Jockey Robby Albarado set out to achieve certain objectives when he made a decision to take up Thoroughbred racing at the age of 17. Win a Triple Crown race - check. Win a Breeders’ Cup race - check. And now, to win the G1 Dubai World Cup. Well, that race isn’t in the bag just yet, but the Louisiana native, who now calls Louisville home, will look to fulfill that dream this coming weekend when he pilots Horse of the Year Curlin (Smart Strike) in the $6-million centerpiece of a $21-million program.
Courtesy of Curlin, Robby Albarado soared to new heights in 2007, finishing second to Garrett Gomez in earnings with nearly $19.4 million and earning a spot on the Eclipse Award ballot.
Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News