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UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was crowned today winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the feature race on the third day of the horserace meeting.
Colour Vision, ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by Saeed bin Suroor, won Godolphin’s fifth victory at Royal Ascot, finishing in 4.42.5, leaving second place, won by half a length, to Opinion Poll under Mickael Barzalona, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni.
The event was also attended by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and Finance Minister Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a number of sheikhs, senior officials and race enthusiasts.
Sheikh Mohammed received the winner’s Gold Cup from Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.