UAE horses came out on top at one of Britain’s most coveted horse race meetings, Royal Ascot.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received the winning trophy from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom after Godolphin’s Blue Point, ridden by James Doyle and trained by Charlie Appleby, raced to victory and claimed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) title. Blue Point made history at Royal Ascot after claiming the title of King’s Stand Stakes on the opening day of the racing festival.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid received the award from the Duke of Cambridge Prince William amidst cheers from the crowds.
In this video, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid can be seen shaking a leg post win..
Other UAE horses in the spotlight at one of the UK's oldest race meetigs are Godolphin’s Pinatubo smashing the two-year-old course record in the Listed Chesham Stakes to claim the title, Goldphin’s Space Blue that was placed second in the Jersey Stakes (Group 3), Defoe won the Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) title and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Addeybb won the Wolferton Stakes title.
That’s not all, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai’s Raffle Prize won the Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) title, Afaak won the Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) title and Dee Ex Bee came in second in the Gold Cup (Group 1) race.
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