AA Rich Whiskey brings in the trophy for Race 1 of the California Wathba Stallions Cup Race Series
The first of the three races in the series, run on Saturday, 10 July 2021, at the Pleasanton race track, saw six horses go to Post as favorite, Scorched, was a late scratch.
While the heat index in the area hovered at 107degrees, AA Rich Whiskey under Cristobal Herrera was all business. He stalked leader Pockit Rockit around the first turn until catching fire on the way home as RB Hashtag challenged the lead but did not have quite enough room at the end. AA Rich Whiskey is by TH Richie x Salsa Dancer CS by Line Dancer and is owned and trained by Howard Rubin. The win time was 1:13:93 for the 5 1/2 Furlongs on the dirt.
Makarios RC was fifth and GF Moonshot finished sixth.
The Festival, begun in 2009, has been a steady sponsor of California Arabian racing since 2011.The California Wathba Stallions Cup races are run by nomination to entries that are maidens as of 1 May 2021.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival continues the vision to further international recognition to the Arabian race horse, breeders, owners and professionals in the world through sponsorship of races on six different continents. The Wathba Stallions Cup supports our horses at the grass roots level as they advance in their racing careers.
Source: Arabian Racing Association of California / Pamela Burton. Photo: Vassar Photography
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