Monday, November 02, 2009

Bahrain: Royal Team dominate Breef events

November 01, 2009

ABDULLA Johar, Jaffer Mirza and Isa Abdulrasool won their respective events in the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation's (Breef) endurance horse ride qualifying races held at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

A total of 73 riders saw action in last Friday's qualifiers which featured three races of different distances.

The Royal Endurance Team dominated the show as Johar finished on top in the three-stage 80km race in three hours, 55 minutes and eight seconds with a 20.41 kms per hour speed average.

He was followed by teammate Ahmed Abdulsamad (3:44:03) in second place with Ahmed Jaffer (3:55:38), also of the Royal Endurance Team, came third.

Fourth and fifth places were respectively won by Royal Endurance Team members Abdulhaq Qadori (4:08:05) and Raed Mahmood (4:11:43) while Jaffer Salman (4:22:16) of Awal Riding Stable was sixth.

In the 60-km race, which was divided into two stages of 30kms each, Royal Endurance Team rider Mirza led both stages right from the start to complete the race with a total ride time of two hours, 40 minutes and 17 seconds.

Behind him was Abdulrahman Al Zayed, also of the Royal Endurance Team, who came second in 3:10:12 and Al Asayel Stable rider Salman Al Thawadi (3:17:23) was third.

Fourth place was won by Khalifa Sharida (3:27:43), followed by Shaikha Najla bint Salman Al Khalifa (3:28:46) of Al Fateh Stable, while sixth position went to Hussain Aref (3:28:42) of Al Fateh Stable.

Abu Youns Stable rider Abdulrasool took victory in the 40-km race which was divided into two stages of 20kms each.

Crossing the finish line in two hours, 34 minutes and 31 seconds, Abdulrasool was closely followed by Singh Song (2:34:59) of Al Talia Stable who came second while Harry Singh (2:35:31), also of Al Talia Stable, followed in third place.


Fourth place was won by Hareth Mohammed (2:37:40) of Ahmed Janahi Stable and ahead of Lydia Martin (2:45:36) of Wadi Ali Stable in fifth place while Najat Singh (2:52:31) of Al Muntaser Stable came sixth.

Races were witnessed by Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Both Shaikh Nasser, the Royal Endurance Team captain, and Shaikh Khalid congratulated the winners in each race and wished others success in future competitions.

Shaikh Nasser extended appreciation for the efforts being exerted by the federation in making this event a great success.

On his part, Shaikh Khalid expressed delight for the wonderful turnout of the riders in the first qualifying event of the season, which were regarded warm-up races for the upcoming competitions.

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