Game On Dude's chief rival in the $500,000 event may again be standing in the same shedrow
in the shape of dual Pacific Classic winner Richard's Kid, who gets a handy 4lb from the top weight.
First things first: A "shedrow
" is "a row of a dozen or so individual [horse] stalls facing a walkway." That tidbit known, I would imagine, by those familiar with horse farms was only one of many picked up while immersed in this debut novel by Dean DeLuke who, like his protagonist, Dr.
Dubai Seeking his fourth consecutive victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News on Dubai World Cup night, Kinsale King walked the shedrow
in the quarantine barn under tack Meydan yesterday.
One day, I rode all evening long and, when I got a horse beat because I went around the outside, he put cones all around a shedrow
. 'Why are you doing that?' I asked.
Deceptively unimposing walking the shedrow
in the morning, the colt seemed transformed into something awesome come race time, his white bridle silhouetting a powerfully muscled frame.
Battle once said that, "at a very young age my father used to tie me to the end of the shedrow
so I wouldn't wander."