Ushba Tesoro wins Dubai World Cup 2023

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Ushba Tesoro won the Dubai World Cup 2023 held at the Meydan Racecourse.

Jockey Yuga Kawada raced the Japanese-owned horse to victory in the final race of Saturday night, winning the main race sponsored by Emirates Airlines, with a prize of US$ 12 million (AED 44.07 million).

Ushba Tesoro produced a remarkable run, coming from the back of the field, to take the Dubai World Cup for Japan.

It's only the second time in its history that a Japanese horse has won the highlight race of the event.

A total of 15 of the best horses in the world, from seven countries, competed in the first-class race on sandy ground over a distance of 2000 meters.

Algiers finished second and Emblem Road finished third.

In all, the the 27th edition of the Dubai World Cup brought together 129 horses from 13 countries.

A total of 78 international and 51 Emirati horses including those from the fabled Godolphin stable, contested for the total prize pot of AED 112 million (US$30.5 million).

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