Vazirabad swoops late to defend Gold Cup crown

Vazirabad (left) beats Big Orange - Dubai Gold Cup

Vazirabad winning the same race 12 months ago

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (  

Report: Meydan, Saturday

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Vazirabad became the first horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup when swooping late to catch Beautiful Romance in the first race of the night on the turf track at Meydan.

Christophe Soumillion sat well off the pace but came with a devastating late burst up the straight to prevail from the Godolphin mare with Sheikhzayedroad filling third spot, one place ahead of Big Orange.

More to follow. . .


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