The Bamako District Equestrian Sports League organized on Sunday, July 31, at the Bamako Horse Riding Field, the 1st edition of the Grand Prix of the Jamana Kanu Movement (MJK). At the end of the various events, the horse Tabarkala I of Fatoumata Mama Sylla outclassed its adversaries in the category of cracks over a distance of 2400 m.
he ceremony was chaired by Imam Oumarou Diarra, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Health and Social Development, in charge of Humanitarian Action, Solidarity, Refugees and Displaced Persons, in the presence of Aguibou Dembélé, Special Advisor to the President of the Transition, Adama Koné, former Minister of Sports, Amadou Koïta, former Minister of Youth, Mamadou Baba Sylla, vice-president of the League of equestrian sports in the district of Bamako, El hadji Mohamed Sacko, CEO of Sacko Holding and president of the “Jamana Kanu Movement”, as well as several sports officials from Commune II.
This first edition brought together 49 horses from different stables in the horse racing field of Bamako. They were divided into five (5) races: Two small horse races over a distance of 2000 m, a super-crack race over a distance of 2200 m, a half-crack race over a distance of 2400 m and a race cracks over a distance of 2400 m. The grand prize was reserved for the category of half-cracks over a distance of 2400 m.
It was the half-cracks who started the race over a distance of 2000 m. The first race of the small horses was won by the horse “Madina” of Sylla Transit supporters, followed by the horse “Bel Ami” of Cheick M’Bodge dit le Blanc and the third place for the horse “Islam” of Aboubacar Coulibaly . As for the second race of the small horses, it was won by the horse “Bakary Sylla Kononi” of Cheick Sidiya Diop, followed by the horse “Yokoro” of Diawoye Sampi and the third place went to the horse “Moussougnouma” of Moctar Kouma.
The super-crack race was won by Alou Ndiaye’s horse “Barouéli”, followed by Mamadou Alou Kouma’s horse “Emak II” and Djiby Djigué’s horse “Marechal Idriss Deby Itno” took third place. For the race of the cracks, the horse “Bon Père” won, followed by the horse “Boidie” of Ali Konaté and the third place for the horse “Sama” of Alousseini Sow.
The grand prize race played in the half-crack category, was won by the horse “Tabarkala” of Fatoumata Mama Sylla, followed by the horse “Bagnéré III” of Madoufing Junior and the third place for the horse “Wassa” of Aissata Ndiaye.
The first five jockeys of each race received envelopes from the hands of political and sporting personalities in order to encourage them.
After the races, the president of the “Movement Jamana Kanu”, El hadj Mohamed Sacko, said he was very satisfied with the organization of this first edition.
“I am from Commune II, more precisely from Missira where the Bamako Horse Riding Field is located. When we were young, we spent all day near the stables to admire the horses. A few years ago we created a movement called the Jamana Kanu Movement and through this movement we have sponsored several competitions in football, arm wrestling and traditional wrestling. It was the young people of Commune II who contacted us so that we could take an interest in equestrian sport. It is in this context that we decided to organize this first edition of the grand prix of our movement. I take this opportunity to thank the members of the equestrian sports league for the success of the event”he hinted.
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