During the finals, a cold wind blew up in the bay, reminding us that it was a “winter” show. However, the temperature prevailing in the breeding sector since the beginning of the championships has only increased over time.
We started with the yearling fillies. Certainly, the owners and fans who cheered them on were a strong encouragement, their shouts, whistles, and crowds of calling the names of their pupils and their trainers, heated the atmosphere.
The form of the championships, when all horses qualified from a given age group meet in the ring and are re-examined and compared by the judges, is also a spectacle for the audience, who eagerly confronts their favorites.
The finals were full of the best: Doha Stud, Al Nasser Stud, Al Saqab, Al Waab, Al Naif, Mudhar Stud, and of course the more and more difficult to beat Dubai Stud from the United Arab Emirates. The more interesting what the next, more important title show will bring. It promises to be enormous emotions and a fight for very large financial prizes. It is worth mentioning that during the international show that begins this Wednesday, gold medals in the mares and stallions championships will be awarded 240 thousand euro each!
Coming back to the Arabian Peninsula show that ended yesterday, in the championships the medals went mainly to Qatari horses, their national anthem was heard by far the most frequently. Only two studs stirred in the medal pot – Dubai Stud (UAE) and Al Bawady Stud (Egypt). In the case of the former, each of the three horses qualified for the championship won a medal (gold in the yearling fillies and junior stallions category, silver in the junior mares). The Egyptian Al Bawady stud presented only one mare at the show, winning the senior mares silver medal.
Full results of the championships under this link: