Ali Yousef receives the prize from Saeed Al Shafi assistant general secretary of QEF.
Qatar’s ace jumper Ali Yousef Al-Romaihi and Gender won the Grand Prix of Doha Tour at the outdoor arena of the Qatar Equestrian Federation yesterday. Yousef took the top prize of QR 50,000 for his winning effort.
The talented Ali Yousef made a slow and comfortable start in the first round with a clear round and a timing of 79.79, which qualified the champ for the jump off.
The Qatari rider was confidence personified as he ventured into the jump off and completed a clear round in an unbeatable time of 31.20 seconds. Khalid Al-Emadi astride Tamira took the second place while completing the round in 31.73. Abdullah AlSharbatly on Sacramento also went through with a clear round clocking 33.76 seconds to take the third place. Al-Emadi collected QR 40,000 for the second place, while Abdullah took QR 30,000 for third place.
Ali Yousef was delighted with the victory. “I am delighted with this victory. This kind of championship is very useful as we get to compete against the GCC riders as well as some international riders.”
“We are glad that the Doha Tour will be stages in three rounds from next year. It will also be an international championship. It will be more exciting and the exposure for our riders will be very good. They can develop into top class jumpers as they progress up the ranks.”
Qatar’s Saeed Nasser Al-Qadi astride Jessico 4 put in a dazzling display while taking the first place in the Accumulator with Joker Class 5 120/125cm. Lekhwiya’s Saeed clocked a timing of 50.28 with a clear round ahead of Qatar’s Ali Yousef Al-Malki (Diamond Delma) 51.88 and Ahmed Mohammed Al-Badi astride Antine Drumes (54.33).
In the team’s competition one round against the clock Class 6 130/135cm, Qatar’s ace jumper Ali Yousef al-Romaihi (California), Mohammed Saeed Haidan (Kingdom Come) and Salem Rashid Al-Marri (Marfurlong Magic) emerged triumphant and collected a cash prize money of QR 27,000. The second place and prize money of QR 22,000 went to the team comprising Ali Jassim al-Khurafi (Angaren 4), Daniel Chiecchi (Dynamic Diablo) and Rashid Twaim al-Marri (Kannada), while Abdulrahman Nasaer (Cassandra), Bader Mohammed Alfard (Cover Girl G) clinched the third place and prize money of QR 18,000.
Accumulator with Joker Class 5 120/125cm: 1. Saeed Nasser Al-Qadi (Jessico 4) 50.28; 2. Ali Yousef Al-Malki (Diamond Delma) 51.88; 3. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Badi (Antine Drumes) 54.33.
Team competition one round against the clock Class 6 130/135cm: 1. Ali Yousef al-Romaihi (California), Mohammed Saeed Haidan (Kingdom Come) and Salem Rashid al-Marri (Marfurlong Magic); 2. Ali Jassim Al-Khurafi (Angaren 4), Daniel Chiecchi (Dynamic Diablo) and Rashid Twaim al-Marri (Kannada); 3. Abdulrahman Nasaer (Cassandra), Bader Mohammed Alfard (Cover Girl G)
Grand Prix: 1. Ali Yousef Al-Rumaihi (Gender) 31.20; 2. Khalid Al-Romaihi (Tamira) 31.73; Abdullah Sherbastil (Sacramento) 33.75.
By Chris Hoover /
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