Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) - ILARIA SAGGIOMO WINS FOR ITALY

11.04.2017

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) - ILARIA SAGGIOMO WINS FOR ITALY

Manama (Bahrein), 16th March 2017. The Italian Ilaria Saggiomo won the 3rd leg of the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR), at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club of Manama, in Bahrein. Associated to the 4yo colt Kuheilan Aafas 1675 (Al Hamdany 901), she battled against the German Eva Herresthal, who rode Al Hamdanieh 1637 (Al Shawaf), for the success. Only half a length separated them at the end. The Belgian Anna Van den Troost was third with Al Hamdanieh 1644 (Kuheilan Umm Zorayr 1199). Ilaria Saggiomo, winner of the Fegentri in 2002, is now based as a trainer in Italy, and was happy to ride in this race: “I heard a lot about this competition and the finale in Abu Dhabi in November. Winning today and qualifying myself for the finale is an amazing feeling.” Lara Sawaya, responsible for the Sheikh Mansoor Festival was happy with the organization, which was held for the 4th consecutive year in Bahrein: “We are very encouraged by the success of this race and we are planning on adding a race of the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) next year.”