Horse Racing Results: Meydan, January 12 2012, Race 6, 21:35, Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Etisalat

The big race of the evening at Meydan on January 12th 2012 was the Group 3 (thoroughbred) Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Etisalat, the sixth race on the card, which was run over 1600M (approximately 1 mile) on the All Weather surface.

The horses were competing for a share of USD $200,000 in prize money, of which the winner received $120,000.

As ever, in big races at Meydan, Mike de Kock showed himself to be a specialist at producing not one, but two horses for a Group race at the UAE track: de Kock saddled the first two horses home in this black type event, as Musir won with a little in hand under Christophe Soumillon, followed by stablemate Master Of Hounds under Kevin Shea.

Kieren Fallon got Secrecy into third, half a length up on Mendip who was fourth under Frankie Dettori: a pair both trained by Saeed bin Suroor.

Meydan Result: January 12 2012, Race 6, 21:35, Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Etisalat

Pos Dist Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Musir (AUS) M de Kock Christophe Soumillon
2rd 3 Master Of Hounds (USA) M de Kock Kevin Shea
3rd 1 Secrecy (GB) S bin Suroor Kieren Fallon
4th 0.5 Mendip (USA) S bin Suroor Lanfranco Dettori
5th 0.75 Derbaas (USA) A Al Raihe Richard Hills
6th Sh Dance And Dance (IRE) E Vaughan Jamie Spencer
7th 1.5 Kavango (IRE) M bin Shafya Patrick Cosgrave
8th 0.25 Escape Route (USA) S Seemar Richard Mullen
9th 1 Le Drakkar (AUS) A bin Huzaim Ahmad Ajtebi
10th 1.5 Fanunalter (GB) M Botti Ryan Moore
11th 0.75 Snaafy (USA) M Al Muhairi Tadhg O’Shea
12th 15.5 Xin Xu Lin (BRZ) M Al Zarooni Mickael Barzalona

Video courtesy Emirates Racing Authority.

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