28 Mar 2010

French trained horse wins Dubai World Cup

11:22 am on 28 March 2010

Gloria de Campeao, ridden by Brazilian Tiago Pereira for French trainer Pascal Bary, made all the running to win the world's richest horse race, the $14 million Dubai World Cup.

It was well deserved compensation after the horse finished second to US raider Well Armed in the 2009 race.

But it was a close-run thing as it looked as if Lizard's Desire, ridden by Kevin Shea for South African trainer Mike de Kock, was going to catch him on the line.

The race, by far the most valuable in the world, capped the spectacular official opening of the $2.8 billion Meydan complex, which has been described as the eighth wonder of the world.