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Topic - Chantal Sutherland
Monterosso won the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, to give Dubai's ruler an emotional victory after one of his horses was euthanized following a fall in an earlier race.
Drosselmeyer, a 14-1 long shot, roared down the middle of the track and caught Game On Dude in the closing strides to win the $5 million Classic by 1½ lengths Saturday, capping a weekend of upsets at the Breeders' Cup.
"He just got a little frazzled after not breaking so great. Then he relaxed," she said. "On the backside he just wanted to get into his rhythm. So I did what I always do, and let him try to get there and I waited. The track is very tiring."
She said her horse struggled in the gate, and she blamed the all-weather surface for the poor performance.