The 3rd edition of the Al-Jaid horse racing championship wrapped up on Sunday at the Misrata Martyrs racetrack.
More than 170 horses competed in 12 different stages, including participants from Italy, France, Morocco, and Tunisia, in addition to the host country, Libya.
Libya gained multiple prizes in various stages, including third place in the Mediterranean Union challenge, after Morroco and Italy, which snatched first place.
As for the Grand National Stakes challenge, worth 250,000 dinars, the award went to the locally bred horse "Dover."
The crowning ceremony featured the presence of senior government officials, including Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, besides the President of the Libyan Authority for Horse Racing and the chief of Al-Jaid Company for Food Industries.
The event was also marked by the broad participation of foreign senior officials of horse racing clubs, including representatives from Italy, France, Morocco, Russia, Britain, Ireland, Tunisia, and Malta.