Dubai Gold Cup race halted after horse goes down


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The $1 million Dubai Gold Cup was halted and called off Saturday after a horse owned by the stables of Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed tumbled to the track.

Godolphin's Fox Hunt went down 300 yards into the 2-mile race, throwing jockey Silvestre De Sousa. The horse briefly attempted to get up but then fell. De Sousa was unhurt while the extent of Fox Hunt's injury was unclear but appeared serious.

Stewards abandoned the race because there was not enough time to move the horse from the track.

The Dubai Gold Cup was added to the Dubai World Cup card for the first time this year. The $10 million Dubai World Cup highlights the program.

Daddy Long Legs, trained by Aidan O'Brien, won the $2 million UAE Derby, holding off Yang Tse Kiang.