Dubai Majesty ran down an improbable longshot to post the richest victory in her rags-to-riches career Saturday in the 30th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland.
Dubai Majesty easily defended her title Monday in the Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs, gliding past favored Hot Dixie Chick approaching the eighth pole en route to a 4 1/2-length triumph in the seventh running of the Grade 3, $100,000 race.
American racing fans have been betting blindly on Jonathan Sheppard for decades. They are keenly aware that the Hall of Fame trainer has been working diligently behind the scenes to have his horses fit and sharp.
Brass Hat traveled halfway around the world to finish second to a Dubai World Cup winner. It happened in March 2006, when Electrocutionist surged past Brass Hat to win the world's richest race by 1 1/2 lengths.
Twice the Dubai World Cup winner has passed this way, and twice he has failed. Neither Silver Charm nor Captain Steve was able to win the Stephen Foster Handicap in his first start after winning the World Cup