March 25, 2006
David Cohen, a 21 year old Jewish American jockey won the 6 furlong sprint race today during Dubai World Cup day, aboard a 4 year old colt named Proud Tower Too. The purse to the winning horse was $1.2 million(US), and the jockey gets 10% of that. A cool $120,000 for just over one minute. Some lawyers don't even make that much.
The race went off at around 7 PM Saturday (Dubai time), which means it happened after the Sabbath ended:)
I often wondered if Dubai had any restrictions on Jewish owners, trainers or jockeys when it came to their big day in horse racing.
It is too bad that Proud Tower Too wasn't named after anything to do with terrorism.
He was named after his full brother Proud Tower, who was winning races prior to 9/11.