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2014 UAE Derby Results

Date: 03/29/2014

The $2 million UAE Derby (G2) over 1900 meters (1 3/16 miles) on the synthetic track at Meydan is the only age-restricted race on World Cup night, open to 3-year-olds and does score 100 points to the winner under the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, however southern hemisphere 3-year-olds are recognized as 4-year-olds in the north and are not eligible for the Kentucky Derby Giovanni Boldini, unraced since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), was sent off as the 8-5 favorite in the field of 12 over 9-5 Long John, winner of the UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and 6-1 Asmar, winner of the Al Bastakiya at Meydan, the major local prep for this event.

Toast of New York leads down the stretch

Jockey William Buick sent 55-1 Safety Check to the lead and he set slow fractions of 26.17, 50.30, and 1:14.88 while pressed by 11-1 Toast of New York and 46-1 King Rubi. At the top of the lane. Toast of New York inherited the lead from the tired pacesetter, getting the mile in 1:39.54. Kept to task by jockey Jamie Spencer, Toast of New York drew off to win by 2 1/2 lengths over late-running Asmar in a time of 1:57.92. It was another 1 1/4 lengths back to 17-1 Emirates Flyer third, while favorite Giovanni Boldini checked in fourth.

Results Chart for the race from Emirates Racing Authority which includes a link to the video replay. Results for US wagering:

4th RACE MEYDAN - UAE DERBY (Group 2) 
8   Toast of New York         $25.20    $6.80     -
9   Asmar                        -      $4.60     -
6   Emirates Flyer               -      $8.20     -

Running time - 1:57.92

$1.00 EXACTA 8-9               $125.80
$1.00 TRIFECTA 8-9-6         $1,232.70
$1.00 SUPERFECTA 8-9-6-5     $5,564.00

Left: Toast of New York in the winner's enclosure. Trainer Jamie Osborne said, "In my wildest dreams I didn't expect him to win like that." Owner Mike Buckley added, "I could believe it because I am a believer. I was nervous, shaky and it got worse from there, but when I saw him hit the front, I thought he would be very tough to pass. He's got a high cruising speed."

Right: Toast of New York gets a kiss after the race. Jockey Jamie Spencer said, "I am not at all surprised. This horse has been doing good things all along. I'm delighted to get my second winner (of the night)"

Left: Second place finisher Asmar in the walking ring. Jockey Richard Hughes said, "He ran a blinder but he got beaten by a very good horse. Turning for home, I was hoping (the winner) couldn't stay. It was a very good run."

Right: Third place finisher Emirates Flyer in the walking ring. Jockey Kieren Fallon said, "He is a tough little horse and it was a messy race for me. I got stuck behind a wall of horses and to be fair he ran on strongly when he got out."

Fourth place finisher and beaten favorite Giovanni Boldini heads out for the post parade. Jockey Ryan Moore said, "He got involved in a bit of a barging match. By the time we got clear, the winner had flown. He stayed on well."

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