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Sterling City Wins UAE Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen
At Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, New Zealand's Little Avondale Stud-based Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes-winning stallion Nadeem (Redoute's Choice-Candide, by Sound Reason) celebrated a Gr1 success when 5YO gelding Sterling City (Nadeem-So Gorgeous, by Brief Truce) scored by 0.75-length for trainer John Moore in the US$2 million Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen (1200m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Rich Tapestry (Holy Roman Emperor-Genuine Charm, by Sadler's Wells) & 5YO US entire United Color (Ghostzapper-Silk Candy, by Langfuhr). Sterling City took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr2 Premier Bowl Handicap, Gr3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup & Gr3 HKJC Premier Cup) & 9 placings from 19 starts for HK$10,564,750 earnings. Sterling City was purchased by William Inglis as agent for $200,000 at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Twin Palms Stud.