Sunday, January 24, 2010

Malaysia: RTES Riders Lead in Endurance Race

Malaysia.news

Bernama - Sunday, January 24

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 24 (Bernama) -- Riders from the Royal Terengganu Endurance Stable (RTES) took the first four prizes in the 80km category in the RTES championship which ended today.

They are Abdul Halim, who won the first prize, Mohd Bukhari (second), Mohd Afifi Firdaus (third) and Asri Abdul Aziz (fourth). Fifth place was won by Datuk Mohd Shuaib Ishak from the Ar-Raudhah Equine Centre. Fifteen participants took part, but only 13 were able to complete the race.

For the national-level competition in the same category, Muhamad Suhaidi Syawal from the An-Nassir Equestrian Club finished first followed by Amir Ghani Ahmad (Penn Endurance), Tengku Sri Temenggong Raja (State of Terengganu Endurence Team)and Aizuddin Aripin (Masterscaff Endurence), in the second, third and fourth place respectively.

In the 40km category, Aminuddin Abdullah and Mohd Faizal Hamid, both from the State of Terengganu Endurance Team (STET) won the first and second prize respectively, while in third place was Zainuddin Yusof, from the Elmina Equestrian Centre.

The RTES championship was also held to prepare riders for the Malaysia Games in Melaka in June.

-- BERNAMA