Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bahrain: Nasser bin Hamad: We look forward to exciting Khalid bin Hamad Endurance Race Cup

20 January 2015

Manama, Jan.20(BNA): Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, Bahrain Olympic Committee President and Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) Honorary President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa stressed the need of outstanding preparations for the Khalid bin Hamad Endurance Race Championship, which will be held next Saturday as part of the endurance season calendar.

Shaikh Nasser stressed that BREEF will work hard for the success of the Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa race, as an appreciation and recognition to the significant role played by Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad in supporting the constantly developing endurance sport in Bahrain.

Shaikh Nasser noted that endurance sport in Bahrain has reached a period of evolution and development thanks to intensive care by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

He pointed out that the participation of various riders in this race will enhance the strength of the event, explaining that all the riders have distinguished experience in addition to the high levels seen in the first race. He stressed that riders from the local stables will enrich the competition through good training.

Shaikh Nasser wished all the best to all riders and stables in their participation and in their bid to achieve positive and outstanding results and advanced positions.

Supreme Council for Youth and Sports First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa welcomed the participation of the local stables and riders in this race, which is considered as one of the special and distinctive events that is expected to witness excitement and a high level of competition until the race's last moments.
Shaikh Khalid called the organising committees at BREEF to pay attention and prepare well for this exciting race, as he expected it to be strong, distinctive and difficult because of rapid in length, especially riders are keen to achieve best positions and results.

Under the directives of BREEF President Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, BREEF have set the final steps as part of their final preparations to organise the Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Endurance Race Championship.

BREEF has formed committees for this important event based on the directives of Shaikh Nasser in order to achieve complete success in the championship, which contributed significantly to the upgrading of all equestrian sport in Bahrain.

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