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Dubai’s Sheikh Hamdan wins Endurance Cup

Dubai Crown Prince has won the event nine times and is one of only four riders to win twice in a row

Dubai’s Sheikh Hamdan wins Endurance Cup

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, won the Dubai Endurance Cup at the weekend for the ninth time.

The event, officially called the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup CEI and presented by Longines, was held on Saturday and saw the Dubai royal claim victory over rival rider Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri.

The win marked the second consecutive victory in the HH Endurance Cup for Sheikh Hamdan, making him one of only four riders to win the event twice in a row.

Al Marri, winner in 2012 and 2013, was denied his attempt to become the first rider to win the competition three times.

Sheikh Hamdan was riding on behalf of MRM Stables and the event was held at Dubai International Endurance City and was organised by the Dubai Equestrian Club, a member of the Meydan Group.

Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, general manager of the Dubai Equestrian Club said: "I would like to express my greatest appreciation on behalf of the Dubai Equestrian Club to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his generous support of endurance riding and this event. We also thank Saeed Al Tayer, chairman of Meydan Group for his commitment to Dubai Equestrian Club."

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