PVP unterstützt Pferderennen in Qatar

It is now a fact, RISING stars came to the fore on Qatar Trophies and Gold Sword day, at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday 6 February. Young British jockey Harry Bentley claimed the two Qatar Gold Trophy races on Al Anga and Dubday, taking his tally to 20 winners on visits from Dubai, where he is based for the Dubai Carnival season.

“After stablemate Miblish had set the pace until early in the straight, Bentley made his move late on Dubday, grabbing the lead from Lion D'Anvers about 100m from the finish and readily holding Very Nice Name by threequarters of a length to claim the Qatar gold trophy for thoroughbred horses.”

“In similar vein, the five-year-old mare Al Anga continued her rise through the ranks with her fifth win in a row - and fourth for Bentley - in the Qatar Gold Trophy for Purebred Arabians over 2,000m.”

“Despite her exemplary record, Al Anga, owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and trained by Julian Smart, faced several more highly-rated rivals, but she passed her stiffest test to date with flying colours, always being handily placed before Bentley sent her to the front about 150m from the finish.”

PVP has joined forces with Harry to help support him develop his career in Qatar, and look forward to a long successful relationship together in the future.

A rising star with his feet on the ground, Harry comments to the Gulf Times after winning 6 of the 9 races at the Al Khariab cup night at the Qatar racing and equestrian club in January 2014.

“It has been a dream day to have six winners out of the nine rides I had for the day, I must thank my agent Mark Robinson, who is doing a great job by getting me good rides, plus the support of PVP, I really appreciate the efforts. One always enjoys winning and I am glad that I got the opportunity to ride here in Qatar. I am looking forward to coming back next week,” jockey Bentley told the Gulf Times.