Monday, March 28, 2011
Japan strikes back- at the world’s richest horse race
This piece of mine appears in the First Post.
Neil Clark: Japanese one-two makes for an emotional Dubai World Cup – but no one should be surprised.
Even the most imaginative Hollywood scriptwriter would have struggled to come up with the story which unfolded at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai this weekend.
Just over two weeks on from the earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan and have left around 20,000 people either dead or missing, two Japanese horses - with their jockeys wearing black armbands to honour the dead - finished first and second in the world's richest horse-race, the $10m Dubai World Cup.
You can read the whole of the article here.