Trainer Dermot Weld Scores 3,000th Career Win

Irish trainer Dermot Weld scored his 3,000th career win Feb. 17 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse when King Jock, under jockey Pat Smullen, posted a 1 3/4-length victory in the San Siro International Stakes over 1,500 meters on the turf during the Dubai International Racing Carnival.

King Jock, a 4-year-old son of Ghazi, came through on the rail to lead just after the 200 meter pole. Golden Sahara was second, with Bold Demand finishing third.

Weld conditions King Jock, who was bred in the United States by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, for Mrs. Eliza Berry Lynch Long.

Also on the same card, Darley-bred Satin Kiss, under jockey Frankie Dettori, recorded a 4 1/2-length win in the UAE One Thousand Guineas, retaining trainer Saeed bin Suroor and owner Godolphin Stables' unbeaten record in all five runnings of the One Thousand Guineas.

Satin Kiss, a daughter of Seeking the Gold, kicked clear in the straight, with Queleden Candela taking second. Bibury Flyer was third.

Nad al Sheba sprint star Conroy was an impressive winner under Dettori of the Longchamp International Stakes, over the straight 1,200 meters. Trained by Aditiyan Selvaratnam, Conroy was at the head of the field soon after the gates opened, before kicking clear at the 400 meters post and cruising home to win by 3 1/2 lengths.

Estimraar, who beat Conroy by three lengths in the Al Shindagha Sprint two weeks ago, could not catch the winner and had to settle for second place, ahead of San Salvador in third.

A son of Gone West, Conroy, who was bred in the United States by Darley Stud Management, is owned by Mohammed Al Jamali.