Dubai World Cup: The race and the winners

Victoire Pisa provided a much needed morale boost to Japan with victory in the world's most valuable race
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Japanese Yoshi Ichicawa (C), owner of horse Victoire Pisa who won the $6,000,000 Dubai World Cup 2011 race, speaks with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R) ruler of Dubai, as he receives the World Cup trophy during a ceremony at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Micro Demuro stands next to the World Cup Horse Race Trophy after receiving the Golden Whip for leading Japanese horse Victoire Pisa to win the $6,000,000, during the cup ceremony at Meydan race track in the Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Japanese Yoshi Ichicawa (R), owner of horse Victoire Pisa who won the $6,000,000 Dubai World Cup 2011 race, receives the World Cup trophy from Sheikh Hamadan Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, United Arab Emirates Finance Minister during a ceremony at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Princess Haya bint al-Hussein of Jordan, wife of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler Dubai, carries her daughter al-Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum as she attends the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, ON March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Horses compete in the Dubai Kahayla Classic during the Dubai 2011 World Cup at the Meydan race track in the Gulf emirate on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Lanfranco Dettori leads on Skysurfers (L) during the Dubai 2011 World Cup at the Meydan race track in the Gulf emirate on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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JJ the Jet Plane of South Africa, ridden by jockey Bernard Faydherbe is shown after winning the al-Quoz Sprint during Dubai 2011 World Cup at the Meydan race track in the Gulf emirate on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Felix Coetzee (C) leads Rocket Man to win the Dubai Golden Shaheen during the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Felix Coetzee on Rocket Man gestures after winning the Dubai Golden Shaheen during the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Lanfranco Dettori (C) gestures as he leads on Skysurfers to win the Godolphin Mile during the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Mickael Barzalona leads on Khawlah (C) during the Dubai 2011 World Cup at the Meydan race track in the Gulf emirate on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Jockey Oliver Peslier (C 13) races to win on Seraphin Du Paon the Dubai Kahayla Classic during the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Horses compete in the Dubai Sheema Classic race during the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Lanfranco Dettori (blue shirt) leads on Rewilding to win the Dubai Sheema Classic during the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Lanfranco Dettori (C) gestures as he leading Skysurfers to win the Godolphin Mile during the Dubai World Cup 2011 at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Mirco Demuro leads on Victoire Pisa (R) gestures as he races to win the Dubai World Cup 2011 at the Meydan race track in the Gulf emirate on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Mirco Demuro leads on Victoire Pisa gestures after winning the Dubai World Cup 2011 at the Meydan race track in the Gulf emirate on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Micro Demuro jubilates after leading Japanese horse Victoire Pisa to win the $6,000,000 in the Dubai World Cup 2011 race at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Mirco Demuro kisses his horse Victoire Pisa after winning the Dubai World Cup 2011 at the Meydan race track in the Gulf emirate on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jockey Micro Demuro raises the Japanese flag after leading horse Victoire Pisa to win the $6,000,000 Dubai World Cup 2011 race at Meydan race track in the rich Gulf Emirate, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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