Endurance World...

H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride – 11 February 2017

Hamad Al Marri takes top honours

H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride, Endurance Village, Sealine, Mesieed, Qatar. Saturday 11 February 2017.

The Qatar Endurance Committee organised the H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride, a CEI2* 120km.

The ride was divided over five loops (34, 30, 20, 20 and 16km), and saw a promising 78 starters with several international riders.

The conditions were not easy, with only 18 combinations reaching the finish line. Winner Hamad Al-Marri (Queops de Varneuil) recorded an average speed of 24.62 km/h.

The race turned out to be a matter of tempering speed, which was proven by the fact that none of the podium finishers were within the top ten after the first loop.

Leading after the first loop was Rashed Al Katheir (Schalla KZ) who lost his advantage after the second loop and regained it after the third, but then the pace was too demanding. He dropped to seventh and was then vetted out after the fifth loop.

The rider he was trading places with was Salem Mubarak Salem (Shaikh Elite), but his fate was decided after the fourth loop with the horse’s metabolic issues.

After the third loop the later podium finishers came into view with Hamad Al-Marri working his way steadily through the field, attacking the final loop in second position just a minute behind leader Abdulrahman Al Sulaiteen (Gazelles du Bosphore Ewalraid). But Abdulrahman was not able to hold the top place and missed the final podium spot, finishing in fourth position.

This opened the door for Hamad to take victory, controlling his speed to stay out of reach of Mohammed Al Jumaily (Qualy de la Fontaine). Mohammed actually had the highest speed in the final loop, but couldn’t close the distance on Hamad’s 10-minute lead.

Third place was announced as Khalid Al Nuaimi (Don King LP), who saw his patience and speed control throughout the race rewarded.

Image credit: Ali Salem Feteas


H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stHamad Al-MarriQATQueops de VarneuilAl Sadd Endurance Team
2ndMohammed Al JumailyQATQualy de la FontaineSH. Reem Mohammed Al-Thani
3rdKhalid Al Nuaimi QATDon King LPAl Sadd Endurance Team

Full results available here

Tags:  

H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride – 11 February 2017

Hamad Al Marri takes top honours

H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride, Endurance Village, Sealine, Mesieed, Qatar. Saturday 11 February 2017.

The Qatar Endurance Committee organised the H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride, a CEI2* 120km.

The ride was divided over five loops (34, 30, 20, 20 and 16km), and saw a promising 78 starters with several international riders.

The conditions were not easy, with only 18 combinations reaching the finish line. Winner Hamad Al-Marri (Queops de Varneuil) recorded an average speed of 24.62 km/h.

The race turned out to be a matter of tempering speed, which was proven by the fact that none of the podium finishers were within the top ten after the first loop.

Leading after the first loop was Rashed Al Katheir (Schalla KZ) who lost his advantage after the second loop and regained it after the third, but then the pace was too demanding. He dropped to seventh and was then vetted out after the fifth loop.

The rider he was trading places with was Salem Mubarak Salem (Shaikh Elite), but his fate was decided after the fourth loop with the horse’s metabolic issues.

After the third loop the later podium finishers came into view with Hamad Al-Marri working his way steadily through the field, attacking the final loop in second position just a minute behind leader Abdulrahman Al Sulaiteen (Gazelles du Bosphore Ewalraid). But Abdulrahman was not able to hold the top place and missed the final podium spot, finishing in fourth position.

This opened the door for Hamad to take victory, controlling his speed to stay out of reach of Mohammed Al Jumaily (Qualy de la Fontaine). Mohammed actually had the highest speed in the final loop, but couldn’t close the distance on Hamad’s 10-minute lead.

Third place was announced as Khalid Al Nuaimi (Don King LP), who saw his patience and speed control throughout the race rewarded.

Image credit: Ali Salem Feteas


H.H. Emir Sword Endurance Ride Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stHamad Al-MarriQATQueops de VarneuilAl Sadd Endurance Team
2ndMohammed Al JumailyQATQualy de la FontaineSH. Reem Mohammed Al-Thani
3rdKhalid Al Nuaimi QATDon King LPAl Sadd Endurance Team

Full results available here

Newsletter

Subscribe to our email list and be notified of any essential endurance racing news.

Scroll to top