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Laurel River Dominates Dubai World Cup with Historic 8 1/2 Length Victory and $12 Million Win

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 30, 2024
Laurel River Dominates Dubai World Cup with Historic 8 1/2 Length Victory and $12 Million Win

Laurel River made history by winning the $12 million Dubai World Cup by a record-setting 8 1/2 lengths at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The horse, ridden by jockey Tadhg O’Shea, broke from the far outside post in the field of 12 and took the lead halfway through the 1 1/4-mile race. Laurel River’s winning margin of 8 1/2 lengths surpassed the previous record of six lengths set by Dubai Millennium in 2000. The victory was a significant achievement for trainer Bhupat Seemar, who took over training Laurel River from Bob Baffert last summer.

Following Laurel River in the Dubai World Cup was defending champion Ushba Tesoro in second place, earning $2.4 million, and Saudi Cup winner Senor Buscador from the U.S. in third place, earning $1.2 million. Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Derma Sotogake finished in sixth place, while Defunded was seventh. Newgate, trained by Baffert, came in ninth place. Jockey Frankie Dettori, who rode Newgate, expressed disappointment in his horse’s performance, stating that it ran flat.

The victory by Laurel River in the Dubai World Cup was a remarkable achievement that left Seemar still coming to terms with the outcome. With a winning time of 2:21.31, Laurel River’s performance was outstanding and the $20.70 payout was icing on the cake for all involved. The transfer of ownership of Laurel River to Dubai-based trainer Seemar proved to be a successful move, showcasing the horse’s talent and potential on the international stage.

By Samantha Johnson

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