California Chrome wins Meydan’s Dubai World Cup 2016
On Saturday March 26 2016, California Chrome wins the $10m Dubai World Cup, the richest race of the season, by three-and-three-quarter lengths in a course record time. California Chrome finished second behind a surprise winner in the same race 12 months ago.
Victor Espinoza, California Chrome’s jockey, said he felt his saddle starting to slip at an early stage but he steered the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner to an emphatic success. Sherman, a former jockey who also rode work on Swaps, one of the great Kentucky Derby winners, paid tribute to Espinoza’s skill.
“Victor did a fabulous job,” Sherman said. “I rode for 23 years, and when your saddle slips it makes you move backwards on a horse, you have to keep control. “He’s a once-in-a-lifetime horse for me, anybody that knows him and has been around him all the years like we have, you really get attached to him. You think about all the great trainers that have never come up with a horse like him.”
Festivities on Dubai World Cup day end with the magnificent Dubai World Cup show and concert.
The multi-platinum-selling artist Janet Jackson will perform at the close of horse racing series on Saturday, March 26. It will be her first concert in four months, after she was forced to pull the plug on her Unbreakable world tour to undergo an emergency throat operation.
Jackson, the 49-year-old sister of the late Michael, began her career as a member of siblings act The Jacksons before finding solo fame in the mid-1980s. She has sold more than 160 million records, including 1990s anthems That’s the Way Love Goes, Together Again and Got ’til it’s Gone.
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