2024 Dubai World Cup Contender: Dura Erede

The $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) is March 30 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The race is for 4-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on dirt. usracing.com is publishing profiles of the contenders. 


Dura Erede

A jockey from Kazakhstan who started out in the Czech Republic rides a 4-year-old Japan-bred with two narrow victories in 11 career starts.

Is Dura Erede really a contender in the Dubai World Cup?

Well, he’s been entered in the 12-horse field that includes an elite bunch of runners including Saudi Cup winner Senor Buscador and two other Japan stars, Ushba Tesoro and Derma Sotogake.

Not even a 12th-place finish in the 1-mile February Stakes on Feb. 18 in Japan could deter the connections at the lure of a $12 million purse. Maybe it’s because he finished third — Ushba Tesoro and Wilson Tesoro ran 1-2 — in the 1 ¼-mile Tokyo Daishoten on Dec. 29, the same distance as the Dubai World Cup.

After a gallop around the Meydan track on Wednesday, stable representative Yoshimasa Terada said: “He was strong and moved well. He has been improving day by day since arriving here in Dubai.

“It is not easy, but we are excited with him.”

With a chance to win millions of dollars, who wouldn’t be excited to at least have a chance.

Betting advice:  C’mon man. No way.


2024 Dubai World Cup Contender: Dura Erede

Post position: 3

Jockey:  Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

Trainer: Manabu Ikezoe

Owner: Three H Racing Co.

 Age: 4

Career record: 11-2-1-2

Career earnings: $620,290

Most recent race:  February Stakes (G1), Feb. 18, 12th

Top Equibase speed figure: NA

Pedigree: Duramente-Marchesa, by Orfevre

Color: Dark bay

Running style: Stalker

Notes: As a 2-year-old, he won the 1 ¼-mile Hopeful at Nakayama Racecourse … A son of  Duramente, runner-up in the Dubai Sheema Classic … In his only at Meydan, he ran second to Derma Sotogake in the 2023 UAE Derby … He’s run on both turf and dirt … Jockey Bauyrzhan Murzabayev, from Kazakhstan, began his career at the same Almaty track as Kabirkhan (also entered in the Dubai World Cup) rising through the ranks to the Czech Republic before success in Germany and France.


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