Toast of New York wins the 2014 UAE Derby
Toast of New York wins the 2014 UAE Derby: Toast of New York took the win and the $2 million dollar purse at the UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse. It was a 1 3/16 mile race over Tapeta surface and Toast of New York beat out second place winner Asmar, and third place winner Emirates Flyer with Giovanni Boldini taking fourth place.
Toast of New York stalked early and pulled away from the pack at the top of the stretch taking the win. Toast of New York took home 100 points towards a spot at the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Toast of New York was ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer and trained by Jamie Osborne.
It was a good win for both Jamies. Spencer said, “I am not at all surprised [at winning], as this horse has been doing good things all along. He was in control and very responsive to me. This is a high-class horse and whatever he will do now will be impressive anyway.”
Trainer Osborne said of the 2014 UAE Derby, “Listen, he’s a very good horse when he’s sitting there with a lot of ordinary horses. You don’t quite believe what this horse has done and you are wondering whether or not he is just better than the rest and a little bit better or a lot better, but he’s had great preparation through the winter.”
Although Toast of New York did well on this type of track, the question is how well Toast of New York will do at the Kentucky Derby if he chooses to run on the dirt track.
UAE Derby 2014 Results and Payouts
8-Toast of New York, $25.20 to Win, $6.80 to Place/Show
9-Asmar (IRE), $8.20 to Place/Show
6-Emirates Flyer (GB), $4.60 to Place/Show
2014 UAE Derby Replay: