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Mohammed bin Rashid attends Epsom Derby

posted on 05/06/2016: 5679 views

LONDON: ice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday attended the Epsom Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, also watched the seven-round race. Since the first participation in the greatest flat race in the world in 1989, the UAE riders have won seven cups.

Harzand, owned by Aga Khan and saddled by Pat Smullen, rode to victory in the 1.5 mile Derby 2016.

The UAE riders put up a magnificent performance with Postponed, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Obeid Al Maktoum and saddled by Andrea Atzeni, winning the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Cup.

Among those who attended the race were H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, H.R.H. Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and a number of Sheikhs, senior officials, owners and breeders as well as a crowd of fans. - Emirates News Agency, WAM -


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