Entrusted with the care of Will Clarken’s two horses preparing to compete in Dubai – which is helping to monitor their general health and race preparation – Jones fulfilled the responsibility and accepted the wonderful experience. More wonderful comes with all the complications that come with dealing with an international challenge.
The horses involved, He’s a Belter and Parsifal, are said to have taken on the touring aspect of their respective quests in their stride… following the route from Ballarat to Melbourne to Hong Kong to Dubai… and are also reported to have settled well in their new environment.
He’s A Balter will line up in the opening race on Friday’s Meydan card, the $60,000 Emmar Dubai Sprint over the 1200m while Parsifal will enter the $100,000 listed Dubai Sprint over the 1200m.
The rich learning experience for Jones will also extend to the action of the race itself as Jones will ride both of Clarken’s trained horses, competing in the saddle with internationally renowned riders such as William Buick, James Doyle, Mickael Barzalona and Pat Cosgrove, among others, should have been a thrill in itself.
“I’ve been lucky enough to go overseas to track in the UK and Ireland but it’s definitely going to be another level when it comes to Dubai around the World Cup Festival,” Jones told Punters.com. .com.
“You can’t buy that kind of experience.”
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