DUBAI (AFP) - Prince Bishop caused a huge upset at Meydan racecourse on Saturday when he won the US$10 million (S$13.7 million) Dubai World Cup ahead of rags-to-riches American challenger California Chrome.
It was Dubai trainer Saeed Bin Suroor's seventh victory in the world's richest race, yet few have been as surprising.
Bin Suroor's first-choice jockey, James Doyle, chose to ride stablemate African Story, which won the race 12 months ago.
English jockey William Buick stepped into the breach and had Prince Bishop well placed throughout.
He moved his mount forward rounding the turn for home and quickly took California Chrome's measure.
The winning horse is owned by Sheikh Hamdam Bin Mohd Al Maktoum, a member of the Dubai ruling family.
He had run in four previous World Cups, finishing ninth last year, seventh in 2012 and tenth the previous year.