Sheikh Hamdan hails UAE jockeys

Sheikh Hamdan hails UAE jockeys
The UAE, led by Sheikh Hamdan, is taking part in the world equestrian championship

Dubai - As many as 126 jockeys from 40 countries are participating in the endurance race



By Wam

Published: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10:57 PM

Last updated: Thu 13 Sep 2018, 1:00 AM

The UAE jockeys have proved their outstanding talent in the world of equestrian sports, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, 
Sheikh Hamdan's remarks came at the FEI World Equestrian Games (September 11-23) at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA.
The UAE, led by Sheikh Hamdan, is taking part in the world equestrian championship. Sheikh Hamdan is the overwhelming favourite in the championships, having won the title in the last edition in Normandy, France, in 2014.
"The UAE's persistence to excel and dominate in different races and sports is stemmed from the country's vast experience. Its senior jockeys have been competing at the highest level for many years," Shaikh Hamdan added.
The UAE, thanks to the vision of its leaders and resolve of its sons to succeed, has become home to achievements in all fields and at all levels, Shaikh Hamdan added.
This will make the UAE jockeys more determined to win races. They have taken part in several major world championships. And they have been well known for their strength, bravery and ability to bag titles, he noted.
As many as 126 jockeys from 40 countries are participating in the endurance race, which kicked off at 6:30am local time.
A total of 349 male and female jockeys representing 54 countries are battling for the titles in eight divisions.
The FEI World Equestrian Games is held once every four years under the supervision of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.
 


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