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Black Granite races to victory in Barzan Cup

Productive day for Umm Qarn and trainer De Mieulle as jockey Ronan Thomas rides home three winners.
Horse Win
Black Granite, ridden by JP Guillambert, beats The Blue Eye to the finish line in the Barzan Cup. Photo: Juhaim Babu

Black Granite, ridden by JP Guillambert, won the main event of the day, the QR 250,000 Barzan Cup, at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday.

Guillambert steered the seven-year old bay gelding to the finishing post, quarter of a length ahead of another seven-year-old bay horse, The Blue Eye, ridden by Harry Bentley.

Horse Win 1
Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari, owner of Luchador which won the Umm Salal Oaks Trial Cup, receives the owner’s trophy from Sheikh Hassan bin Abdullah bin Hassan Al Thani. Photo: Juhaim Babu

The top two finishers were trained by Mohammed Ghasim Ghazali. The winner brought some respite for Injaz Stud as it was the only race the stud farm won on the day.

Umm Qarn, on the other hand, won three races out of the 10-race card of this season’s eighth meeting. Trainer Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle’s efforts were behind those three winners – Jabir in the Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate, Afreen in the Umm Salal Oaks Trial over 1600M and Rihab in the Umm Salal Oaks Trial over1850M.

Soufiane Saadi rode home two of the winners Afreen and Rihab. Ronan Thomas piloted Jabir. Thomas was in fact the most successful jockey on the day, riding home three winners, including one from Al Shaqab and another from Al Jeryan Stud.

Results

  • PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE (3-YR-OLD Fillies, Div 1) 1,600M
    Challenge De Ghazal; RB: Tomas Lukasek; TB: Julian Colin Smart; OB: MK Al Thani; WB: 2.25L; T: 01:45.82
  • PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE (3-YR-OLD C&G, DIV 2) 1,600M
    Jabir; RB: Ronan Thomas; TB: AEM De Mieulle; OB: Umm Qarn; WB: 0.75L; T: 01:45.30
  • THOROUGHBRED HANDICAP (CLASS 5) 1,200M
    Show of Strength; RB: Eduardo Pedroza; TB: ISI Al Malki; OB: HAS Al Emadi; WB: 4.50L; T: 01:10.85
  • THOROUGHBRED PLATE (2-YEAR-OLDS, CLASS 2) 1,200M
    Flash Henry; RB: Harry Bentley; TB: MG Ghazali; OB: KSJ Al Kuwari; WB: 2.50L; T: 01:11.36
  • UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL 1,600M
    Aafreen; RB: Soufiane Saadi; TB: AEM De Mieulle; OB: Umm Qarn; WB: 0.75L; T: 01:38.78
  • UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL 1,850M
    Luchador; RB: JP Guillambert; TB: MG Ghazali; OB: KSJ Al Kuwari; WB: 2.00L; T: 01:54.65
  • UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL 1,850M
    Rihab; RB: Soufiane Saadi; TB: AEM De Mieulle; OB: Umm Qarn; WB: 1.50L; T: 02:08.86
  • UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL 1,850M
    Gtnah; RB: Ronan Thomas; TB: AEM De Mieulle; OB: Al Shaqab Racing; WB: 2.25L; T: 02:08.59
  • RAS LAFFAN CUP 2000M
    Al Lusail; RB: Ronan Thomas; TB: HNR Al Ramzani; OB: Al Jeryan Stud; WB: 0.25L; T: 02:05.56
  • BARZAN CUP 1600M
    Black Granite; RB: JP Guillambert; TB: MG Ghazali; OB: Injaaz Stud; WB: 0.25L; T: 01:34.86
  • Note: RB=Ridden by; TB=Trained by; OB=Owned by; WB=Won by; T=Time