Golden Tower wins Eurasia summit horse race
ISTANBULGolden Tower won an April 8 horse race held in honor of the 18th Eurasian Economic Summit at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Hippodrome.
Owned by A. Celalettin Alkan, the thoroughbred finished the 1,400 meter track with a time of 1.26.85 under the direction of jockey Özcan Yıldırım.
Marvelous Iron followed as Al Ganador and My Grand Boy followed respectively.
Filip Vujanovic, the president of Montenegro, handed Alkan the cup at a ceremony after the race, where Marinko Cavara, the president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was also present.
Kemal Sağlam, the trainer of the winning horse, and Yıldırım received their prices from Marmara Group Foundation board member Şamil Ayrım.
Yasin Kadri Ekinci, the head of the Turkish Jockey Club, Secretary General Necati Demirkol, board member Şükrü Erdem, member Sadettin Sükan and Marmara Group Foundation Secretary General Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu also attended the ceremony.
Horse races held simultaneously with the Eurasian Economic Summit organizations have turned into a tradition, attracting great interest.