Ibr – Delegated by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sayyid Taimour bin Asaad al Said presided over the annual horse race of the Royal Cavalry.
The race, allocated for purebred Arabian horses, took place in the wilayat of Ibri, Governorate of Dhahirah. It was organised by the Royal Court Affairs, represented by the Royal Cavalry.
The race consisted of five rounds – the last of which, a 2,000m run, constituted the peak of the championship that was won by a horse named ‘Falah’, winning H M The Sultan’s Cup in annual horse race.
The first round (1,200m) was won by horse ‘Fatin’, led by a female jockey Salsabeel Mohammed al Mudhaffar.
The second round (1,200m) was won by horse ‘RB Kinsman’, led by jockey Amer Ali al Rasbi.
The third round (1,600m) was won by horse ‘Antares del Mar’, led by jockey Qais Saif al Busaidi.
The 4th round (1,600m) was won by horse ‘Jathjath’, led by Amer Ali al Rasbi.
Equestrian sports performances were held during the intervals of the race. They were presented by Royal Cavalry riders to the accompaniment of musical tunes. The performances included Omani folk arts associated with horsemanship.
The race was attended by Royal Family members, ministers, members of the State Council, officials, sheikhs and dignitaries from the Governorate of Al Dhahirah.