Halawani expresses delight over success of Jebel Ali Racecourse’s season opener

Halawani expresses delight over success of Jebel Ali Racecourse’s season opener

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  • Date: 31-Oct-2021
  • Source: Gulf Today
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  • Country: Gulf
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Halawani expresses delight over success of Jebel Ali Racecourse’s season opener

Gulf Today, Doug Watson dominated the opening day of the 2021-22 UAE horse racing season on Friday after clinching victory in four of seven races on the card. Red Stable put the rest of their rivals in shade with Sam Hitchcott enjoying double and George Buckell and Pat Dobbs winning a race each for Watson’s yard. Hitchcott even landed the feature race of the afternoon, a 1200m sprint titled Emirates Airline with Ababil who dug deep in the final strides to post victory by a head from Satish Seemar’s Expressionist, the ride of his new first choice rider Tadhg O’Shea. Watson was expecting an exciting day as he lined up 18 during the course of the Friday afternoon and Exciting Days turned his expectations into reality as he won the opening race, a 1400m maiden, in the hands of Hitchcott. Watson saddled second in Express Route too, ridden by Dobbs, with Salem Bin Ghadayer’s Martial Art taking third in the hands of Royston Ffrench. “Thanks for being with us. So happy to see the start of the UAE horse racing season from the Jebel Ali Racecourse. We are trying our best to satisfy owners, trainers and jockeys. Their feedback of

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