Arab Racing 2002

The Arab Horse Society


Photo:- Sunshines Photo Studios


By Claire Taylor

It was cheers and smiles all round for Lulu Jenkins and Millenium Ibn Procyon as they won the first race, the Dorocina Open Maiden at Lingfield. Runner up, Benedikt a four-year-old by Bengali D’Albret, was the odds on favourite as he had been running in International races last year, however he did not trouble the winner who set off to make the running and was ridden out hands and heels to cross the line 3 lengths clear. The Maiden Race at Larkhill that this horse was third in now looks to have been a strong race as both placed horses came out and won at Lingfield. Millenium Ibn Procyon was bred, owned and trained as well as ridden by Miss Jenkins, which is an important feature of AHS Racing as many members treat their Arabian horses as part of the family keeping them active for many years in a variety of activities.

Another family favourite is Island Benedict, winner of the second race the Mantech Maintenance Handicap, owned and trained by Jenny Peyton this seven-year-old gelding by Parmant has been carefully brought on by Jenny and husband Alan since they bought him as a youngster from Mr Backhouse; they are now continuing to reap their rewards as ‘Benny’ has won his third race for them. The consistent Doraman was second for owner/trainer Tony Jennings who again made the long trip down from Leeds to run his horse.

The two Penn Wood Challenge races became tactical battles with only two runners in each. Jockey Gary King made a return to AHS Racing on Lubaba for owner/trainer Mr Colk, but had to concede defeat to Fayre Abi and Patrick Murphy who rides and trains for his mother-in-law, Christine Cone. Patrick has some useful pure breds in his yard with Olivphaya and Phaymon who ran well at Larkhill. While in the Anglo Arab Open Race Sugar Dandy, ridden by owner/trainer Carol Green, led for three furlongs and then followed the winner until getting his head in front in the final furlong to challenge Pride Of James who went on again to win by half a length.


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