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Al Jahouri making his mark

Emirati handler hopes for more success for his Al Wathba Stables

  • By Leslie Wilson Jr, Racing & Special Features Writer
  • Published: 16:38 January 12, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Majed Al Jahouri is a name worth remembering, for you’re probably going to hear a lot more from this talented handler, who is based at the Al Wathba Stables in Abu Dhabi, from where he trains primarily for Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs.

Al Jahouri is reaping the rewards of his experience gained in riding endurance horses with his growing string of Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred horses.

On the opening night of the Carnival he pulled off a coup of sorts when saddling the first three finishers in the Al Maktoum Challenge (G1) and then said that he was very confident that one of his horses would strike.

“I was hoping it would be Areem because we changed his equipment for the race,” he said. “We put a tongue-tie on him this time because we noticed he was biting his tongue during the race, which was a distraction.

“The gear worked because he ran a much more focused race and won well by setting a new track record which was nearly two seconds better than the old one.”

“I have a lot of nice horses like him back home and hopefully they will start clicking. We’re hoping that we can win some more nice races during the season.”

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