ARROGATE WINS THE WORLD CUP
Meydan – After missing the start and falling far behind, American champion Arrogate (USA) unleashed one of the most spectacular performances in the 22-year history of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline – and perhaps in all of racing worldwide – as he powered home to a two-and-a-quarter-length victory in front of a madly cheering crowd.
ARROGATE WINS THE world cup
A stunning come-from-last victory in the R10-million Dubai World Cup showed just why Arrogate is rated the best racehorse on the planet.
BRAZUCA WINS COLORADO KING STAKES
Mike Moon: Gavin Lerena clearly means business in his pursuit of a second South African jockey championship. He added a couple more winners to his haul in claiming the Grade 2 feature double at Turffontein on Saturday – the Colorado King Stakes aboard Brazuca and the Senor Santa Stakes on Champagne Haze.
Jack Milner: While it hardly compares to Dubai World Cup Night, the race meeting at Turffontein comprises three Graded and two Listed races.
Ed Marnane: Dubai – All eyes will be on the mighty Arrogate, the highest rated horse in the world, when he steps onto Meydan’s dirt track on Saturday night bidding to provide Bob Baffert with his third Dubai World Cup winner following the wins of Silver Charm and Captain Steve in the early days of the race at its former home, Nad Al Sheba.
Jack Milner: Maximizer was an impressive winner of his second and third starts so it came as no surprise that he had his supporters in his fourth run, even though he was taking quite a jump in class.
IN OTHER WORDS
Jack Milner: Champion trainer Sean Tarry continues to churn out winners and has built up a substantial enough lead on this year’s log to indicate he is well on his way to earn his third successive title.
Jack Milner: It is holiday time at Turffontein on Tuesday and fans are in for some entertaining, yet competitive, racing. To add to the thrill, there is a Pick 6 carryover of R200,000 with the pool expected to reach R1.6 million.
Mike de Kock looks set to have two horses running on Dubai World Cup Night on Saturday – Mubtaahij in the Dubai World Cup and Fawree in the UAE Derby.
Patrick Nkosi: Saying veteran jockey Anton Marcus has been dominating the KZN racing scene of late is an understatement. Going through Sunday’s Greyville card one can’t help but foresee him scoring a couple more winners, making him the man to follow on the day.