02/18/2012 1:24PM

Santa Anita: Regally Ready will race twice in Dubai


ARCADIA, Calif. – Regally Ready, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs last November, is bound for the $1  million Al Quoz Sprint on the Dubai World Cup program on March  31.

Part of trainer Steve Asmussen’s California division this winter, Regally Ready worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 on Saturday, his second-to-last workout before being shipped to Dubai on Feb. 26.

According to Asmussen’s assistant, Scott Blasi, Regally Ready will have a prep race for the Al Quoz Sprint in the $175,000 Meydan Sprint over about five furlongs on turf March 10. The Al Quoz Sprint is also run over about five furlongs on turf.

“He runs well off a prep,” Blasi said.

A four-time stakes winner, Regally Ready was third in the Grade 3 Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 8, his only start since the BC Turf Sprint. Owned by Vinery Stable, Regally Ready, 7, has won 9 of 18 starts and $1,219,684.

Asmussen won the 2008 Dubai World Cup with Curlin, who had a winning prep race in Dubai in advance.