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Godolphin Stables, one of the largest in the world, won three of the nine races on a card with a total purse of $27.25 million. This was Godolphin’s sixth victory since the Dubai World Cup was first run in 1996.

Earlier, the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup was halted during the race after one of the sheik’s horses tumbled to the track. Godolphin’s Fox Hunt, the second choice at 3-1, went down 300 yards into the 2-mile race, throwing jockey Silvestre De Sousa. The horse attempted to get up but fell and later had to be put down. De Sousa was not hurt.

The race was rerun after the Dubai World Cup and won by Opinion Poll, also from Godolphin. But that race, too, had problems. Bronze Cannon, owned by Chechnya’s Moscow-backed strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, pulled up injured. Grand Vent, another Godolphin horse, also didn’t finish because of injury.

The Dubai Gold Cup was added to the card for the first time this year.

In other races at Meydan Racecourse:

—Daddy Long Legs, trained by Aidan O’Brien, won the $2 million UAE Derby, holding off Yang Tse Kiang. O’Brien’s victory came a year after his Master of Hounds lost a photo finish to Khawlah in the same race.

—Ortensia of Australia won the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint, edging Sole Power and favorite Joy And Fun. Hayley Turner became the first woman to ride in a Dubai World Cup meet, finishing 10th on Margot Did.

—Krypton Factor chased down favorite Rocket Man in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, denying the Singapore-based horse a second consecutive victory in the race.

—Cityscape won the $5 million Dubai Duty Free, beating Mutahadee and City Style by more than four lengths. Ambitious Dragon, the favorite, was seventh and last year’s winner, Presvis, finished 14th.

—Cirrus Des Aigles held off a late challenge from main rival St. Nicholas Abbey to win the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic.