Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince and defence minister of the United Arab Emirates, is the world's richest owner of thoroughbreds.
He describes his love of horses as “part of my blood, my soul and my history'‘, but this passion is being severely bruised in his eyes by John Magnier, head of the Coolmore bloodstock empire based near Fethard in Co Tipperary.
The sheikh has often come off second best...
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