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Shaikh Nasser hails royal team success in Lignieres endurance race
06 : 30 PM - 26/06/2016
Manama, June 26 (BNA): HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad has praised the extraordinary efforts made by the the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team's jockeys during Lignieres Endurance Race, where the Bahrainis topped the podium as well as bagging the second, fourth and sixth places. HH pointed out that the performances exhibited by the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team reflects the real caliber of the team's jockeys and proves Bahrain strength in this sport.

HH highlighted the strong display of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team during the event, stating that it will have a positive impact on the morale of the team who will be preparing for other heavy-weight events scheduled to take place soon.

HH Shaikh Nasser reserved special praise for the administrative and technical teams whose efforts were key to achieve this success. It's worth indicating that jockey Yaquob Al Hammadi of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team secured first place in the 160km race after clocking 8:17:26 seconds on his horse, Prudence. He was followed by fellow jockey Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa who was riding Talent De Jansavis and clocked 8:17:27 seconds, almost four minutes ahead of French jockey Sandra Dahil. More top finishes for the Bahrainis included Aabdulrahman Al Zayed bagging fourth place on Radiani Cabirat, registering a time of 8:29:16 seconds and Mohammed Hilal Khatri who came third on his horse Kalharabi.

For his part, Dr. Khalid Ahmed Hassan, the Manager of Bahrain Royal Endurance Team, hailed the success of the team, stating that the race witnessed a stiff challenge with participants from many countries in the fray. The Bahraini jockeys on their part expressed utmost happiness at the achievements of the team in the race, stressing on the important contribution of HH Shaikh Nasser to this success via sketching the technical plan of the team prior their taking off to France.


BNA 1532 GMT 2016/06/26

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