Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's Prince Bishop overpowered rivals California Chrome and Lea and opened up in the stretch to take the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, March 28 at Meydan.
Following is the March 27 update on some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan.
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii discusses how Epiphaneia is adjusting to Meydan. watch video
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii discusses how Epiphaneia is adjusting to Meydan. Katsuhiko also talks about what the race meant to Japan following their great earth quake.
Watch Dubai World Cup Carnival contenders on the track at Meydan March 24. watch video
Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. White #5 Lea, White #1 Epiphaneia, Green #4 Harp Star, White #3 Hokko Tarumae, Green #6 One and Only, Pink #2 Tap That, Orange #8 Farmah, Orange #2 Amber Sky, Orange #3 Paniaphobia, Gold #2 Rich Tapestry, Orange #11 Caspar Netscher, Blue #10 Prayer for Relief, Yellow #3 Solow, Blue #8 Dark Emerald, Blue #3 Bradester. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
With a top rating of 130, Japan-based Just a Way was crowned the 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse during ceremonies in London Jan. 20.
Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30, kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way.
Hong Kong Derby winner Designs On Rome outfought stablemate Military Attack for a neck victory in the Audemar Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) April 27 at Sha Tin.
Runner-up in the first two jewels of Japan's Triple Crown earlier this year, regally bred Epiphaneia broke through for a classic win in smashing style in the Kikuka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese St. Leger) Oct. 20 at Kyoto.
Race favorite Kizuna closed relentlessly from behind and snatched victory from Epiphaneia near the finish line in the $5.2 million Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I), or Japanese Derby, May 26 at Tokyo.
Teruya Yoshida's homebred Logotype, Japan's champion 2-year-old male last season, stormed to a course-record win in the Satsuki Sho (Jpn-I) or Japanese Two Thousand Guineas at Nakayama Racecourse April 14.
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