The Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup will take place on January 8
Dubai: The 14th edition of the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup will take place at the Dubai International Endurance City in Seih Al Salam on January 8, 2022. Organized over a distance of 119 km, the prestigious race, sponsored by Emirates Airline, is organized by the Dubai Equestrian Club in association with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation.
A key event in the UAE’s equestrian calendar, the race attracts top riders and horses and also marks the conclusion of the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Festival, which features a total of four endurance races in different categories: the d endurance for women; endurance racing for private stables; the ‘Yamamah’ endurance race for Mares, as well as the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup.
The last edition of the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup (2021) was won by Abdullah Ali Al Ameri of F3 Stables over Amira, who clocked a time of 4.04.54 hours, just a fraction of a second ahead of first runner-up Suhail Al Ghailani aboard Bailan from M7 stable. Third place went to Hamdan Ahmed Al-Marri on Shuman T of F3 Stables.
Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Equestrian Club and Dubai Racing Club, said: The race is one of the most important equestrian events in the UAE and holds a special place in the heart of the equestrian community. The event celebrates Sheikh Hamdan’s achievements in this particular sport as well as his support and contribution to endurance riding following in the footsteps of his father His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the Emirates Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, who became world endurance champion in the United Kingdom in 2012. ”
Dalmouk Al Maktoum added that the 14th edition of the event should again feature competitive races. “We expect a highly competitive competition between professional and leading teams, riders and coaches. On this occasion, I would like to thank Emirates Airline for its continued sponsorship of this event. I also extend my best wishes to all the participants in the races and wish them success. “
Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, President of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, said: “The Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup is now a national celebration that attracts the participation of riders from many different stables. The level of competition is consistently high and we are delighted with the role the UAE has played in its development. “
Emirates Airline Commercial Director Adnan Kazim expressed the airline’s pride in sponsoring the main race of the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Festival over the past few years. “Emirates has a long history of supporting equestrian sport and its development in the UAE and around the world, and we are proud of our continued support for the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup. There is a strong cultural connection to equestrian sports in the UAE, and this event resonates strongly with the endurance racing community. ”