Thursday, February 28, 2013

Abu Dhabi: Big prizes on offer at trio of endurance rides - Full Article

Dh1.25m plus four cars, including a Bentley, up for grabs at Al Wathba this weekend

BY M. Satya Narayan, Abu Dhabi Deputy Editor
Published: 18:37 February 28, 2013

Abu Dhabi: Five cars including a Bentley and a total prize fund of Dh1.25m will be up for grabs in three endurance rides to be held over the next three days starting Friday at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba.

The 100km Shaikh Mohammad Bin Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup for Private Owned Horses will be run on Friday, the 120km Shaikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Challenge Festival ride takes place on Saturday and the 120km Giants Endurance Challenge goes on Sunday.

“An amount of Dh350,000 will be distributed to all riders who finish the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup race, while the winner will get a Nissan car. Saturday’s winner in the 120km Shaikh Rashid ride will get a car, while all those who finish will get a share of the Dh400,000,” said Adnan Sultan Saif Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Federation, at a press conference held at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel on Thursday.

“The Giants Endurance Challenge is the most prestigious of the three rides and a Bentley along with two other cars will be given to the top three, while the total prize money for those who finish is Dh500,000..."

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