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UAE riders sweep all categories at Euston year-ender

Fifth and final event wraps up successful second season at Suffolk venue

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Dubai: Emirati riders won all three categories of the fifth and final Euston Park Endurance Ride, sponsored by Longines, in Suffolk, England, on Saturday.

Ahmad Azealdein won the 80km CEI1* ride on Morro in a time of 04:08.24 averaging speeds of 19.32km/h.

Rashid Al Mazrooei won the CEI2* 120km ride on Athos du Nouvion in 06:33.14 averaging 18.31km/h, and Saeed Al Muhairi won the CEIJYR2* 120km ride on Bullio Solute in 06:18.57 averaging 19km/h.

The latter horse also won the best condition award in that class along with Temporada ridden by Humaid Al Mazroui in the CEI2* 120-km.

Mohammad Al Subose, trainer of M7 Endurance who won the CEI2* with Athos du Nouvion, said: “The horses all run very happily at Euston Park. What is special about this venue is that the ground is amazing, the weather has been good all summer to run the horses; this is one of the best tracks in Europe.”

This was the fifth and final ride of the season at Euston Park, the second season at the venue since rides were reinstated there in 2016.

The highlight of the season was the HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival, UK Endurance Masters, in August, where there were 356 entries in FEI rides and 110 entries in national rides.

Over all five rides there were more than 550 starters in FEI rides, representing over 35 countries.

Brigadier Mohammad Al Adhab, general manager of Dubai Racing Club, said: “This season was a big leap for Euston Park in its standing in worldwide and particularly European endurance. The team in place at Euston Park including organisers, officials and facility providers worked in a very professional way throughout the season and particularly for the HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival, UK Endurance Masters, in August. This season has proven that Euston Park is a magnificent venue for endurance and that it will have a very strong future.”

Full results can be found at www.eustonparkendurance.co.uk

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