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Rejuvenated Stevens Snares Dubai World Cup Ride
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who is enjoying a return to the saddle, will ride triple Gr1-winning 4YO entire Dullahan (Even The Score-Mining My Own, by Smart Strike) in the Gr1 Dubai World Cup on March 30 announced owner Donegal Racing president Jerry Crawford. He told bloodhorse.com, "We are thrilled to have a rider of Gary's caliber. Gary is a great communicator who will work closely with us to make sure Dullahan gets the kind of ride that will make him a winner in Dubai. Of even greater significance is the fact that Donegal and Stevens are working on an agreement to make Gary the rider on all of Donegal's horses for the remainder of 2013 and beyond." Dullahan was soundly beaten in his 4YO debut at Meydan on March 9 with Kieren Fallon aboard. Dullahan has won 3 (including the Gr1 Breeders' Futurity over 1700m in 2011, Gr1 Blue Grass Stakes over 1800m in April 2012 and Gr1 Pacific Classic over 2000m in August 2012) and placed 5 times in 15 starts for earnings over US$1.7million.