the Grand Prix Wathba Stallions Cup for Fillies II and For Colts II will be held, which are part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Horse Racing Festival. It will be the first two races held over one mile on turf for 3-year-old and older that will feature 12 animals.
WTC for Colts II is the second stage and WTC for Fillies II is the first stage of the 2023 Arabian Horse Triple Crown and are the best performing and rating Arabian horses in Latin America.
The second race on Saturday, the Grand Prix Wathba Stallions Cup II will feature six champion animals that together add up to 30 victories. For the third time two champion sons of Mared Al Sahra, Clapton AJR and VG Raj Al Mared, will compete against each other and emerge as favourites.
VG Raj Al Mared and his half-brother Clapton AJR have both won 11 races in which they have entered. Haras Bluegrass’s five-year-old stallion VG Raj Al Mared, trained by Thiago Haidar, won by ½ length in the last race they competed in on June 24, when he took his sixth victory.
Official partner of VG Raj Al Mared (Mared Al Sahra x Daughter of Just HVP by *FA El Shawan), the jockey twice champion of the statistics of the Jockey Club of São Paulo and the first woman to win the São Paulo Grand Prix, the main race of the state of São Paulo, Jeane Alves will try to win the duo’s seventh victory and second victory in the Grand Prix Wathba Stallions Cup for Colts II, since they won the first on May 13 with two lengths of advantage over Clapton AJR.