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Dubai Golden Shaheen 2005

Saratoga County, trained in America by George Weaver and ridden by Javier Castellano, won the world''s richest sprint race when claiming the US$2 million Group One 2005 Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News, over the straight 1,200 metres on the Nad Al Sheba dirt.

Saratoga County raced in fifth place early with the Brazilian-bred race favourite Pico Central setting the pace. Saratoga started making progress from the half way point and took the lead 200 metres from home, running on to a length win over Tropical Star, trained by Ali Rashid Al Raihe, with Godolphin''s Botanical, under Frankie Dettori, in third.

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