Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a big horse racing determine for a number of many years, has died at the age of 75.
The more mature brother of Sheikh Mohammed, he was a substantial investor in the activity in Britain and internationally although bloodstock and sponsorship.
Countless numbers of horses ran in his blue and white silks which includes Derby winners Nashwan and Erhaab below Willie Carson.
Leading sprinter Battaash very last yr served him develop into flat racing’s winner operator in Britain for the sixth time.
Sheikh Mohammed posted a tribute on Twitter, in which he said: “May perhaps God have mercy on you, my brother, my assistance and my companion.”
The deputy ruler of Dubai, he was known throughout racing basically as Sheikh Hamdan, with important breeding bases integrated the Shadwell Stud in Norfolk, England, the Derrinstown Stud in the Republic of Eire and the Shadwell Farm in the United States.
He received several Classics and was effective with horses these kinds of as Dayjur, Unfuwain, Salsabil, Nayef, Taghrooda and Invasor.
Sheikh Hamdan was the United Arab Emirates minister of finance and 10 days of mourning have been declared in Dubai
He is the 3rd big racehorse owner-breeder to have died in latest months immediately after the fatalities of Prince Khalid Abdullah and Cheveley Park Stud manager David Thompson.