Kalino wins the Sheik Zayad Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Gr.1 P/A) 

After a fantastic ride by Oliver Peslier, Kalino picked up the win in what is the world’s richest race for Purebred Arabians with a total purse of 1.2 million euros.

“It is a great win. This is like a French team but the horse is from Qatar. I’m so happy to come and win here tonight. We have seen all the best jockeys and horses as well as apprentice jockeys here and to win amongst them feels great,” said an elated Peslier.

Trainer Alban de Mieulle said: “We knew he was a quality horse, but on the day of the Qatar Arabian World Cup, the distance was maybe a bit long and the ground conditions were too light. Today, he appreciated the 1,600 metres and the soft ground and he wore sheepskins which helped him a lot. I had told Olivier Peslier not to hesitate to take the lead. It is easier when you have the best jockey in the world.”
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