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Oct 22, 2010

Former Dubai World Cup champ on the road back


Versailles, KY (Sports Network) - Well Armed, 2009 Dubai World Cup winner, has been transferred to the WinStar Farm Training Center to continue his recovery from injury. The seven-year-old is owned by Bill Casner, a former partner in WinStar Farm.

"Well Armed has been on a program of swimming combined with riding and he has taken everything we have thrown at him," Casner said. "He looks great and is feeling big. He has always had tremendous grit and the ability to overcome adversity. We look forward to the next chapter of his racing career.

"The training facility at WinStar is second to none and a great place to set in motion what we eventually hope will be another run at the Dubai World Cup."

Well Armed won the 2009 Dubai World Cup by 14 lengths over Gloria de Campeao in a time of 2:01.01 for the 1 1/4 miles. Gloria de Campeao won this year's $10 million World Cup.

Trained by Eoin Harty, Well Armed had surgery last year to remove a bone chip from one of the gelding's ankles. The seven-year-old was recuperating at his owner's Texas ranch.

Well Armed is the winner of $5,179,803 in his career which includes victories in the 2008 San Antonio, San Diego and Goodwood Stakes. He also had a second- place result in the 2008 Pacific Classic and he was third in the 2008 Dubai World Cup.

Well Armed is a son of two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner Tiznow.

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