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Spirit Dancer powers home to give Alec Ferguson a £1million victory in NEOM Turf Cup

Spirit Dancer landed another huge prize for part-owner Sir Alex Ferguson when flying home to take the Howden NEOM Turf Cup at the Saudi Cup meeting.  Trained by Richard Fahey and co-owned by Ferguson, Ged Mason and Fred Done, the Frankel gelding is the usual ride of jockey Oisin Orr. The pair travelled out to Bahrain last year to tackle the Group Two Bahrain International Trophy and after succeeding there, they set their sights on the NEOM Turf Cup after first visiting Meydan in January.

Another Group Two event, the NEOM Turf Cup had attracted a deep field that included Aidan O’Brien’s Luxembourg, Andrew Balding’s The Foxes and John and Thady Gosden’s Jack Darcy.

Ferguson also bred the horse alongside Niall McLoughlin and said of the performance: “It was fantastic. After the triumph in Bahrain and coming to this level and looking at the field – the performance from Oisin and the horse was unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.

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