15 March 2019

Past Bloodstock South Africa graduates Surcharge (now racing as Yulong Prince) and Marinaresco are both set to compete in major feature races on Dubai World Cup come March 30th..

BSA graduate Hermoso Mundo could also take part in a World Cup night feature, depending on how he runs in the G3 Abu Dhabi Championship at Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Yulong Prince has been invited to run in the Gr1 Dubai Turf over 1800m, while Marinaresco will be lining up in the Gr2 Dubai Gold Cup over 3200m

The Dubai Turf will be run for a purse of $6 000 000, while the Gold Cup’s total stake money is $1 500 000.

(Hermoso Mundo may join Marinaresco in the Gold Cup should he fare well on Friday).

Bred by Varsfontein Stud, Yulong Prince was a vendor buy back from the 2016 Cape Yearling Sale, while the Mauritzfontein bred champion Marinaresco  was a R1 300 000 buy from the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

A son of Gimmethegreenlight and Diktat matron Congestion Charge, Yulong Prince won six of 11 outings (and earned over R2.7 million) in South Africa, with his biggest victory coming when he accounted for fellow World Cup night hope Majestic Mambo in the 2018 G1 Daily News 2000.

Former Equus Champion Marinaresco, a son of Silvano and Fort Wood mare Gay Fortuna, won six of 22 outings in South Africa, with his wins including the 2017 G1 Vodacom Durban July and the 2016 G1 Mike And Carol Bass Champions Cup at Greyville. To date, the gallant champion has earned over R5 600 000 in prize money.

Unfortunately, Marinaresco’s sire Silvano is not represented at Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale, but Gimmethegreenlight, sire of Yulong Prince, has two fillies on offer.