Monday, September 01, 2008

Oman: Bashar emerges champion in 80-km endurance race

Muscat: As many as 17 riders participated in the first equestrian event organised by the Omani Equestrian Federation this season in Al Askharah. The 80-km race, which was divided into four stages, was held under the auspices of HE Hamed Bin Amor Al Kasbi, member of the Shura Council for the Wilayat of Jaalan Bani Bu Ali.

The horse Bashar with its rider Ali Bin Yousef Al Balushi, managed to finish the race in 5.39 hours. While the horse Makhawi with its rider Mohammed Bin Eisa Al Balushi finished the race in 5.43 hours and came second, the horse Hadir with its rider Mohammed Bin Habib Al Blaushi finished the race in 6.15 hours and came third.

The horse Zaim, with its rider Abdullah Ghulam Al Balushi came fourth and the horse Mazouna with its rider Hamad Bin Ali Al Balushi came

On the sidelines of the race, a number of horse performances with 40 horses were also staged before dignitaries and equestrian races fans.

At the end of the race, the chief guest gave away awards to the winners. Mohammed Bin Eisa Al Fairouz, Chairman of the Omani Equestrian Federation also presented a memento to the chief guest.

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