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Posted on: Saturday, March 27, 2010

Horse racing: Gloria De Campeao wins $10 million Dubai World Cup


Associated Press

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 1-mile race on the newly opened Medyan Racecourse.

The World Cup was the highlight of an eight-race card worth $26 million.