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1997 Dubai World Cup

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1997 Dubai World Cup

The 1997 Dubai World Cup was a horse race held at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Thursday 3 April 1997. It was the 2nd running of the Dubai World Cup.


The winner was Sheikh Mohammed's Singspiel, a five-year-old bay horse trained in the United Kingdom by Michael Stoute and ridden by Jerry Bailey. Bailey had won the inaugural running of the race on Cigar in 1996.

Singspiel was an established international performer at the highest level, having won the Canadian International Stakes and the Japan Cup in 1996, but had never previously competed on dirt. In the 1997 Dubai World Cup Singspiel took the lead approaching the final furlong and won by one and a quarter lengths and one and a half length from Siphon and Sandpit, two Brazilian-bred horses trained in the United States by Richard Mandella. The Japanese mare Hokuto Vega was fatally injured in a fall approaching the straight, bringing down the British colt Bijou d'Inde

Race details

  • Sponsor: none
  • Purse: £2,380,852; First prize: £1,428,471
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Going: Fast
  • Distance: 10 furlongs
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 2:01.91
  • Full result

  • Abbreviations: DSQ = disqualified; nse = nose; nk = neck; shd = head; hd = head; nk = neck; dist = distance; BD = brought down
  • Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Singspiel

  • Sex: Stallion
  • Foaled: 25 February 1992
  • Country: Ireland
  • Sire: In The Wings; Dam: Glorious Song (Halo)
  • Owner: Sheikh Mohammed
  • Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed
  • References

    1997 Dubai World Cup Wikipedia

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