Mashhur Al Khalediah shines on a thrilling night in Abu Dhabi - in pictures


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Mashhur Al Khalediah won the Dh5million Group One Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown for the Purebred Arabians at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday.

Trained by Phillip Collington and ridden by Jean-Bernard Eyquem for the Athbah Stables of Saudi Arabia, the five-year-old beat Bel’Izam under Jim Crowley by half-a-length.

Salem bin Ghadayer’s Chaddad with Mickael Barzalona atop took third.

“It’s an unbelievable win,” Collington said. “This horse has improved all year. He was just immature at the beginning of the year but has been improving and improving.

“When he won in Baden-Baden (Germany) beating Typhoon and Bel’Izam, that’s when we truly realised he’s a Group One horse. Now he has proven it on the world’s richest race (for Arabians).”

Above is a photo gallery of the race in Abu Dhabi. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

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Starring: Shaima Al Tayeb, Wafa Muhamad, Hamss Bandar

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