A horse owned by a Sheikh, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman and bred by Dunmore Stud in Ireland is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His name: Mubtaahij.
The 3-year-old colt ran away with the UAE Derby over the weekend and into the No. 8 spot in the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 rankings. Minutes after the race, trainer Mike De Kock declared his intentions.