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Publication Date:
07/09/14 1:03 PM

Doha, Qatar – 7 September 2014 Al Shaqab Endurance Team marked the weekend with a memorable history with two winners in Monpazier, France. From the applause of hundreds people Faleh Bughenaim snatched champion in the CEI** 120 Km and Nasser Al Mohannadi in CEI* 90 Km.

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The morning of 5th September started at 7am for 64 combinations when they left to run the 120 Km in the ancient city of Monpazier. Al Shaqab entry with just one horse, what is a risky job, as endurance is a sport that has big chances for elimination. But Halte A Tout was brave and with Faleh Bughenaim averaged the last loop in 25,82 Km/h. The finishing point was most spectacular one and looked like flat race’s narrow edge when Faleh pointed sprinting with a french rider in the finish line, and tearing applauses from the audience that cheered Al Shaqab’s victory.

Faleh and Halte A Tout shared the loops with riders from 7 countries and completed the race in 8h25min52s and 6h15min52s riding time and 8 minutes recovering time for the horse. The average speed for the combination was 19,71 Km/h. The endurance manager and trainer, Mr. Hadi Nasser Al Naimi was in a full confidence about the finishing of this horse successfully and as per his desire, this chestnut male became a star of the event.

After this victorious mood, on Saturday 6th of September the Bastide Town witnessed another triumph for Al Shaqab with Nasser Almohannadi and Djitane de Leyre in the 90 Km competition, that crossed the finish line with the startling 27,13 Km/h speed for the last loop, adding 21,97 Km/h average speed. With an advantage of 11min09s, Nasser shared the podium with Faleh Bughenaim that guaranteed the 2nd position. Running with 74 combinations, from 9 countries, interestingly no other country riders were capable to ahead the winners from Al Shaqab.

The competition in Monpazier is a popular event, that receive around 300 horses every year, gathering enthusiastic equestrian communities and this year Qatar was the subject for the audience with the outstanding performances in the french tracks.


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    Fadi Al Shaqab

    (Besson Carol x Abha Myra)
    2008 Bay Stallion
    International Program

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    Al Adeed Al Shaqab

    (Ansata Halim Shah x Sundar Alisayyah)
    1995 Grey Stallion
    Straight Egyptian Program

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    Farhoud Al Shaqab

    (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Johara Al Shaqab)
    2008 Grey Stallion
    Straight Egyptian Program

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    Marwan Al Shaqab

    (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame)
    2000 Bay Stallion
    International Program

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    Gazal Al Shaqab

    (Anaza El Farid x Kajora)
    1995 Bay Stallion
    International Program

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    Kahil Al Shaqab

    (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Mishaahl)
    2008 Bay Stallion
    International Program