Horse Racing Results: the opening race at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday 6th January 2011 was the 18:25 Meydan Turf Lounge Maiden event run over 1200m (approximately 6 furlongs).
Strecker under Gregory Benoist got off the mark at the fifth time of asking, winning by coming round the outside in the final strides of an exciting finish. Serhaal was second, half a length behind, narrowly beating Al Razi into third.
Al Adham and Dahes were the fourth and fifth horses home, making up the prize moiney places.
Video courtesy of Emirates Racing Authority.
Meydan Results Thursday 6th January – Race 1 – 18:25 – Meydan Turf Lounge Maiden
- Strecker (USA) – S Chevalier – Gregory Benoist
- Serhaal (IRE) – A Al Raihe – Richard Hills
- Al Razi (USA) – S Seemar – Harry Bentley
- Al Adham (GB) – M Al Muhairi – Wayne Smith
- Dahes (IRE) – A Al Raihe – Antioco Murgia
- Primary Colors (GB) – P Barbe – Kieren Fallon
- Street Gangster (USA) – S Seemar – Ted Durcan
- Vintage Diamond (USA) – S Seemar – Richard Mullen
- Jerash (GB) – A Al Raihe – Royston Ffrench
- La Kalam (GB) – A Manuel – David Smith
- Dial Direct (GB) – A M Al Tamimi – Rory Cleary