Saturday, December 27, 2014

Abu Dhabi: Abdullah Rashid Mohammad Saeed Al Naqbi wins Dh1m Abu Dhabi endurance ride

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Rowallan Dee Jay triumphant in 120km event, overtaking Al Kamda on Baraja in final loop

Staff Report
Published: 18:44 December 27, 2014

Abu Dhabi: Abdullah Rashid Mohammad Saeed Al Naqbi took top honours at the 120km Shaikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Challenge Festival Endurance Ride For Private Owners at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba on Saturday.

Al Naqbi rode 11-year-old Arab gelding Rowallan Dee Jay, trained by Ahmad Mahfouz at the Al Hayar Stables, to first place.
Rowallan made smooth progress from eighth and was in second place after four of the five stages with just 16km to go. In the lead at that stage was Rashid Saeed Al Kamda on Baraja, but a steady pace in the final loop saw Al Naqbi finish ahead of the pack in four hours, 46 minutes and 15 seconds at an average speed of 25.15km/hour...

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