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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Watch: Sheikh Mohammed performs victory dance at Dubai World Cup

Vice President and Ruler of Dubai celebrates at Meydan after Thunder Snow won the main race

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on stage after Thunder Snow's win at the Dubai World Cup. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on stage after Thunder Snow's win at the Dubai World Cup. Chris Whiteoak / The National

A shake here and a shimmy there, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, had a little bit of fun at Dubai World Cup last night.

Sheikh Mohammed was seen doing a little jig on stage after Thunder Snow, from his Godolphin Stable, took the trophy on the big night at Meydan Racecourse.

The video posted on Instagram by Dubai Tourism has been viewed more than 130,000 times in 19 hours. Click to play the video:

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While the video is short, it’s made a positive impression. Some comments on the post include one user who noted how happy Sheikh Mohammed was, while another wrote: “A leader like him should be celebrated. One happy dancing leader knowing he brings good things to his people.”

The Dubai World Cup, one of the world's richest horse races, has been held annually since 1996. This was the seventh win for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Stables.

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