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Izzthatright (IRE) Wins the Dukhan Sprint Sponsored by Breeders' Cup at The H.H. Emir's Sword Festival in Doha

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DOHA, QATAR (February 25, 2017) – Successfully defending his title, Injaaz Stud’s Izzthatright (IRE) struck the front in the final yards to win today’s US$250,000 Dukhan Sprint sponsored by Breeders’ Cup at Al Rayyan Racecourse during The H.H. Emir’s Sword Festival.

Izzthatright (IRE), trained by Jassim Mohammed Ghazali and ridden by Harry Bentley, defeated Black Granite (IRE) by a head, completing the six furlongs on turf in 1:09.15. Pacesetter Caspian Sea (IRE) finished a head back in third in the 13 horse field.

Today’s race was the beginning of a partnership agreement between the Breeders’ Cup and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club whereby the Thoroughbred racing brands will exchange presenting sponsor titles at their respective events – The Dukhan Sprint at The H.H. Emir’s Sword Festival and the Juvenile Turf Sprint for 2-year-olds run at six furlongs during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar on November 3-4, 2017.

“We congratulate Izzthatright and his connections on winning today’s race and the outstanding international festival which the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club has presented this week,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. “Our partnership is off to a very successful start and we look forward to reciprocating when our hosts come to Del Mar in November for their sponsorship of the Juvenile Turf Sprint.

Izzthatright is a 5-year-old bay gelding by Moss Vale (IRE) out of Miss Adelaide (IRE) by Alazo (USA). He was bred in Ireland by Patrick Cummins. Izzthatright won for the ninth time in 17 career starts.

Race replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzIaX6VW3Ws

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