Muscat: ‘Al Sharta’, owned by Ahmed bin Mohammad al Junaibi, lifted the golden sword title and won the vehicle prize in the seventh edition of the golden sword camel race festival that was launched on Saturday in Al Bashayer Camel Race Track in Adam, Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. The race is organised by the Al Bashaer Department for Arab Camel in cooperation with the local committee in Al Bashayer Square and the private sector under the auspices of Engineer Yaqoub bin Khalfan al Busaidy, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources for Fisheries.
The race featured 16 races including 11 rounds for ‘Hagayag’ category, below 3 years old, for a distance of 2 km. Three rounds were for ‘Legaya’ category, four years old, for a distance of 3 km, and two rounds were for ‘Elythaa’ category, five years old, for a distance of 4 km.
In the opening round for ‘Hagayag’ for 2 km, ‘Al Sharta’, owned by Ahmed bin Mohammed al Junaibi won the golden sword and the car after it finished the race distance in 2 minutes and 58 seconds, while in the second round, ‘Najed’, owned by Salem bin Hamad al Junaibi, snatched the golden dagger and the car. In the third round, ‘Shahania’, owned by Muslim bin Hamid al Derei, claimed the Shield of Ruba’ Haima. ‘Shahania’, owned by Abdullah bin Mohammed al Junaibi, won the fourth round.
‘Shaheen’, owned by Hamid bin Mohammed al Derei, claimed the sixth race round, while ‘Al Hakmah’, owned by Imad bin Gharib al Junaibi, finished first in seventh round. ‘Shawaheen’, owned by Abdullah bin Mohammed al Junaibi, dominated the eighth round, while in the ninth race, ‘Hamlool’, owned by Hamdan bin Salem al Jahafi, came first. In the last round in this category, ‘Asilan’, owned by Hatem bin Saeed al Junaibi, finished first.
In the‘Legaya’ category, for a distance of 3 km, ‘Shoheen’ claimed the golden icon, leading by Matar bin Ali al Junaibi, in the second race ‘Al Hather’ snatched the icon, owned by Muslim bin Hamid al Derei. ‘Shawaheen’ finished the race first leading by Ahmed bin Mohammed al Junaibi.
For ‘Elythaa’ category, for a distance of 4 km, ‘Qutnah’ grabbed the race icon, owned by Bader bin Salem al Junaibi.