June 18 Louisville, KY~On a sloppy track at Churchill Downs, Arabians headed for the first time to the starting gate for race number six, The President of the UAE Cup (GI).
Eight horses lined up in contention for the $50,000 purse on a 1 1/4 mile dirt track.
After taking the lead around the turn, Dixie’s Valentine was passed by T M Fred Texas on the home stretch and finished 5 lengths in the lead. Dixie’s Valentine stayed for second, Ovour the Top finished third and the favorite, Grilla, came over the line fourth.
1. TM Fred Texas (TX) 4/C L S N Chavez 118 R D Martino 4/1 — run time: 2:19:85
2 DIXIES VALENTINE (FL) 6/M L C H Borel 118 T L Nunley 5/1
3 OVOUR THE TOP (VA) 4/C L C J Lanerie 118 L A Ashby 10/1
4 GRILLA (FL) 5/H L W J Hollick 123 B Waldron 8/5
5 CROWNN ROYAL (VA) 7/H L B J Hernandez, Jr. 123 L A Ashby 20/1
6 VIP (MD) 4/C L A Canchano 118 R D Martino 20/1
7 WODKKA (TX) 5/H L M Pedroza 123 R Lafleur 15/1
3 ANOTHER COLOR (FL) 6/H L C Roman 123 R Lafleur 15/1