Jadey guides Phraseur Kosack to victory

Jadey guides Phraseur Kosack to victory

The race was held among high expectations that the Japanese professional jockey Mai Beppu will be hard to beat, but the run of the race came contrary to all speculations.



Jockey Jadey Pletrasiewicz with officials at the presentation ceremony. — Supplied photo

Jockey Jadey Pletrasiewicz with officials at the presentation ceremony. — Supplied photo

Top Dutch lady jockey Jadey Pletrasiewicz made every step a winning one onboard Phraseur Kosack to land the seventh round of the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR at the Hoppegarten Racecourse on Sunday evening.

“It’s a race to remember,” said the 30-year-old home care nurse. “I knew the Japanese lady was favourite to win the race with Athlete del Sol, but I was confident that it was my turn to book a dream lineup in the grand final of the competition in Abu Dhabi next November,” she added.

The race was held among high expectations that the Japanese professional jockey Mai Beppu will be hard to beat, but the run of the race came contrary to all speculations.

“I know the trainer Huub Otermans and she has told me that Phraseur Kosack is in his best form and would be suited with soft underfoot following the rain showers which hit the venue in the afternoon. Her instructions are to settle behind the early pace and put the horse on top gear at the home turn, and that what has happened. My mount showed his stamina and stayed on very strongly to lead,” she added.

However, Pietrasiewic has joined hands with Otermans last year to land the Shaikh Zayed Cup ‘Listed’ at the same venue with Poulain Kossack. Meanwhile, leading German jockey Eduardo Pedroza brought Valentin home in the Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Listed Cup, the sixth event on the card.

Trained by JM Wolters at the Stall Lucky Stables in Holland, the five-year-old son of Amer was always going well before the rider said go to do all the work in the straight and prevails by more than three lengths on the line.

The two events were held under the directives of the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs as part of the HH Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.

Jumaa Mubarak Al Junaibi, UAE ambassador to Germany praised the strong support which is received by the sports sector in the UAE saying that it underlines the keenness of the wise leadership of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; coupled with the role which is played by Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed, to promote sports in general and Arabian horse races in particular.

“We are also obliged to HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Mother of the UAE, for her brilliant initiative. The staging of the seventh round of the HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) in Berlin is of great essence for the women sports in the world in general and within the UAE and the Arab world in particular,” he said.

Lara Sawaya, director of the Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and chairman of the Ladies Racing Committee in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authority (IFAHR) said: “Under the directives of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, we are delighted to return to this beautiful venue which attracts a big crowd to its well-organised events. The races of the festival are growing bigger and bigger with every move.”


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