Endurance Cup: Mohammed bin Rashid meets with the King of Bahrain

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met today with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain as part of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival, which concluded Saturday at Dubai International Endurance City in Seyh Al Salam. The finale included the 15th edition of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup.

During the meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and the King of Bahrain discussed ways to support equestrian sport, especially endurance racing, which will further the progress of endurance racing locally, regionally and internationally and ensure riders are prepared for international competition.

The race was attended by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmuk Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Equestrian Club, His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty the King’s Humanitarian and Youth Representative in Bahrain, as well as several sports officials and figures.

Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmuk and Jamal bin Taniya, chairman of Emaar Properties, crowned the winners of the 160-kilometer race in the presence of Khalifa bin Obud Al Falasi, a board member of the Dubai Equestrian Club.

Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri riding Castlebar Corsair from F3 Stable took first place, Argentine Catalina Bastons riding Chassagne De Sommant from Jumeirah Stables took second place and Rashid Ahmad Segayer Alqtebi riding At Dial Range Tex from M7 Endurance Stables took third place.

Organized by the Dubai Equestrian Club and sponsored by Emaar Properties, the 15th edition of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup brought together 155 riders representing various UAE stables. The festival, which started on March 7, attracted elite riders in four races: Ladies, Private Stables, Gamilati and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup.

Sheikh Rashid congratulated the champions of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup as well as all the winners of the other races held during the festival. He also praised the highly competitive spirit of the Festival, which attracted a huge number of spectators as well as the enthusiasm of the elite racers who participated in the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup.

Sheikh Rashid also thanked Emaar Properties for their generous sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup and the continuous support they provide to equestrian sports and various sporting events in the UAE. He also paid tribute to the festival’s organizing committee and the Dubai Equestrian Club team for their efforts and team spirit that contributed to the success of the event, which reflects the UAE and Dubai’s pioneering role in the field of equestrian sports and endurance racing.

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