Farooq wins the Qatar Derby for Local Purebred Arabians 

Our Farooq went one better than his Derby Trial performance to land the Derby for Local Arabians for trainer Alban de Mieulle. The mile-long run saw Farooq leading throughout under Gaetan Faucon’s ride even as AJS Gannas and Al Malhouf made a brief bid to challenge the leading colt but the Umm Qarn colt looked in no mood to slow down, eventually beating AJS Gannas by two lengths. Mohammed Hussain trained Tahri Baha completed the podium.