Albarado’s Winning Promise

    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.



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TouchStone Farms

Congratulations to all of Curlin's connections his footsteps were heard around the world and I am once again humbled before greatness.

Joseph E. Intine

30 Mar 2008 7:21 PM
Cheryl G

Kudos to Robby, Steve, Scott, Jess and all of Curlin's connections!! That was so exciting to see live --- Thank You TVG!! :>)

That's hilarious -- "Robby's Camel Story"  -- LOL!!!

Love U Curlin,


30 Mar 2008 11:38 PM
Phil Nicholson

Watched the race live on TV but got nervous about 30 minutes before post time (just as I did years ago watching Forego). What a magnificent horse who I hope will defend his World Cup triumph next year. Racing needs its heroes and he's one in spades.

31 Mar 2008 3:43 PM
Jeanne Bowers-Lepore, D.V.M.

I never had a doubt. When he pulled away and seemed to gallop home I said to myself I think I am witnessing one of the greatest horses of our generation!  Congratulations to all those connected with this amazing animal.

31 Mar 2008 4:02 PM
Gary Leming

I was at the finish line when Curlin finished off the field.  It was a proud moment.  When the Dubai police band played the U.S. National Anthem it was great to be an American.

05 Apr 2008 8:18 PM

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