Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 7 July 2020

Sunday's horse racing in Abu Dhabi suspended as mark of respect to Sultan Qaboos following death of Omani leader

The UAE Government announced a three-day mourning period following the Omani ruler’s death on Friday

Sunday's horse racing meeting at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club has been postponed following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Omani leader.

The UAE Government announced a three-day mourning period following the ruler’s death on Friday.

“Sunday’s race meeting is postponed as a mark of respect to the Omani ruler who was a keen racing fan and the main patron of the Royal Oman Cavalry Stables,” Pat Buckley, the racing manager for the equestrian club, said.

“The Royal Oman Cavalry had three entries in Sunday’s meeting. This card will now be rescheduled for a later date.”

Updated: January 11, 2020 03:19 PM

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