The field is now set for the race ... and it should be a great one to watch.
$10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline
UAE-I, Race 9, 1:40 p.m. EDT
3YO & up, 10 furlongs (Tapeta).
Colts carry 126 pounds, fillies 121 pounds. PP. Horse, Jockey, Trainer
1. Master of Hounds (KY), C. Soumillon, M. de Kock
2. Eishin Flash (Jpn), C. Lemaire, H. Fujiwara
3. Zazou (Ger), O. Peslier, W. Hickst
4. So You Think (NZ), J.P. O’Brien, A. O’Brien
5. Smart Falcon (Jpn), Y. Take, K. Kozaki
6. Planteur (Fr), R. Moore, M. Botti
7. Royal Delta (KY), J. Lezcano, W. Mott
8. Monterosso (GB), M. Barzalona, M. al Zarooni
9. Silver Pond (Fr), J. Murtagh, D. Watson
10. Transcend (Jpn), S. Fujita, T. Yasuda
11. Capponi (Ire), A. Ajtebi, M. al Zarooni
12. Prince Bishop (Ire), L. Dettori, S. bin Suroor
13. Mendip (KY), S. de Sousa, S. bin Suroor
14. Game On Dude (KY), C. Sutherland, B. Baffert
PP, Horse, Wgt., Jockey, Trainer
1. Songcraft (Ire), 125, S. de Sousa, S. bin Suroor
2. Bold Silvano (SAf), 126, C. Soumillon, M. de Kock
3. Beaten Up (GB), 125, J. Murtagh, W. Haggas
4. Mahbooba (Aus), 121, K. Shea, M. de Kock
5. Cavalryman (GB), 126, L. Dettori, S. bin Suroor
6. Treasure Beach (GB), 125, J. Spencer, A. O’Brien
7. Jakkalberry (Ire), 126, R. Moore, M. Botti
8. Cirrus des Aigles (Fr), 126, O. Peslier, C. Barande-Barbe 9. St Nicholas Abbey (Ire), 126, J.P. O’Brien, A. O’Brien
10. Shimraan (Fr), 126, M. Barzalona, M. Al Zarooni
I've been to St. Nicholas Abbey (for which the horse was named) in Barbados and it has never been an Abbey. Although they do make some great rum and the historic plantation house is lovely to tour. This will be the horse's first start since winning the BC JV Turf last year at Churchill Downs and J.P. O'Brien will again be in the irons.
Btw, that is some plane load of horses O'Brien has sent to Dubai this year. I guess the Coolmore ignoring of Dubai World Cup night is officially a thing of the past now, after a thawing last year.
This perceived slight of Dubai World Cup night by Magnier/Tabor and Co was one of the reasons that started Sheik Mo to launch the Godolphin v Coolmore war on the track and the sales ring.
It looks like Chantal is having fun there Friend of mine posted a picture on her Facebook that she took of Chantal standing in the starting gate. CS had on a pink body protector and a big ol bling belt!
I don't think the outside post is the best place, but I'll be rooting for them anyway.
"Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George
Terrible news about Foxhunt. I have never seen them sstop a race. But the worst breakdown I ever saw was Go for Wand in the stretch. For some reason, I never saw Eight Bells go down. I saw her down on the track. Ugh. Ugly ugly.
Loved the runner up in the Derby, Yang Tse Kiang. Bummed that he was so far back early. This track has not been kind to deep closers all through the Carnival. Great tracking effort by Daddy Long Legs. His sire Scat Daddy was a nice 2yo and not so great 3yo and stood for $17.5k when this one was conceived. he's got several major runners on both dirt and turf 9and synth) in the US as well. Who'da thunk it?
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Now I know I watch the races eagerly, but I don't know much about the breeding aspect, and nothing about the gambling stuff. It is probably a mercy that I live in a provencial state that doesn't allow interstate gambling! As I have said before, I can't pick a winner in a two horse race. I just root for my favorite, and hope they all finish on four legs. Having said that, I have sort of noticed that not very many RECENT Ky Derby winners, especially the ones who retire immedietly, haven't produced much. Who was the last Derby winner that was a great sire? Scat Daddy looks to be off to a great start. But I don't remember where he finished. I remember he was one of the most talked about, but I don't remember where he finished. [I know you will know]