Saturday, December 29, 2012

UAE: Shaikha Najla claims third spot in Dubai endurance - Full Article

December 29, 2012

SHAIKHA Najla bint Salman Al Khalifa finished third in the 90km Majid bin Mohmmed's Ladies Endurance Challenge race held at the Dubai International Endurance City in Seih Al Salam.

Riding Emirates Stables' Magic Glen Harpoon, the Bahraini rider completed this challenging annual event with a total ride time of three hours, three minutes and 26 seconds.

The ride was held at a distance of 100km, which was devoted to the stables and private subscription of singles.

It was divided into three stages, first yellow flags for a distance of 40 km, the second phase red flags for a distance of 40km, and the third and final phase of white flags for a distance of 20km.

Shaikha Futtaim, daughter of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, secured victory for the second time, riding Nad Al Sheba's Linon and registering 3.03.15.

Afra Khalifa Al Suwidi came in second place, riding Nad Al Sheba's Spectacular Goldie with a total ride time of 3.03.15.

Commenting after the ride, Shaikha Najla expressed satisfaction in obtaining the third place, for the second time this season, saying she was always looking for the lead, but third place is a good thing...

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