2009 Dubai World Cup

2009 Dubai World Cup

Well ArmedThe 2009 Dubai World Cup featured 14 runners and as always the eyes of the racing world were on Nad Al Sheba for the Worlds richest Horse Race. On paper before the race it looked as though it was the weakest World Cup field to date which led to the large field and it was Well Armed who was the highest rated horse heading in and he didn't disappoint.

Well Armed went to post as the highest rated horse and in the end it was a huge margin of victory for the American horse. Well Armed ran in the 2008 Dubai World Cup and was beaten by eight lengths by the winner Curlin but he bounced back impressively in 2009 to claim the victory in fine style and a record margin of 14 lengths.

Gloria De Campeao who was also well beaten in 2008 ran a solid race but was way behind the leader to claim 2nd place which only served to highlight the poor class of this field. Paris Perfect and Muller fought out a tight battle for the 3rd spot and it was Paris Perfect who claimed the place by half a length to the delight of his connections.

2009 Dubai World Cup Result

  1. Well Armed - A Gryder - Eoin Harty
  2. Gloria De Campeao
  3. Paris Perfect