Treasuring wins QREC Curragh Stakes in Ireland
22 Aug 2017 - 0:07
Qatar Racing Limited’s Treasuring claimed the Group three Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) Curragh Stakes at the Curragh Racecourse in Ireland on Sunday.
The Ger Lyons-saddled filly won the 1,000-metre race reserved for two-year olds, sponsored by QREC, in 1:2:35m.
She took the lead in the final furlong and stayed on well. The talented two-year-old daughter of Havana Gold was steered by jockey Colin Keane to her third victory in the colours of H E Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Qatar Racing Limited.
The D Keoghan and Casey McLiney-owned and J A Stack-trained Good Things Take Time declared the challenge.
With C D Hayes in the saddle, she kept on in the final furlong to go second near the line.
The other J A Stack, Sirici, owned by Michael Slevin came third. She was and ridden by P J Smullen. QREC Racing Manager, Abdulla Rashid Al Kubaisi, presented the trophies to the winners.
“She has done nothing but improve from her first run to here”, noted Lyons
“I can only imagine she will keep improving over the winter into a nice three-year-old. It’s great for the owners,” he said.