Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 November 2019

Memorable Meydan season opener for Satish Seemar, Connor Beasley and Sayed Hashish - in pictures

No dearth of action in opening meeting at Dubai's renowned racecourse

Satish Seemar, Connor Beasley and Sayed Hashish celebrated a double each in the season opener at Meydan on Thursday.

Zabeel Stables trainer Seemar set the ball rolling by saddling winners in the first two races, including the first of two in the silks of Hashish and the first of the two for jockey Beasley.

Celebrating with them were jockey Sandro Paiva and Emirati trainer Mahmood Hussain.

Paiva rode his first winner in the country’s flagship racecourse when steering Ali Rashid Al Raihe’s Secret Trade in the fourth race.

Hussain gate-crashed to the party 35 minutes later when Antonio Fresu produced a strong late run to steer Mark Of Approval to victory in the fifth race.

Richard Mullen, the stable jockey for Seemar, had had earlier got off the mark by claiming the opener on Barack Beach.

Not to be outdone, Doug Watson and his retained jockey Pat Dobbs took the concluding handicap on Tradesman.

Updated: October 25, 2019 03:33 AM

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