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Dubai Ruler celebrates horse racing win while on hunting trip

Sheikh Mohammed was filmed dancing while shooting grouse, in celebration of the horse racing victory

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, celebrates the UAE's victory in an endurance horse racing competition, during a hunting trip. Courtesy Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Instagram
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, celebrates the UAE's victory in an endurance horse racing competition, during a hunting trip. Courtesy Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Instagram

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid took a brief break from a hunting trip to celebrate the UAE's victory at an endurance horse race in Italy.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, on a holiday in the UK, was seen hunting grouse on an estate before pausing to watch a video of the UAE team crossing the finish line.

In a video posted to Instagram by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed was seen dancing in celebration of the win, before quickly returning to shoot some grouse in Yorkshire, in northern England.

UAE riders dominated the FEI Meydan World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors, at the San Rossore racecourse, on Wednesday.

Fares Al Mansoori, Saif Al Mazrouei, Shaheen Al Mazroei, Saeed Al Muhairi and Saif Beljafla were part of the UAE team.

It is not the first time Sheikh Mohammed performs a victory dance after a horse racing win. He was seen doing a little jig after Thunder Snow, from his Godolphin Stable, took the trophy on the final night of the Dubai World Cup last year and again in March this year.

Updated: September 19, 2019 01:10 PM

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