UAE Derby

Toast Of New York tackles top opposition in UAE Derby

March 25, 2014

Toast Of New York is the wildcard in the UAE Derby at Meydan on Saturday, according to trainer Jamie Osborne.

A 16-length winner of a novice event at Wolverhampton on his final juvenile start, the Michael Buckley-owned colt has wowed work-watchers in Lambourn and arrives in the emirate with quiet confidence.

Osborne said: "After winning his maiden at Wolverhampton there was the issue of whether we targeted the Group Three Autumn Stakes at Ascot or went for a novice.

"We did the latter and he won it by 16 lengths - it was a complete mismatch.

"In this race, with a three-year-old that lacks experience it's harder than with an older horse, but I wouldn't be out here unless I thought he could be competitive.

"This morning was his first experience of cantering on the Tapeta surface and I thought he moved beautifully on it.


UAE Derby Stakes Race Information

Location: Meydan Racecourse - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugural Race: 2000
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance: 1,900 metres (1 3/16 miles or approx. 9.5 furlongs)
Track: Tapeta, left-handed
Qualification: 3-year-olds from the Northern & 4-year-olds from the Southern Hemisphere
Purse: US$2,000,000
Group 2 race

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The UAE Derby is part of the 2nd leg of the Kentucky Derby Prep Races - Championship Series, where the first four finishers will receive the following points in their race for the roses: 1st - 100points, 2nd - 40points, 3rd - 20points, 4th - 10points.

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UAE Derby Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2021 Mystic Guide 5 Luis Saez Michael Stidham Godolphin 2:01.62
2019 Thunder Snow 5 Christophe Soumillon Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:03.87
2018 Thunder Snow 4 Christophe Soumillon Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:01.38
2017 Arrogate 4 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Juddmonte Farms 2:02.53
2016 California Chrome 5 Victor Espinoza Art Sherman California Chrome LLC 2:01.83
2015 Prince Bishop 8 William Buick Saeed bin Suroor Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 2:03.24
2014 African Story 7 Silvestre de Sousa Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:01.61
2013 Animal Kingdom 5 Joel Rosario Graham Motion Arrowfield Stud & Team Valor 2:03.21
2012 Monterosso 5 Mickael Barzalona Mahmood al Zarooni Godolphin Racing 2:02.67
2011 Victoire Pisa 4 Mirco Demuro Katsuhiko Sumii Yoshimi Ichikawa 2:05.94
2010 Glória de Campeão 7 T. J. Pereira Pascal Bary Stud Estrela Energia 2:03.83
2009 Well Armed 6 Aaron Gryder Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm LLC 2:01.01
2008 Curlin 4 Robby Albarado Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables/Midnight Cry Stbl 2:00.15
2007 Invasor 5 Fernando Jara Kiaran McLaughlin Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:59:97
2006 Electrocutionist 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:01.32
2005 Roses in May 5 John Velazquez Dale L. Romans Ken & Sarah Ramsey 2:02.17
2004 Pleasantly Perfect 6 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing Corp. 2:00.24
2003 Moon Ballad 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:00.48
2002 Street Cry 4 Jerry Bailey Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:01.18
2001 Captain Steve 4 Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 2:00.47
2000 Dubai Millennium 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:59.50
1999 Almutawakel 4 Richard Hills Saeed bin Suroor Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:00.65
1998 Silver Charm 4 Gary Stevens Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 2:04.29
1997 Singspiel 5 Jerry Bailey Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:01.91
1996 Cigar 6 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 2:03.84
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