Just moments after Curlin romped across the finish line in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), jockey Robby Albarado’s wife Kimber, who was brushing tears of joy from her eyes, gleefully remembered what the rider had promised he would do if he won the race.
“Robby’s got to ride a camel naked!” she told the family of trainer of Steve Asmussen. “He said he would.”
“I did say that,” Albarado said with a grin after participating in the post-race press conference.
“But none of you guys (in the media) will be there when I do it.”
Fun aside, winning the Dubai World Cup and receiving trophies from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum exhilarated Albarado, who was lifted off the ground by Godolphin jockey Frankie Dettori in a jubilant embrace when he returned to the jockeys’ room.
“It couldn’t happen to a nicer person,” Dettori said, kissing Albarado on the cheek.