Dubai World Cup 2022 – one of the largest events in equestrian world
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the 26th Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse.
Speaking on the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed that the UAE is becoming a leading venue for international meetings in various fields and a center for equestrian sports and events. His Highness noted the UAE’s significant progress and development over the past 50 years in various fields, including equestrianism, which is an integral part of the UAE’s and the Arabian Peninsula’s heritage.
“The Dubai World Cup has become one of the largest and most anticipated events in the equestrian world. Over the years, it has attracted the sport’s most elite professionals and left a significant mark on the equestrian world,” said His Highness. “This edition of the Dubai World Cup is a time to celebrate the UAE’s prominence around the world as a leading venue for renowned equestrian championships,” Sheikh Mohammed added.
His Highness oversaw the racing of the 26th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which attracted the best racehorses, trainers and jockeys from around the world and over 60,000 spectators. The total prize pool for the race was $30.5 million, keeping the Dubai World Cup as one of the richest nights in horse racing.
During the event, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, crowned Country Grammer of Zedan Racing Stables Inc. the winner of the prestigious $12 million Dubai World Cup Group 1 race sponsored by Emirates Airline. Country Grammer was ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by Bob Baffert, who has won more Dubai World Cup than any other American trainer. The 2,000-meter race pitted some of the best horses competing on dirt roads against each other’s hooves.
The Dubai World Cup was attended by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airport and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airlines and Group; His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council; and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.
Also in attendance were His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia; His Highness Sheikh Naser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty the King’s Representative for Humanitarian and Youth Work in Bahrain; His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Bahrain High Youth and Sports Council and President of the Bahrain General Sports Authority; and Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmuk Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club.
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