1-2 for James Owen in Waregen with Al Azeeza and Tijaary
Trainer James Owen took first and second place in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Cup stage held on September 13 in Hippodroom Waregem, Belgium.
The 1,600 meter race that was attended by eight horses - 3yo and more - and was won by Al Azeeza (Munjiz x Ouassila Thabet) ridden by Stephen Hellyn under the colours of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Second place went to Tijaary conducted by Damien Artu, trained and owned by James Owen.
Pytha D.A (Hilal Al Zaman x Scheila D.A) under the saddle of Fabian Xavier Weissmeier, trained by Johan Vestrepen and owned by Kurdi Osama Mosli finished third.
James Owen was fresh from success in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup in Belgium, where he also trained the first two home in Al Azeeza for HH Sheikh Hamdan and Tijaary for his own syndicate, the James Owen Racing Club. Of that achievement he commented: “Al Azeeza did it well yesterday and Tijaary ran great too, he continues to improve. I’m pleased with how all the horses are running at the moment.”
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner , Emirates Airline as the official carrier, sponsored by Al Massood Automobiles Nissan, Areej Alameerat, Omeir Travels Agency, YAS Sports TV, Viola Communications, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE’s General Women’s Union & Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.
Text: Cidinha Franzão / Photo: Hippodroom Waregem
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