MULAWA ANGELUS Wins Endurance Prize in Thailand

Big news from Thailand, where MULAWA ANGELUS has won the Sultan Mizan Cup for the second successive year back in October! Ridden by female rider Wipawan Pawitayalarp, a native of Thailand, ANGELUS completed the 120 km in just over 7 hours.

MULAWA ANGELUS is a 2003 grey gelding sired by superstar athlete & Australian Champion TS AL MALIK and out of the beloved Mulawa Foundation Mare M ANGELIQUE. TS AL MALIK has been the source of several of the most gifted accomplished athletes bred at Mulawa, including three-time Australian Champion KLASS. ANGELUS is a full brother to ON ANGELS WINGS, a premier Mulawa broodmatron who has produced three exceptional athletes to date: multi-Australian, East Coast & National Stud Show Champions MULAWA BRONZE WINGS, SOVEREIGN WINGS and GOLD N WINGS.

MULAWA ANGELUS is currently in France where he is continuing his training for Endurance. He is being currently prepared for the European Championships and the World Cup in 2013.

The official news posting of the event is listed below.

SETIU, Oct 21 (Bernama) -- Wipawan Pawitayalarp of Thailand swept her male counterparts aside to win the Sultan Mizan Cup endurance race for the second consecutive year at the Terengganu International Equestrian Park (TIEP) in Lembah Bidong here Sunday.

The 38-year-old Thai rider who was a cut above the rest, pocketed USD10,000 (RM30,500) and a watch worth RM25,000 for her effort.

Wipawan, riding Mulawa Angelus, swept aside 51 other local and foreign riders to win the 120km race with a time of 7 hours 18 minutes and 8 seconds while the State of Terengganu Endurance Team (STET) rider Mohammad Fuad Hashim clocked 7'28:38s to finish second ahead of Mohd Bukhari Rozali (7'50:45s).

"The heavy rain yesterday added the level of difficulty in the race because the track was heavy, providing a major challenge for the horses," said Wipawan here today.

The Sultan of Terengganu, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin who also competed in the 120km race on his "RTES Annaversary" horse, later gave away the prizes.

Congratulations to Wipawan Pawitayalarp and MULAWA ANGELUS on your continued success. We wish you the best of luck on your future endurance endeavours. We are incredibly proud of your achievements!