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Sheikh Hamdan claims four prizes

And more for everyone as thousands attend annual free race day

Malcolm Howe

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Sheikh Hamdan claims four prizes

A near-10,000 strong crowd saw patron Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum claim the feature race on Sunday’s Dubai International Arabian Raceday at Newbury when his Muraaqib lasted the distance best to land the £55,000 Shadwell Dubai International Stakes.

It completed a winning four-time for the Royal owner after Jamaayil had destroyed the field in the opening Emirates Premier Handicap Stakes and Foaad got home in the follow-up Emirates NBD International Stakes, Radames adding the Jebel Ali Racecourse Za’Abeel International Stakes to the haul.

A record total of 26 international entries packed the cards on the annual free racing day, promoted by the Newbury-based Arabian racing Organisation. Italian horse Urge Di Gallura took away the Emirates Equestrian Federation International Stakes, and French riderJean-Bernard Eyquem partnered Sylvine Al Maury to sucecss in the other big race, the Dubai Duty Free Hatta International Stakes.

The thousands who attended each received gift bags, with draw prizes offering watches, a trip to Dubai and a car while schools contested the Arabian Rainbow competition and there were prizes for children’s hats and the best dressed lady.

Full report in Thursday’s Newbury Weekly News.

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