HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, was crowned winner of Ripon Racecourse in London, which is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world thanks to its rich history and the excitement it witnesses owing to the participation of many world champions.
HH Shaikh Nasser's triumph came after his horse Semoum secured first place in the race, posting an incredible time of 1:11 minutes. Steering Semoum was jockey Jack Mitchell, while his trainer was George Peckham. It's worth noting that this was HH Shaikh Nasser's third participation in this highly regarded competition.
"This new victory for the Bahraini horse racing sport is the fruitful outcome of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's interest and support, as well as keenness to directly sponsor the sport that represents history.
Horse sport in the Kingdom is on the right track thanks to the direct attention and follow-up by HM the King, who is the main supporter of sports in general and horse sport in particular in the Kingdom of Bahrain," HH Shaikh Nasser said after Semoum's victory.
"The victory achieved by Semoum is in line with HM the King's sponsorship of horse sport in the Kingdom. We have been keen from the beginning to create all the positive atmosphere for the horse and the administrative staff and technical supervisor as well as his jockey to honour Bahrain in Ripon Racecourse Which is considered one of the most famous and strongest races.
"We were aware of the great importance of this race because winning it will have a positive impact on the sports in Bahrain and it will confirm the Kingdom's pioneer position in the globe in this area. It will also put Bahrain under the limelight in the field of sports. For these reasons, we doubled our efforts to realise our dream of securing a positive result in Ripon," HH Shaikh Nasser added.
HH Shaikh Nasser pointed out that winning this race wasn't easy and it came after making many sacrifices, stating that: "This will not be the end. We will move forward with our plans to achieve more golden accomplishments for the Kingdom of Bahrain across the globe.
Source: Bahrain News Agency