Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dubai: Strong field for Dubai endurance races on weekend

Gulfnews.com

Staff Report
January 28, 2010

Land Cruiser up for grabs for winners

Dubai: The Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum Ladies Endurance Ride over 90 kilometres and the Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum Endurance Challenge over 100km will be held at Dubai International Endurance City Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The Ladies Endurance Ride-CEN 90km is restricted to UAE and Gulf nationals and Arab nationals living in the UAE.

The ride consists of four loops: Yellow (37km), Green (27km), Pink (16km) and White (16km). The vet check will take place today between 3pm and 5pm.

The Endurance Challenge is restricted to UAE nationals from private stables and individuals.

Four loops

The ride consists of four loops: Yellow (37km), Red (31km), Green (27km) and White (12km).

The vet checking will take place tomorrow between 3pm and 5pm.

The general manager of the Dubai Equestrian Club, Ali Mousa Al Khamiri, said: "We expect this ride to be highly competitive and it is sure to attract some of the best endurance riders here in the UAE and the region.

"We are truly grateful for the support from Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture, and we wish all riders the best of luck and welcome all spectators to come and enjoy this weekend event."

A Toyota Land Cruiser is up for grabs for the first place winner of each race, while the second place winners will receive a Nissan Patrol and the third place winners will receive Dh100,000 in cash.

Fourth place winners will be awarded Dh90,000 and the amount will decrease in equal equation until the 11th placing, which receives Dh20,000.