Hard Buck to Dubai For Next Start
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Hard Buck's victory in the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap earned him an invite to Dubai.
One day after Team Victory I's Hard Buck posted his first grade I victory in the U. S., trainer Ken McPeek said the Brazilian-bred colt would make his next start on the World Cup card March 27 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse.

Hard Buck won Sunday's Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for his fourth win in five starts in the U. S.

After receiving and invitation from the World Cup organizers Monday, McPeek said the $2-million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I), a 1/2-mile grass test that is part of the World Cup card, would likely be the best spot for Hard Buck, a 5-year-old son of Spend a Buck.

"We could go a mile and a half or a mile and an eighth," said McPeek. "I'm thinking we're going to put him in the longer race which would be the Sheema Classic. He's doing tremendous."

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