The Hassan bin Ali Hassan al-Matwi-owned Medan, ridden by jockey Jefferson Smith, recorded an exciting half-length victory to claim the Al Bayt Cup on Saturday, wrapping up Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club’s (QREC) this season’s action at the Al Uqda Racecourse.
In the 2300m Purebred Arabian Handicap feature, the Mohamed Hassan al-Matwi-trained mare overcame a tough challenge from Ikef De Bozouls, ridden by Arnaud De Lepine, to win the thrilling feature. Tomas Lukasek rode Haman to third place in the race.
Under the supervision of Jockey Jefferson Smith, See You Boy in the colours of Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohamed FN al-Thani won the 1200m contest for the Thoroughbred Handicap (65-85) for four-year-old+. Triple Two Racing’s Ikef De Bozouls came second while HE Sheikha Iman bint Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani’s Haman finished third.
The Al Uqda Racecourse hosted a record number of 22 meetings this season with the final day at the venue featuring a total of seven races.