Al Quoz Sprint

Al Quoz Sprint is a thoroughbred horse race held in Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was first run in 2007 as part of the then, Dubai International Racing Carnival and subsequently moved to Dubai World Cup night in 2010 to coincide with the opening of Meydan Racecourse . In 2009, it became a Group 3 and is now run at Group 1 level.

Dubai
Group 1 race
LocationMeydan Racecourse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugurated2007
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteDubai World Cup
Race information
Distance1,200 metres (abt 6 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
Trackstraight
Qualification3yo+
WeightNH 3yo: 54.5kg.
SH 3yo: 58kg.
NH & SH 4yo+: 58.5kg
PurseUS$1 million

Initially run over 1200m, in 2011, the race was shortened to a 1000-metre (5 furlongs) sprint. In 2017 the race reverted to 1200 metres (6 furlongs).

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at distance of 1,000 metres)

Most wins by a horse (2):

Most wins by a jockey(1):

  • No jockey has won the race more than once

Most wins by a trainer(2):

Most wins by an owner (2):

  • H Du Preez, C Strydom, L Houdalakis, C Boyens (2009, 2011)
  • Godolphin (2018, 2019)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2007 Great Britain 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Darley 1:12.16
2008 (Div II) Mutamarres 5 Richard Hills Doug Watson Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:12.81
2008 (Div I) Instant Recall 7 Wayne Smith Musabah Al Muhairi Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi 1:13.09
2009 J J The Jet Plane 4 Kevin Shea Mike de Kock H Du Preez et al. 1:11.72
2010 Joy And Fun 6 Brett Doyle Derek Cruz Mr & Mrs Wong Chun Nam 1:09.80
2011 J J The Jet Plane 6 Bernard Fayd'Herbe Lucky Houdalakis H Du Preez et al. 0:59.40
2012 Ortensia 7 Craig Williams Paul Messara Alister & Annie Fraser/Ridley 0:57.98
2013 Shea Shea 6 Christophe Soumillon Mike de Kock Brian Joffe & Myron C Berzack 0:56.41
2014 Amber Sky 4 João Moreira Ricky Yiu Sammo Hung 0:56.21
2015 Sole Power 8 Richard Hughes Edward Lynam Sabena Power 0:57.24
2016 Buffering 8 Damian Browne Robert Heathcote V Heathcote, S Krslovic et al. 0:56.34
2017 The Right Man 5 François-Xavier Bertras Didier Guillemin Pegase Bloodstock 1:09.59
2018 Jungle Cat 6 James Doyle Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:09.37
2019 Blue Point 5 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:08.39

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