2015 Chengdu Dubai Int'l Cup Concluded Successfully

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-04-04

The 2015 Chengdu Dubai International Cup (CDIC) Meydan Classic took place on April 3 at the Jinma Equestrian Sports Park in Chengdu’s Wenjiang District.
The 2015 Chengdu Dubai International Cup (CDIC) Meydan Classic took place on April 3 at the Jinma Equestrian Sports Park in Chengdu’s Wenjiang District. Eleven jockeys on 50 horses contested fiercely five races in pursuit of a total purse hitting RMB3.75million. Selvestre De Sousa, an experienced jockey who was born in Brazil, won the 2218-meter Chengdu Dubai International Cup with a purse of RMB1.5million, on an Irish thoroughbred racehorse named Special Fighter.
British Jockey Won Two Races

The event consists of 5 races, including the Wenjiang Sprint (1400m), Guangsha Mile (1600m), Meydan Handicap (2418m), Wenjiang Meydan Classic (1600m) and Chengdu-Dubai International Cup (2218m).

In the first four races, Tadhg O’Shea, Sam Hitchcott, Adrie De Vries on thoroughbreds named Special Boy, Hcienda, Tadmir, and Life Partner repectively won the champions. Mr. Hitchcott from the UK won the Guangsha Mile and Wenjiang Meydan Classic respectively on Hcienda and Life Partner.

Brazilian Horserider Won Main Bout
Silvestre De Sousa from Brazil won the Chengdu-Dubai International Cup, the main bout. He and Special Fighter just spent 2 minutes 16 seconds 21 on the race. Special Fighter is a 4-year-old chestnut colt and trained by Musabah Al Muhairi. Silvestre De Sousa was glad to be the winner in Chengdu with his horse. He rode 39 winners in 2014/15 UAW season, and expressed that the one gained in Chengdu is that he feels most proud of. “Chengdu is a beautiful city, and I hope to come back again,” he said.

Frank Gabriel, Executive Director - Racing, speaking highly of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup (CDIC) Meydan Classic, believes that the event will surely become a top horse race in Asia in the future.
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