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FROM THE EDITOR adiyat racing 3 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 — A STORY OF NUMBERS AND ONE SEEKING A REAL FAIRYTALE ENDING The Dubai World Cup Carnival juggernaut is rolling ahead full steam and last week’s third night of racing on the international schedule was an absolute number crunching affair when it came to the feature event. It’s no secret that Godolphin are the team to beat when it comes to the carnival, particularly in turf events. And the royal blues have perhaps been most dominant in the Group 2 Zabeel Mile, whose ninth trophy they collected last Friday after British Champion Flat Trainer Charlie Appleby’s Master Of The Seas showed who is boss under British Champion Flat Jockey William Buick, who picked up the prize for the fifth time in the process, with Appleby acquiring a fourth win in the last five renewals and a sixth overall success. Furthermore, Buick’s long-overdue first DWCC 2023 win, also brought up his 150th UAE success. All that occurred as Master Of The Seas lowered the time for the 1600m turf strip at Meydan to 1:34.28, marginally quicker than the 1:34.47 Buick recorded aboard Valiant Prince 11 months ago. Congratulations to all those involved! While the statistically inclined would have loved the play of numbers Friday night, those seeking a good heart warming story on a frigid night would have thanked the stars for aligning in favour of South African jockey Francois Herholdt, who returned to the winning enclosure in Dubai after 20 years Sunday night, following his 100% strike rate outing that saw score twice in two rides. Herholdt won two of the three co-feature events on the seven race card, upsetting the odds with Rashed Bouresly’s Invincibly in a 1800m turf handicap and then guiding Celtic Voyager to a narrow triumph in a 1200m sprint, also on turf, a race that drew the night to a close, but not before bringing rookie Emirati trainer and Godolphin’s Masar programme graduate Mohammad Mardood a first win as trainer. It is quite likely that Mardood might have been a child when Herholdt last won, after all two decades is a long time and the Emirati conditioner is among the up and coming youngsters the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) granted training licences to in the off-season. Mardood’s win is another pat on the back for the ERA, racing’s governing body for the UAE. And while Mardood might want to declare the monkey is off his back, Herholdt admitted winning at Meydan “was one off the bucket list”! - Duane Fonseca Assistant Editor

adiyat racing 4 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 PICKSIX FORM INSIDE ISSUE 782 26th January 2023 MIMI KAKUSH I ONUAEOAKS TRAIL NINTH ZABEEL MILE FOR GODOLPHIN ASMASTEROF THE SEAS BREAKS TRACKRECORD UAE 1000 Guineas winner Mimi Kakushi looking good to bring Emirati conditioner second Oaks win in a months’ time. 14-16 INTERVIEW 18-20 Former endurance rider on his budding career as a flat trainer. GODOLPHIN NEWS 6-11 All the global news and views surrounding the royal blues. COVER UAE OAKS Bin Ghadayer trained filly on Classic trail FROM THE EDITOR 3 Stories galore at Meydan!

adiyat racing 5 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Endurance 26-27 Tonbakji and Al Ameri sign off with identical victories at EIEV. DRC News 12 Dubai Racing Club in unique partnership to usher in a new era of fashion at Meydan Racecourse. Jumping 28-29 Austria win first leg of the Nations Cup, UAE qualify for Nations Cup Finals in Barcelona. ADVERTORIAL 30-31 HOWARD WRIGHT 32 MICHELE MACDONALD 34-35 LAURA KING 36 J A MCGRATH 39 REVIEWS 40-47 PREVIEWS & RACECARDS 48-63 MANAGING EDITOR Taha A Taha ENGLISH EDITOR Jason Ford ASSISTANT EDITOR Duane Fonseca WRITERS Mohammed Omer Khuzaima Al Habeeb Mehiar Elmahi Thamer Abdalla REGIONAL CONTRIBUTOR Muttib Al Shammari ART DIRECTOR Mohammad Juma SENIOR DESIGNERS Nadim Ahmed Eng. Mohamed Maher Ismail KV DESIGNERS Nisar Shaikh Navas Muhammed HEAD OF PHOTOGRAPHY Abdulla Khalifa LIBRARY & PHOTOGRAPHERS K. Aboobacker, Ali Juma ADVERTISING/MARKETING [email protected] Tel: 009714 3121231 WEBSITE Osama Shousha Shafeer Ummer Awais Kiani Sarfraz Ahmed For editorial, contact: [email protected] QUESTION OF AR+ COMPETITION Over what distance is the Group 3 Firebreak Stakes contested? 1) 1600m 2) 1400m 3) 1200m

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GODOLPHIN NEWS adiyat racing 7 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Godolphin’s domination in the Group 2 Zabeel Mile continued with a ninth title after Master Of The Seas made an exciting return to action as he broke the turf course record for the distance at Meydan on Friday. The Charlie Appleby-trained 5yo, who was beaten a short-head in the 2021 Group 1 2000 Guineas, broke smartly and disputed third behind Modern News and Desert Fire. Modern News kicked for home turning in, with Master Of The Seas quickening to go second entering the final quarter-mile before taking up the running over a furlong out. Master Of The Seas readily asserted over his seven rivals, with William Buick keeping the son of Dubawi up to his work to see off the staying-on Shelir by half a length. MASTERCOMPLETESQUARTET It was a fourth Group race success for Master Of The Seas, whose winning time of 1m 34.28s lowered the previous mark set by Valiant Prince at last year's carnival. Charlie Appleby said: “Well done to all the team because they have a done a great job getting Master Of The Seas back. He had a setback after the Earl of Sefton Stakes last year and it has taken a lot of time and patience to get him to where he is now. “The race could not have gone better. The pace was there and William had him in the GODOLPHIN RIDE MASTER OF THE SEAS FOR A NINTH TRIUMPH IN ZABEEL MILE box seat. It would have been handy if the pace held up a little bit longer because the one thing this horse does is travel well, but he put the race to bed and is entitled to come on for the run. HEHAS AHUGE ENGINE: APPLEBY “He has a huge engine, although he is a challenge to himself. As people will have seen, we saddled him at the top there, which is nice and quiet for him. The engine is there and, if everything goes right, as it did tonight, he is a good horse. “We will get him back and hopefully have a nice clear run through to Super Saturday for the Jebel Hatta. Then hopefully he can book his ticket for the Dubai Turf.” William Buick said: “That was an ideal comeback from Master Of The Seas. The race set up nicely and it is lovely to get him back. “He has always been a very exciting horse – he has been since he was a two-year-old. His class and quality have never been in question, so let’s hope he can build on this performance. “He was taking on horses today who have had recent runs, which counts for a lot, and he is certainly a horse who deserves to be aimed at Super Saturday and then World Cup Night, all being well.” WILLIAMBUICK: THATWAS AN IDEAL COMEBACK FROMMASTER OF THE SEAS. THERACE SETUP NICELYAND IT IS LOVELY TOGET HIMBACK. The Charlie Appleby-trained 5yo, who was beaten a short-head in the 2021 Group 1 2000 Guineas, readily asserted over his seven rivals and saw off the staying-on Shelir by a half length.

GODOLPHIN NEWS adiyat racing 8 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Master of The Seas Profile Godolphin’s domination in the Group 2 Zabeel Mile continued with a ninth title after Master Of The Seas made an exciting return to action as he broke the turf course record for the distance at Meydan with a terrific performance for trainer Charlie Appleby under William Buick. The Dubawi gelding ensured the royal blues collected a fifth straight title after seeing off a tough field despite a 283-day break. Master of The Seas 2018 Godolphin Dubawi Firth Of Lorne Charlie Appleby William Buick Name: Birth: Owner/Breeder: Sire: Dam: Trainer: Rider: Winner at 02 04 05 03 Years Years Years Years Prizemoney (Approx.) $402,000 in 10 starts WINS 5 DWCCRECORD 1st Zabeel Mile 2nd Meydan Classic 2021 2023 Royal Ascot Special Performance: Won after a 283 day break Track record: 1:34.28 Multiples Appleby won for the sixth time Buick won for the fifth time He's not an international horse. He challenges himself too much. But it's easy to come here to run and then to go back home for the summer - Charlie Appleby. Quote: Pointing to: 1800m 1800m Dubai Turf Jebel Hatta

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GODOLPHIN NEWS adiyat racing 10 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Saeed bin Suroor’s Global Heat secured the biggest success of his career at the age of seven as he powered home in the 2810 Listed Al Khail Trophy at Meydan on Friday. A veteran of three previous Dubai World Cup Carnivals, the talented stayer was only denied by a short-head in the 2021 G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy in addition to capturing a non-Carnival handicap the same season. Held up towards the rear in a well-bunched field, Global Heat still had the majority of his rivals in front of him when he was angled out by Pat Cosgrave passing the two-furlong marker. The son of Toronado swooped down the centre of the course, hitting the front approaching the final half furlong before seeing off Away He Goes in the closing strides for a length verdict. HEAT ON FIRE FINALLY AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL AND IN LISTED COMPANY PATCOSGRAVE: GLOBAL HEATHAS LOADSOF ABILITY. THE LAST TIME HEWONAROUND HERE, I RODEHIM, ANDTHATWAS A WHILE AGO INA NON-CARNIVAL RACE. HEHAS NOTDONE A LOT WRONGSINCE ANDHASBEEN PLACEDA LOT. Trainer Saeed bin in Suroor said: “Global Heat has been doing well. The step up in trip really helped and we also used a visor to help him focus. We have tried him over a mile and a half but I think a longer trip is better for him. We will keep him over this trip, potentially for the Nad Al Sheba Trophy. “He is improving with age. We have looked after him and I still think he needed the race tonight. He will be a better horse next time.” Pat Cosgrave added: “Global Heat has loads of ability. "The last time he won around here, I rode him, and that was a while ago in a non-Carnival race. He has not done a lot wrong since and has been placed a lot. He has probably been called a few names in the past but today he was good.

GODOLPHIN NEWS adiyat racing 11 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Returning to the level of form that saw him win his first three career starts, Shining Blue overcame an errant passage to take the 1400m turf handicap at Meydan on Friday. Showing good speed from the gates, the son of Exceed And Excel disputed the early running before being sent on into a length advantage by Danny Tudhope. Shining Blue veered wide entering the home straight but the manoeuvre failed to halt his momentum, with the Saeed bin Suroortrained four-year-old bounding further clear approaching the final furlong. The Godolphin homebred had plenty in reserve to see off the late charge of Spirit Of Light and prevail by half a length, with another length and a quarter back to New Kingdom in third. BLUE SHINES IN MEYDAN HANDICAP UNDER TUDHOPE SAEEDBINSUROOR: SHININGBLUEWON NICELY.WEWILL HAVEALOOKATTHE LISTEDBUSINESS BAYCHALLENGE OVERTHESAME DISTANCE INTHREE WEEKSANDSEE HOWWEGETON THERE, BUTHE ISA NICEHORSEWHO ISGOINGTHE RIGHTWAY. Saeed bin Suroor said: “Shining Blue won nicely. We will have a look at the Listed Business Bay Challenge over the same distance in three weeks and see how we get on there, but he is a nice horse who is going the right way.” Danny Tudhope added: “Shining Blue is a big, strong, powerful horse who likes to get on with things. He just needs to learn to relax, as he overdoes things and makes life tough for himself. “I think he may have had one or two runs that overdid things last year and that lit him up a bit. He is still a big baby. “He did not handle the bend and was having a look, but he found plenty for me. It just shows that he must have a lot of ability.”

NEWS adiyat racing 12 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Welcoming fashionistas back to Meydan Racecourse, one of the most iconic sporting locations in the world, Hats&Horses will host three special events aimed at bringing together horses, hats and high fashion. There are two build-up events, including Meydan Racecourse’s first dedicated Ladies’ Night, plus the Dubai World Cup itself, which has long been established as one of the most fashionable dates on the calendar. Ariadna Vilalta, founder of Hats&Horses, explained: “The Dubai World Cup is one of the most glamorous racing events on the world sporting calendar, and we are thrilled to be chosen as Dubai Racing Club’s partner,” she said. “Both of us embody a unique sense of occasion, allowing everyone involved the opportunity to embrace and enjoy a truly unforgettable and stylish experience.” LADIES’ NIGHT - FEBRUARY 3, 2023 A night dedicated to women to dress up, socialise and have fun around fashion and horses. A select international group of women will have the opportunity to share their experiences and connect with guests. Tickets are limited and include canapés, welcome bubbles, and giveaways. Supported by international brands like HELLO, Natura Bissé, le prestic ouiston, W Mag-Preneur and Goshopia, guests can expect an evening engaging with brilliant women in Dubai. Tickets are AED 315 per person. DUBAI RACING CLUB PARTNERS WITH HATS&HORSES TO USHER IN A NEW ERA OF FASHION AT MEYDAN RACECOURSE SUPERSATURDAY LADIES’ DAY MARCH 4, 2023 Warming up for the grand finale! Guest will enjoy a show from the best fashion brands to prepare your outfit for the Dubai World Cup Style Stakes competition. Do you want to try hats? Make up? Dresses? Shoes? Don’t miss the first Super Saturday fashion event and your chance to be the winner of the Most Elegant Woman of the evening. The dress code for the night is smart attire or national dress. Ladies are encouraged to wear hats. Dresses and skirts should be of modest length, falling just above or below the knee. Neutral colours are encouraged, as are ladylike updos and delicate jewellery. Tickets are AED 365 per person and include admission, dinner buffet, bubbles and giveaways. DUBAI WORLDCUP STYLE STAKES MARCH 25, 2023 Join us on Dubai World Cup day in Apron Views and enter the fashionable Style Stakes competition for a chance to win amazing prizes across a variety of categories. Apron Views is the vibrant social village where entertainment makes every moment at the Dubai World Cup special. Tickets are AED 295 per person (admission only) and further details of the Style Stakes follow in March. All three events can be booked online at ARIADNA VILALTA: THEDUBAI WORLDCUP IS ONEOF THEMOST GLAMOROUS RACINGEVENTS ONTHEWORLD SPORTING CALENDAR, AND WE ARE THRILLED TOBECHOSEN ASDUBAI RACING CLUB’S PARTNER.

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DWCC NEWS adiyat racing 15 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 By Duane Fonseca Emirati conditioner Salem bin Ghadayer knows he has a special one on his hands after declaring UAE 1000 Guineas winner Mimi Kakushi as the best fiilly he has ever trained. Speaking soon after the 3yo City Of Light filly romped to a four and a half length victory in the 1600m Listed event at Meydan last Friday, Bin Ghadayer was full of praise for Mimi Kakushi, who he believes is better than his 2020 Group 3 UAE Oaks heroine Down On Da Bayou, also owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Dubai Crown Prince. In the UAE 1000 Guineas, Mickael Barzalona settled a keen Mimi Kakushi along the outside in the shadow of Doug Watson’s pacesetting Awasef. Halfway through Mimi Kakushi started to stretch out and just before hitting the straight, she was led to the front and went smoothly all the way to the line pulling further away with each stride. Bin Ghadayer was impressed after seeing her improve on her win a month prior in the trial that was contested over 1400m. The Oaks is scheduled for 17 February and runs over a 1900m strip, which he feels will be ideal given the time to rest in between. Bin Ghadayer said: “Really from the second she arrived at the stable, she has been absolutely brilliant and she was brilliant today. The UAE Oaks is in four weeks and that is good enough time for a break. “I think she will give more in the Oaks and will have a good chance. I think she will do MIMI, BEST FILLY I HAVE TRAINED: BIN GHADAYER well, she’s just perfect in training and she’s progressed over time in training and at the racecourse. Mimi Kakushi is the best filly I’ve ever trained. Bin Ghadayer has another interesting candidate among the colts: Tiger Nation, a 3yo son of Tamarkuz he trains for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. Unbeaten in two career starts, Tiger Nation dominated a 1200m maiden at Jebel Ali and then scored wire to wire in the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial over 1400m at Meydan. His next start will be in the Group 3 UAE 2000 Guineas on 10 February. Bin Ghadayer added: “He is a very good horse, just see how he has won his races. The way he won the trial gives me a good feeling about the main event. He is in top form and I believe he can do better.” BINGHADAYER: REALLY FROM THE SECONDSHE ARRIVED, SHEHAS BEENABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT ANDSHEWAS BRILLIANT TODAY. THEUAEOAKS IS IN FOURWEEKS ANDTHAT ISGOOD ENOUGHTIME FOR ABREAK. Emirati conditioner impressed after seeing City Of Light filly win the UAE 1000 Guineas with an improved performance that puts her in contention for the UAE Oaks as one of its top prospects. Salem bin Ghadayer (right of horse)

DWCC NEWS adiyat racing 16 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Mimi Kakushi Salem bin Ghadayer knows he has a special one on his hands after declaring UAE 1000 Guineas winner Mimi Kakushi as the best fiilly he's ever trained. Well-beaten over her first two starts, the City Of Light filly shed her maiden tag in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial and progressed to an even prettier win in the main event. She will now look to bring her trainer a second UAE Oaks success, while bidding for a third success for the silks of her owner HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. 2 wins in 4 starts $123,000 Record Owner HH Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Breeder Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer Long term Target Sale History Starts next in the UAE Oaks and if she wins claims 50 points towards the Kentucky Oaks 2020 City of Light Quality Road 4.5 lengths Born: Sire: Grand Sire: Winning Margin in UAE 1000 Guineas: distances 4 1200m 1400m 1400m 1600m 0 50 100 90 97 72 ratings July 2021: Sold for $180,000 May 2022: Sold for $250,000 She's the best filly I've trained: Salem bin Ghadayer Quote: Prizemoney (Approx.) Profile

adiyat racing INTERVIEW: JULIO OLASCOAGA 18 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023

adiyat racing INTERVIEW: JULIO OLASCOAGA 19 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 OLASCOAGA: IT’S AN AMAZING FEELING AND A DREAM COME TRUE! By Duane Fonseca Julio Olascoaga has made the most of the absence of boss Antonio Cintra Pereira. With Brazilian Pereira sidelined on account of a training ban that runs until next month, the Uruguayan former endurance rider and trainer, as well as a qualified vet, took out his licence from the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) to keep Pereira’s Dubai operation running. And he’s fared admirably so far, his 22 runners yielding a pair of winners, four seconds, three thirds and a further five minor money placings all bringing in Dh734,969 in earnings. Long Kiss has been Olascoaga’s best so far and has brought him both successes, winning two of his three UAE starts, first in a 1400m maiden on dirt and then delivering in a 1400m conditions run on the adjecent turf strip at Meydan on the opening night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. With a bit of luck, Olascoaga could have at least doubled his tally during the recent second carnival meeting, but Atletico El Culano, Es-Unico and Fast-Uno all finished second in their respective assignments in conditions events. HAPPYANDTHANKFUL Olascoaga, who is based out of Green Stables, said: “It’s an amazing feeling and I am very happy for the team and am very happy that the team put me in this position to look after the stable this year. “I amvery thankful to them for the opportunity. And I am super happy for the team here and the team that is based in Uruguay as well.” Olascoaga was forced to obtain a training licence in the UAE to keep the wheels of Pereira’s 13 horse roster ticking and admits he will be happy to play second fiddle once his mentor returns from his suspension. “Because Antonio isn’t here I’ve taken out the training licence and when he comes back he will again be in charge,” Olascoaga told Adiyat Racing Plus. “At the moment I am very happy working for Antonio and as long as he works and trains I will be with him most probably. Our main stable is in Uruguay and we are trying to source horses to bring here for the carnival. We have 13 horses based here at Green Stables right now.” And he has no doubt as to who his star is right now. That was a second win by Long Kiss and on a very different surface. He’s a Olascoaga was forced to obtain a training licence in the UAE to keep the wheels of Antonio Cintra Pereira’s 13-horse roster ticking and what a job he’s done of it. JULIOOLASCOAGA: ATTHEMOMENT IAMVERYHAPPY WORKINGFOR ANTONIOANDAS LONGASHEWORKS ANDTRAINSIWILL BEWITHHIMMOST PROBABLY.

adiyat racing INTERVIEW: JULIO OLASCOAGA 20 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 very good horse and we will see where he goes next. We need to plan and think and look at the schedule. We had planned to run him on dirt, but now that he’s shown he can win on turf too, we have to get back to the condition book to see where we can run him.” Endurance riding with its cautious calculativeness to avoid elimination is bound to help Olascoaga with the maths needed in racing and so will his ability to assess in his capacity as a qualified vet. “I used to come here a long time ago to ride in endurance events and then I trained endurance horses and went to university and became a vet. I have a master’s degree as well,” Olascoaga revealed. FROMENDURANCE TOFLAT “I’ve been coming every season for perhaps 15 years. I used to be in endurance and then switched to Flat racing with Antonio and I’ve been doing veterinary work as well, but now the focus is fully on training and managing Antonio’s stable. “It’s a dream come true to train and I’m very happy because I’ve always dreamed of being a trainer. I used to come here for fun and now to be able to come here and race against those based here, whom I saw on TV, all my idols, it’s quite amazing.” What will be truly amazing is if Olascoaga can sign off with a Group level success before the return of his boss! 743,769 PRIZE MONEY WON INDIRHAMS 2 WINS 4 SECONDS 4 THIRDS Long Kiss

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adiyat racing 23 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 UAE NEWS By Duane Fonseca Francois Herholdt returned to the winning enclosure in the UAE after 20 years Sunday night, with a 100% strike rate that saw him rake in two wins in as many rides and was quick to declare “that’s one off the bucket list”. “I’ve raced across the world and I’ve never ridden at a place as beautiful as Meydan,” said Herholdt, whose last win at a Dubai track was at Nad Al Sheba. “To win here under the lights is awesome.” Herholdt won two of the three co-feature events on the seven race card. After turning up the surprise winner of the Lincoln Navigator with Rashed Bouresly’s Invincibly, who beat a number of highly favoured names in the 1800m handicap on turf, he guided Celtic Voyager to a narrow triumph in the Lincoln Presidential 1200m handicap on turf, a race that drew the night to a close, and one that brought rookie Emirati trainer and Godolphin’s Masar programme graduate Mohammed Mardood a first win as trainer. “I’m very happy for Mohammad. It’s his first winner and all the owners are here,” Herholdt said. “Let’s hope this will open the door for more winners for him. He [Celtic Voyager] jumped out a little sluggish but when I asked him for an effort he shot through.” For South African Herholdt, 2023 is a year at the end of which he is planning to bid farewell to a sport that has served him well and taken him to numerous racing jurisdictions around the world. “I’ll be honest this is my last stint as a rider and it was a good opportunity as a jockey to spend the next two months in Dubai,” Herholdt said. “This is like my farewell tour and I am thrilled to have won at Meydan and obviously a great team effort with Rashed Bouresly and then Mohammed to have brought him his first winner is surely nice. “This will be my last season riding as a jockey and I don’t want to sound greedy, but would like more and we’ll take it as we can. I’ve got a very good opportunity in China as a riding master and I wanted one win here to tick it off the bucket list and now I have two. Meydan is just a beautiful place to be and this was just something nice!” ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST FOR DOUBLE SCORING HERHOLDT South African veteran had last won in Dubai two decades ago during the 2001/02 season, at a time when Nad Al Sheba hosted racing. In his final year in the saddle, he was thrilled to have scored at Meydan, which had been a long-running ambition of his. HERHOLDT: I’LL BEHONEST THIS ISMY LAST STINT AS ARIDERAND IT WAS AGOOD OPPORTUNITY TOSPENDTHE NEXT TWO MONTHS INDUBAI.

NEWS adiyat racing 24 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Leading rider Hollie Doyle, who was dumped to the surface after her mount broke down at Wolverhampton last week, has been diagnosed with a broken elbow and will face a spell on the sidelines. A date to return to the saddle has not been set. A winner of the Group 1 Prix de Diane aboard Nashwa in 2022, the first female rider to win a French Classic, was riding Archie Watson's favourite The Perfect Crown when he tragically broke down on the final turn. Doyle was up after the incident but was forced to visit a specialist with no elbow DOYLE FACING UNDETERMINED ABSENCE FROM SADDLE movement in the swollen joint. Husband and fellow jockey Tom Marquand said: “She has, basically, broken her elbow. We don't really know how long she will be out for as she literally has only just had her MRIs. "It is one of those fiddly things, as you could put a number on it and you'd be wrong every time anyway.” Doyle has long been considered the most likely to become the first female Champion Jockey in Britain so will be hoping to be back in the saddle when the races counting for the championship begin in May. By Julio Guimaraes Rudy Trigger is often referred to as a track worker. One of those donning overalls and ready as ever to get their hands dirty to accomplish something… in this case winning!!! Some he has achieved easily and without a sweat, for others he has had to throw in the proverbial kitchen sink. At this time last year, the now 4yo son of Cosmic Trigger was plying his trade in the Middle East, Dubai and Saudi Arabia to be more precise, albeit without much luck! At Meydan he broke well and led in the Oud Metha Stakes 1200m dirt sprint, but lost the plot after his saddle slipped and ended up finishing fourth. Then at Riyadh he broke well again in the Group 3 Riyadh Dirt Sprint, until the pace found him out and he yielded to finish rock bottom in the field of 13. He paid a visit to the gruelling Jebel Ali track in March, but again found no luck as he finished 14th of 16 in the Jebel Ali Classic. But having won the Listed Intendente Melchor Posse on a 1200m turf strip at Palermo, RUDY TRIGGER COULD PACK FOR GULF TRIP AFTER WINNING WITHOUT A SHOE AT PALERMO connections, including trainer Maria Cristina Munoz, believe his best could yet come. And serious thought is being given to the programme in the Gulf, which means Rudy Trigger could be flown to the region. A sprint specialist, he’s won seven times over a 1200m distance, a record that includes a pair of Grade 2 Ciudad de La Plata wins. Munoz said: “Rudy Trigger is a champion; he won on the tracks of the three main centres in Argentina. He has talent and we are arranging a trip to go back to the Middle East. God willing!” MARIAMUNOZ: RUDY TRIGGER HAS TALENT ANDWE ARE ARRANGINGA TRIP TOGOBACK TO THEMIDDLE EAST. GODWILLING!

NEWS adiyat racing 25 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 As part of his ‘farewell world tour’, Frankie Dettori is among the first group of superstar riders confirmed to compete in the Saudi Cup International Jockeys Challenge at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh on 24 February. The Italian has ridden six winners from 72 rides in the kingdom and returns on what promises to be his final year in the saddle. Dettori said: “In my final year as a jockey I want to go to as many places as possible and being able to compete in the IJC at the Saudi Cup is a huge event that I’m delighted to be a part of. “This will be one of my final chances to share a weighing room with some of the world’s greatest jockeys, and I look forward to seeing who else I’m going to come up against. “Joao Moreira has been confirmed, as has last year’s winner Caitlin Jones, so the competition already looks pretty fierce! “I know both the dirt and the turf tracks well having ridden in Riyadh quite a lot over the years, and it’s a place I enjoy riding at as it’s very fair and the surfaces are always in great condition. “It’s also a great ‘warm up’ event for the big races on the Saturday, and of course the Saudi Cup itself, which I’d love to win.” JONESBACK TODEFENDTITLE Australian rider Caitlin Jones who won last year’s IJC and has been invited back to defend her title, said: “It’s hard to believe it’s nearly been a year since I rode in the International Jockeys Challenge. It was extra special to ride alongside Glen Boss during his last hurrah and have him standing on the podium with me. That’s a memory I will never forget. “I hadn’t had much experience on a dirt track, but it was a great surface to race on. RETIRING STARS AMONG THOSE BIDDING FOR SAUDI JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE You could travel wherever you were and if you were good enough you could win from anywhere. There wasn’t a lot of kickback, it’s an elite surface on every level. They’ve done a wonderful job with it. “I couldn’t be happier to have been asked to come back and try to retain my title and I can’t wait to be back competing in Saudi Arabia again.” Four times Hong Kong Champion Jockey, Joao Moreira, also approaching retirement is another high profile name confirmed for the four-race challenge. He said: “I’m excited and looking forward to riding in the International Jockeys Challenge. This is a great opportunity for me to ride in a place I’ve never been before, and I wouldn’t miss a chance to ride at a different racecourse and to get that stamp on my CV.” The second of the seven female riders to be confirmed is Canadian Chantal Sutherland, who has ridden over 1,200 winners, including three Grade Ones to date, is set to take her first rides in Saudi Arabia. She said: “It’s a huge opportunity which I’m super excited about. I’ve never been to Saudi but it’s always been on the bucket list." FRANKIEDETTORI: THISWILL BE ONEOFMY FINAL CHANCES TOSHARE A WEIGHINGROOM WITHSOMEOF THEWORLD’S GREATEST JOCKEYS AND I LOOK FORWARD TOSEEINGWHO ELSE I’MGOINGTO COMEUPAGAINST. Frankie Dettori

ENDURANCE adiyat racing 26 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Lara Sawaya and Sheikha Fatma bint Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the presentation

ENDURANCE adiyat racing 27 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 By Duane Fonseca If endurance were Flat racing you could call the nature of Massa Adnan Tonbakji and Rashid Amer Al Ameri’s identical triumphs in the two rides at Emirates International Endurance Village (EIEV) in Wathba Abu Dhabi last week gate to post victories. The pair dominated for their respective stables, leading from start to finish: Tonbakji winning the CEN 100km Sheikha Fatma bint Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Cup and Al Ameri claiming the CEN 100km Sheikh Mohammed bin Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Private Owners Cup for Al Azem Stables. In the Ladies Cup held a day earlier, Tonbakji, riding Cha Shaham, seized the initiative at the very outset to complete the ride in a time of three hours 13 minutes and 47 seconds (3:13:47), which was :47 quicker than the 3:14:34 registered by Al Maghaweer Stables’ pair of Emirati rider Afnan Ibrahim Moosa and her mount Baraka Elegido. Finishing third was Moosa’s compatriot Nouf Ali Al Mazrouei, who brought home Milandi Cooper owned by F3 Stables in 3:24:47. Tonbakji had enjoyed a brilliant close to 2022 and made a solid start to 2023. She won the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup for Ladies on 29 December and a week later the DIEC 119km Al Yamamah Endurance Cup for Mares, both for F3 Stables. HIGH-FLYING TONBAKJI, AL AMERI REGISTER IDENTICAL EIEV VICTORIES PRIVATERACE TOUGHER TOWIN On the other hand, Al Ameri claimed his first success in a little under 20 months when winning the keenly-contested Private Owners Cup with Beduina Christiana owned by Al Azem Stables. The event over four loops and also spanning 100km saw the top three riders finish within :33 of each other with Al Ameri and Beduina Christiana setting the best time of 3:27:12, which was :15 quicker than Al Kamda Endurance Stables’ pair of Argentine rider Diana Chopita and her mount SM Fa Juanita who were clocked at 3:27:27. Rounding the podium spots was Enjaz Private Stables’ Omar Mohammed Al Neyadi who completed the ride aboard Aurelio in 3:27:45. The Syrian rider had enjoyed a brilliant close to 2022 and made a solid start to 2023. She won the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup for Ladies on 29 December and a week later the DIEC 119km Al Yamamah Endurance Cup for Mares, both for F3 Stables. EN 100km Sheikh Mohammed bin Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Private Owners Cup (Top 3) Time Stable Horse Rider Pos 3:27:12 Al Azem Beduina Christiana Rashid Amer Al Ameri (UAE) 1 3:27:27 ​Al Kamda SM Fa Juanita Diana Chopita (ARG) 2 3:27:45 Enjaz PS Aurelio Omar Mohd Al Neyadi (UAE) 3 CEN 100km Sheikha Fatma bint Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Cup (Top 3) Time Stable Horse Rider Pos 3:13:47 Al Wathba Cha Shaham Massa Adnan Tonbakji (SYR) 1 3:14:34 ​Al Maghaweer Baraka Elegido Afnan Ibrahim Moosa (UAE) 2 3:24:47 F3 Milandi Cooper Nouf Ali Al Mazrouei (UAE) 3 Al Ameri on Beduina Christiana

adiyat racing 28 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 SHOW JUMPING By Duane Fonseca Putting precision ahead of pace, Katharina Rhomberg won Austria the opening leg of the FEI Nations Cup in the UAE even as the Emirates team secured its place at this year’s Longines FEI Jumping Nationals Cup Final in Barcelona. Six countries sent teams of four to compete in the CSIO5* event in Abu Dhabi with Austria and Great Britain taking things to an extreme and forcing a jump-off that was eventually won by Christoph Obernauer aboard Kleons Renegade with a time of 33.68secs. Obernauer’s time was quicker than the 34.69s posted by Joe Whitaker aboard Hulahupe Jr., the pair dropping a pole in the tie-breaker which paved the way for an Austrian success. Rhomberg was the only rider to ride without fault throughout partnering Cuma with times of 77.13s and 75.32s over the first two rounds. Apart from Rhomberg and Obernauer, the Austrian team comprised Gerfried Puck (Chef AUSTRIA WIN OPENING LEG OF THE NATIONS CUP, UAE QUALIFY FOR FINALS Six countries sent teams of four to compete in the CSIO5* event in Abu Dhabi with Austria and Great Britain forcing a jump-off that was eventually won by Christoph Obernauer aboard Kleons Renegade. 33.68 TIME INSECONDS REGISTERED BYAUSTRIA'S OBERNAUER ABOARDKLEONS RENEGADE IN THE JUMP-OFF AGAINST BRITAIN. The winning Austrian team with chief guests and other competition officials during the prize giving ceremony in Abu Dhabi

adiyat racing 29 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 SHOW JUMPING ABDULLAHAL MUHAIRI WAS BEST PLACED AMONGUAE RIDERSONTHE LEADERBOARD. d’Equipe) and Bianca Babanitz. Puck said: “It’s an amazing result for the Austrian team!” Whitaker was joined by William Funnell, Tim Gredley and Donald Whitaker on the British team, while the team from Ireland wh finished third was made up of Michael Duffy, Jessica Burke, Shane Breen and Trevor Breen. Saudi Arabia finished fourth in the Nations Cup while the UAE were fifth. While Rhomberg won the individual honours, Donald Whitaker was second, while Burke took third. Seventh placed Abdullah Al Muhairi was best placed among UAE riders on the leaderboard, partnering Chacolu he set times of 75.10s (4) and 74.62s over the first and second rounds respectively. Nations Cup events will resume after the Bordeaux and Omaha World Cup Finals at the end of April in Mexico, with legs in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, and Ireland before the big show in Spain.

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COLUMN adiyat racing 32 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 HOWARD WRIGHT It seems that every season the UAE plays host to a jockey who forsakes a British winter for a warmer Emirates campaign. Usually, it’s someone with the fresh appearance of youth about his face, but this term the more gnarled features of Danny Tudhope have become familiar around Meydan. Over the years, emerging talent has used the UAE as a learning curve. William Buick’s stint with Sheikh Ahmed’s Jebel Ali stable is a good example, which was followed in varying directions by such as Harry Bentley, Oisin Murphy and Chris Hayes, while Royston Ffrench and Sam Hitchcott have used their early success to forge lasting careers in the UAE. More recently, Connor Beasley’s four seasons proved most productive, while Ben Curtis excelled in 2018-19 and Ray Dawson has built on last season’s sound experience. Tudhope fits into none of these categories. Having turned 37 last month, he is no longer a young tyro making his way in the world. Nor is he likely to dash round the Emirates racking up numbers in the way that some visitors have done, even if he had his first rides for Bhupat Seemar and Elise Jeanne at Meydan last Sunday. Instead, Tudhope is taking a first-quarter break from his usual pursuit of winners on the British all-weather circuit, going about his business in his usual unobtrusive, laid-back fashion, based around Meydan and principally allying himself to Saeed bin Suroor and David O’Meara, two trainers who have made a deep impression on his career in recent years. Tudhope, a native of Irvine in Scotland, came into racing at the bottom at the age of 16. A school careers master suggested he should try what was known at the time as the Northern Racing School on the outskirts of Doncaster, now the National Horseracing College. Never having been near a horse, he later recalled: “I had no interest at all. The only race I’d ever watched was the Grand National. It was never the plan to become a jockey, it was just to get a job.” One of the solid benefits of the 12-week foundation courses run by British racing is that they guarantee a place with a trainer for those who pass the basic standard of training. Becoming a jockey takes second place to learning how to look after horses in stables and on the gallops, and Tudhope’s first placement with Malton trainer Declan Carroll put him on the right path. Within a year of having sat on a racehorse for the first time Tudhope had his first ride in public and in October 2003 he had his first winner, gifted by the stewards at Pisa in Italy after he had finished second in a race for apprentices who had graduated from the European racing schools. The following year, 2004, he clocked more than 200 rides in the season, with 28 winners, and was on his way. Tudhope’s career was a slowburner, but once he had broken the ice in big races for another Yorkshire trainer, David O’Meara, with Blue Bajan in 2011, successes in the top flight came regularly with such as Penitent, Custom Cut, G Force, Move In Time, Mondialiste, Suedois and Lord Glitters. The evergreen grey Lord Glitters gave Tudhope notable successes in the Jebel Hatta and Singspiel Stakes, as well as a formidable disappointment when he missed the winning ride in the 2021 Bahrain International Trophy through injury. Still, the record was put right late last year when he partnered Dubai Future to land the Bahrain feature for Godolphin and Saeed bin Suroor. It’s a partnership that will continue over the coming weeks of the carnival as two quiet men of international racing combine. — DANNY TUDHOPE PUTS DOWN MARKER

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COLUMN adiyat racing 34 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 782 Thursday 26th January 2023 Having created an internationally influential dynasty powered by the late Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry, Darley’s American stallion base at Jonabell Farm in Lexington is about to launch the career of what is hoped will be the next big sire. Mystic Guide, who dominated the 2021 edition of the Dubai World Cup, is set for the mid-February beginning of breeding season with an attractive fee of $15,000 and a weighty goal of continuing on the distinctive line of his sire, Ghostzapper, known for both speed and stamina. Practically swaggering at the walk while being shown to breeders during a recent open house at the farm, Mystic Guide also offers unusual depth of quality and performance on the female side of his pedigree, with top level success on turf and dirt. “He represents a lot of bang for your buck at that stud fee level,” observed Darley’s Darren Fox. Not only did Mystic Guide’s dam, the A.P. Indy mare Music Note, win five Grade One races herself, but her half sister Musical Chimes prevailed in the classic Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas). His third dam, It’s in the Air, was Champion American 2yo & 3yo Old Filly and is ancestress of the likes of multiple international Group One winner State of Rest. “He is one cool customer: just an amazing temperament on this horse,” Fox added of Mystic Guide. “He’s settled right in and is just a pro. We’re excited and very happy to have him on the roster.” At 16.2 ½ hands tall, Mystic Guide is powerfully and distinctively made, with white spots flecked across his coppery chestnut coat. Intriguingly, 13 of Mystic Guide’s 14 most immediate ancestors are bay, with the other being a gray. Pedigree analysts have to go back four generations to find chestnut ancestors, and all three of those have left an impact on the breed through their own sire power: Secretariat, Blushing Groom and Northern Dancer’s son Vice Regent, great grandsire of Ghostzapper. It was through Vice Regent’s son, U.S. and Canadian Juvenile Champion Deputy Minister, that the magic mix of precocity, speed and stamina began to be formed in this line that yielded first his Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning son Awesome Again, and then Awesome Again’s 2004 Horse of the Year son, Ghostzapper. Not only did Ghostzapper also capture the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and in the fastest time America’s richest race has ever been run, 1:59.02 for the 1 ¼ miles, he also could flash blinding speed. Yet Ghostzapper, now 23 years old and standing stud as a resident of Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa, where his fee is advertised at $75,000, has no true heir at stud today; Mystic Guide will — DUBAI WORLD CUP CHAMP MYSTIC GUIDE SET FOR STUD DUTY MICHELE MACDONALD MYSTICGUIDE IS SET FOR THEMID-FEBRUARY BEGINNINGOFBREEDING SEASONWITHAN ATTRACTIVE FEEOF $15,000 ANDAGOALOF CONTINUINGTHE LINEOF HIS SIRE, GHOSTZAPPER, KNOWN FORBOTH SPEEDANDSTAMINA.