Issue 750

12 ISSUE 750 - THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022 OWNED IN partnership by Flying P Stable and R A Hill Stable, Lone Rock, a 7yo gelded son of Majestic Warrior and winner of the 3000m Grade 2 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Stakes on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Del Mar last November, has emerged as a possible candidate for the $12 million Dubai World Cup according to trainer Robertino Diodoro. If all goes well in his next start, the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park, the race used as a prep by Godolphin’s Mystic Guide before his Dubai World Cup success, the Meydan feature will likely be next. “I don’t know if we have to win the Razorback,” Diodoro said. “We are shortening up to a mile and a sixteenth in the Razorback. As long as he shows up again and runs like he’s been running, then we’re going to give the Dubai World Cup some serious consideration, for sure.” Lone Rock finished his 2021 campaign, which also included wins in Belmont’s Grade 2 Brooklyn Stakes and Saratoga’s Birdstone Stakes, with a December victory in Oaklawn’s 1800m Tinsel Stakes. He won seven of nine outings last year after being claimed by Diodoro for $40,000 on his last 2020 start, a Churchill win at 1600m. DWCC NEWS GLOBAL STAR and this week’s Dubai World Cup Carnival participant Lord Glitters is among the nominees for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards, that will be announced on Super Saturday, 5 March. David O’Meara’s charge, declared for this Friday’s Group 2 Al Rashidiya, enjoyed a very fruitful 2021 campaign in which he won the Group 2 Singspiel Stakes and the Group 1 Jebel Hatta at Meydan before finishing sixth behind Lord North in the Group 1 Dubai Turf on Dubai World Cup day. The 9yo Whipper gelding finished his year winning the Group 3 Bahrain International Trophy at Sakhir. Lord Glitters among Racing Excellence Award nominees Lone may seek to Rock in World Cup Dubai World Cup Carnival Statistics (Cumulative Thoroughbred ONLY 2004-2022) Trainer Wins Saeed bin Suroor 247 Mike de Kock 151 Charlie Appleby 104 Doug Watson 89 Ali Rashid Al Rayhi 54 Satish Seemar 54 Musabbeh Al Mheiri 31 Leading jockeys by wins (DWC Carnival 2004-2022) Jockey Wins Frankie Dettori 108 Christophe Soumillon 89 William Buick 82 Mickael Barzalona 67 Richard Mullen 49 James Doyle 45 Tadhg O’Shea 30 Dubai World Cup Carnival 2022 statistics (ALL races) Trainer Wins Charlie Appleby 1 Doug Watson 1 Saeed bin Suroor 1 Musabbeh Al Mheiri 1 Fawzi Nass 1 Antonio Cintra Pereira 1 Hiroo Shimizu 1 Dubai World Cup Carnival 2022 statistics Jockey Wins William Buick 1 Adrie de Vries 1 Antonio Fresu 1 Pat Cosgrave 1 Vagner Leal 1 Sam Hitchcott 1 Olivier Peslier 1