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That’s all Suffolk UAE riders win across the board at Euston Park

13/07/2017
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UAE RIDERS snapped up all of the prizes on offer at the second Euston Park Endurance Ride in Suffolk last month. Khaled Abdulla Ahmed Al Harmoudi, Ahmed Salem Ali Sultan Al Subose, Mohammed Matar Rashed Al Mazrooei, Saeed Salem Atiq Al Muhairi and Ghaith Abdul Wahid Khamis Saqer all turned up winners in their respective events, with Al Subose, Al Mazrooei, Saqer and Saeed Ahmad Rashed Al Shamsi collecting the additional Best Condition awards as well. Riding 21 Nik, Saqer was the only rider from a group of six to complete the CEI 3-star 160km ride that had been broken down into six loops and won having ridden at an average speed of 19.67kph, logging a time of 8 hours 7 minutes and 59 seconds.

Three other Emirati riders participated in the event, but none were deemed fit to progress. Al Mazrooei was triumphant in the CEI 2-star 120km ride where the top six spots were occupied by Emirati riders. Riding Diament Du Lauragais at an average speed of 24.26kph, Al Mazrooei went through the four loops in 4:56:48, moving up a spot and seizing the initiative at the end of the second loop. He held on over the course of the ride to beat UAE countrymen Ghanim Said Salim Al Owaisi, who moved up from fourth place to finish second while aboard Tom Jones TE.

Saeed Ahmad Jaber Al Harbi aboard Zulo placed third. Al Muhairi won the CEI 2-star Young and Junior Riders event on the back of Rabdan with a timing of 6:00:46, finishing just 15 seconds ahead of another Emirati, Al Shamsi, aboard Zo Go Dayr. The pair were the only ones to finish from among a starting group of eight. Al Subose claimed the CEI 1-star 80km event with a time of 3:48:08 on the back of Razorback Mechano, leading home Indian riding pair of Narendra Singh Rathore and Ugam Singh. Riding Mureib, Rathore clocked 3:48:18, while Singh was home in the same time on the back of Magic Glenn Tayla.

The other 80km ride was claimed by Al Harmoudi, who rode Magic Glenn Chisel at an average speed of 23.26kph to win in 3:26:24. Two Emirati riders, Khalfan Salman Al Sabri and Said Ahmed Al Mozroui, followed him onto the podium. Al Sabri clocked 3:27:05 on the back of Arizona De Sau, while Al Mozroui completed his ride in 4:10:50 on Rakib Nikita 10. Nick Brooks-Ward, endurance director at HPower Group Endurance, said: “I am thrilled that our riders and their teams dealt so brilliantly with the conditions and I can’t thank the volunteers and wider team enough for how hard they worked.

“We are committed to growing the profile of endurance in a positive way and to see that the live streaming of the event on Facebook attracted 9,000 views around the world, it’s clear that there’s huge interest out there.” The next round of action will be held on 21-22 July.

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