Paddys Day Wins Mazrat Al Ruwayah at Meydan

He has won over 1 Million US Dollars

15 February 2018, Dubai, UAE ~ Settled at the back of the six-horse field for most of the 1,600 metre trip run on a fast dirt track at Meydan Racecourse, the seven-year-old Paddy’s Day (Burning Sand) made smooth progress inside the final three furlongs to comfortably go past the front pair of AF Al Sajanjle and Cakouet De Bozouls to win looking to have speed to spare.

Traveling well off the modest pace by Pat Dobbs, riding for main employer Doug Watson and penalised for that victory five weeks ago, he loomed up behind the leaders on the home turn but then had to dig deep in the straight to overpower his foes.

They did not go very quick today and he was not travelling as well as he has done in the past two races here at Meydan,” Dobbs said. “I should have won the last race when I was left in front earlier than I planned and we were caught close home. I was kicking myself afterwards. Obviously, the draw plays a big part in tactics but he is probably happier racing prominently, but has shown here he can be ridden more patiently. He has not won by far, but he is a horse who has had plenty of races and knows what the game is all about. He was hardly blowing after this race, so I think he had plenty more to offer if needed.”

With this win, Paddys Day becomes the first US Arabian racehorse to earn more than $1 Million. His winnings to date are now $1,024,746, with a race record of 24 wins for 39 starts, including eight victories in Grade or Group 1 races.

Paddy’s Day, owned by Quarter Moon Racing, appears to have booked a ticket to the Dubai Kahayla Classic on Dubai World Cup night on March 31 2018.