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National Day Endurance Cup kicks off tomorrow featuring over 200 jockeys

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ABU DHABI, 26th November, 2022 (WAM) -- Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, the National Day Endurance Cup is all set to kick off on Sunday, 27th November, at the Emirates International Endurance Village of Al Wathba across a distance of 120 kilometres.

Organised by the village in cooperation with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, the 120-km four-stage race will draw the participation of more than 200 elite jockeys representing stables from all over the country.

Held in celebration of the UAE's 51st National Day, the National Day Endurance Cup will see the village decorated with pictures of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, along with pictures of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. This is meant to signify the unity between the UAE leadership and people and their shared goal to create a brighter future.

The race is divided into 4 stages, with the first held over a distance of 40 km and marked with blue flags, while the second (yellow-flagged) stretches 35 km, the third (red-flagged) 25 km, and the fourth (white-flagged) 20 km.

Musallam Al Ameri, Director-General of the Emirates International Endurance Village, expressed gratitude for Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed's support and patronage of the village's races and welcomed the participants in the race.

Amjad Saleh