Latest Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum News

Brad Cox-trained Essential Quality wins Belmont Stakes

Jun. 05, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Cox insisted he wasn't sitting around waiting or worrying about whether a disqualification of Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby winner would give him his first victory in a Triple Crown race. Essential Quality captured the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to...

UAE and Israel press ahead with ties after Gaza cease-fire

May. 27, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's top diplomat to the United Arab Emirates attended a ceremony in Dubai on the grounds of the Arabian Peninsula's first permanent exhibition to commemorate the Holocaust. Hours earlier, he'd attended an event establishing a joint venture between an...

Photos show Dubai princess, focus of UN concern, at malls

May. 23, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Photos on social media appear to show a missing Dubai princess who months earlier described herself in a video as being held against her will out at two major malls in the city-state. Images published by a woman identified in British media as former Royal...

The Latest: China calls for UN council action, slams US

May. 15, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early...

UAE organizers 'regret' philosopher Habermas' prize refusal

May. 03, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The organizers of a high-priced literary award from the United Arab Emirates expressed regret Monday that prominent German philosopher Juergen Habermas had shunned the prestigious prize over political concerns. The rebuke dealt a blow to the sheikhdom's...

Analysis: Known Agenda to start, and finish, No. 1 in Derby

May. 01, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

Starting No. 1 in the Kentucky Derby usually equates to not finishing No. 1. The inside post is a dreaded starting position in the Run for the Roses. The horse can’t veer much to its left at the start because there’s a rail there. The horse can’t veer much to its...

Malathaat rallies in stretch to win Kentucky Oaks

Apr. 30, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After Malathaat outdueled Search Results down the stretch to win the 147th Kentucky Oaks by a neck, runner-up jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. patted Malathaat's jockey, John Velazquez, on the shoulder to congratulate him. “We just got beat today,” Ortiz...

With fans and flowery hats, Derby is back at old home in May

Apr. 30, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The bourbon is flowing again, flowery hats and humans are on the scene and 19 horses are ready to run the most chaotic race of their lives. After being disrupted by a pandemic, the Kentucky Derby is back with many of its traditions intact. ...

Sheikh's missing daughter casts shadow over Derby favorite

Apr. 29, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has spent millions trying to win the Kentucky Derby, and in the process plowing money into horse racing worldwide. Now with the overwhelming favorite, Dubai's ruler faces increased scrutiny for allegations that he has violated...

Derby favorite Essential Quality brings strongest resume

Apr. 29, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing could be in line for another Triple Crown bid and this time the likely candidate is an undefeated horse from a barn other than Bob Baffert’s. Baffert, of course, is the sport’s dominant trainer who guided American Pharoah in 2015...