THE King’s Endurance Cup 160km race will be held today under the patronage of His Majesty and support of GFH Group at Bahrain International Endurance Village.
This race is considered the biggest championship in the endurance season, especially bearing the name of His Majesty.
Riders from stables in Bahrain and other GCC countries will be taking part in the race.
Meanwhile, Rashid Al Ruwaie of Al Zaeem team won the 100km race of His Majesty the King’s Cup yesterday.
Hamad Isa Al Janahi and Khaled Saad, both of Al Khalidiya team, finished second and third respectively.
Nayef Salemof Al Sayed stables was fourth, Rashid Al Abbad of Victorious fifth, Isabelle Nogueira (Victorious) sixth and Nasser Khalifa of N13 team seventh.
Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor, chairman of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and honorary president of Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation, directed the organising committees to exert all efforts to make today’s event a success.
Shaikh Nasser thanked GFH Group for its financial support which contributed to the success of His Majesty’s Festival.
Today’s 160km race will be divided into five stages: the first stage (red colour) covers 40kms, second (blue colour) 35kms, third (green colour) 35kms, fourth (white colour) 30kms and fifth (yellow colour) 20kms. The race will be telecast live on Bahrain Sports Television.
A cowboy event will also be held today as part of the His Majesty Festival. The event starts at 12pm and continues until 2pm.