The “evening” witnessed the presence of Hamdan and Maktoum bin Mohammed

Mohammed bin Rashid: “Dubai World Cup” is a milestone in the world of horse racing

  • Mohammed bin Rashid during his follow-up of the “Dubai World Cup” evening, in the presence of Hamdan bin Mohammed. From the source

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, affirmed that the success achieved by the Dubai World Cup since its launch in 1996, and over the course of more than a quarter of a century, establishes Emirati leadership in The field of horse sports and racing, and that this success reflects the approach of excellence that the Emirates has chosen to be the path it takes in its constant endeavor to occupy the first positions in various fields, including the sports field, so that the cup today turns into a bright and important point on the map of global horse racing, which is What is embodied in the keenness of the most important horse owners and trainers in the world to participate with their best horses, in the hope of reaching the podium at Meydan.

This came during his attendance yesterday at the competitions of the 28th edition of the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan International Racecourse, alongside His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, as His Highness and the attendees followed the rounds of the Cup, which witnessed this year, as in previous years, the participation of the best and strongest horses in the world, and belongs to a group of the most important and prominent horse owners and trainers, and is ridden by the most skilled riders in the world.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed that Dubai is keen to share its expertise in the field of organizing horse competitions with all sisterly and friendly countries interested in this sport, which is closely linked to Arab and Gulf culture and identity. His Highness said: “We are proud of the position that the Dubai World Cup has reached as a brand.” A difference in the world of horse racing. We are not late in sharing our successful organizational experience with all our brothers and friends. Horse sports and racing are an integral component of our Arab culture and Gulf heritage, and we always strive to develop and grow them, and we always want them to flourish.” His Highness expressed the UAE and Dubai’s welcome to the guests, whether owners, trainers, riders, or horse sports enthusiasts who came to Dubai specifically to watch the world’s elite horses compete for the title and cup prizes, which are among the most prestigious awards in the world. His Highness said: “We are happy to compete. The world's elite horses are in Meydan... and all owners, trainers and riders are welcomed and warmly.

His Highness praised the tireless efforts of the work team at the Dubai Horse Racing Club, led by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmuk Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Club’s Board of Directors, and those in charge of the “Meydan” track, and the impact of this in presenting a new, more distinguished version of the “Dubai World Cup”, which confirms Dubai's ability to organize and host the largest and most important sporting events in the world, calling on His Highness to continue working to raise the status of the event and confirm its distinction on the map of the most important international horse races.

In a most wonderful evening, which was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, a number of sheikhs, dignitaries and a group of... Among the most important owners and trainers in the world, the elite of the world’s horses competed to obtain the title and first place in nine races (runs), where the total number of horses participating in the evening in all its runs reached 120 horses from 14 countries, including 33 horses that won the first category, while the coverage enabled Live television via satellite broadcast through more than 40 international television networks, millions of horse sports and racing fans can follow the Cup competitions in more than 150 countries around the world, confirming the unique status that the event enjoys among the most important and prestigious international horse races.

Hamdan bin Mohammed crowns the horse “Laurel River” with the 28th title

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was crowned the winner of the Dubai World Cup for Horses, which was won by the horse “Laurel River” of the Saudi Juddmont Farms of the late Prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud, led by the jockey Tagh Oshi, and supervised by the trainer Popat Simar. This was after winning the main round, which was held on the Meydan track, sponsored by Emirates Airlines, for a distance of 2000 meters (sand), in which 12 horses competed, and whose prizes amounted to 12 million dollars, while the total prize pool for the tournament reached 30.5 million dollars.

Honoring sponsors

In appreciation of their role in the success of the event, Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmuk Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Racing Club, honored the sponsors of the global event, which are: Emirates Airlines, Longines, DP World (DP World), Nakheel, Atlantis The Royal, and Azizi Developments. Al Tayer Motors, in addition to One Zabeel and Emaar. The Dubai World Cup evening concluded with a wonderful display in the sky of Meydan, using the latest laser technologies, LED lighting, and about 4,000 drones, in stunning visual formations that added more elegance and splendor to the event, which was organized for the second time in the month of Ramadan.

The Dubai World Cup goes to Saudi Arabia

Horse: “Laurel River”

Owner: Juddmont Farm

Jockey: Tag O'Shea

Prize value: $12 million

Distance: 2410 meters

Time: 2:26:72 (D)

Vice President of the State:

. We are happy that the world’s elite horses are competing in “Meydan”... and all owners, trainers and riders are welcome and warm.

. We are not late in sharing our successful organizational experience with all our brothers and friends.

. Horse sports and racing are an integral component of our Arab culture and Gulf heritage, and we always strive to develop and grow them.