UAE is leader in horse racing sports and breeding : Mohammed

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received today at Zabeel Palace in the presence of Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler, a delegation from City of Chengdu, China’s Wenjiang district.

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Published: Thu 28 Mar 2013, 10:32 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:32 AM

The meeting reviewed relations of friendship and cooperation between the

UAE and China, in general, and between Dubai and Wenjiang district, in particular, in horse sports, training and breeding.

Head of the Chinese delegation expressed his desire to activate a strategic partnership his district signed with Meydan Group LLC for developing an international racecourse and for hosting the first ever race meeting in the city of Chengdu.

Shaikh Mohammed said the UAE is no doubt the leader of the world and region

in horse racing sports and breeding. “ We are proud of that and we have no reservation for bolstering cooperation between Meydan and Chengdu,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

Sheikh Mohammed told the Beijing Television (BTV) that Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race, is eliciting overwhelming interest from international media and is receiving tremendous response from horse owners around the world, who are eager to compete in the US$ 10 race day.

He described Meydan racecourse and facilities as an “unparalleled, creative, huge world-class architectural masterpiece, giving races a special taste. “We are proud of this matchless civilisational achievement.”

Shaikh Mohammed commended the role the Chinese businessmen and investors is playing in the UAE. He added they are smart, diligent and are contributing to efforts aimed at boosting relations of investment and cooperation between the two friendly countries.



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