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2nd January 2019
Dubai International Endurance Village, Dubai, UAE. Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 December 2018. The first weekend of the new year is marked with the HH Sh. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup.
And traditionally three races in a row are scheduled the week before to create a real festival with the HH Sh. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Ride – CEN 119km for Ladies, HH Sh. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Ride – CEN 119km Restricted for Private Stables / Individuals and the Gamilati endurance Cup for Mares (CEN 120km).
The weather played an important factor last year, with delays in the private race due to extreme fog, yet was very kind this time although conditions were cold to start with and then rather warm once the sun came through.
First part of the trilogy was the HH Sh. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Ride – CEN 119km for Ladies on Thursday 27 December.
New for this Ladies race was the increase of distance from 110km to 119km, which according to a member of the organizing committee Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC) was to see the impact on the speed, if this could hopefully reduce it, and possibly to be implemented for all future ladies races. The 119km is more from organization point of view as the criteria remains a ‘1 star’ event...
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