HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs and President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, expressed his delight at mare Al Raya’s victory in d’Arengerg Cup which was held in Chantilly, France.
HH Shaikh Nasser confirmed this win underscores the leading position occupied by Al Raya at the international level following several noteworthy victories recently, confirming Bahrain’s development in the horse racing sport.
HH Shaikh Nasser praised the performance of Al Raya which allowed her to overcome a group of elite competitors, affirming that this achievement is a source of motivation to support horses owned by Bahrainis in major international competitions in the bright era of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Moreover, HH Shaikh Nasser praised the efforts of trainer Simon Crisford and jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot in preparing Al Raya and steering her for this win.
It’s worth noting that the HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa-owned Al Raya defeated an elite pool of eight participants to win the prestigious d’Arengerg Cup, held over a distance of 1000m. The event for Group 3, twoyear-old mares