Dubawi colt Rebel’s Romance added his name to an exciting list of Godolphin contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby with a dominant victory in the G2 UAE Derby at Meydan, UAE, on Dubai World Cup night.
Derby confirmed the 35-year-old former forward had agreed a permanent deal until 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November.
Shared Sense looks to further his Kentucky Derby ambitions as he takes on Art Collector for a second time in the Ellis Park Derby over nine furlongs on dirt at Ellis Park, US, on Sunday.
The 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby took place at the Curragh Racecourse, Co. Kildare, Ireland on Saturday with the Aidan O’Brien trained ‘Sovereign’ going first past the post in the confident hands of jockey, Padraig Beggy.
The 146th Derby usually would have dominated the first Saturday in May, but it was pushed back to Sept. 5 by the coronavirus pandemic.
Adam Kirby’s despair at being jocked off John Leeper ended in joy as he won the Epsom Derby on Adayar, giving Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby his second win in the blue riband of flat racing on Saturday.
The third round of the 28th edition of the UAE President’s Cup World Series for Purebred Arabian Horses is set to take place at the San Siro racetrack in Milan, Italy, on Sunday.
The dramatic performance ‘Seeds of the Union’ was broadcast live from Abu Dhabi at 6:15 pm. The show took the form of a moving sculpture surrounded by sea and illuminated by visuals portraying themes inspired by UAE history and values.