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World Championship for Lady Jockeys and Apprentices - BELGUIM AND NORWAY WIN THEIR FINAL

Autres informations / 11.12.2017

World Championship for Lady Jockeys and Apprentices - BELGUIM AND NORWAY WIN THEIR FINAL

 

The final of the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) and Apprentice World Championship (IFHRA) have delivered their verdicts.

In the lady’s race, the Belgian Alice Bertiaux won by half a length, riding the Éric Lemartinel trained RB Inferno (TH Richie). She explained: “I am very grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak as well as everyone involved in the Festival. Thank you also to Éric Lemartinel who explained to me the way in which to ride the horse. RB Inferno was in perfect condition today to win”. Alice Bertiaux was in front of the French rider Ingrid Grard and the Italian Giulia Coccia.

In the apprentice race, it was the Norwegian rider who is based in Denmark, Ingrid Toverud, who won on board the horse trained by Ernst Oertel, Af Yatroq (Af Al Buraq). The duo simply flew by the opposition, winning by nine lengths! They beat the Russian Andrei Ivanov and the Algerian rider Abderrahmene Boulesbaa.

To conclude the weekend racing at Abu Dhabi, the Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Pony Race, an international pony race, saw Mia Nicholls take victory, for England, riding Silver Patch. She is none other than the daughter of the trainer, Adrian Nicholls. She beat the Emirati jockey Mohammad Ahmed Al Ketbi and the Irish rider Cian Shaun Murphy.