By Staff www.emirates247.com
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai watched as the 2000-metre US$10 million Dubai World Cup race, the final round of the horse racing carnival at the Meydan racecourse, kicked off to an exciting start in Dubai on Saturday.
Approximately 84,000 people watched as gates opened and horses from the UAE, USA, Japan, South Africa and Europe galloped to clinch the title of the world’s richest race.
Animal Kingdom, ridden by Joel Rosario and owned Arrowfield Stud & Team Valor, from the USA emerged as victorious and claimed the Dubai World Cup title.
Sheikh Mohammed then presented the Dubai World Cup trophy to the winner and congratulated them on their outstanding performance.
Earlier, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed announced the official opening of the 18th edition of the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan racecourse in Dubai.
His Highness wished participants of horse owners and jockeys a successful at the richest horse race in the world; the US$10 million Dubai World Cup. More info and video