Prix Luthier (L) : Qurbaan spotless in foggy Deauville

17 December 2016

Prix Luthier (L) : Qurbaan spotless in foggy Deauville

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3yo Qurbaan (Speightstown) prevailed in the Prix Luthier (L), Saturday afternoon over a foggy Deauville fibersand track. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2016, Deauville. - Trained by François Rohaut for sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, Qurbaan (Speightstown) prevailed by a short neck in the Prix Luthier (L) over the British raider Sovereign Debt (Dark Angel), who led the way .

Now undefeated in three races in Deauville, Qurbaan is out of the French dam Flip Flop (Zieten), a Yellow Ribbon Stakes (Gr1) 2nd in California and a winner of the Prix Charles Laffitte (L) for Patrick Barbe when trained by Didier Prod'homme. Sold as a weanling at the Keeneland Breeding Stock sale in November 2013, Qurbaan cost $ 300,000 to Shadwell, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's breeding operation. He traces back to a French family exported to Japan, which also gave the Japan leading juvenile champion Bubble Gum Fellow (Sunday Silence), winner of the Tenno Sho (Gr1) and third in the 1997 Japan Cup (Gr1) won by Pilsudski in 1997.

Racing was cancelled after the following race due to the fog. The remaining 3 races should be rescheduled on Monday. Racecourse manager Olivier Louit announced on Equidia that France Galop would do everything for the horses who travelled to Deauville to be located and taken care of on the course until then.