Times of Oman
Horse racing: Royal Cavalry’s Maisoor triumphs at UAE Arabian Derby
March 20, 2017 | 6:02 PM
by Times News Service
Royal Cavalry’s Maisoor in action at at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: Royal Cavalry’s Maisoor secured the ninth title of the season when the stallion won a race at UAE Derby Championship at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday.

Competing in the 11-strong UAE Arabian Derby race, Maisoor ridden by Adrie De Vries and trained by Said Al Badi took the top honours.

Brigadier General Abdulrazak Al Shahwarzi, Commander of the Royal Cavalry, said: “The champion Maisoor is one of the Royal Cavalry’s best bred horses and has a rich record of winnings in horse racing world.”

“The stallion could win in famous races on world racetracks. Recently, after winning Triple Crown Race at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Maisoor came under focus from various media and racing enthusiasts. This posed a big challenge for us. But we chalked out a successful programme for the horse and its team, and the stallion continued winning races despite strong competition,” he added.

Duc De Faust second

Earlier in the first race of the UAE Derby Championship, Duc De Faust continued the success of Royal Cavalry horses Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club when it won the second place.

In the 1400 metre race, Ibrahim Zaher Al Hadrami-trained horse was ridden by Patrick Dobbos.

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