By Sports Reporter/ Doha
Mohamed Sultan al-Suwaidi made a roaring start to his Hathab Longines Tour 2019-2020 campaign, claiming the Big Tour victory in the first round of the 12-leg competition at Al Shaqab Saturday.
Riding the 7-year-old bay mare Happy Feet, al-Suwaidi indeed came back smiling with a faultless winning round in 72.97secs in the Table A, One round against the clock, Art. 238.2.1 (130/145cm) event to claim the top prize of Qatari Riyals 8,750 besides valuable points.
Finishing second was Hamad Towaim al-Marri on Chin Van de Kranenburg. Though he too rode flawless, he needed 81.15secs to clear the obstacles for a prize of QR3,000.
In the Open Class, Mohamed Khalifa al-Baker excelled on Arselina to top the One round against the clock, Art. 238.2.1 (130/145cm) event. He clocked 39.21secs and 20.66secs both times being faultless.
Ghanim Nasser al-Qadi on Numero Uno-T finished second in 35.97secs and 23.44secs respectively in the two rounds.
In the Future Riders’ Optimum Time categories, 1. Saoud Abdulla al-Kubaisi on Selest (62.91secs), and Barzan Azzam Saleh on Ilse (47.65secs) emerged best.
Organising Committee Member of the Longines Hathab Tour, Badr al-Darwish awarded the Big Tour podium finishers, while Ahmed Younes Bedoui, President of the Ground Jury (Show Jumping), Longines Hathab Tour, awarded the Open Class winner and runners-up.
The second round of Hathab Longines Tour 2019-20 will be held from November 7 to 9 at the Qatar Equestrian Federation’s outdoor arena.
Table A, One round against the clock, Art. 238.2.1 | 130/145cm | Prize-Money QR35,000
Rider Horse Faults Time Prize
1. Mohamed Sultan al-Suwaidi (Happy Feet) 0, 72.97secs; QR8,750
2. Hamad Towaim al-Marri (Chin Van de Kranenburg) 0, 81.15secs, QR7,000
3. Ghanim Nasser al-Qadi (Dilandra) 4, 73.19secs; QR5,250
Table A, Two Phases, Art. 2184.108.40.206 | 115/125cm | Prize-Money QR15,000
Rider Horse Faults Time Prize
1. Mohamed Khalifa al-Baker (Arselina); 0, 39.21secs; 0, 20.66secs; QR3,750
2. Ghanim Nasser al-Qadi (Numero Uno-T); 0, 35.97secs; 0, 23.44secs; QR3,000
3. Alqaqa Adel Nassar (Dubaii); 0, 36.76secs; 0, 24.81secs; QR2,250.
Optimum Time | 85/100cm
1. Saoud Abdulla al-Kubaisi (Selest); 0; 62.91secs
2. Abdulaziz Khalid al-Bukhari (Harvard); 0; 64.05secs
3. Mohamed Jamal al-Derbesti (Henrico); 0; 59.47secs
Optimum Time | 70/85cm
1. Barzan Azzam Saleh (Ilse); 0; 47.65secs
2. Jassim Saleh al-Saegh (Joly’s Arno); 0; 48.51secs
3. Fahad bin Jassim al-Thani (Sandor); 0; 47.39secs.
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