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Ex-jockey Douglas back on track in Dubai

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Four members of Good Friends Stable check out the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, where they'll watch their horse, Private Zone, in a $2 million race. Left to right: Hilton Gordon, Joe Casciato, former jockey Rene Douglas and former Blackhawks star Denis Savard.

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Private Zone, owned by Good Friends Stable, heads for a workout earlier this week at Meydan, Dubai, UAE. Saturday's Dubai World Cup is called "the richest day of racing."

Photo courtesy of Dubaiworldcup.com

At right, Private Zone and jockey Martin Pedroza pound down the stretch in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes last December at Santa Anita Park. Spendthrift Farm's Jimmy Creed and jockey Garrett Gomez, center, won the race.

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For the first time since he was paralyzed following a horrific spill at Arlington Park in 2009, former jockey Rene Douglas will be back at a racetrack. He'll be at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on Saturday watching in person as a horse he owns, Private Zone, races in the Golden Shaheen on World Cup day.
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    • Four members of Good Friends Stable check out the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, where they’ll watch their horse, Private Zone, in a $2 million race. Left to right: Hilton Gordon, Joe Casciato, former jockey Rene Douglas and former Blackhawks star Denis Savard.
    • Private Zone, owned by Good Friends Stable, heads for a workout earlier this week at Meydan, Dubai, UAE. Saturday's Dubai World Cup is called "the richest day of racing."
    • At right, Private Zone and jockey Martin Pedroza pound down the stretch in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes last December at Santa Anita Park. Spendthrift Farmís Jimmy Creed and jockey Garrett Gomez, center, won the race.
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