Dubai World Cup
Another Year in the UAE an another great event that I missed. I hear from people who went for events scheduled for the Dubai World cup that it was amazing. Any one of you who went please update us so we can plan the next year.
Electric win in the Dubai World Cup
Electrocutionist defied all the odds to land the world’s richest race, the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup (Gr.1), sponsored by Emirates, at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Saturday evening.
It looked almost all over at the post position draw when the Frankie Dettori-partnered five-year-old was handed stall one.
Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, Electrocutionist was in mid-division as the field headed down the straight with Brass Hat up front. Electrocutionist made strong progress at the 400 metre post and 200 metres out there was a wall of three horses, Brass Hat, Jeremy Noseda’s Wilko, and Electrocutionist battling to the line.
Electrocutionist dug deep and got up by a length and a half from the ‘Buff’ Bradley-trained Brass Hat, Willie Martinez up, and Wilko in third.
After the race Dettori said, “I didn’t breathe for two minutes. I was not travelling as well as Yutaka (Take on Kane Hekili) in front. I found a gap and the 5/8 pole and took it with both hands. I then had to switch him and lost some energy and ground.
“It was a great performance and is great for Godolphin and the whole team. I did not think I could win until I was 30 years out as I could not shake off Brass Hat.”
Bradley said, “He ran a great race. Everybody knows that he’s one of the best now.”
Martinez said, “He spotted that other horse (Electrocutionist) and he was coming back. What a race; what can I say? It’s just hit me now. I’m so proud of what Brass Hat has done for us. It’s very overwhelming. We had a great experience and we’d love to come back next year.”
Garrett Gomez, jockey on Wilko said, “He ran a really good race. The horse gave 130%. I couldn’t ask for a much better performance than he gave me other than to win.”