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Mohammed?s horse claims award

23 May 2005

QUEENSLAND ? An Australian based endurance horse owned by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, scooped the coveted award for Best Condition in the 160-km 3-Star FEI ride at Gatton in Queensland recently.

His eight-year old Arabian gelding, Jordanvale Red Cloud, ridden by Kristie McGaffin, a member of the Australian slver medal team, narrowly missed winning the ride by a mere nose.

The crews and spectators saw two riders emerge out of the darkness holding hands as they rode the last few metres. In true racing fashion the grey mare China Doll stuck her nose out as she crossed the finish line to claim first place for her rider and owner Meg Wade.

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