General News, The Knight, Sports - 04 May, 2019
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 2000 Guineas race at Newmarket
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the 2000 Guineas races at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile racecourse.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid praised the level of organisation of the first Flat racing Classic of the season at Newmarket in which a selection of fine horses from around the world compete for the titles.
UAE’s horses continued to shine as HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s ‘Communique,’ steered by Silvestre de Sousa and trained Mark Johnston, won the Jockey Club Stakes (Group 2) title. In the second place came ‘Defoe,’ which is owned by Sheikh Mohammad bin Obaid Al Maktoum.
The Havana Gold Handicap Stakes’ fierce competition ended with HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s horse ‘Moyassar’ clinching the precious title followed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s horse ‘Mawakib’ in second place.
The Newmarket Stakes was also dominated by UAE’s horses as ‘UAE Jewel,’ owned by Sheikh Mohammad bin Obaid Al Maktoum, snatched the first place and leaving ‘Walkinthesand’ to secure the second place.
Steered by Donnacha O'Brien, ‘Magna Grecia’ beat 19 horses and stole the 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) title.