Ticker
  • Spanish Queen impressive in her Honeymoon victory.Posted 1 day ago
  • Loki's Vengeance scores in the Affirmed Success.Posted 1 day ago
  • Private Zone takes the Churchill Downs Stakes, Bayern last.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tonalist returns a solid winner in the Westchester.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dame Dorothy edges Judy The Beauty in the Humana Distaff.Posted 2 days ago
  • Divisidero gobbles them up late to win the American Turf.Posted 2 days ago
  • Competitive Edge remains perfect with a romping win in the Pat Day Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • International Star has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lovely Maria and Boo Boo Clark strike to victory in the Kentucky Oaks for Jones & Jones.Posted 3 days ago
  • El Kabeir has been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.Posted 3 days ago

Ruler of Dubai Surprises in Graduation

Del Mar logo

Harout Keshishian’s Ruler of Dubai, a 14-1 outsider despite the presence in the saddle of jockey Garrett Gomez, outduelled another longshot, 10-1 Three Vases, in a stretch-long battle to win the featured $100,000 Graduation Stakes for California-bred two-year-olds Wednesday.


Ruler of Dubai, a son of Tribal Rule trained by George Papaprodromou, was well-placed on the outside from the start of the 5 1/2 furlong dash and prevailed by a head over a stubborn rival, Three Vases, making his career debut under Tyler Baze.


Rousing Sermon closed stoutly to be third, 1 1/4 lengths behind the runner-up and a head in front of fourth-place Unhitchthetrailor. Sherman Bartlebort, the even-money favorite, finished a disappointing sixth after acting up at the gate prior to the start.     

Ruler of Dubai, fourth in an allowance race just a week ago, ran the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.48 and returned $31.80, $14.60 and $7.40 for his second win in four starts. First money was $60,000.


Three Vases paid $10.40 and $5.80, while Rousing Sermon returned 4.40 to show.


Ruler of Dubai provided Gomez with his third winner of the afternoon, the multi- Eclipse Award-winning rider having won the first and third races on Imperial Pride and Miss Georgie Girl, respectively. 


Wednesday’s crowd totaled 13,043, same as a year ago on the corresponding afternoon.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories