Thursday, January 03, 2008

UAE: Hazza takes vital lead over Al Beloushi
photo: Shaikh Hazza Bin Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (right) and Shaikh Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in action during the 240km ride in Abu Dhabi.

By M. Satya Narayan, Staff Reporter
Published: January 04, 2008, 00:43

Abu Dhabi: Defending champion Shaikh Hazza Bin Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan carved out a seven-second lead over strong contender Yousuf Ahmad Al Beloushi after the first 80km in the three-day 240km Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup which started on Thursday.

Riding 10-year-old Akab, Shaikh Hazza was in fine form as he moved ahead of a strong line-up of riders at the Boudtheib Endurance Village in Al Khatem here yesterday.

Gruelling ride

With 20 of the 59 riders who started the gruelling 240-km ride being eliminated at the end of day one, Shaikh Hazza will start off with Al Reef champion Yousef Ahmad Al Beloushi on Zara Farm Chandali in second place.

Gulf News article

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