyle|
|5th||Sh||Enjoy Today (USA)||A Al Raihe||Royston Ffrench|
|6th||1.5||Grand Duchy (GB)||M Al Muhairi||Silvestre De Sousa|
|7th||0.75||Mutajammel (FR)||R Bouresly||Yohann Bourgois|
|8th||0.75||Felday (GB)||M bin Shafya||Patrick Cosgrave|
|9th||0.75||Baransky (GB)||S Seemar||Richard Mullen|
|10th||2||Ektibaas (GB)||A Al Raihe||Tadhg O’Shea|
|11th||1.25||Count Paris (USA)||A bin Huzaim||Carlos Sanchez|
|12th||2.5||West Emirates (USA)||E Oertel||Mirco Demuro|
|13th||3||Always Emirates (USA)||M Al Muhairi||Colm O’Donoghue|
|14th||7.5||Mutayaser (GB)||A Al Raihe||Saeed Al Mazrooei ( 3.0 kgs)|
Image and video courtesy Emirates Racing Authority.