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2011 Dubai World Cup (G1)

Date/Track:
3/26/2011, Meydan-UAE
Post Time:
1:35 PM ET
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
2:05.94
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next StartHRN
1st Victoire Pisa
Neo Universe
7.78
K. Sumii
M. Demuro
8th, 2011 Arima Kinen (G1)
10-1
2nd Transcend
Wild Rush
7.72
T. Yasuda
S. Fujita
16th, 2012 Japan Cup Dirt (G1) View Video
20-1
3rd Monterosso
Dubawi
8.23
M. Zarooni
M. Barzalona
9th, 2013 Al Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 3 (G1) View Video
15-1
4th Cape Blanco
Galileo
8.08
A. O'Brien
J. Spencer
1st, 2011 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) View Video
10-1
5th Gio Ponti
Tale of the Cat
8.17
C. Clement
R. Dominguez
4th, 2011 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) View Video
8-1
6th Gitano Hernando
Hernando
6.67
M. Botti
J. Murtagh
12th, 2012 Burj Nahaar (G3)
10-1
7th Musir
Redoute's Choice
7.36
M. De Kock
C. Soumillon
2nd, 2013 Zabeel Mile (G2) View Video
5-1
8th Buena Vista
Special Week
7.95
H. Matsuda
R. Moore
7th, 2011 Arima Kinen (G1)
8-1
9th Twice Over
Observatory
7.69
S. Cecil
T. Queally
4th, 2012 Juddmonte International (G1)
4-1
10th Prince Bishop
Dubawi
6.39
S. Suroor
A. Ajtebi
9th, 2014 Dubai World Cup (G1) View Video
15-1
11th Golden Sword
High Chaparral
4.34
M. De Kock
K. Shea
6th, 2012 London News Stakes (G3)
20-1
12th Richard's Kid
Lemon Drop Kid
7.89
S. Seemar
R. Mullen
4th, 2013 Pacific Classic (G1) View Video
20-1
13th Fly Down
Mineshaft
7.50
N. Zito
J. Leparoux
1st, 2014 Conditions View Video
6-1
14th Poet's Voice
Dubawi
5.94
S. Suroor
F. Dettori
6th, 2011 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) View Video
20-1

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Dubai World Cup (G1)...

Organisers of the Dubai racing have rebranded and expanded their racing season which starts November 4 at Jebel Ali and continues with Meydan action starting six days later.The season will be called the Dubai World Cup Carnival with principal trials on Saturday March 10 for the Dubai ...Read More
If you ever wanted to get a quick introduction to Dubai World Cup week and the incredible sights one takes in on the world’s richest race night, Thorough Media Solutions provides in the video...Read More
The 2011 edition of the Dubal World Cup ended up being a showcase for Japan as horses from that ailing country took the top two spots with Victoire Pisa and Transcend. Transcent went straight to the front over a tiring Tapeta surface at Maydan with eventual winner Victoire Pisa sitting back in last ...Read More
  • medlocke · This year's Dubai World Cup really served to remind me how much I truly miss the race being run on the conventional dirt at Nad Al Sheba. Victoire Pisa had to come 5 or 6 wide to forge to the front early just to inject any pace at all into the race, as it was run at a terrible dottle. That move turned out to be the best tactical move of the race. As Victoire Pisa took the lead and never looked back. · 1119 days ago ·
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Sure, there were seven other races at the 2011 Dubai World Cup meeting, but most everyone is going to remember the big one.  To say that the masses cried would be an understatement.  Dry eyes were the exception throughout Meydan.  It started with the daughter of owner Yoshimi Ichikawa...Read More
A report received by DubaiRaceNight.com from visitors to his barn this morning indicate Gio Ponti, fourth in the 2010 Dubai World Cup beaten less than two lengths, may suffer from a similar fate as Kinsale King, already a defection from the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen.&nb...Read More
We are now 24 hours from the first race of the 2011 Dubai World Cup and there is absolute electricity running through the connections, media, and anyone else connected with the event.  Meydan looks better than ever and a record crowd to witness racing in the Emirates is expected  as the fu...Read More
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On pure class, I believe the Japanese filly, Buena Vista, has the best chance of the horses that have shipped into Dubai for just this one race. Never worse than 3rd in her career, Buena Vista is 14-6-6-2 lifetime. She really should be 14-7-5-2 if not for that ridiculous D.Q. of her win in the G1 Japan Cup. Buena Vista posted the fastest work of all the horses this week at Meydan. She ran the final furlong of a 6f work in 10.27 seconds, and by all accounts was the most visually impressive horse on the racetrack. I also believe Mike De Kock to have a very strong hand in the race with Musir and Golden Sword. Musir won last year's UAE Derby, and finished 2nd to Twice Over in Rd. 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge. Musir has never finished worse than 2nd on Meydan's tapeta surface in 2 different carnivals now. Golden Sword also really thrived on the tapeta at this year's carnival Running 3 times. Winning 2 of them wit 1 place. Golden Sword set the Meydan tapeta racetrack record for the fastest 1-1/4 ever in this year's Personal Banking Handicap. I think both of De Kock's horses will be great across the board bet's in the race. JMO.
  • footlick · I loved the comment about Buena Vista about her very unfeminine presence. Reminds me of what they always said about Allez France. I love Buena Vista's chances here. · 1122 days ago ·
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Twice Over (GB) is the tepid morning line favorite for Saturday’s Dubai World Cup. The 14-horse field also includes Fly Down, Gio Ponti, and three intriguing Japanese entrants. Read More
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced today it will return to Fair Grounds to broadcast Saturday?s $1 million Louisiana Derby for the fifth consecutive year.  As part of their seven hours of racing coverage on Louis...Read More
Fly Down, who has earned more than $1 million while placing in some of America’s most prestigious races, including the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), may not return to the United States following his start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26.Purchased l...Read More
  • arazi · I'm definitely bummed that Fly Down won't come back. He was my favorite for the Classic this year, at least among the older horses. I don't think he really got to show how talented he was last year. Take Z and Blame out of that Classic, and he wins by head over Lookin at Lucky. Well, it sounds like they are dead set against not coming back... but who knows. If he runs huge or even wins in Dubai, that might change their plans a bit. · 1123 days ago ·
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Listed below is the barrier draw for the 2011 Dubai World Cup, Dubai Sheema Classic, and Dubai Duty Free, all Group 1 races run at Meydan on Saturday.  The unofficial, but suggested DubaiRaceNight.com odds are listed as well.  The barriers were drawn in a ceremony on Wednesday night from t...Read More
Ahmed Ajtebi, top rider for Godolphin trainer Mahmoud Al Zarooni, chimes in with his top chance for the 2011 Dubai World Cup meeting.  Saeed bin Suroor adds some of his thoughts as well in the videos below, shot amidst the noisy Meydan theatre lobby. Read More
With much of the media off to the annual Godolphin showcase at Al Quoz Paddocks, the gaggle was relatively light this morning but with plenty of action on the track.  Today’s best mover: BUENA VISTA.  The pride of Japan worked 1,200 metres on the Tapeta with her traditional hood, and while...Read More
Satish Seemar hopes RICHARD’S KID will put it together and wasn’t entirely surprised, or upset, with his colt’s first run off the layoff when eighth in the Maktoum Challenge – Round 3 (G2) on Super Thursday.  While hoping for an improvement in the Dubai World Cup, the long-time Dubai-based trai...Read More
Fly Down progressed well throughout his three-year-old campaign and his last race of the year was his best, finishing third behind Blame and Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (Group One) at Churchill Downs in November.The best of the three-year-olds in the race, he confirmed his place among the ...Read More
The morning started with a thick coat of fog shrouding the glistening facade of Meydan, so much so you could barely see a metre ahead on the ride to the racecourse which, for most of the media, commenced at 6:00 A.M.  Many of the Japanese runners took to the course around this time and looked i...Read More
Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, who recently scooped up American 3-year-old Sweet Ducky to race in the UAE Derby (UAE-II), is working to complete a deal to buy Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) contender Gitano Hernando from Team Valor and Gary Barber.Winner of the 2009 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anit...Read More
  • medlocke · The story is on England's Racingpost.com web-site. It's now official, Kadyrov has bought Gitano Hernando. But one of the stipulations of the sale was that Gitano Hernando remain in the company of trainer Marco Botti until after Saturday's Dubai World Cup. After that, Gitano Hernando will go to the barn of Herman Brown. · 1126 days ago ·
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One of the likely favorites for the 2011 Dubai World Cup, Bold Silvano will miss the 2011 Dubai World Cup (G1) after he “tweaked or pulled something” according to trainer Mike De Kock.  Jason Ford of the Racing Post has the story.  As a result, Golden Sword, previously moved to the Dubai S...Read More

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