ANAEROBIO (photo), a horse that’s easy to like, and Tannaaf made the trip to Doha in Qatar this weekend for respective races at the Emirs Sword meetings.
Both finished unplaced, but they’ve had successful seasons so far, posting a win apiece, and tried their best away from their Dubai home. Also, Mike de Kock and his patrons have supported racing in Qatar with suitable runners this term. The Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha along with prominent racing families are developing and marketing racing with big future plans.
Assistant trainer Trevor Brown reported: “Anaerobio finished about five lengths off in the mile. Jockey Wayne Smith said he didn’t handle the turn well at all – he’s been around the right-hand bend twice and he ran below best twice.”
Tannaaf, drawn 14-16, ran on and just missed the frame in a Graded 2400m race. Brown said: “I thought he ran very well.”
*Thanks to roving South African racing journalist Liesl King, who sent us the pic of Anaerobio, “The Mane Man” – with his groom Thomas Ncume in the Qatar Parade Ring.
I have made a study of American bred horse going right handed, I know the horse mentioned is from Argentina, but checking it’s pedigree several generations back, there is American in the bloodline. There are no tracks in the U.S.A. with right hand turns that I know of, I’m probably wrong on that point, but here in the U.K. it’s very rare for an American bred horse to handle right handed tracks.