Al Shaqab Racing has purchased a significant interest in last year’s Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World. The son of Galileo will run in the colours of Al Shaqab Racing in partnership with the Coolmore triumvirate of Tabor/Smith/Magnier. He will remain in training with Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle and will continue to be ridden by Joseph O’Brien.
Ruler Of The World who will retire to Coolmore at the end of his racing career is due to begin his season in Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup where he heads a team of six trained by Aidan O’Brien. “The horses all arrived safely in Dubai yesterday and we’re very much looking forward to Saturday,” the trainer commented.
Harry Herbert, Racing Advisor said “Al Shaqab is delighted to be in partnership with John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith and we are extremely excited to be participating in Saturday’s World Cup.” Al Shaqab’s other runners at Meydan on Saturday include Dubday, Mshawish and Al Mamun Monlau.