Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Bahrain: Two Endurance Races are Schedule

THE Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation is organising two endurance races on Saturday starting at 6am at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

It is the third event of the season and will be over 120kms and 160kms. The 160 kms event is the longest race in the Breef calendar and will be held under the patronage of federation president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Breef second vice-president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa said the 160-km race will be over six stages with 30 kms for the first three stages, 25 kms for the fourth and fifth stages while the last stage will be over 20 kms.

In the 120-km event, the riders will compete over five stages with 30 kms for the first two stages, 25 kms for the third, 20 kms for the fourth and 15 kms for the fifth.

Shaikh Khalid said the federation has already started receiving entries from Bahrain and other GCC countries for both the races and an organising committee as well as other committees are being set up.


Breef general secretary Ghalib Al Alawi has been appointed head of the judges committee which also includes members Abdulsamad Al Busta, Haider Al Zo'bi and Ali Ghuloom.

The official commissioners of the race are Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Mahmood Abdulsaheb who will be assisted by Mohammed Dadulla and Fahad Al Rumaihi.

The veterinary committee comprises 16 members, including Saudi Arabia's Veterinary Committee chairman Dr Mohammed Al Hammad, Dr Mohammed Saifuddin of Saudi Arabia, Iran's Dr Ahmed Jaraghi, Dr Ebrahim Al Hassan of Jordan, Dr Hussain Abbara of Qatar, Mohammed Shafi of India and eight doctors from Bahrain.
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