Gloria de Campeao, who won the world’s richest race when he beat 13 rivals in this year’s $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury, according to the Racing Post. Trained by Pascal Bary, the Brazilian-bred runner was being prepared for the Cox Plate (Aust-I). Breeding plans have not been decided.
In the Dubai World Cup for owner Estrela Energia Stables, Gloria de Campeao defeated a field that included Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti and other American runners Richard’s Kid and Furthest Land. Gloria de Campeao won by nose over South African-bred Lizard's Desire.
Gloria de Campeao raced once in North America, finishing unplaced in the 2009 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), won by Gio Ponti.
For his career, Gloria de Campeao won nine races from 25 starts and earned $9,258,355. He last raced in the group I Singapore Airlines International Cup in May and finished second. He had won the race the previous year.
Foaled in 2003, Gloria de Campeao (Impression—Audacity, by Clackson) is a great-grandson of Fappiano and is inbred 4x4 to Nashua’s stakes-winning son Good Manners.