The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival, CEN 120 Gamilati for Mares race left the starters gate this morning with an impressive 201 starters from 50 stables and 28 nationalities represented. The first two loops were led by Emirati rider Said Al Bulushi for Al Ajial Stables riding the 11-year-old grey Uruguay mare, HH Mirna. However, by Gate-three, the pair were unfortunately eliminated with an irregular gait. Another early contender, Rashed H. Al Junaibi from Al Wathba, riding EO Raghd arrived a close second from the first loop and in third place from the second loop, however, the 12 year-old grey mare was also found to have an irregular gait by Gate-three. By the start of the fourth loop, an Emirati trio held the top three positions, with Ahmed Y. Al Bloushi riding Genuina for Nad Al Sheba Endurance in first place, followed by Abdulla Ali Alamri from F3 in second and Nesreen Khasro from Seeh Al Salam Endurance stables in third. First home from the fourth loop and overall winner of the day was
with an average speed of 27.26. Abdulla’s 10-year-old Chilean mare, Mazyoona already has an impressive two wins from 16 runs, one of which was the 80 km CEI* at Euston Park this summer. Second home on the final loop was Sheikh Hamed Al Maktoum, of M7 Endurance Stables, moving up from eighth place to second during the final circuit, with Mohammed Al Attas (Al Wathba Stables) on EO Rayya in third place and Ireland’s Amy McAuley (F3) on Tamia Du Dorzon fourth.