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King's support to Bahraini jockeys at Windsor Horse Show hailed
10 : 29 PM - 12/05/2017
London, May 12 (BNA): His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Captain of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team, has praised the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team members during the fifth Royal Windsor Endurance Race.

HH Shaikh Nasser underlined that HM the King's backing has contributed to the development of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team members who are participating in such events that gather top jockeys from all over the world in one place.

HH Shaikh Nasser noted that HM the King's presence and keenness to watch the race were a source of motivation for all the participants in the race to give their best to compete for the title of the event. HH Affirmed that the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team had met all the preset goals of competing in this event.

"We wanted to prepare our team members for upcoming champions by allowing them to take part in an event featuring top jockeys from across the globe," HH Shaikh Nasser said, adding that "the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team has been keen to participate in this race with a large number of jockeys to gain more experience," HH Shaikh Nasser further added.

On the other hand, HH Shaikh Nasser revealed that his participation in the race stemmed from his keenness to support the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team members, stating that he wasn't looking at the competition side of this prestigious event. "I withdrew from the race after the fifth stage as my horse was suffering from fatigue." HH Shaikh Nasser explained.

Moreover, HH Shaikh Nasser congratulated the participants of the United Arab Emirates on their achievement of dominating the podium three places.

It's worth noting that UAE's Saeed Al Khairi won first place (04:47:48 seconds), followed by compatriots Saeed Al Muhairi (04:47:49 seconds) and Abdullah Al Muri (04:47:50 seconds) in second and third place respectively. The event consisted of a 120km-course.

Furthermore, HH Shaikh Nasser congratulated teammate Jaffar Mirza on his fifth place finish after completing the race in 04:48:36 seconds.

HH Shaikh Nasser also complimented Ali Al Subaie on his successful debut in the Royal Windsor Endurance Race, where he finished first in the 80km contest. He finished the event in 03:46:24 seconds.

"Al Subaie is one of the emerging talents we have, and he proved his quality and skills in this major event. We are in constant search for young talents." HH Shaikh Nasser concluded.


BNA 1812 GMT 2017/05/12

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