The Dubai Gold Cup will be run again 45 minutes after the World CupPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Dubai Gold Cup to be re-run after Fox injury
THE Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan on Saturday, which was stopped after Fox Hunt suffered a fatal injury, will be re-run at the end of the card.
All the runners are expected to take part in the second running of the race which is due off at 7.25pm British time, 45 minutes after the Dubai World Cup.
Meydan officials consulted with connections about the possibility of running the Gold Cup again after they instructed jockeys to pull up their mounts with Fox Hunt down with a broken leg in the centre of the track.
Barbican's trainer Alan Bailey had wanted a re-run and said: "They weren't going any pace whatsoever."
Some bookmakers are standing their bets, while others are voiding. Paddy Power made their position clear by tweeting: "Bets on original race are void so if you are looking to have a bet, you will have to place them again." Boylesports were another layer to void bets.
Bets with Coral and Stan James stand, although a rule 4 will apply. Punters can contact these firms to get their bets voided, while Coral will refund all bets placed on Fox Hunt.
Having got up unscathed, Fox Hunt's jockey Silvestre de Sousa said: "I feel fine. His leg just snapped and I clipped heels as I went down."
Frankie Dettori, who was riding stablemate Opinion Poll, praised the quick decision made by officials in stopping the race.
"It would have been a disaster if they'd have carried on," he said. "Thank God they had officials in the car to tell us."
Christophe Lemaire replaces Gerald Mosse on Kasbah Bliss. Mosse is unable to take the ride because the delayed race clashes with his travel plans.