Due to his excellence over four UAE outings this season, Royal Mews joins a galaxy of international stars in the race, held on the dirt at Meydan in Dubai.
Syndicates are a form of shared ownership where the Syndicate members own an interest in racehorses. Deva Racing are based in Claines, Worcester, and director Ryan Tongue is thrilled to be part of such a massive global race with their horse Royal Mews.
“The million-dollar race is a worldwide famous event and for a syndicate in Worcester to get involved and be invited is fantastic,” said Tongue.
“We are very proud of the team who are working very hard to look after Royal Mews out there in Dubai and we are very excited to see him run.”
Trainer Bhupat Seemar added: “Mews has been an absolute credit to Deva this season and he justifies his place in the field. He’s drawn three, which we’re delighted about. He will be ridden by Tadhg O’Shea who has already won twice on him over course and distance.”
Entries for the Group 3 race include the 2022 winner Bathrat Leon. He is trained in Japan by Yoshito Yahagi, who famously once assisted Geoff Wragg in Newmarket, and has proved to be a formidable force in the biggest races around the world.
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In 2022, Yahagi’s globe-trotting star travelled the 1-mile dirt course at an average speed of 37mph to claim the win and he looks a strong contender this year to repeat.
Royal Mews will be doing his very best to ensure the $1 million prize from World Cup night is coming home to Worcester. The race begins at 12.05 BST on Saturday March 25 and Royal Mews is priced at 9/1 to win.