Keeneland staged its first-ever Arabian race – the President of United Arab Emirates Cup-G1, featuring the undefeated filly Sand Witchh, who was 9-for-9 going in:
But she lost to the colt Grilla (below), who left her floundering 1½ lengths behind yet still nearly 11 lengths in front of the third-place horse. Arabians are not as fast as Thoroughbreds – the 10 furlongs were covered in 2:15.42.
Silver Timber prior to winning the Grade 3 Woodford Stakes:
The trifecta in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes-G1:
|Dubai Majesty, 1st.|
|Old Time Religion, who paid $48.60 to place.|
|Champion Informed Decision, 3rd.|
And the trifecta in the Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes-G1:
|Winner Proviso getting her legs stretched by trainer Bill Mott.|
|Gotta Have Her, 3rd.|
Here are some photos I posted in early September of J. B. at the barn:
Reigning older male and turf male champ Gio Ponti added a second G1 to his 2010 CV by capturing the Shadwell Turf Mile. The shadows of the late afternoon made for nearly impossible picture-taking.