25 March, 2008

At the gallop

Sheikh Mohammed is making waves Down Under after spending half a billion dollars on Australia's biggest horse breeding stud:

AUSTRALIAN horseracing's most lavish supporter, Bob Ingham, has sold the vast Woodlands Stud to the ruler of Dubai for more than $460 million.

Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the world's biggest owner of thoroughbreds, and the deal means he will dominate the breeding and racing of thoroughbreds in Australia through his Darley Stud.

Darley will take Woodlands' 1000 horses, two studs, a pre-training farm and racing stables in Sydney and Melbourne.


The deal is subject to approval by the Australian government which will take another month.

13 comments:

Proud Emirati said...

hmmm, I guess I'll need to wait for another two years to get my land plot.

Lirun said...

who is that beautiful woman!?!?!?!?!? :)

Kyle said...

Proud Emirati:

I remember reading (Brian64's label on DEWA raising prices for expats) that you have a 11-bedroom villa.

Lirun:

That's Tara Moss ;)

Ah, the company you get to be in especially if you're the Chairman & CEO of an Inc ;)

Anonymous said...

PROUD EMIRATI:
Check your 'Emirates Reuters' e-mail :))

Emirates said...

LOL Kyle, I didn't know that people keep track of what I say. Yea that was my parents villa, not mine.

Kyle said...

Proud Emirati:

Oh, I have a good memory when it comes to certain topics ;)

Good luck and hope you don't have to wait any more than 730 days to get your land plot ;)

Spectrum said...

Wt a HOT Lady on the picture :D

Lirun said...

tara?!?! i didnt recognise her..

i met her once.. she is a close friend of a close friend..

truly magnificent..

the real nick said...

She's had a nose job! And God knows what else.

What was the post about again?

Dubai Entrepreneur said...

I don't know about her, but there is a picture of Sheikh Mohammed in a tux and hat.. I think it was during a World Cup or something to do with horses.. I think that is his absolute coolest picture. It suited him too well.

The chick? bah, who cares?

Kyle said...

Nick:

The post was about Sheikh Mohammed's diversification into horses & feeds & thoroughbreds & studs and blah ;)

And God knows what else.

Yeah, that's quiet evident - LOL ;)

Anonymous said...

Damn, will anybody care to ask how he got that money. Money that would have been better spent alleviating poverty on UAE Nationals.

Where did all that money come from? Pure & blatant thievery I say.

Keefieboy said...

Dubai Enterprenuer: just for you - Sheikh Mo looking good at the UK Derby.

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