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22 November 2017
Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 11 November 2017.
After a series of qualifying races and races for private stables we saw this Saturday with the Al Wathba Challenge the first ‘open race’ for the season in the United Arab Emirates.
The national race, CEN 120km, was divided into four loops of 40, 35, 25 and 20km.
According to UAE standards it was a rather small entry field with 148 participants, because the organiser only accepted up to 4 horses for each stable.
The Al Wathba Challenge gives enough resting time for the horses ahead of the National Day Cup and is considered for many stables as a try out for the bigger race.
“Absolutely correct” was the comment of one of the leading stables, “maybe today we did not see all the best horses in the country, but the field was very competitive and as you could notice after two loops they were flying...”
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