Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dubai World Cup 2014 - The Cup

Wow, another track record as African Story wins it for Godolphin and the Sheikh. Mukhadram had a gutsy performance to finish second and Cat O'Mountain finished third. The coverage from beautiful Meydan was magnificent and it was a great day for the grandkids of Northern Dancer taking 24 of 24 top three spots in the richest day of racing in the world earning another $25 million dollars. The 24 were bred in 7 different countries on 5 different continents to emphasize the international impact The Dancer had as a sire. In case you don't know the whole story - no one wanted our little Canadian hero for $25,000 as a yearling in 1962. He won the Kentucky Derby two years later (50 years ago this May) and the rest is history. Absolutely the greatest sire of all time.

1) African Story (GB) - great great grandson x2 through Nuryev and Danehill/Danzig
2) Mukhadram (GB) - great great great grandson x2 through Giant's Causeway/Storm Cat
3) Cat O'Mountain (USA) - great great grandson through Storm Cat/Storm Bird

video of race

bottom photo from Pankaj Sharma - Gulf News

top photo from Andrew Watkins - Dubai Racing Club

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