Dubai Shiekh buys land in Aiken

Sheik-Mohammed-Bin-Rashid-Al-MaktoumMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the sheikh of Dubai has brought the 360 acres of land in Aiken County for expanding horse training facility. The development may prove beneficial to create employment opportunities in the region besides expanding equine industry in Aiken.

Tim Jones, a trainer for the Aiken Division of Darley of America said that the land located about six miles from the Aiken Training Track near Montmorenci, is currently under development and crew members have been engaged in fencing and clearing the land. The land has been selected after visiting so many locations in Florida and Kentucky.

Mr. Jones expressed, "This is one of the biggest racing operations in the world, so it can only help Aiken. It's definitely going to bring more employment to the area." However, Jones did not divulge any time limit for the completion of construction work at the site which also includes a one-mile dirt training track.

The head of the sheikh's U. S. horse racing operation, Jimmy Bell would today turn up for survey the construction work.