The Network of Mike de Kock
When you are a world class horse racing trainer like Mike de Kock you keep the company of sheikhs, jockeys and some pretty fine horses. Kipp takes a look at a few of Kock’s cronies.
March 22, 2011 5:19 by kippreport
Golden Sword made headlines this morning as de Kock’s secret weapon soon-to-be unleashed in the Dubai World Cup. Although Golden Sword did perform rather poorly last year at the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), he won rather easily at Meydan, where he beat Saudi Arabian mare Deem by 2 ¾ lengths over 2,000 metres. Golden Sword is the five-year-old son of High Chaparral and was previously trained by Aidan O’Brien in Ireland but is now trained by de Kock.