Sheikh Mohammed interacts with dignitaries at the event.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the second Dubai Breeze-Up Sale held on Tuesday at the Meydan Racecourse.
Organised by the Dubai Racing Club in cooperation with leading auction house Goffs, the Dubai Breeze-Up Sale 2023 saw a catalogue of two-year-old horses selected from Ireland and the UK, going under the hammer.
Held a few days ahead of the start of the 27th edition of the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse, the 2023 Breeze-Up Sale builds on the success of the inaugural edition of the event held last year. The event attracted leading owners and buyers from all over the world.
Sheikh Mohammed views the horses up for auction.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was accompanied at the event by Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club, Sheikh Juma Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamad Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum.
The Meydan Racecourse is all set to play host to the 27th edition of the Dubai World Cup meeting on Saturday, 25 March, bringing together the world's best racehorses, jockeys and trainers. Offering a total prize money of $30.5 million, this year’s Dubai World Cup further strengthens Dubai’s status as one of the world’s leading sporting destinations.
“This was his first time running this well on firm ground and in the past he’s run well on softer ground, so taking him over to Europe is high on his to-do list. We’d like to head to Royal Ascot for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.”
One of those was compatriot Shahryar, who himself was prominent but boxed on at the far rail to repel the challenges of Pyledriver and the fast closing Yibir — who closed all the way to the line down the stand-side rail.
Dettori had previously secured the Dubai World Cup on Dubai Millennium, Moon Ballad and Electrocutionist, but this was the first time he had done so in colours other than those of Godolphin.
Over 1200m on dirt, the surface on which the whole card was staged due to issues with the turf track caused by inclement weather, it was contested by a select sextet but, having raced in the rear, O’Shea took aim at the other five leaving the home turn and found a willing partner.
Sheikh Hamdan said, “I chaired the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre’s Board of Directors meeting today, during which we emphasized key messages outlining the details of our future projects."
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a gang of three Asians to three months in jail to be followed by deportation for attempting to rob a deliveryman of Dhs1,000 under duress after they had ordered a meal from a restaurant he was working for.
Accordingly, security patrols and other concerned authorities rushed to the site and found that the victim had been stabbed with a blunt object, which led to his death on the spot, the police added.