Wednesday, March 28 2012
Speedy Giant Ryan Tries the all-weather track for First Time in Dubai Golden Shaheen
Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2012 - A winner of six straight races in the United States including the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational at Belmont Park before having that skein stopped with an eighth-place finish in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs last November, Shivananda Parbhoo’s Giant Ryan will be making his first start since that defeat on Saturday when he challenges a world-class field of 12 including defending champion Rocket Man in the Group 1 US$2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News.
Trained by the owner’s father, Biznath Parboo, both trainer and owner, father and son, are quick to dismiss the lackluster run by the son of Freud in the Breeders’ Cup.
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