Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FEI Tribunal disqualifies sheikh from top Bahrain endurance race

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By Horsetalk.co.nz on Sep 16, 2014 in News

A formal protest lodged with the FEI by two British journalists has resulted in the disqualification of the winning rider in last February’s King’s Cup 120km endurance race in Sakhir, Bahrain.

The disqualification of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, of Bahrain, was handed down by the FEI Tribunal early today.

The February 8 race, a CEI2* event, was at the centre of controversy over online video footage.

It showed the horse ridden by the sheikh, Tarabic Carl appearing to slow. Two men emerged from a nearby pickup truck and ran towards the horse. The footage appeared to show one of them beating the horse on the rump with an object. Tarabic Carl then quickened his pace, later breaking into a canter...

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