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PeteyPie
Feb. 25, 2011, 06:12 PM
Has anyone heard if Richard's Kid will be running in the Dubai World Cup? I haven't heard a peep since they sent him to Dubai and put him with the new trainer.

Linny
Feb. 25, 2011, 08:12 PM
he s training in Dubai and pointed for the DWC. He might run next week on Super Thursday."

Linny
Feb. 25, 2011, 08:17 PM
http://amwestentertainment.com/dubai-racing/notes/eye-in-dubai/

This is a great place to keep up on the doings in Dubai, plus, it's written by a good friend of mine!;)

Glimmerglass
Mar. 3, 2011, 10:26 AM
He's running today in the 7th race: the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (Grade 2) (http://www.drf.com/race-entries/DUB/USA/2011-03-03/D/6) which is at 1 1/4 mi. He's with saddle cloth #12 and Richard Mullen up.

You can watch the race live via the DRF site below:

http://www.drf.com/news/2011-dubai-international-racing-carnival

Right now at 10:30 EST am they're on race 3

PeteyPie
Mar. 3, 2011, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the info. I watched the race... bummer! He didn't win!

It seems like the pace was slow, at 2:05:44, but I can't tell because I couldn't find the stats for the track record (to get an idea of what a really fast time is on that particular track). The first race was the same distance (1.5 miles approx) and was run in 2:17:71, which is so much slower that I have to wonder if 2:05:44 is fast for that track.

Anyway, Richard's Kid doesn't do well at a slow pace, so I'm using that as the excuse why he didn't win, because I really like him.

It is so nice when owners maintain a facebook page or website about their horses so the fans can have more info... it just makes it more fun. I suppose Sheik Rashid could not care less what the fans want.

Drvmb1ggl3
Mar. 3, 2011, 06:01 PM
Thanks for the info. I watched the race... bummer! He didn't win!

It seems like the pace was slow, at 2:05:44, but I can't tell because I couldn't find the stats for the track record (to get an idea of what a really fast time is on that particular track). The first race was the same distance (1.5 miles approx) and was run in 2:17:71, which is so much slower that I have to wonder if 2:05:44 is fast for that track.


The Racing Post has it "slow by 2.04sec", which means it's 2.04s slower than the average for 2000m (about 13 yards shy of 10f) on the Tapeta course. Don't expect cracking fast times, as racing in Dubai is run more in a European or South African style.

The first race was a race for Arabians, hence the slow time.