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Riders set for 100-km race
11 : 00 PM - 29/04/2011

Manama, April 29 (BNA) -- Endurance horseride season is set to conclude today with a 100-kilometre night ride at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.
Organised by the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef), today's event is due to start at 5pm and is open only for Bahrain's local stables.

It will be held under the patronage of Breef's president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Shaikh Khalid welcomed the local stables taking part in the season ending endurance event and thanked them for making this season successful.


Shaikh Khalid, the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman, said the race was being held after he received a number of applications from several owners of local stables.

Shaikh Khalid added that he is certain the race will be a tightly contested affair, with a large number of riders expected to participate.

The Breef's chief highlighted the continued backing of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports president and chief of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the federation's programme.

Shaikh Khalid expressed appreciation towards the remarkable efforts of the local stables this season, and for their co-operation with the organisers throughout the year.

He vowed to continue his support to all stables in the kingdom and wished the participants the very best in the ride.

Participants will compete over four stages today. The first two stages will be over 30 kms each. The third stage will be over 25 kms and the final leg over 15 kms.

The veterinary examinations for all participating horses will be held today from 3pm at the endurance village.


BNA 1756 GMT 2011/04/29

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