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Mickael Barzalona, riding Monterosso of Britain, celebrates as he crosses the finish line during the ninth and final race of the 17th Dubai World Cup at the Meydan racecourse in Dubai in this March 31, 2012 file photo. As the oil-rich Gulf economies boom, the hobbies of its wealthy local populations tend to become big business - and nowhere is that more true than for horses, a traditional passion of the region's Bedouin tribes. Dubai, with its large tourist sector and web of international transport links, has emerged as the focus of the horse business in the region. To match Feature EMIRATES-HORSERACING/ REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING BUSINESS SOCIETY)