Arab Racing 2001

The Arab Horse Society



On a day of very mixed feelings trainer Andrea Boulton had a treble; Jennie Candlish a double; with one a piece for Joy Maclean, and Sarah Kelleway.

Sadly separate freak accidents saw the loss of two horses, Zakopane and Nicole, these two tragedies over shadowed the events of the day. We all know that racing is a high-risk sport, and indeed that horses can fatally injure themselves when turned out in a field, but it is still a shock when horses are injured and have to be put down. Our thoughts and sympathies go to the owners.

Island Dancer won the first for Brian and Andrea Boulton, while Paul Brown on Zakzak made it a close finish. Brian's second winner came on Riverdance, owned by Maxine Cave-DeBuse, Doriket ran a brave second but Brian and this progressive Dantist mare always had the race under their control. Andrea is training for Maxine and Robert this season as they are busy working on the Race Committee. Third leg of the treble came in the final race when Island Rover and Sam Morris took up the running 2 furlongs out and were never headed, Al-Tabari Azim El Karnak, by Ikbalis, made the early running under Gordon Farr, stayed on for second place.

It was also a successful day for Robbie and Jennie Candlish who won with both of their runners. Pleinne d'Amour made all to win the richest race of the day under Pierre Deymonaz for wife Lisa, Floriferouz was second for owner/trainer Linda Meakins and Sakit Sura was third for owner/trainer/jockey Gordon Farr(Jnr). While in the Shakespeare Open Handicap the game Sanji made the running and only needed pushing out hands and heels by Pierre to hold on by half a length to runner up Guybert de Carrere, ridden by Sarah Kelleway.

An interesting finish ensued in the Warwick Castle handicap where Joy Maclean had father and daughter in the same race. Gordon Holmes rode favourite Razif, while Joy was on the less experienced Rawen both bred by Joy's mother Elizabeth. Rawen had made most of the running when Razif came up to join her in the home straight, Joy looked across, seemed to smile at Gordon, then proceeded to push Rawen on to win comfortably by 2 lengths.

The AHS Supporters Stakes went to SA Bibi defying top weight under Sarah Kelleway to beat more experienced horses. CS Lafaz, a winner last season, made the running to finish second for his owner/trainer/jockey Mr Collier, with Sabez a winner last time out at Huntingdon back in third.

Rob & Claire


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