On the 27th night of the Dubai World Cup tomorrow

The Blue Emblem shines at Meydan with 12 horses

  • Godolphin is counting on Ripples Romance in the Longines Dubai Shaimaa Classic on the big night. From the source


Godolphin Stables is counting on 12 of its elite horses to compete for six titles out of nine rounds on Dubai World Cup night, which kicks off tomorrow in its 27th edition at Meydan, with a total prize pool of $30.5 million.

The "Blue Logo" aspires to highlight the strength of the elite horses that it possesses in achieving new achievements, whether on grass tracks, or dirt, as the Royal Team records its most prominent presence in the evening in the first category races "Group 1", the highest ranked in the world, especially in the eighth round "Longines Dubai Shaimaa Classic" extending over a distance of 2410 meters turf, with prizes of six million dollars, when the team pushes, the brilliant "Ripples Romance" under the supervision of Charlie Appleby, crowned last summer champion in the famous American "Breeds Cup Turf" race, He is looking for his sixth consecutive victory in his 10-race career.

Godolphin is also represented by André Fabre's Botanic, who has seven wins in his 15-race career.

Three representatives of the blue logo in the second strongest grass race classified in the category «G1», carry the task of competing with the champion of the past two editions of the Dubai Turf Emirati horse «Lord North», who aspires to his third consecutive title, and the team «Godolphin» is based on both «Nation Pride» under the supervision of Charlie Appleby, crowned champion last summer title «Saratoga Derby» famous American horses «G1», along with his teammate in the stable «Master of the Seas» crowned in the championship «Zabeel Mile» at the Carnival this season. In Meydan, national trainer Saeed bin Suroor pushes the expert horse «Real World», who was previously runner-up at the famous Royal Ascot Festival behind the legend «Baad».

The Japanese racing star, «Lemon Bob» under the supervision of trainer Hiroshi Tanaka, carries the logo «Godolphin» solo in the sixth round «Dubai Golden Shaheen» dedicated to horses of the first category «Group 1» with prizes of two million dollars, after the remarkable level presented by «Lemon Bob» in his last season, and crowned last February «Japan Cup».

The same scenario is repeated with the fourth round and the Al Quoz Sprint Speed Championship with the blue logo in the Group 1 race over a distance of 1200 meters turf, on the services of "Al Suhail" under the supervision of trainer Charlie Appleby, after a good season for the six-year-old horse in the current Carnival racing season, during which he was crowned champion in the races "Al Fahidi Fort" and "Ras Al Khor".

The Royal Team returns to push four of the elite endurance horses to compete for the longest runs of the evening «Dubai Gold Cup», which takes place in the third half of the 3200-meter turf, and is intended for horses of the second category «Group 2», led by the champion of the Bahrain Cup last February «Passion and Glory» under the supervision of national trainer Saeed bin Suroor, while trainer Charlie Appleby is counting to compete for the title on the services of both «Global Storm» champion race «Dubai City of Gold» on the evening «Super Saturday» in early March, and his teammate «Sessani» The Nad Al Sheba Cup winner last February, and British racing star Traulman, trained by John and Thidi Gosden, makes his debut in the country.

French racing star Egot, trained by André Fabre, also makes his debut on the country's tracks, when Egot seeks the second half of the G2 Group 1600 title over <>,<>m sand.

Dettori asks for a record in his last appearance on the evening of the 'Cup'

Veteran jockey and the owner of the famous jump in the world of Italian horse racing, Frankie Dettori, in his last appearance in the «Dubai World Cup» after making the decision to retire at the end of the current season, is counting on the services of the defending champion Saudi horse «Country Grammer», with the ambition of lifting the «Dettori» cup for the fifth time in his career, and breaking his partnership in terms of the record for the most winning jockeys in the ninth round title and the president, which brings him together with the American legend Jerry Pelley, with four titles each.

Dettori said in a press statement: «I look forward to taking on a new challenge on board (Country Grammer) and repeating the same thing we achieved last year.

"Grammar wasn't the favourite for the last edition, but we broke expectations for the American horse Life as God, and this year there is a stronger force especially than the Japanese rivals."

It is noteworthy that the legendary American jockey Jerry Pelley had previously won the Dubai World Cup in 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2002, before the Italian Frankie Dettori was able to equal his record with four titles, after Dettori was crowned the title in 2000, 2003, 2006 and the last in 2022.

Baffert awaits a quarter-century celebration of the first victory

The famous American trainer Bob Baffert is waiting for a repeat victory with the Saudi horse «Country Grammer», the champion of the «Dubai World Cup» last year, to announce his celebration in the best way, by remembering a quarter of a century since lifting the cup for the first time in his career, when the American champion «Silver Charm» shone towards the crowning of the title of the 1998 edition of the race, beating the European star «Swain» in a fierce competition that extended until the last meters.

Baffert has made a clear mark in the races of the Arabian Gulf region for a quarter of a century, by choosing the horses he sends to the competition, which was confirmed by the results achieved by these horses, especially in terms of the financial prizes for his stables and the owners they deal with, after the horses he trained collected more than $ 35 million in prize money, in a total of 22 participations, including the Dubai World Cup and the Saudi Cup, at a rate of $ 1.59 million per participation.

Baffert has lifted the Dubai World Cup on four occasions, as in addition to being crowned with Silver Charm, the trainer succeeded in winning the 2001 title for the American horse Captain Steve, and waiting until 2017 to lift the trophy for a third time, which came with the Saudi horse Orogate, and the same thing was repeated last year with the Saudi horse Country Grammer.