New Straits Times
Hilary Sebastian, BERNAMA
The Malaysian team's horses passed their compulsory veterinary inspection today ahead of the 12th FEI-World Endurance Championship starting tomorrow.
The Malaysian team's chef-d'Equipe Che Mohd Apandi Muhamad said all horses were found to be healthy and fit for the competition.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin is leading Malaysia's team of 11 riders in the championship, which Malaysia is hosting for the first time.
Che Mohd Apandi said Tuanku Mizan would ride his Arab-bred horse named Ibrahim Pascha Larzae.
Apart from Tuanku Mizan, the other Malaysian team members are Datuk Kamaruddin Abdul Ghani, Datuk Shuaib Ishak, Abdul Halim Alihan, Norlaily Bunyamin, Mohd Faizal Ismail, Zainuddin Yusuf, Mohd Azizie Ismail, Rosdam Mohd Noor, Datuk Abdullah Taib and Che Ahmed Yusri Muhamad.
Horses from other teams had also gone through the inspection, which was carried out by a 16-member veterinary commission led by Dr Frans Arts of Russia.
Also present at the veterinary inspection was Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan Mohammed Rashid Al-Maktoum who is leading the United Arab Emirates team.
The race would be flagged-off at 5.30pm tomorrow, covering a distance of 160km and is expected to finish on Saturday morning.
Posted By Merri to WEC Reports at 11/06/2008 05:23:00 PM