On 24 October at Toulouse racecourse, Adiba by Burning Sand out of Al Anqa (Amer) got her first Group PA victory when she won the Group 2PA French Arabian Breeders Challenge for 3-y-o fillies. Born and bred at the Haras du Grand Courgeon for Sh. Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani who also owns her, the 3-year-old filly is trained by Didier Guillemin and jockey Gabriel Bon was in the saddle.
One hour later, the four-year-old colt Rijm by Azadi out of Kerjam (Dormane) won the Group 1PA French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Classic – HH Sh. Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Born and bred at the Haras du Grand Courgeon for Sh. Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani and owned by Al Shaqab Racing, Rijm is trained by Thomas Fourcy and jockey Julien Augé led him to his first Group 1PA victory.