Horse Racing Results: Meydan, January 12 2012, Race 1 18:30 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Etisalat

The Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Etisalat, a Group 1 race for Purebred Arabians, opened the evening’s racing at Meydan on January 12th 2012.

The race was won by Sahib Du Clos (FR) under a ride from Royston Ffrench, who just got the better of Sheik Hamdan al Maktoum’s Kandar Du Falgas (FR) under Richard Hills, by a head.

Albar Lotois (FR) under Olivier Peslier was third, just a quarter of a length further back, in an enthralling finish: Kandar Du Falgas had looked for all the world the winner until Sahid Du Clos just got up in the final stride to take home the USD $33,000 winner’s prize money.

Meydan Results: Race 1 18:30 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Etisalat

Pos Dist Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Sahib Du Clos (FR) S Deeb Royston Ffrench
2rd Hd Kandar Du Falgas (FR) D Watson Richard Hills
3rd 0.25 Albar Lotois (FR) E Lemartinel Olivier Peslier
4th 1 Dariya (FR) S Deeb Ted Durcan
5th 0.25 Fryvolous (FR) E Oertel Mirco Demuro
6th 0.25 Paris Gagner (FR) D Watson Tadhg O’Shea
7th 0.25 Af Alghabra (AE) G Duffield Richard Mullen
8th 8 Saher (FR) M Al Jahouri Ahmad Ajtebi
9th 0.5 Theoretically (US) J Peromingo Wayne Smith
10th Sh Omayyade Thabet (FR) A Al Shamsi Carlos Sanchez
11th 4 Samira De Carrere (FR) M Al Shamsi Jesus Rosales
12th Dist Antar Vege (FR) G Duffield William Buick

Video courtesy Emirates Racing Authority.

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