‘Tight End’ wins Istanbul race held by Jockey Club
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Marmara Group President Suver (L) presents Tight End’s owner Gülerce with her award after her thoroughbred wins a special race held by Turkey’s Jockey Club in Istanbul.“Tight End,” the thoroughbred owned by Gülnur Gülerce, won a special race held by Turkey’s Jockey Club on April 11 evening at Veliefendi Hippodrome, the Istanbul race track.
Jockey Arslan Birdal was riding the British thoroughbred, which finished the 1,400 meter track in 1.25.10.
Marmara Group Foundation CEO Akkan Suver presented Gülerce with her award and cup after the race.
“Symphony,” owned by Melis Kurtel Emin and ridden by Akın Sözen, came second and Ayhan Giray’s “Always President” followed, with jockey Mehmet Kaya
“Deha,” “Distant Flight,” and “Steel Cat” were the other competing horses.
The jockey club organized the race after a suggestion by the Turkish Food and Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker.
Albanian President Bamir Topi, Gagauzia Governor Mihail Formuzal, Azerbaijani parliamentary speaker Valeh Aleskerov, Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Giorgi Baramidze, Kosovan Deputy Prime Miniseter Mimoza Kusari Lila and Macedonian State Minister Hadi Nezir were among the large number of spectators.