Whilst the rest of his family were back in Dubai celebrating UAE Father’s Day, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, stepped out at Royal Ascot 2019 to support his horse Blue Point, who boasted a double win over the weekend.
The Godolphin team horse made history in the sprint double by becoming only the second horse to win the King's Stand Stakes/Diamond Jubilee Stakes double since Choisir's remarkable feat in 2003.
Blue Point etches his name into #RoyalAscot history becoming only the second horse to win the King's Stand Stakes/Diamond Jubilee Stakes double.
Royal Ascot...where history is made! pic.twitter.com/VXdQfVDuex— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) June 22, 2019
The royals shared photos of the “memorable” event on social media of jockey James Doyle riding the horse to victory.
“He is a very good horse, and after he won the King’s Stand, it was quite an easy decision to run him again,” Sheikh Mohammed said of the five-year-old by Shamardal. “It’s a marvellous feat. Good horses give you great pleasure”, he added.
Sheikh Mohammed was joined by the British royals the five-day event. Kate Middleton, Prince William and Lady Kitty Spencer were all in attendace. As was Queen Elizabeth, who presented the UAE ruler with the Diamond Jubilee trophy.