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  • 22 October 2009

    Gloria De Campeao, second in the 2009 Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, went one better claiming his first Group One win in a thrilling finish to the S$3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup earlier on Sunday.
    Second until being left in front before the home turn, the five year-old entire straightened for the judge a length ahead of the pack, which included previous Dubai runners Balius, Presvis, Bankable, Pompeii Ruler and last year’s winner Jay Peg.

  • 22 October 2009

    After his smashing victory, record-breaking Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed came out of his sensational win in “fantastic” condition, according to assistant trainer Oliver Costello.
    “He had about 20 minutes of walking this morning and then about ten minutes of picking at grass and everything was good,” Costello said on a rainy Sunday in Dubai, echoing the emotions of everyone connected with the six-year-old gelding when he added: “It was just such an amazing night.”

  • 22 October 2009

    Jockey Aaron Gryder – Well Armed – 1st (On weighing in) Here we go boys, the last race at Nad Al Sheba and we won it. I was able to control the race which I couldn't do last year. He's such a good horse, I can drop the reins and he wastes no injury. He showed his class this year.

  • 21 October 2009

    Rookie trainer Mubarak Bin Shafya and Emirati apprentice Ahmed Ajtebi completed the Group 1 turf double and, in the process, stole the show on Dubai World Cup night when Eastern Anthem scored in a thrilling finish to the Dubai Sheema Classic, sponsored by Nakheel.