Victorious Team rider Isa Al Enzi clinched the Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Endurance Championship, at the Bahrain International Endurance Village yesterday.
He won the 120km four-stage race, clocking 4 hours, 26 minutes and 1 second, followed by Sarhan Al Enzi, from Al Safinat Stables, with 4 hours, 52 minutes and 13 seconds.
Al Zaim rider Shahd Waleed finished third in the race and secured a spot on the podium, covering the distance in 4:53:35.
Following directives from His Majesty’s representative for humanitarian works and youth affairs, Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) honorary president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa delegated Breef chairman Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa to honour the winners.
Supreme Council for the Environment vice president and SCYS co-ordination, implementation and follow-up committee deputy chairman Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa attended the event.
In the special Stables endurance, the winner was Sarhan Al Enzi who clocked 4:52:13, followed by Safinat rider Ahmed Ali (5:7:20) and Shaikh Saqer bin Khalid Al Khalifa, from Al Fateh Stables (5:13:30).
Shaikh Isa crowned the top three winners of the private stables race, who were presented with cars.
Victorious champion Isa Al Enzi expressed delight at winning the Khalid bin Hamad Championship, praising the support of Shaikh Nasser which enabled the team to triumph.
Al Safinat rider Sarhan Al Enzi was also euphoric after finishing second place and winning the private stables race.
Shaikh Nasser praised Shaikh Khalid for supporting the successful championship which reflected endurance strides that benefit Bahrain’s external participations.
He commended the large participation of stables and riders, hailing their competitiveness which augurs well before vying in the upcoming endurance race on His Majesty the King’s Cup.
Shaikh Khalid thanked Shaikh Nasser for his follow-up and support, hailing the successful organisation, large participation and riders’ performance in the four-stage race.