Thursday, December 25, 2014

Abu Dhabi: Dh1m up for grabs in Al Wathba endurance ride - Full Article

More than 100 riders set for Saturday’s 120km event, including one loop of 40km

Staff Report
Published: 17:32 December 24, 2014

Abu Dhabi: The stage is set for the Shaikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Challenge Festival For Private Owners — a CEN 120km endurance ride to be held at Emirates International Endurance Village at Al Wathba on Saturday.

The event is held under the directives of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance.

More than 100 riders will compete for a total prize purse of Dh1 million, while the winner will drive away in a new Lexus car. The ride will start at 7am and the distance is split into five loops of 40km, 27km, 26km, 19km and 16km.

Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, said, “We have been working hard to complete all arrangements for this race in order to reflect the bright image of the UAE as a major venue for international endurance rides...

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