Andrew Nienaber celebrated with style when winning aboard Paschendale in his first UAE mount, a rather random pick-up for trainer Musabah Al Muhairi. The young South African rider is in Dubai riding work for Mike de Kock, and is the regular trackwork rider for two-time South African Horse of the Year Variety Club. That horse, trained by Joey Ramsden, is expected to start during the Carnival.
David Thiselton, in a story for South African racing operator Gold Circle, has the story on Nienaber, and more. Below, watch the sweet ride on Paschendale.
The 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival commences on Thursday January 9 with a 7-race meeting at Meydan.