The animal was ridden by Charlotte Casiraghi, a niece of Prince Albert of Monaco and a competitive showjumper who is also a Chanel brand ambassador.
A video clip went viral on the social networking sites of an Indian young man delivering food orders on a horseback amid heavy rains in Mumbai, India.
After breaking on terms from his high draw, Modern Games raced in mid-division down the stands’ side, with Mutasaabeq leading the 12-strong field down the centre of the course.
The cloning of race or high-bred horses has been a practice in many countries since the early 2000s, particularly for genetic improvement.
The Abu Dhabi turf played host to six races on Sunday and UAE champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea landed four consecutive races for a memorable four-timer, including doubles for both Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and Ernst Oertel.
Some of the leading show jumpers from around the world, including the highest ranked from the UAE and Arab region will take part in the prestigious competition.
Now an 8-year-old, after 20 starts he has won just once, his final appearance in his native France, over 1,700m on turf, in July 2018. He joined Mohd Ramadan, making a very pleasing local debut in a conditions race over the same 2,000m as Friday’s race.
Lyre, the 2019 G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner, hasn’t won since that success, but co-trainer Sam Freedman is satisfied she can amend the record.
Around 200 riders representing different countries took part, doubling the number from the 2019 edition of the show and consolidating the year-on-year success of the event on a regional and international scale.