Thursday, January 26, 2006
BAHRAIN's national endurance team will head for Doha today to compete in the 120-km GCC Endurance Championship scheduled for tomorrow.
The team comprise of 12 riders selected by the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) based on their performances this season.
Six riders will be taking part in the seniors race and six in the junior section.
Shaikh Salman bin Saqer Al Khalifa will be leading the Bahraini team in the seniors race while Yousef Taher, Fahad Ismail, Jaber Al Dossary, Ahmed Al Ruwaie and Abdulhaq Qadoori are the other riders in this section.
Abdulaziz Adam, Salem Al Otaibi, Fahad Abdulaziz, Mohammed Abdulsamad, Abdulla Al Khatery and Jaffer Mirza will be taking part in the junior event.
Bahrain, who hosted the Gulf Energy World Junior Endurance Championship in December, are one of the favourites to win this event which carries a cash prize fund of BD50,000.
The championship is divided into five stages with the first two stages to be held over 30 kms each. The third stage will be over 25 kms, the fourth over 20 kms and the fifth will consist of 15 kms.
Dr Khalid Ahmed will accompany the team as manager.
By Steph - January 26, 2006
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