Brave Broome Back To Best In Dubai Gold Cup
Accomplished globetrotter Broome (7h Australia - Sweepstake, by Acclamation) broke the track record at Meydan when powering home to win the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup.
Aidan O’Brien’s charge stepped up to two miles for the first time on Saturday and was given a patient ride by Ryan Moore. Staying on strongly between horses on the turn for home, he chased down his rivals one-by-one and led close home to beat the favourite by a neck on the line. The front pair drew four and three quarter lengths clear of 2021 victor Subjectivist in third.
“He's a very brave horse,” Ryan Moore said after the race. “The pace was strong and we just had to wait for a bit of room at the top of the straight. He gave me everything and it's just a pleasure to ride a horse like him.”
MV Magnier was similarly complimentary of the winner, saying, “He's been all over the world and is a good little servant to be fair to him. He's a very genuine horse and has been to every dance. We're lucky to have him.”
Broome has now won a total of seven Group races, while his gallant performances in defeat include a close second in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf. Owned by Coolmore partners with Masaaki Matsushima, the son of Australia is a full-brother to dual Group winner and Group 1 runner-up Point Lonsdale (Australia). The talented pair were bred by Epona Bloodstock.