Tinubu’s horse retains 1st position at Bida horse racing tournament 

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s horse, named “Renewed Hope,” maintained its title of the fastest horse in Africa as it clinched the first position in the 2024 edition of the tournament held in Bida.

Tinubu is now the defending champion of the Bida horse tournament in Nigeria that was organised by the Horse Racing Federation of Nigeria.

It could be recalled that the same horse had topped the winners’ list at the 2022 and 2023 editions of the competition and has been the defending champion in the last three years.

Speaking at the event, Governor Mohammed Umaru-Bago of Niger state congratulated the president’s horse for taking the first position at the competition.

Bago said he was elated with the unity of purpose that the federation has brought through the organisation of the event in the state.

The governor also commended the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, coordinator, National Coordinator of the Federation (Sarkin Dawaki Nupe), for their support in sustaining the success of the annual horse racing in Bida.

In his remarks, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, said efforts would be intensified to strengthen the cultural norms and values of the people through sports.

The Etsu Nupe, who is also the chairman, Niger Council of Traditional Rulers, said this became necessary to prevent the cultures and traditions from going extinct.

”The race, which is traditional in nature, further provided an opportunity for the display of cultures as various cultural activities were on display,” the Etsu Nupe added.