Leading sprinters clash in featured Garhoud Sprint

  • Date: 07-Dec-2023
  • Source: Khaleej Times
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  • Country:UAE
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Leading sprinters clash in featured Garhoud Sprint

Zabeel Stables boss Bhupat Seemar. — X

Published: Thu 7 Dec 2023, 9:48 PM

Some of the UAE’s best speedballs will bid to lay down a marker for the rest of the season’s dash-for-cash races when they line-up in the Listed Garhoud Sprint, the feature race of an attractive nine-race card at Meydan Racecourse on Friday.

Run over 1,200 metres on the iconic venue’s dirt track, the Garhoud Sprint is the middle leg of the inaugural three-race Emirates Sprint Series (ESS) which was preceded by the HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup at Sharjah and will culminate in the Listed Jebel Ali Sprint on February 10, 2024.

The ESS rewards any horse that wins two legs of the series with a bonus purse of Dh 250,000. Interestingly, the newly-launched event has already developed a twist with Eastern World, winner of the opening leg, not entered in Friday’s contest, which means that the series is wide open.

That apart the race has attracted a strong field of 11 sprinters with four of them boasting strong credentials to dominate the contest.

Zabeel Stables boss Bhupat Seemar, who sent out Switzerland to win the Garhoud Sprint in 2022, before the son of Dubawi went on to achieve stamp