Horse Racing, Rawalpindi
Piyara Sayeen wins Sunshine Cup at Karachi Racecourse
Piyara Sayeen displayed scintillating performance to lift the Sunshine Cup in the winter Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse.
With just two appearances under his belt, bay horse Piyara Sayeen displayed scintillating performance to lift the Sunshine Cup in the winter Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse.
Piyara Sayeen, who completed the frame in the Kashmir Cup earlier this month, outran co-favourite dark bay horse "King of Kohistan" by six lengths to improve his credentials besides opening course account.
Mare Paris finished third a length and-a-half behind followed by another Sanobar who finished two and-a-half lengths away among six starters.
Piyara Sayeen who is owned Mohammad Pervaiz and sent by trainer Tanveer Abbasi was piloted home by rider Asad Aksir.
Aksir completed a double on the day after guiding six-year-old dark bay horse Black Gold to two lengths victory over the favourite mare Sweet Victory in the fifth and last race.
Sweet victory held the lead for most of the race but Black Gold kicked up steam in the home stretch to register an upset victory to open his 2020 account.
The next winter Gymkhana race meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb 29.
THE SUNSHINE PLATE SCALE ORDER VIII 4 F:
Fast Catcher (Mr. Mohammad Yaseen Braech) 8-13 Safdar Hussain 1, Humaira Choice 9-0 M. Sajjad 2, Tahzeeb 8-10 Zaki Zakir 3, Fakhr-e-Kasur 8-3 Waheed Baran 4.
Won by 3 ½ L, 2 L, 10 L. Time: 0.54 1/5 seconds. Winner trained by Amjad Ali.
THE SUNSHINE PLATE SCALE ORDER VII AND VIII 4 F:
Soldier Girl (Mr. M. Shakeel) 8-8 M. Manzoor 1, Risky 8-6 Safdar Hussain 2, No Try 8-8 Nazil Hussain 3, Meri Chahat 8-13 M. Sajjad 4.
Won by 6 L, ½ L, Neck. Time: 0.52 seconds. Winner trained by Mujahid Ali.
THE SUNSHINE CUP SCALE ORDER V, VI AND VII 4 ½ F:
Piyara Sayeen (Mr. Mohammad Pervaiz) 8-13 Asad Aksir 1, King Of Kohistan 8-10 Zaki Zakir 2, Paris 8-9 M. Manzoor 3, Sanobar 7-12 Waseem 4.
Won by 6 L, 1 ½ L, 2 ½ L. Time: 0.57 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Tanveer Abbasi.
THE SUNSHINE PLATE SCALE ORDER IV AND V 4 ½ F:
Cracks Man (M/s Zainab Ali and Aariz Nawaz) 9-0 M. Manzoor 1, Zorawar 8-6 Safdar Hussain 2, Faster Than You 8-12 Ali Raza II, 3, Royal Fort 8-8 Sohail Ahmed 4.
Won by 5 ½ L, Head, 4 12/2 L. Time: 0.57 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by M. Sharif.
THE SUNSHINE PLATE SCALE ORDER II, III AND IV 4 ½ F:
Black Gold (Mr. Mohammad Mushtaq) 8-12 Asad Aksir 1, Sweet Victory 9-6 Waseem 2, Piyara Faisal 7-4 Zaki Zakir 3, Mohallaydar 7-3 Waheed Baran 4.
Won by 2 L, 4 L, 1 L. Time: 0.58 seconds. Winner trained by M. Tufail.