DIAR INTERNATIONAL STAKES - AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY FOR THE HARAS DU BERLAIS - ROYAL STABLES OF OMAN PARTNERSHIP

04.10.2018

DIAR INTERNATIONAL STAKES - AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY FOR THE HARAS DU BERLAIS - ROYAL STABLES OF OMAN PARTNERSHIP

NEWBURY (GB), 29th July 2018

Gr. III PA - 3-year-olds -1,400m - € 28,000 (£25,000)

The Royal Stables of Oman have been boarding their mares at the Haras du Berlais for a number of years. The effectiveness of this partnership spoke loud and clear in the first Group race on the card, The Diar International Stakes (Gr. III PA), thanks to the first and third places obtained by Tahirwah (Amer) and Hadiyah (Majd El Arab). Not that it ended there as the same team went on to enjoy greater glory a few hours later with Nafees (Azadi), another Berlais-bred, in the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes (Gr. I PA).

TO WATCH THE RACE REPLAY

https://youtu.be/s3YksJYxlpo

AN INCIDENT PACKED RACE

Tahirwah (Olivier Peslier), the future winner, raced in the slipstream of the pacesetting Zoe di Gallura (Ulumu). However, when Tahirwah made headway on the rail in the final 200 meters, the Carlo Fiocchi-ridden Zoe di Gallura halted the former’s momentum by cutting back in. Hampered at a critical point, Tahirwah dug deep and his renewed effort took him to within a nose of the first past the post Italian raider. After a stewards’ enquiry, the decision was taken to reverse the placings with Peslier-ridden Tahirwah awarded the race. Hadiyah was a three lengths third.

A GREAT GRANDSON OF MARGAU

Tahirwah was reared at the Haras du Berlais on behalf of the Royal Stables of Oman. The dam Kerim (Kerbella) was third in the National Day Cup (Gr. I PA) at Abu Dhabi, and beat all bar Mkeefa (Amer) in the Shadwell Farm Hatta International Stakes (Gr. I PA) at Newbury. The second dam, Fifth (Tidjani), also generated Farh (Nizam). The latter proved successful in the Prix Nefta and the French Arabian Breeders' Challenge Classic (Gr. IIs PA). She was also third in the Arabian Trophy des Juments (Gr. I PA) at Longchamp. Margau (Manganate), the third dam, is a full sister to Dormane and Djendel. The Jean-Marc de Watrigant runner is the ancestress of numerous winners and namely: Mu’Azzaz (The Dubai International Stakes, Gr. I PA), Mared Al Sahra (H.H. The Emir’s Sword, Gr. I PA), Ebraz (H.H. The Emir’s Sword and Qatar Cup Prix Dragon, Gr. Is PA), Maleehah (Coupe d’Europe des Chevaux Arabes, Gr. I PA) and Magadir Asf (Hatta International Stakes, Gr. I PA).

 

 

 

Shabab

 

 

Wafi

 

 

 

 

Sarhah

 

Amer

 

 

 

 

 

Lahoom

 

 

Bushra

 

 

 

 

Rahifa

TAHIRWAH (C3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kesberoy

 

 

Kerbella

 

 

 

 

Fatouma

 

Kerim

 

 

 

 

 

Tidjani

 

 

Fifth

 

 

 

 

Margau

NEWBURY (UK), 29th July 2018

DIAR INTERNATIONAL STAKES

Gr. III PA - 3-year-olds - 1,400m - £ 25,000

1st        TAHIRWAH (61) C3

            Amer & Kerim

            Owner & Breeder: Royal Cavalry of Oman

            Trainer: S. Al Badi

            Jockey: O. Peslier

2nd       ZOE DI GALLURA (61) C3

            Ulumu & Elettra de Nulvi

            Owner: G. Picconi

            Breeder: Az. Agr. G. Picconi

            Trainer: E. Botti

            Jockey: C. Fiocchi

3rd        HADIYAH (59) F3

            Majd El Arab & Djoulkia

            Owner & Breeder: Royal Cavalry of Oman

            Trainer: S. Al Badi

            Jockey: A. Al Siyabi

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Ensiab, Ameed, Mawarid, Ramses D.A & Stonehenge.

Ran (8) - Unseated Rider: Aleeyah Seraphina

(Turf)  1’39’’38. Distances: ns - 3¾ - 2¼