United Arab Emirates, Spain and Portugal
on the San Rossore Podium
Saeed Sultan Shames Al Maamri wins HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival, second place for David Abad Guerra and third place Mariana Gomes Oliveira
Three different flags on the three flagpoles behind the podium of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival, which featured the second day of Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2019 in San Rossore.
The 120 kilometer race, in which 225 pairs from 35 nations took part, was won by Saeed Sultan Shames Al Maamri (United Arab Emirates) riding Andy, averaging 22.24 km / h, ahead of Spaniard David Abad Guerra on Nadin Fay and the Portuguese Mariana Gomes Oliveira on Jilguero II ex Clavijo de Guad.
The Emirati rider and the mare of the MRM Stables became the protagonists of a small masterpiece on the arrival avenue, at the entrance of which they appeared paired with the Spanish pair.
David Abad Guerra on Nadin Fay
Complying with the trajectory wanted by his horse, which forced him to lose a few meters over his rival, Saeed Sultan Shames Al Maamri ended up in the outer fence, from where Andy gave him the last gift of a progressive comeback that ended with the solitary arrival on the finish line.
Behind the three pairs finished on the podium, fourth place for the Italian Daniele Serioli on Deizi, fifth place for the Spanish Daniel Garcia Cano with F General and Brazilian Felipe de Azevedo Mogullis on sixth place riding Saiph SBV.
The victory of Al Maamri confirms the special relationship with the victory that the Emirati riders have when they come to competing in Toscana Endurance Lifestyle. With this year's success, the United Arab Emirates riders have won 8 of the 10 races held so far in the four consecutive editions of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival.
Mariana Gomes Oliveira on Jilguero II ex Clavijo de Guad
The quality of the performances of the pairs engaged in the 120 km of San Rossore has once again certified the goodness and the technical opportunities of the route that develops in the pine forest that surrounds the Pisan hippodrome.
Not by chance, the one organized by the team of Gianluca Laliscia is one of only two events (the other was held on 18 August in Euston Park, England) which take place under the umbrella of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai.
Source: sistemaeventi.it / Photos: Oreste Testa