The Dubai Racing Festival was originally a great dream. An ambitious one that may not have worked. However, it did, and the Dubai World Cup (the premier race) has now become the most coveted prize in the world, and not just for the bragging rights or the enormous trophy.
Every sport has that one event that makes the nation drop what it’s doing, and pay attention. For one month, for one week, or for even one day, the nation stops and everyone is a fan.
American Pharoah certainly has a way to make things look easy. After being on the sidelines for most of the prep races, the Zayat runner was finally unveiled for his three year old campaign, and the faithful were not disappointed.
I know that a lot of you are used to the old blog site, and so was I, but unfortunately, because they [the old blog host] have become increasingly unreliable, the Casual Galloper has been moved to a new home!