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Sheikh Rashid with family connections to Newmarket racing industry has died

PUBLISHED: 18:12 19 September 2015 | UPDATED: 18:12 19 September 2015

The son of Dubai’s ruler has died of a heart attack at the age of 33.

Sheikh Rashid was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates.

The family has long-standing connections with Newmarket’s racing industry. Sheikh Mohammed is the founder of Godolphin, the world’s leading international horseracing entity, which is based in the town.

The United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM reported that Sheikh Rashid, who was also an avid horse racing enthusiast, died of a heart attack today.

A three-day mourning period has been declared in Dubai and UAE flags will be flown at half mast.

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