Prince Bishop Wins World Cup; California Chrome Second
By Marcus Hersh DRF.com
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Prince Bishop, in the 28th start of his life, ran the race of his life, buzzing past California Chrome to capture the $10 million Dubai World Cup in a shocking runaway Saturday night at Meydan Race Course.
Trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden to victory by William Buick, Prince Bishop was 17-1 in North American betting, but California Chrome, the 4-5 favorite and the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby, had no answer when he came calling with about three-sixteenths of a mile to run.
Hung four wide on the first turn and three wide on the second turn, California Chrome managed to outrun everyone but the surprise winner, finishing a little more than a length in front of third-place Lea, who had a spot of trouble while racing inside just before turning for home.
Prince Bishop, an 8-year-old Dubawi gelding, was making his fourth start in the World Cup.