Sheikh Hamdan gives Dubai World Cup $6m to charity
29 March, 2015
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, has donated his US$6 million winnings from the Dubai World Cup to help autistic children. “I am pleased to announce that I have donated the Dubai World Cup prize to the Dubai Autism Centre,” Sheikh Hamdan wrote on his Twitter page on Sunday. “I am optimistic for what the Dubai Autism Centre will achieve socially and medically for children with autism.” On Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse, Sheikh Hamdan’s horse Prince Bishop, ridden by William Buick, won the feature event, earning the lion’s share of $10m (AED36.7m). It was the fourth try in the world’s richest race for the eight-year-old horse.