The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) 2021 season concluded with a one-two for Shadwell Estates in the Emirates Breeders (0-60) Handicap at Wolverhampton. The mile and half contest went right to the wire with Alghadeer trained by James Owen, prevailing by a neck from Alanwaar, trained by Phil Collington. Evermore Racing’s homebred Kayack, was a further length and a half behind in third.
Jockey Sean Levey, who was recording his second Arabian win this season from only six rides, commented after the race: “He’s done it well, like most Arabians I’ve ridden, he’s a thinker, but the race opened up really well for him. I was drawn in stall 10 so I was able to get settled in mid-division into the straight the first time around, and I was able to improve my position before I got to the top bend and again, before we got to the home turn. I found myself in a great position turning in. He thought about it a bit, but I had to make his mind up for him and he put his head down and ran. His ears pricked at the line, but I think he’d done enough at that stage.”
Genny Haynes, ARO Commercial and Finance Director said: “ARO congratulates Shadwell Estates on another successful year, and both James and Phil who have been responsible for training their winners.
“We also thank the Emirates Breeders for their generous sponsorship of this, our last race of the season. They have been very supportive of our racing this year, with a series that promoted UK Arabian racing at all levels with maidens, conditions races and a variety of handicaps.”
She added: “We would also like to thank the BHA and all the team at Wolverhampton racecourse for their assistance this year, enabling us to cope with the challenges of Covid and keep our racing going under difficult circumstances.”