21 January 2021

Dubai World Cup Carnvial 2021 - Quotes And Results


$65,000 | 1400m (dirt)


Pedigree: Dark Angel (IRE) - Golden Rosie (IRE)

Owner: Dale Brennan

Trainer: Doug Watson

Jockey: Patrick Dobbs

Official Time: 1:22.69 (Track Record)

Old Track Record: 1:23:07 - RAVEN'S CORNER - 2018

Margin of Victory: 3 1/2 lengths

Pat Dobbs, Jockey, GOLDEN GOAL (1st): “We went very quick; he travels strong anyway. It’s good to get him back, he disappointed a little last time, I know he was second but we thought he should have won. We have always loved him from day one, and we thought he could be a Godolpin Mile horse. We had a setback last year, but he seems better than ever this year.”


$88,000 | 2410m (turf)


Pedigree: CAPE CROSS (IRE) - Brom Felinity (AUS)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Jockey: William Buick

Official Time: 2:26.83 (Track Record)

Old Track Record: 2:26:85 - HAWKBILL - 2018

Stakes Record (Meydan Turf): 2:31:36 - UNIVERSAL ORDER - 2020

Margin of Victory: 5 Lengths

William Buick, Jockey, WALTON STREET (1st): Really good performance, obviously he has had a bit of a break, he was really dominant when he won at Newmarket towards the backend, in a competitive Listed races. He is lightly raced for his age and he really felt like had a lot of zest there. Tonight he really seemed to enjoy himself in in front, I was just a bit worried at a couple of stages that we might be doing too much, but he was in his comfort zone and he finished up really good.”


$130,000 | 1200m (dirt)


Pedigree: Speightstown (USA) - Czechers (USA)

Owner: RRR Racing

Trainer: Satish Seemar

Jockey: Mickael Barzalona

Official Time: 1:10.86

Track Record: 1:10:12 - MIND YOUR BISCUITS - 2018

Stakes Record (Meydan Dirt): 1:10:66 - REYNALDOTHEWIZARD - 2017

Margin of Victory: 1 1/4 Length

Tadhg O’Shea, Jockey, SWITZERLAND, (1st): I think it’s a combination of a couple pf things, he was a former Grade 1 horse in the States, and he has been gelded, he has had a summer off, probably after a long time, and he has really matured. The yard thought they had stronger chances with Gladiator King and Bochart. He was a lovely spare ride to get, but I must say Satish, and Bhupat (Seemar) were very bullish on this horse in the morning, and I said credit goes to them, I have only ridden him twice, and they were telling me all along he could be the forgotten horse and how right they were proved.”

Satish Seemar, Trainer, SWITZERLAND (1st): “Seven out of 8 for us, Reynaldothewizard had four, then Raven’s Corner and Gladiator King, and then Switzerland tonight. I was actually thinking that this would be the exact outcome, I though Gladiator would be second, because back at home Switzerland has been a lot livelier, and Gladiator King is a lot more relaxed.”


$163,000 | 1800m (turf)


Pedigree: Whipper (USA) - Lady Glitters (FR)

Owner: Geoff & Sandra Turnbull

Trainer: David O'Meara

Jockey: Adrie de Vries

Official Time: 1:46.82

Track Record: 1:45:52 - JUST A WAY - 2014

Stakes Record (Meydan Turf): 1:46:99 - BENBATL - 2018

Margin of Victory: 3 Lengths

Adrie De Vries, Jockey, LORD GLITTERS(1st): He missed the kick a bit, but I didn’t want to push any buttons early, he can be very keen. The pace was good enough just to leave him there. He did things so quickly, I thought I had a long way to make up, but half way through the straight I was sure to win. They ran at a good pace which helped me a lot. After this I can’t see any reason not to go back (to the Dubai Turf) and he is a bit older now, and with a little sun on his back, he should return to his old form.”


$228,000 | 1600m (dirt)


Pedigree: DUBAWI (IRE) - Marine Bleue (IRE)

Owner: Nasir Askar

Trainer: Musabbeh Al Mheiri

Jockey: Antonio Fresu

Official Time: 1:36.42

Track Record: 1:34:99 - MUNTAZAH - 2019

Stakes Record (Meydan Dirt): 1:35:88 - NORTH AMERICA - 2019

Margin of Victory: 1 1/4 Lengths

Antonio Fresu, Jockey, MILITARY LAW, (1st): “He has been training really well in the morning, and I got a very good feeling in the last couple of gallops. Today he travelled really well, probably because he is fresh, so he travelled very well into the race, and when I asked him to go, he really picked up well. Now we need to see after this, he has an entry into Saudi, and otherwise the option is going to be Maktoum Challenge Round 2 and 3 and then Dubai World Cup.”

Musabbeh, Al Mheiri, Trainer, MILITARY LAW, (1st): “Everyone was worried about this distance, because he likes to come from behind, but I told him (Antonio) that if he jumps good, and he stays behind the leader, no need to worry, because he will finish good and he will not give other horses a chance to go ahead because he has a good turn of foot. This year he is a better horse, I have worked him every week and I have seen how he has improved. I asked the jockey how do you feel, and the jockey said he is better than last year. I think he is a world cup horse.”


$163,000 | 1400m (turf)


Pedigree: IFFRAAJ (GB) - Homily (GB)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

Jockey: Lanfranco Dettori

Official Time: 1:22.55

Track Record: 1:22:32 - D'BAI - 2018

Stakes Record (Meydan Turf): 1:22:35 - GLORIOUS JOURNEY - 2020

Margin of Victory: 3/4 Length

Frankie Dettori, Jockey, LAND OF LEGENDS (1st): “I had a perfect trip, I sat behind the leaders, and it was a good effort, and everything felt right. It was a good draw, he gave me everything he had and I managed to get him in a nice rhythm and he won. I am delighted we had high hopes and I managed to get one win. I am pleased for Saeed and the team and it is nice to be back.”


$88,000 | 1000m (turf)


Pedigree: Equiano (FR) - Tarentaise (GB)

Owner: Mrs Fitriani Hay

Trainer: Charles Hills

Jockey: Lanfranco Dettori

Official Time: 0.57.62

Track Record: 0:55:99 - ERTIJAAL - 2017

Stakes Record (Meydan Turf): 0:56:60 - EQUILATERAL - 2020

Margin of Victory: 1/2 Length

Frankie Dettori, Jockey, EQUILATERAL, (1st): I’ve been watching this horse for the last 3 years, what he likes is a very fast, slick, five furlong track. Sometimes the English tracks are too demanding for him, but this is tailor-made for him.

I’m really enjoying my time here, maybe because I’m running out of years but I’m trying to taking it all in. Most people are locked in their houses doing nothing, and at least I get to do what I love. I am going to stay here in the united Arab Emirates until Super Saturday.”