London, July 8th, 2010 Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance attended the Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship held at Newmarket races field in the United Kingdom. The event was held as part of the Fourth Installation of The President of the UAE Cup Series.
Yesterday’s race included eight rounds of which one was Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) for Purebred Arabian Horses. The event was attended by Abdul Rahman Ghanim Al-Mutaiwae, UAE Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Taleb Al Muhairi, General Secretary of the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF), in addition to senior officials.
The horses aged four years and above participated for a distance of 1600 m. The prize money was ? 30,000.
Mahra “music show” for Jaber Al Abdullah won the first place of Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Group 1), while the second place was won by Ibn al Fahl “Nofeer”, and the third place was won by “rainfall” of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid visited the traditional tent set up by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Office of the Brand of Abu Dhabi and the UAE General Women’s Union
Corsica, owned by Dubai Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, won the ‘Bahrain Trophy’ Group 3 race, run for 2,660 meters. Ridden by veteran jockey Frankie Dettori, Corsica reached the finishing line in 2.43.51 minutes, about 3/4 furlong ahead of Harris Tweed.