Morning Line Goes to Dubai: Sunday Wrap
by Michele MacDonald
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 4:43:39 PM
Last Updated: 4/2/2008 2:25:22 PM

Curlin winning the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Photo: Associated Press

Sunday, March 30

Conquering the World
Together, trainer Steve Asmussen, jockey Robby Albarado and owner Jess Jackson have won more than 8,000 races—but none even remotely like the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). More...

Albarado's Winning Promise
Just moments after Curlin romped across the finish line in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), jockey Robby Albarado’s wife Kimber, who was brushing tears of joy from her eyes, gleefully remembered what the rider had promised he would do if he won the race. More...

The Asmussens’ Family Affair
Trainer Steve Asmussen shared his triumphant Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) night with the most important members of his family—his father and mother, trainers Keith and Marilyn Asmussen of Laredo, Texas, and his wife, Julie, and their three young blue-eyed sons, Keith James, Darren Scott and Eric Mark, who were all dressed in matching brown pin-striped suits. More...

Pancho’s Turn in the Spotlight
Among those waiting to greet Curlin as he galloped back triumphantly to the Nad Al Sheba winner’s circle was his nearly white stable pony, Pancho, who had accompanied him in the post parade while steered by exercise rider Carlos Rosas. More...

Back to the Basics
Most of the crowd had straggled out of Nad Al Sheba Racecourse and there were no other horses in the holding barn behind the grandstand when Curlin returned there from the test barn following the greatest victory of his career. More...

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