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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joseph O'Brien
Animal Kingdom won the Derby in 2011 and the $10 million Dubai World Cup this year. The previous time a Derby winner ran at Ascot was in 1936 when Omaha, the 1935 Triple Crown winner, finished second in the signature Gold Cup race.
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.
"I had the ideal position behind the leader, but he just didn't quicken on that surface," he said. "It was too dead for him."
"It's over this world," O'Brien said about helping his father win his second race of the day.