Sure, there were seven other races at the 2011 Dubai World Cup meeting, but most everyone is going to remember the big one. To say that the masses cried would be an understatement. Dry eyes were the exception throughout Meydan. It started with the daughter of owner Yoshimi Ichikawa, wailing away as her father’s horse passed the wire first, and spread like a wildfire. Needless to say, it was a moment of unparalleled racing history, buoyed by a tragedy that expounded the impact of the race’s result. In the coming days, DubaiRaceNight.com will provide a run down of our various thoughts from the entire day of racing, sharing our pictures from the big day as well. But for now, we sit back and bask in the glow of a magnificent result. Stay tuned!
Below, Victoire Pisa gets to the winner’s enclosure before the connections, and Sheikh Mohammed embraces the granddaughters of Yoshimi Ichikawa, Sayaka and Lisa Kitiwaki.