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African Story Wins UAE Gr1 Dubai World Cup
At Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, the Godolphin-owned 7YO gelding African Story (Pivotal-Blixen, by Gone West) scored by 2.75-lengths for trainer Saeed Bin Suroor in the US$10 million Gr1 Dubai World Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, over 5YO entire Mukhadram (Shamardal-Magic Tree, by Timber Country) & 4YO US-bred gelding Cat O'Mountain (Street Cry-Thunder Kitten, by Storm Cat). This was the first Gr1 success for African Story who took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Burj Nahaar Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Gr3 Firebreak Stakes) from 18 starts.