It’s been busy week in Dubai for the young set. On Friday, Feb. 26, Sheikh Mohammed and his son Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, attended the Ladies Endurance Challenge at Dubai International Equestrian City with several of Sheikh Mohammed’s daughters. One daughter, Futtaim bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, won the race.
I’d wager some coin that the young royals show up at Meydan this Thursday for “Super Thursday,” an action-packed assortment of several stakes races that will act as a prelude for Dubai World Cup day later this month. Click here to review the noms and races.
The young royals are no doubt into horses like their old man, but an added incentive to attend will be the presence of international pop icon Sting. Yes, that same Sting who once played defiantly for Police will now play obediently for the sheikhs and sheikhas, plus assorted international guests and expats in what’s actually a nice entertainment coup for Meydan.