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Inside the Sheikh of Dubai's 800-acre Kentucky horse farm

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    Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, is an avid
    horse-racing fan.
  
  He owns Godolphin, a
  worldwide thoroughbred breeding and racing operation that
  operates in Dubai, the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Japan.
  
  At this year's Keeneland yearling sale in September -
    
    the largest horse sale in the world - the Sheikh 
    spent $16 million on 10 horses.
  In the US, the center of the Sheikh's horse business is in
  Lexington, Kentucky, the "horse
  capital of the world," where he owns the 800-acre Jonabell
  Farm.
  
  I recently got a tour of Jonabell Farm, which is home to
  Kentucky Derby winners and one of the country's top breeding
  stallions, 
    who has a $200,000 stud fee.
  The barns are immaculate and have skylights, each horse has
  its own personal fan keeping its stall cool, and fences are made
  out of a material that's twice as expensive as the wooden fencing
  typically used on horse farms. 
  
  
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  Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of
  the United Arab Emirates, is an avid horse-racing fan.

  The 70-year-old owns Godolphin, a worldwide
  thoroughbred breeding and racing operation that operates in
  Dubai, the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Japan.

  The center of the Sheikh's US horse operation is Jonabell Farm in
  Lexington, Kentucky, the city known as the "horse
  capital of the world." Jonabell Farm is home to Kentucky
  Derby winners as well as one of the country's top breeding
  stallions, 
  Medaglia d'Oro, who has a $200,000 stud fee.
  On a recent trip to Kentucky, I got a tour of the 800-acre horse
  farm. Keep reading for a look inside.

Inside the Sheikh of Dubai's 800-acre Kentucky horse farm



      Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, is an avid horse-racing fan.

      The 70-year-old owns Godolphin, a worldwide thoroughbred breeding and racing operation that operates in Dubai, the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Japan.

      The center of the Sheikh's US horse operation is Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, the city known as the "horse capital of the world." Jonabell Farm is home to Kentucky Derby winners as well as one of the country's top breeding stallions, Medaglia d'Oro, who has a $200,000 stud fee.

      On a recent trip to Kentucky, I got a tour of the 800-acre horse farm. Click or swipe through for a look inside.

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