Dubai Future Champions

The Dubai Future Champion Festival takes place at Newmarket each year. It is one of the highlights of the Gold Season at Newmarket. Some events take place during this festival, such as the Autumn Ladies day, which is hosted on Friday. Autumn Ladies Day features many events such as the Style Awards, which is a competition for ladies to dress up and win thousands of pounds in prizes. The Dubai Future Champion Festival takes place on Friday they 9th and Saturday the 10th of October. The Festival is packed full of great races and exciting entertainment and is a great day out for everyone. On Friday, they will host the Autumn Ladies Day, and there will be several small races to get the excitement started. There will be excellent food and drink options available, and a vast range of events to keep the friends or family entertained. Saturday at the Dubai Future Champions Festival is the main event of the weekend, and a day packed full of action. Known as ‘The Jewel of the Gold Season,’ this day is full of high-quality horse racing. Some of the most popular races of the day are the Cesarewitch Handicap, The Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, and several other group races. The Dubai Future Champions Festival is an excellent exhibition of future talent we can expect to see in horse racing and is packed full of significant events.

Most Successful Horse at The Dubai Future Champions Festival

Many young horses come out to the Dubai Future Champions Festival to test their skills against other up and coming champions. The most successful horse to run at the Dubai Future Champions Festival, making history by winning the Cesarewitch Handicap twice, once in 2010, and again in 2012, is Aaim To Prosper. Trained by Bian Meehan, Aaim To Prosper was only six years old when winning his first Cesarewitch Handicap in 2010, jockeyed by Louis Beuzelin, was only 19 years old when riding Aaim To Prosper to victory in his first win at The Dubai Future Champion Festival. Beuzelin was an apprentice of Sir Michael Stoute, and this was the first race in which he rode Aaim To Prosper publicly. The betting closed with Aaim To Prosper at 16-1, and the horse received praise from many trainers and pundits alike. When he won in 2012, jockeyed by Kieren Foley, who rode her home at 66/1 to make history as the first horse to win the Betfred Cesarewitch twice.

Most Succesful Jockey at The Dubai Future Champions Festival

The Cesarewitch Handicap, one of the leading events of the Dubai Future Champions Festival, which was first incorporated in 2011. Many jockeys come out to prove themselves to the trainers who are watching for new and young talent to jockey their horses. This event was removed from the Dubai Future Champions Festival in 2014 but was returned to the festival in October 2015. One of the most successful jockeys of the Cesarewitch Handicap is Silvestre de Sousa. Silvestre de Sousa won his first race at the Cesarewitch Handicap in 2013, riding Scatter Dice, a four-year-old trained by Mark Johnstone. He won successively in 2016 and 2017, riding Sweet Selection for trainer Hughie Morrison in 2016, and Withhold for Roger Charleton in 2017. Since the Cesarweitch Handicap became part of the Dubai Future Champions Festival in 2011, Silvestre de Sousa has dominated the event and has worked with several different horses and trainers.

Leading Trainer of The Dubai Future Champions Festival

The most successful trainer to enter their horses The Dubai Future Champions Festival is none other than Willie Mullins. Although being a close call between Willie and Brian Meehan, Mullins’ successive wins over 2018 and 2019 place him at the top of the board. In 2018 Mullins entered his horse, Low Sun, into the Cesarewitch Handicap. The five-year-old was ridden by Seamie Heffernan and stomped into first place priced at 10-1. Mullins won for a second year in 2019 when he entered Stratum into the competition with Jason Watson as the jockey. Stratum came in at 25-1, surprising the bookmakers and pundits at the Dubai Fut

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