Tayf FR by Amer out of Djelmila (Manganate), winner of the Group 2PA race Qatar Derby for four-year-olds.
At the end of 11 May 2017, the last day of the season, Umm Qarn, Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani’s racing stable, was crowned Champion Owner of the 2016/2017 season at Doha. This year, an important number of horses bred by the Haras du Grand Courgeon helped to strengthen the armada of horses running in the famous Bordeaux and white spotted silks.
Amongst them, the five-year-old horse Tayf FR by Amer out Djelmila (Manganate) stood out, as he won two races from five starts, including the Group 2 PA Qatar Derby for four-year-olds. He was also the runner-up on three occasions. In fact, he was the runner-up of two Group 1 PA races in Qatar, the HH The Emir’s Sword and the Qatar Gold Sword. With 1 403 100 QAR, Tayf alone earned more than a quarter of the stable’s total prize-money.
This season also highlighted the arrival of a filly from General’s first crop: Humam, a daughter out of Babyleaune (Dormane). Born in 2013, on the 10 November 2016 she shot to stardom as the first winner for the dual victor of the Qatar Arabian World Cup. In her first season at Doha she recorded three victories and one place in five starts.
Also, Yazeed (Munjiz), the first foal out of Champion Al Dahma, won his first race and was also placed in two starts. As to the filly Waqaar by Burning Sand out of Al Hanoof, she recorded two victories and four places in seven starts.
Thanks to these good performances in 2016/2017, Umm Qarn’s trainer Alaban de Mieulle, who is the owner of Haras du Grand Courgeon, took second place in the Trainers Championship at Doha.