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H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s MAGUROOR opens record in style on 2nd start

MAGUROOR (FR) (Assy x Chamade de Chazel) carried the silks of his owner His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani to victory in the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Cup at San Sebastian racecourse, Spain on Saturday 10th July.

Trained by Elizabeth Bernard and ridden to success by Gary Sanchez, MAGUROOR was having his second career start having had his debut at Toulouse, France a month ago.

Taking a lead throughout the early stages of the 2,000m contest for three-year-old Purebred Arabians, MAGUROOR always looked to be travelling stronger than his three rivals. Turning for home, jockey Gary Sanchez allowed his mount to stride-on and he quickly had the better of the long race leader and eventual second ITCHY DE NACRE (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau x Nacre Du Croate) by a comfortable 1¾ length-margin. The runner-up is trained by David Morisson and was ridden by Emilien Revolte. The Didier Guillemin-trained and Alexandre Gavilan-ridden HAIBA (FR) (Al Tair x Amannite) was a further length behind in third in the colours of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Bred by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Shahania Stud, MAGUROOR is by top Arabian stallion ASSY (Amer) and is out of group three winner Chamade De Chazel (Dormane) who was also placed at group one level and was also trained by Elizabeth Bernard.

Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club