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H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival – Day 6 – 11 March 2017

Hamad Ibrahim and Mena Stables show their strength in CEI3* 240km.

Emiliano Correa and Al Ain Stables superior in the CEN 100km for private stables.

H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival, Boudheib Endurance Village, Al Khatem, Abu Dhabi. Saturday March 2017.

Today was the sixth and final day of the festival.

Two races were on the agenda. Firstly the final leg of the CEI3* 240km with the three loops the same as on the first day: 30.3, 33.7 and 16 km.

The other race was for private stables: a CEN 100km over four loops of 30.3, 33.7, 20 and 16km. 

For the 240km, 9 of the 17 starters were still qualified and 27 competitors entered the private stables race.

The CEI3* saw the biggest upset after the first loop, when Rashed Al Bloushi (Yentl Sharabi) got vetted out because the horse was lame.

This temporarily gave the lead to Martina Spelanzon (Vizir Des Aubepines), and then Hamad Ibrahim (Kelkette Park Federer) took over after the second loop.

Waleed Zia ul Din (Lormar Durengo) was in a distant third position.

Hamad didn’t put a foot wrong and crossed the finish line six minutes in front of Martina. Impressive, after almost 14 hours of racing with an average speed of 17.31 km/h.

We caught up with Hamad after the final vet check: “How do I feel? Well I’m so happy that I don’t feel any pain at the moment! For me all the three days were difficult as in this kind of races it’s never easy. Because of the natural tracks, we trot a lot and it was very demanding. I will take a rest now because next week I have two races in Dubai.”

“We were a contender for overall victory, but we were leading in the points and didn’t want to take any risk”

Martina and her stable Faisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables were very happy with the second place overall: “We were a contender for overall victory, but we were leading in the points and didn’t want to take any risk and lose that.”

In third place, 45 minutes behind the winner, came Waleed.

Regarding the all-important points classification there was no change from yesterday. The victory went to Martina, with Fatma Al Marri (Edl Agbahr Reeko) coming second and finishing fifth in the overall classification.

In the CEN 100km for private stables we saw a tense battle as usual. For two loops Layla Al Marzooqi (Chaolyn Kickup) controlled the race, with Jonatan Iriarte (Impostor Polvorillo) and Emiliano Correa (R S Fuego) never more than two minutes behind.

At the end of the third loop the podium contenders swapped places, because Emiliano increased his speed in the last part and, thanks to a good recovery, moved into first place. Layla had a slower recovery which gave Jonatan the opportunity to move into second.

The top three were separated by a mere three minutes. Usually the final loop is expected to be filled with suspense thanks to challenges from the chasing riders. But this time the scenario was different, with Emiliano managing to extend his lead and the other two riders keeping their position.

“What can I say? My horse is very stubborn with a strong character.”

Layla was still happy with her third place: “What can I say? My horse is very stubborn with a strong character. She’s very good and insha’allah has a bright future.”

The point classification shows totally different results. The leader was Manuela Vargas (Baraka Bint Arete) until the pair was vetted out with metabolic issues after the third loop.

First place went to Ana Pereira (Abberlyn Park Austin), with Facundo Leites (Shagya Tunder) in second and overall winner Emiliano in third place.

For Faisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables it was double delight thanks to winning the points in the CEI3* 240km and CEN 100km.


H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival CEI3* 240km Results (Final)

Overall Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stHamad Ibrahim UAEKelkette Park FedererMena Stables
2ndMartina SpelanzonARGVizir Des AubepinesFaisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables
3rdWaleed Zia ul dinPAKLormar DurengoAl Shababi Endurance Stables

Points Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stMartina SpelanzonARGVizir Des AubepinesFaisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables
2ndFatma Al MarriUAEEdl Agbahr ReekoDubawi Stables
3rdWaleed Zia ul dinPAKLormar DurengoAl Shababi Endurance Stables

H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival CEN 100km for private stables Results

Overall Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stEmiliano CorreaURUR S FuegoAl Ain Stable 1
2ndJonatan IriarteURUImpostor PolvorilloAl Ain Endurance Stables
3rdLayla Al MarzooqiUAEChaolyn KickupAl Kamda Endurance Stables

Points Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stAna PereiraURUAbberlyn Park AustinFaisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables
2ndFacundo LeitesURUShagya TunderAl Ain Endurance Stables
3rdEmiliano CorreaURUR S FuegoAl Ain Stable 1

 

 

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H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival – Day 6 – 11 March 2017

Hamad Ibrahim and Mena Stables show their strength in CEI3* 240km.

Emiliano Correa and Al Ain Stables superior in the CEN 100km for private stables.

H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival, Boudheib Endurance Village, Al Khatem, Abu Dhabi. Saturday March 2017.

Today was the sixth and final day of the festival.

Two races were on the agenda. Firstly the final leg of the CEI3* 240km with the three loops the same as on the first day: 30.3, 33.7 and 16 km.

The other race was for private stables: a CEN 100km over four loops of 30.3, 33.7, 20 and 16km. 

For the 240km, 9 of the 17 starters were still qualified and 27 competitors entered the private stables race.

The CEI3* saw the biggest upset after the first loop, when Rashed Al Bloushi (Yentl Sharabi) got vetted out because the horse was lame.

This temporarily gave the lead to Martina Spelanzon (Vizir Des Aubepines), and then Hamad Ibrahim (Kelkette Park Federer) took over after the second loop.

Waleed Zia ul Din (Lormar Durengo) was in a distant third position.

Hamad didn’t put a foot wrong and crossed the finish line six minutes in front of Martina. Impressive, after almost 14 hours of racing with an average speed of 17.31 km/h.

We caught up with Hamad after the final vet check: “How do I feel? Well I’m so happy that I don’t feel any pain at the moment! For me all the three days were difficult as in this kind of races it’s never easy. Because of the natural tracks, we trot a lot and it was very demanding. I will take a rest now because next week I have two races in Dubai.”

“We were a contender for overall victory, but we were leading in the points and didn’t want to take any risk”

Martina and her stable Faisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables were very happy with the second place overall: “We were a contender for overall victory, but we were leading in the points and didn’t want to take any risk and lose that.”

In third place, 45 minutes behind the winner, came Waleed.

Regarding the all-important points classification there was no change from yesterday. The victory went to Martina, with Fatma Al Marri (Edl Agbahr Reeko) coming second and finishing fifth in the overall classification.

In the CEN 100km for private stables we saw a tense battle as usual. For two loops Layla Al Marzooqi (Chaolyn Kickup) controlled the race, with Jonatan Iriarte (Impostor Polvorillo) and Emiliano Correa (R S Fuego) never more than two minutes behind.

At the end of the third loop the podium contenders swapped places, because Emiliano increased his speed in the last part and, thanks to a good recovery, moved into first place. Layla had a slower recovery which gave Jonatan the opportunity to move into second.

The top three were separated by a mere three minutes. Usually the final loop is expected to be filled with suspense thanks to challenges from the chasing riders. But this time the scenario was different, with Emiliano managing to extend his lead and the other two riders keeping their position.

“What can I say? My horse is very stubborn with a strong character.”

Layla was still happy with her third place: “What can I say? My horse is very stubborn with a strong character. She’s very good and insha’allah has a bright future.”

The point classification shows totally different results. The leader was Manuela Vargas (Baraka Bint Arete) until the pair was vetted out with metabolic issues after the third loop.

First place went to Ana Pereira (Abberlyn Park Austin), with Facundo Leites (Shagya Tunder) in second and overall winner Emiliano in third place.

For Faisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables it was double delight thanks to winning the points in the CEI3* 240km and CEN 100km.


H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival CEI3* 240km Results (Final)

Overall Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stHamad Ibrahim UAEKelkette Park FedererMena Stables
2ndMartina SpelanzonARGVizir Des AubepinesFaisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables
3rdWaleed Zia ul dinPAKLormar DurengoAl Shababi Endurance Stables

Points Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stMartina SpelanzonARGVizir Des AubepinesFaisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables
2ndFatma Al MarriUAEEdl Agbahr ReekoDubawi Stables
3rdWaleed Zia ul dinPAKLormar DurengoAl Shababi Endurance Stables

H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Endurance Festival CEN 100km for private stables Results

Overall Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stEmiliano CorreaURUR S FuegoAl Ain Stable 1
2ndJonatan IriarteURUImpostor PolvorilloAl Ain Endurance Stables
3rdLayla Al MarzooqiUAEChaolyn KickupAl Kamda Endurance Stables

Points Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stAna PereiraURUAbberlyn Park AustinFaisal bin Zaal Pvt Stables
2ndFacundo LeitesURUShagya TunderAl Ain Endurance Stables
3rdEmiliano CorreaURUR S FuegoAl Ain Stable 1

 

 

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