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Sheikh Mohammed receiving the Investec Derby trophy.

Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin wins Britain's richest Derby

DUBAI, June 3, 2018

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, was crowned winner of the English classic Investec Derby horse race at Epsom, England after Godolphin’s Masar beat odds and snatched the derby title, said a report.

Sheikh Mohammed received the Investec Derby trophy amid cheering from the crowds and in presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, reported state news agency Wam.

Lauding the Godolphin team for their impressive track record and strong presence in the English classic horse races, Sheikh Mohammed said: "Today’s triumph is a result of outstanding teamwork and a step on the royal blue silks’ quest to win more trophies."

Riding Godolphin’s Masar to victory, William Buick left the second place to the horse Dee Ex Bee, which is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Masar is trained by Charlie Appleby and Dee Ex Bee is trained by Mark Johnston.

The race was also attended by Sheikh Mohammed's wife Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and other senior officials and horse race enthusiasts, said the report.

On the side lines of the race, Sheikh Mohammed met Queen Elizabeth II in presence of the Dubai Crown Prince. The meeting put focus on building on the successful bilateral relations between the UAE and the United Kingdom in all sectors, it added.




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