His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian works and youth affairs and captain of the Royal Endurance Team Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has added another feather to his bright record in endurance sport at the European level after winning the 160km race of the Montalcino International Endurance Championship held in Italy.
The race also featured wide participate of elite riders from several European countries.
Present at the event was Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, vice president of the Supreme Council for the Environment, vice president of the High Committee of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club and member of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports.
Meanwhile, the Royal Endurance Team members dominated the other races that took place as part of the competition.
Shaikh Nasser affirmed that the Royal Endurance Team’s participation in the Montalcino International Endurance Championship proved successful after meeting all the objectives set out, including getting the team members ready for the upcoming World Championship, explaining that winning top places in the 160km race and the 120km contest reflects the team’s high position at the European level and its great capabilities.
“The results achieved in the championship confirm the capability of the Bahraini endurance sport and its lasting prosperity thanks to the vision that the team is following,” Shaikh Nasser said, adding: “The jockeys gained great experience from this championship. The stages were tough in light of the different racecourse compared to other competitions.”
It’s worth noting that Dahess Del Falot has won the Award of the Best Horse Condition thanks to Shaikh Nasser’s guidance.
Meanwhile, the Royal Endurance team’s Mohammed Abdulsalmad won the 120km race clocking 6 hours, 10 minutes and 32 seconds. His teammates Yusuf Al Jaburi and Khalifa Jamal Al Sendi came second and third, respectively. They posted times of 6:10:33 seconds and 7:29:00.
Abdulrahman Al Khateri successfully completed the 100km juniors’ race, while Mohammed Al Ruwaie came fourth in the juniors’ race.