The Kentucky-bred son of A.P. Indy, out of the multiple grade 1-winning Awesome Again mare Round Pond, surged to a 1 3/4-length triumph in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1).
Heavy Metal (GB)
- Bay Colt
- Born 2010
South African known as 'Bling' makes British riding debut in Ascot's annual international jockey challenge Aug. 9. read blog
The road to the world's richest Thoroughbred race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), continues Feb. 6 with the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 2 (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse.
South African champion Heavy Metal and Irish classic-placed Gale Force Ten headline a full field for the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II) Jan. 23 at Meydan.
In a day littered with upset results, 16-1 outsider Heavy Metal proved a surprise winner of South Africa's best-known horse race on July 6 -- the Vodacom Durban July (Saf-I).
Turffontein Racecourse in South Africa hosted one of its biggest racing festivals April 27 with four group I events in the card. But one of the afternoon's greatest performances came in the group II Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks.
|Owner||SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED AL MAKTOUM|
|Heavy Metal (GB) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Exceed And Excel (AUS)||Danehill|
|Rock Opera (SAF)||Lecture|
|Drummer Girl (SAF)|
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