Saeed Bin Surour wins sixth Dubai World Cup Carnival crown

Emirati handler helps Godolphin scoop owner’s championship at end of ten-week long event

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 19:23 March 31, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Saeed Bin Surour emerged as the Champion Trainer at the 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which ended with the Godolphin handler winning two of the nine races at the Dubai World Cup meeting on Saturday.

It was the sixth success for the Emirati, who sent out 19 winners to earn $547,000 (Dh2m).

Bin Surour’s two winners, Cavalryman in the Dubai Gold Cup and Sajjhaa in the Dubai Duty Free, took the total of winners Godolphin has saddled at the Carnival to 29 victories to give them the owner’s championship.

Bin Surour’s colleague at Godolphin, Mahmoud Al Zarouni, saddled 10 winners during the event to finish third behind South Africa’s Mike de Kock (15).

It was a tight battle for the jockey’s championship with Godolphin rider Silvestre de Sousa’s two victories on Dubai World Cup night securing for him the jockey’s title at the carnival.

The Brazilian-born rider finished with 11 winners, with his Godolphin colleague Mickael Barzaloa riding 10. This was a first carnival championship for de Sousa.

Paul Hanagan finished third with 10 winners while Christophe Soumillon was fourth with 9 winners.

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