Ryan Moore and Real Steel in the winner's enclosure after the Dubai Turf.
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The $6 million Dubai Turf (G1) is an 1800-meter (about 1 1/8 mile) trip around one turn of the turf course at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. A field of 15 older horses went to post, with Tryster sent off as the 8-5 favorite off wins in the Dubai Millennium (G3) and Jebel Hatta (G1), the local prep series for this race. In to challenge him included 4-1 second choice Intilaaq, unraced since winning the Rose of Lancaster (G3) in August at Haydock, and 6-1 third choice Real Steel, third in the Nakayama Kinen (G2) after finishing a close second in the Kikuka Sho/Japanese St. Leger (G1).
Real Steel leads over Euro Charline in the stretch
Results Chart for the race from Emirates Racing Authority which includes a link to the video replay. Results for US wagering:
Right: The trophy presentation for the Dubai Turf.
Left: Real Steel heads out to the track before the race. Winning jockey Ryan Moore said, "He's a beautiful horse, he's got lots of quality. It was a big effort from the horse, he had a tough trip and was out wide but has toughed it out. He never runs a bad race. He's a very brave horse and has had to do it the hard way."
Right: Real Steel parades with his new winner's blanket.
Left: Jockey Frankie Dettori celebrates aboard second place finisher Euro Charline as they return after the race. Dettori said, "I had a super run. I followed the obvious ones like Paul Hanagan and Ryan Moore, I had a smooth passage through and there are no excuses. I've just found one too good on the night. Marco (Botti, trainer) said try to save a bit and get a bit more out of her in the finish and it has worked out."
Right: Third place finisher and beaten favorite Tryster heads out to the track before the race. Jockey William Buick said, "He ran great. He missed the break, that's what he does when he runs his best races. It is by far the best run of his life and the first time he has ever taken on horses like that. He's been beaten genuinely by racing the best way for him. It rode like a very good race and I don't think he's ever been this fast in his life."
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