DRC's People's Choice Award Finalists Announced


Pat Smullen | Racing Post

The four finalists for the People's Choice Award were announced by Dubai Racing Club on Tuesday. A fan-voted accolade recognizing the most compelling 2019 moment in horseracing and part of the HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, the 2019 finalists are: retired champion jockey Pat Smullen's greatest race, who, despite battling pancreatic cancer, has raised nearly $3 million for Cancer Trials Ireland; Belvoir Bay (GB) (Equiano {Fr}), a burn victim of the San Luis Rey Downs fire, who would go on take the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for trainer Peter Miller; Team Deirdre-owner Touji Morita, trainer Mitsuru Hashida, assistant trainer Yoshitake Hashida, and Deirdre (Jpn) (Harbinger {GB}) herself, who saluted in the G1 Nassau S. at Glorious Goodwood during a truly international campaign; and Andre Fabre's record-extending eighth Arc-Fabre saddled Waldgeist (Ger) (Galileo {Ire}) to take the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, providing the French maestro with his eighth win.

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