Sunday, March 09, 2014

UAE: Marri guides Castle Jumeirah to Endurance Cup victory

Khaleejtimes.com - Full Article

9 March 2014

11-year-old Arabian mare dominates at Emirates Int’l Village

Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri, on board 11-year-old Arabian mare Castle Jumeirah did everything right to land the Shaikh Zayed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup — For Private Own Horses, CEN 100-km Endurance Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village here on Saturday.

The brilliant rider advanced at the ride time to lead in the crucial stages of the grueling race and land the trophy in great style.

The race was attended by Shaikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor and Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; and a number of Shaikhs and top officials.

The winner covered the distance in 03:44:00 seconds at an average speed of 26.788 km/hour, followed on his heels by Saeed Ahmad Al Harbi and behind them came Ali Ghanim Obaid Al Ali.

Al Marri walked away with the major share of the Dh500,000 prize-money plus a car and Rolex watch...

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