Alyson Deniel from the United Kingdom rode Nordika to a classy win in the Romanian leg of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Hippodrome Ploiesti near Bucharest.
The 48-year-old Deniel who won on Conderosa Millenium Silver in the second race of the 2014 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship series at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, once again won on Saturday here.
Nordika under Deniel completed the 1800-metre race ahead of Norway’s Silje Srand on Hesna Sultan.
“I am looking forward to the final in November and hope to do well for my country,” said the UK lady jockey recording her 28Th career win.
In the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race five Apprentice jockeys vied for a berth in the November final in Abu Dhabi.
Bulgaria’s Valentin Atanaszov on Ferment, a horse trained by Ivanov and owned by Mehmet Unal, finished ahead of Poland’s Patrycja Klos on Walala and in third place was Tornado under Germany’s Melina Ehm.
With Arabian racing make a revival here in Romania, the local fans had much to cheer for in the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race.
The ponies and young jockeys put up a spirited show in the shorter format and it was a clean sweep by Romania.
Morcovel under Romania’s Nicola Ivan finished first with Mircea under Ana Neagu and Andre under another Romanian Theodora Maldea in second and third place respectively.
Nicole will be representing her country in the Abu Dhabi final of the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship in November.
HE Mahra Alshaya, Charge d’Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Romania, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), Dr Abdulla Alraisi, Director General of UAE National Archives, Mr. Faisal Al Rahmani, Chairman of IFAHR, Mr. Mubarak Al Nuaimi, DCT Abu Dhabi, Khulood Al Nuaimi of National Feed and Flour Production & Marketing Co LLC, Mr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Masaood Automobiles, Mr. Khaled Al Nabooda, Chairman of Alaweer Farm among others attended the prize distribution ceremony of the Festival’s races which were part of the ‘UAE Tolerance Day’ race meeting.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and 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 and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition , Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.