Thursday, May 04, 2006

HM The King Attends Endurance Race


Manama, May. 4, (BNA) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, watched today concluding race of the Endurance Horse Racing Championship season which covered a distance of 100 Kilometers and in which a number of Bahraini and GCC riders took part.


date: 04 05, 2006

Manama, May. 4, (BNA) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, watched today concluding race of the Endurance Horse Racing Championship season which covered a distance of 100 Kilometers and in which a number of Bahraini and GCC riders took part.
On his arrival, HM the King was received by the President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF), Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of BREEF, Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Endurance Committee Head, Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa and a number of organizing committee heads. HM the King met participating riders in the championship whom expressed their thanks and appreciation for HM the King's patronage and his care and support for Bahraini riders and the sport in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Then HM the King watched part of the race which was flagged off by Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. On this occasion, HM the King congratulated Shaikh Nasser on winning the race and congratulated all the riders in the championship. He also expressed his appreciation for the efforts exerted by Shaikh Nasser and Shaikh Khalid along with the organizing committee members in managing the championship successfully and providing the participants with all the necessary requirements. HM the King hailed the international achievements in the Junior and Youth World Endurance Championship which reflects the competence of Bahrain riders in all events, wishing them further success. Shaikh Nasser won the season finale, Mohammed Ali from Ahmed Al Fateh stable came second and Shaikh Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Thani from Qatar came third. At the conclusion of the race Shaikh Khalid and Shaikh Faisal presented the winners with their trophies.

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