Horse racing: Gloria De Campeao wins $10 million Dubai World Cup
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Gloria De Campeao has won the $10 million Dubai World Cup, nosing out long-shot Lizard's Desire to capture the world's richest horse race.
Gloria De Campeao, Lizard's Desire and Allybar practically hit the wire together Saturday.
Gloria De Campeao, a Brazil-bred 5-year-old, finished a distant second in this race a year ago.
Two favorites — Britian-bred Gitano Hernando and U.S.-based Gio Ponti — never seriously challenged during the 1¼-mile race on the newly opened Medyan Racecourse.
The World Cup was the highlight of an eight-race card worth $26 million.