DUBAI – One-time camel jockey and non-claiming apprentice Ahmed Ajtebi and first-season trainer Mubarak bin Shafya were the toast of Dubai on World Cup night, winning the $5-million Dubai Duty Free and $5-million Dubai Sheema Classic in succession.
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DUBAI World Cup night is often described as the “Olympics of Horseracing” and the card for the 2009 fixture is one of the trickiest in years. ED MARNANE sums up the races.
DUBAI – Mike de Kock, the man who virtually singlehandedly has made South African horseracing globally famous, is brimming with optimism heading into Dubai World Cup 2009.
DUBAI – Local rider Ahmed Ajtebi, who is not unknown to South African racing fans, having spent some time in the country, admits he’s living the dream this week.
DUBLIN – No Irish jockey has won the Dubai World Cup but Johnny Murtagh is hoping to put that right by winning the world’s most valuable horse race on Asiatic Boy.
Mike de Kock
DUBAI – At the 2008 Dubai World Cup meeting, trainer Mike de Kock arguably had the UAE Derby at his mercy with Honour Devil and Royal Vintage, while Herman Brown was considered to have a few small chances all round.