facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Curlin draws 12th slot Dubai World Cup

March 26, 2008 at 2:21 PM   |   Comments

2 of 3
| License Photo
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 26 (UPI) -- Curlin, last year's Horse of the Year, drew the No. 12 post position for Saturday's $6 million Dubai World Cup.

Premium Tap, which finished second in last year's Dubai World Cup, drew the No. 6 position for the 13-horse race. The race covers 1 1/4 miles at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse.

Curlin has won seven of its 10 races and purses totaling $5.2 million. He was selected 2007 Horse of the Year after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic, Arkansas Derby and Preakness Stakes.

"We all like to say they get better as they get older, and Curlin is a perfect example," jockey Robby Albarado said. "He's more mature, he's bigger, and he's serious about horse racing. … If he continues his streak, he could be a superstar. I think he's going to get better as he goes on this year."

The complete Dubai field, with jockeys in order of post position is: Sway Yed, Olivier Peslier; Well Armed, Aaron Gryder; Happy Boy, Kerrin McEvoy; Kocab, Stephane Pasquier; Great Hunter, Garrett Gomez; Premium Tap, Sebastian Madrid; Vermilion, Yutaka Take; Jalil, Frankie Dettori; Asiatic Boy, John Murtagh; Lucky Find, Kevin Shea; Glria De Campeo, Christophe Lemaire; Curlin, Robby Albarado and A.P. Arrow, Ramon Dominguez.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys
2
Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft
3
NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Calgary
4
NBA Game Summary - Phoenix vs. LA Lakers
5
NBA Game Summary - Portland vs. Denver
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback