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Terrific Qahtani continues winning show in Hathab.

Tribune News Network Doha Riding on his win in the previous competition, Awad al Qahtani continued to stay on top as he took his second successive win at the Hathab Equestrian Tour, after he emerged victorious in the fifth leg of the national equestrian series at Al Shaqab on Saturday. Qahtani had won the Big Tour class in the fourth leg a fortnight ago and he repeated the feat on the final day. The Qatari rider produced a slick routine with Gerenice of Colors, coming home fastest in 59.03 seconds to take the top spot. His effort won him QR7,500 in prize money. The second place once again went to Mubarak Yousuf al Rumaihi, who was astride Siec Cosmos Wijngaardhoeve Z and clocked 59.41 secs. Rumaihi took home QR6,000. Rashid Towaim al Marri was third with Chupa Chups 12 as the pair finished their round in 59.51 secs, which fetched the rider QR4500 In the Medium Tour 120/130 cm class, Mohammed Taleb al Saaq piloted Diamond Delemma to victory. The pair were in sync on the day as they completed their round in 51.60 secs for top place finish, which made Saaq richer by QR5000. Mohammed Sultan al Suwaidi was a second behind the winner, as he took the runner-up spot with Numero Uno T. Saeed Nasser al Qadi, who had won and finished third in the same competition on Friday, was off colour yesterday. He had to be content with just the third place with Daydreamer EC, which clocked 53.78 secs. In the Future Riders, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali al Thani (Sita) won the 70/85cm class. He was followed by Fahad Abdulkarim Abed (Kashmir) in second place and Lolowa Ali Atat (Farinelli SWB) in thrid. The 85/100cm Future Riders title went to Tamim Nasser al Qadi (Aqueena). Tamim also took the third place with Crispin, while Abdulaziz Majid al Ghanim clinched the runner-up spot with Ziza. Each competition of the 12-leg Hathab series carries points with the best seven results to be taken into account in deciding the overall winners to be declared at the end of series in April 2018.

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Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
Date:Dec 31, 2017
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