MUBTAAHIJ was shipped by van from Arlington Park in Chicago on Monday and has arrived at Churchill Downs, accompanied by his stable-mate, Umgiyo, who runs Saturday in the Turf Classic.
Mubtaahij takes a walk at Churchill Downs.
They left Dubai last week, flew to Amsterdam, flew on to O’Hare Airport in Chicago, took a van to Arlington, spent two days in quarantine, trained there and breezed twice, and finally took a 6-hour ride Monday to their final destination.
There was lots of interest in their arrival at Churchill Downs in Kentucky and Mike de Kock was interviewed by members of the US media. Diane de Kock reports that the pair travelled very well and are settling down.
Media attention for MDK at his first Kentucky Derby.
(Thanks for photos to @trifectabox and Inthemoneypost on twitter).
Wishing Mubbie, Mike, Christophe, and everyone connected to this special horse all of the best with the preparation and eventually the big day.
OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU- AND MAY YOU ENJOY A” ROSES IN MAY DAY” ON YOUR WAY TO MARYLAND !
Mubtaahij will be rolling late and run down ALL of them come Saturday!!!!