Tuesday, January 31 2012
UAE Derby, sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group attracts 136 entries
The US$2 million Group Two UAE Derby, sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group received 136 horses entered, with a strong international contingent that will be seeking to break the stranglehold by UAE-based trainer Saeed bin Suroor and South Africa's Mike de Kock who are the only conditioners to win in 12-year history of the race.
Last year Saeed bin Suroor secured a record seventh win as the Godolphin-owned filly Khawlah bested a field of 14 to become the first filly to defeat the colts in the 1,900 metre contest for three-year-olds on the all-weather surface.
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