Ahmet Celik, recording of winning 6 of the Gaze races in a row, raises trophy after becoming the winner of the 94th Gazi Race, organized as Turkish Horse Race Derby since 1927 on behalf of the Founder of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, with "Call To Victory" (name of the racehorse) at Veliefendi Race Course in Istanbul, Turkey on August 30, 2020. ( Elif Ozturk - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

Jockey Ahmet Celik won Turkey’s prestigious horse race on Sunday with racehorse Call To Victory.

Eighteen horses participated for the winning price of 2.95 million Turkish liras ($400,000) in the Gazi Race.

Call To Victory finished the 2,400-meter grass track in 2.30.18 at the Veliefendi race course in Istanbul.

Lord Of Game came second at 2.30.55, while Kingsman was third finishing at 2.31.24.

The race has been run in honor of the Turkish Republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk since 1927.

It took place without spectators due to coronavirus measures.

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