Uruguay: The chequebooks have been brought out ready for next year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival, it seems, with news that the unbeaten Sir Fever, who has won all three legs of the Uruguayan Triple Crown this year, has reportedly been sold to UAE interests.
According to Turf Diario, the three-year-old looks set to follow the Invasor path after John Fulton Bloodstock brokered a deal said to represent the most expensive sale ever for a Uruguayan-based horse.
The world champion Invasor won Uruguay’s Triple Crown before being sold to Sheikh Hamdan, for whom he went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic (2006) and Dubai World Cup (2007) on the dirt for US trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
The identity of Sir Fever’s new owner has yet to be disclosed but there are some fairly obvious candidates – not least Godolphin as they search for dirt performers to populate the new track at Meydan, where the old Tapeta all-weather surface has been replaced.
Sir Fever, a Uruguayan-bred son of Texas Fever, has cast all before him at Maronas racetrack in Montevideo, where he won each one of six starts as a two-year-old for trainer Jorge Piriz before a Classic campaign during which he has won the three legs of the Triple Crown by a cumulative distance exceeding 19 lengths.
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