In pictures: Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed hails horses' performance at Royal Ascot

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, witnessed victory of Godolphin’s team on day 1 of Royal Ascot in England.
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Celebrating a treble for Dubai's Godolphin Stables, he emphsised that the UAE is keen on continuing to take to the podium and win the first places while also continuing commitment to creativity in competitions in various arenas at both the regional and international levels. (Image: WAM)
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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, presented H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid with the trophy. (Image: WAM)
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H.H. Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid, flanked by her mother HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, was presented with the trophy. (Image: WAM)
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Godolphin's Richard Fahey-trained Ribchester and Mutakayyf - owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance- finished first and second, respectively, in the one-mile Queen Anne Stakes. (Image: WAM)
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Dubai Godolphin's Barney Roy gained a first G1 success in the St James’s Palace Stakes, leaving Lancaster Bomber in the second place and the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Thunder Snow in the third in the mile contest for three-year-old colts. (Image: WAM)
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