Dubai Sheikh’s horse should not run in the Oaks, lawyer says

Danielle Grady
May 1, 2019, LEO Weekly

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum

A powerful leader of the United Arab Emirates should not be allowed to run his horse in The Kentucky Oaks because of allegations that he is holding his daughter hostage, a UofL professor says.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, owns two horse farms in Kentucky under the prominent Thoroughbred breeding operation Godolphin. It has entered Flor de La Mar in The Kentucky Oaks this year.

He’s also portrayed as the villain in a BBC documentary, “Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess,” about his daughter, Sheikha Lati