Friday, March 12, 2004

Al Wathba takes Emirates Endurance Championship

Hammadi takes tally to seven
By Amith Passela

12 March 2004

ABU DHABI - The Al Wathba juggernaut took their Emirates endurance championship tally to seven by claiming yesterday's Emirates Challenge trophy at the Emirates International Endurance Village.

Hassan Yousef Abdulla Al Hammadi won the truncated CEI Two-Star ride on Ro-Fabiola from stable-mate Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri riding Parlour Mountain Anzac after Al Reef Stables Matar Ali Al Hammadi's 13-year-old Arabian gelding, Mylex Cherokee, was eliminated for lameness after crossing the finish line first.
The 130km race was reduced to 110km in the middle of the second loop because of the rising hot weather condition."

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