Stage set for HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Endurance Championship
TDT | Manama
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HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Endurance Championship will be held tomorrow, Friday, following the directives of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs and Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) Honorary President.
The 120-kilometre-long race will be flagged off at the Bahrain International Endurance Village, under the patronage of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) President HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa followed up the qualifying races which saw the participation of many stables and riders who competed for the top spots. He also attended the 20-kilometre-long family endurance race.
In attendance were HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) Vice President, Deputy Chairman of the SCYS Implementation, Coordination and Follow-up Committee, and BREEF Chairman HH Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa.
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa expressed delight at participating in the “Al Anjals” race, praising BREEF-led role in promoting the equestrian culture among budding riders.
He said that BREEF would continue organizing family endurance races as planned, building on the success of the “Al Anjals” race, which was held during the National Day Day Championship.
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa expected the 120-kilometre long HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Championship to be very competitive and exciting, wishing the participants in the four-stage-race success.
BREEF Secretary-General Ghalib Al Alawi, Media and Public Relations Committee Chairman Tawfiq Al Salhi crowned the participants in the 20-kilometre-long family race.
Meanwhile, Al Zaim Team rider Nayer Al Balooshi won the 100-kilometre-long-race, clocking 3 hours, 59 minutes and 52 seconds), followed by Victorious rider Ahmed Khalifa (5 hrs, 6 mn, 22 secs) and KHK rider Faisal Al Nuaimi ( 5 hrs, 7 mins, 28 secs).
Victorious Champion Salman Isa won the 80-kilometre-long race, clocking 5 hrs, 11 mins. He was followed by Al Anjal team rider Ahmed Al Berri (5 hrs, 12 mins, 8 secs) and Al-Fursan rider Aseel Mal Al Sindi (5 hrs, 13 mins, 33 secs).