Godolphin's Cavalryman is primed for a repeat bid in the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) after a stirring track record-setting victory in the Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) March 1 at Meydan Racecourse.
Star Empire (SAF)
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2006
|Trainer||DRIER D R|
|Owner||M G GRAMANIE & MRS G M DRIER|
|Breeder||S A MULLER, F M RATNER & L M SALZMAN|
|Star Empire (SAF) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Second Empire (IRE)||Fairy King|
|Welsh Love (IRE)|
|Lady Maroof (NZ)||Maroof|
|Kirin Belle (NZ)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Dr. Drier||Varsfontein Stud, agent||$9,373|
Godolphin's 2013 Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-III) victor Cavalryman makes his first start of the year in the launching pad to this year's edition of $1 million race, the $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) March 1 at Meydan.
Godolphin won the $200,000 Nad al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Haras Estrela Energia (UAE-III) for the third straight year March 2 when Ahzeemah held off a strong challenge from Certerach by a neck at Meydan.
The $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) attracted an intriguing 13-horse field, including globetrotting Jakkalberry, 2012 Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) victor Royal Diamond, and Saddler's Rock, who has shown impressive stamina.
Tough-as-nails Raihana will be making a quick turnaround when she goes to the post in the eight furlong Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 17.