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Australia enjoyed its first winner in Dubai when the Tony Vasil trained Elvstroem made all to win the US$2 million Group One Dubai Duty Free, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, over 1,777 metres on the turf.

Elvstroem, by Danehill out of Circles of Gold, was named after the great Danish yachtsman Paul Elvstrom who was the first individual competitor to win gold medals in four successive Olympic games (from 1948 to 1960).

Hyperion was at Nad Al Sheba the night before the 2005 Dubai Duty Free when Elvstroem was given a particularly demanding work out by jockey Nash Rawiller.

In the Dubai Duty Free, Elvstroem set a steady pace with Whilly, trained by American Doug O''Neill, tracking in second. Elvstroem went clear 400 metres out and stayed on to win by two and three quarter lengths from Whilly with last year''s Dubai Duty Free winner Right Approach in third. Alexander Goldrun was sixth.

Elvstroem was one of the most impressive winners at Dubai World Cup night 2005.

His nickmane in Australia is "Elvis".

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