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Al Wathba stables rules in Emirates International Endurance Cup

Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 23 December 2017. The Emirates International Endurance Cup was a CEI2* 120km over four loops of 40, 25, 25 and 20 km.

Weather conditions were very tricky and an extra challenge for the horses.
Start was delayed by half an hour due to dense fog but the high humidity (96%) coming with the misty weather made it very difficult.

Endurance World Emirates International Endurance Cup. Quick downhill.Recovery times were high and after the first loop more than usual penalties were collected.

Leading after the first loop was Saeed Al Harbi – UAE (Aotrou El Quibi) and was, considering the quick recovery, promoted as one of the main contenders for victory.
Close behind him was Mohammed Al Abbar – UAE (Raksha) however his horse got vetted out after the second loop due to irregular gait.

Furthermore in the top ten at this stage was Daiana Chopita – ARG  riding HLP Gadafi, a horse relatively new to the region and showing a big potential.

The fog disappeared during the third loop making place for warm, humid weather a condition proved too much for a lot of horses, however one stable was standing out occupying first and second place;  Al Wathba Stables.

Leader Daiana was closely followed (21 seconds) by sable mate Waad Moghlbay – LEB (JLB Noche).

“Yes, we are rather happy the way it goes till now. Our horses seem to recover very well in these very demanding conditions.” Came the comments from that side.

Endurance World Emirates International Endurance Cup. Quick uphill.Some favourite horses of the Emirates International Endurance Cup were declared lame or picked up penalties during recovery which put them out of contention for victory.

One rider who seemed to be the only one to put up a fight for the leaders was third runner up (within a minute)  Rashid Al Baloushi – UAE (Idaho Wilfire).

The reaction from his stable, Emaar Endurance stables, was very conservative: “no, we don’t know how this is going to turn out. We will try to catch the leaders as soon as possible and then we have to see how the race develops.”

Rashid did all he could and put up a real fight but in the last stretch had to let the leaders go, finishing a race with controversy in a rewarding fourth place.

Endurance World Emirates International Endurance Cup. Riding in a group.Controversy came from M7 Endurance Stables, Green Endurance Stable and MRM Stables. Who retired all their horses still in the race before the final loop.

Rashed Al Junaibi – UAE (Perdeberg Rasta) who started the final loop in fourth position more than four minutes behind the leaders, turned out to be the one upsetting the Al Wathba Stables domination.

The end result was decided in the final meters with Waad Moghlbay just that little bit stronger than Rashed Al Junaibi and Daiana Chopita, as this were the final positions all finishing within two seconds.

 

 


Emirates International Endurance Cup Results

Al Wathba stables rules in Emirates International Endurance Cup

Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 23 December 2017. The Emirates International Endurance Cup was a CEI2* 120km over four loops of 40, 25, 25 and 20 km.

Weather conditions were very tricky and an extra challenge for the horses.
Start was delayed by half an hour due to dense fog but the high humidity (96%) coming with the misty weather made it very difficult.

Endurance World Emirates International Endurance Cup. Quick downhill.Recovery times were high and after the first loop more than usual penalties were collected.

Leading after the first loop was Saeed Al Harbi – UAE (Aotrou El Quibi) and was, considering the quick recovery, promoted as one of the main contenders for victory.
Close behind him was Mohammed Al Abbar – UAE (Raksha) however his horse got vetted out after the second loop due to irregular gait.

Furthermore in the top ten at this stage was Daiana Chopita – ARG  riding HLP Gadafi, a horse relatively new to the region and showing a big potential.

The fog disappeared during the third loop making place for warm, humid weather a condition proved too much for a lot of horses, however one stable was standing out occupying first and second place;  Al Wathba Stables.

Leader Daiana was closely followed (21 seconds) by sable mate Waad Moghlbay – LEB (JLB Noche).

“Yes, we are rather happy the way it goes till now. Our horses seem to recover very well in these very demanding conditions.” Came the comments from that side.

Endurance World Emirates International Endurance Cup. Quick uphill.Some favourite horses of the Emirates International Endurance Cup were declared lame or picked up penalties during recovery which put them out of contention for victory.

One rider who seemed to be the only one to put up a fight for the leaders was third runner up (within a minute)  Rashid Al Baloushi – UAE (Idaho Wilfire).

The reaction from his stable, Emaar Endurance stables, was very conservative: “no, we don’t know how this is going to turn out. We will try to catch the leaders as soon as possible and then we have to see how the race develops.”

Rashid did all he could and put up a real fight but in the last stretch had to let the leaders go, finishing a race with controversy in a rewarding fourth place.

Endurance World Emirates International Endurance Cup. Riding in a group.Controversy came from M7 Endurance Stables, Green Endurance Stable and MRM Stables. Who retired all their horses still in the race before the final loop.

Rashed Al Junaibi – UAE (Perdeberg Rasta) who started the final loop in fourth position more than four minutes behind the leaders, turned out to be the one upsetting the Al Wathba Stables domination.

The end result was decided in the final meters with Waad Moghlbay just that little bit stronger than Rashed Al Junaibi and Daiana Chopita, as this were the final positions all finishing within two seconds.

 

 


Emirates International Endurance Cup Results

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