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The Dubai World Cup 2013

Thursday 11th of April 2013

Today was the big day, and I had two great rides.

In the Kahayla Classic, I rode a great filly - Rakha. It was nice to ride on such a big occasion and there was such a great atmosphere. Nothing can beat all the best jockeys, horses, and trainers competing for glory on the highest level. Rakha didn't run as well as she can, and didn't managed to stay the trip.

My next ride was the Godolphin Mile, where I rode Haathdq. Unfortunatly we were beaten by the favourite, Soft Falling Rain. Both of these horses were owned by HH Sh. Hamdan.

I don't think any jockey's like coming 2nd, but nonetheless is was a great performance and the horse's career best. In hindsight then, signing out and finishing 2nd in the Godolphin Mile doesn't sound too bad.