Allora has best of best in jockeys
ALLORA jockey Isabella Teh is on target to ride in the United Arab Emirates in November after enjoying an outstanding year in Arabian racing.
At age 18, Teh has the racing world at her feet in the National Arabian Racing Association.
She has been riding Arabian horses for 12 months and also rides thoroughbreds in track work and breaks in horses.
Arabian horses run slower times than the thoroughbreds so are in different races but are better at longer distances.
Currently, the fledgling sport in Australia has races from 1200m to 1800m.
Teh's mother and Arabian horse trainer Michelle Clements said the Arabian horses did well in flat racing in many countries.
"Arabian flat racing is a prosperous industry in many nations across the world, including United States, United Kingdom UAE and many European countries."
They have been granted a race on programs at Warwick, Warra, Gold Coast, Dalby, Beaudesert, Jandowae and Bell in South Queensland and will race again as part of the February 21 Tradies Day program at Allman Park.
"We are hoping for five or six horses for the race in Warwick and will then race at Beaudesert in March, April and June," she said.
The mother-and-daughter combination have a French bred stallion Djehlbi which has won his only three races in Australia at Beaudesert, Gold Coast and Sandown.
His most recent win was at Sandown in Melbourne when he won a 1300m race by 15 lengths in a race with a $50,000 prize pool.
He set a new record for biggest winning margin at the Gold Coast with a victory by 35.5 lengths over 1800m. Teh is currently the leading jockey in Australia and has qualified to compete in the UAE.
Arabian horse races