Cape breds set to compete on World Cup Night
Saturday sees the running of the Dubai World Cup race meeting. The nine races run on the night are worth a collective $27.25 million!
The meeting has been a profitable one for South African bred horses in the past, with such star athletes such as Victory Moon, Grand Emporium, J J The Jet Plane and Klawervlei’s exciting young sire Jay Peg all having previously captured feature races on World Cup night.
Saturday’s meeting sees a number of Cape bred contenders line up to chase the rich prize money on offer:
Soft Falling Rain (Highlands) Gr2 Godolphin Mile
Star Empire (Muller, Ratner, Salzman) Gr3 Dubai Gold Cup
Shea Shea (Klawervlei) Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint
Kavanagh (Wilgerbosdrift) Gr1 Dubai Golden Sheehan
Another horse competing on the night with ties to South Africa is Moonwalk In Paris (G2 Godolphin Mile). He is a son of Avontuur’s world-class young stallion Oratorio.
Hopefully, South African can toast another success on Saturday!