SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN JEWEL CROWN - Mashhur Al Khalediah proves untouchable over mile


SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN JEWEL CROWN - Mashhur Al Khalediah proves untouchable over mile


Gr1 PA - 4-year-olds and up - 1,600m - AED 5,000,000

Third in the last month’s Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA), Mashhur Al Khalediah (Jalnar Al Khalidiah) considerably boosted his bankroll by landing the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Gr1 PA), the world’s richest PA prize run on turf. Jean-Bernard Eyquem rode gave the Philip Collington runner a textbook ride and, after tracking the

pacesetting RB Money to Burn (Majd al Arab), the winner administered the knockout blow at the beginning of the straight. Mashhur Al Khalediah was the highest rated PA runner going into the race and his win was no surprise, and particularly as he was returning to his optimum trip: a mile. The grey began his career with Philippe Sogorb.

French-breds complete the forecast. Bel’Izam (Nizam), the Damien de Watrigant charge,

finished with great gusto but too late for win purposes in the colours of Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum. Chaddad (Mared Al Sahra), the Al Shahania Stud graduate ridden by Mickaël Barzalona, and flying the flag for Oman, achieved a podium finish in third. Al Shamoos (No Risk Al Maury), the defending champion, steered an inner course for a long way before backtracking in the straight.  Belqees (Mahaab), representing trainer Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte, gave a good account of herself in sixth. However, Hayyan (Munjiz), the Frédéric Sanchez runner, had it tougher.

The ‘Gouffern’ connection proves to be a hit. The Haras de Gouffern is where His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the owner of Mashhur Al Khalediah, concentrates his ‘Athbah Stud’ breeding interests. During a thirteen month spell, the ‘Gouffern’ connection has manifested itself at the highest level in the form of: Fazza Al Khalediah (Qatar Arabian World Cup, Gr1 PA); Mashhur Al Khalediah (third in the Qatar Arabian World Cup, Gr1 PA); Jarif (second in the Qatar Arabian Trophy des Poulains, Gr1 PA); and Artemis (third in the Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches, Gr1 PA).

The grandson of a Polish champion. Bred in France on behalf of Al Khalediah Stables, Mashhur Al Khalediah is a son of Jalnar Al Khalidiah (the sire of Fazza Al Khalediah) and the US mare Amerah Al Khalediah (Amer). The latter raced in France and he is her best offering to date. Savvannah (Monarch AH), the grandam, proved herself to be a performer of the highest calibre in Poland, having won thirteen of her eighteen career starts. Some of her defeats can be laid directly at the door of her trainer and jockey error. Considered Poland’s finest racemare, she was exported to Saudi Arabia in 2004. It would seem that Mashhur Al Khalediah is the only one of her descendants to have shone at the highest level. Sarmacja (Gil), the great grandam, completed the Polish Oaks-Derby double. She generated two Polish Derby placegetters, Sarmata (Pepton) and Subaru (Europejczyk), plus the Polish Oaks winning Salsa (Wojslaw) and Sabat (Wojslaw). The latter shattered the PA 2,400m record in Poland. This particular "S" line, which we associate with Janow Podlaski, is also responsible for producing the successful stallion Sambor (Czort).














Jalnar Al Khalidiah









Jody de Syrah























Amerah Al Khalediah






Monarch AH











Gr1 PA - 4-year-olds and up - 1,600m - AED 5,000,000

1st        MASHHUR AL KHALEDIAH 57 (H5)

Jalnar Al Khalidiah & Amerah Al Khalediah, by Amer

Owner: Athbah Racing

Breeder: Al Khalediah Stables

Trainer: P. Collington

Jockey: J.-B. Eyquem

2nd       BEL’IZAM 57 (C4)

Nizam & Dejsabelle, by Dormane

Owner: Sheikh H. Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Breeder: E.A.R.L. de Béguerie

Trainer: D. de Watrigant

Jockey: J. Crowley

3rd       CHADDAD 57 (H9)

Mared Al Sahra & Nisae, by Dormane

Owner: H.H Sheikh H. Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Breeder: H.H. Sheikh M. Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Trainer: S. Bin Ghadayer

Jockey: M. Barzalona

Turf (Good). 1’44’’69. Distances: 1/2, NECK, 1/2.