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Panama Jockey wins Dubai World Cup

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Posted 27/03/2021

Luis Sáez from Darien,  riding the exemplary Mystic Guide on Saturday became the third Panamanian rider to win the  2000 meter Dubai World Cup . Sáez, joins Panamanians Alexis Solís, in 2004 and Fernando Jara, in 2017 , in winning. The race paid $12 million to the winner.  According to the equestrian specialist, Jimmy Young, 60% goes to the owner of, Mystic Guide and of that percentage, the Panamanian Luis Sáez, gets 10%. The "Gulf News" highlights that a year after he rode Maximum Security to win the $20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh,  Sáez proved that he is a man for the big occasions with a highly professional display of riding. aboard a horse that appeared to have been disturbed by an incident in the preliminaries. But once the doors opened for the start of the 2,000-meter race on the dirt track, Mystic Guide settled into his rhythm and always traveled well for Sáez. And when asked about his effort, Ghoszapper's towering son shifted gears like a Formula One car and raced for the line. “The plan was to get in a good position and sit there ," Saez said. “He showed that he is a champion. He is a young horse and can only get better and better.

 "It was my dream as a child to win the Dubai World Cup so this means a lot to me, it is so beautiful," he added, overwhelmed with emotion. “I want to say hi to my wife who couldn't be here today but was watching from home.”

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/entertainment/panama-jockey-wins-dubai-world-cup

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