Broome, the most travelled horse in the world, made his 2023 debut at Doha on February the 18th in the Amir Trophy (GR1). Finishing 5th and not beaten far, adding a further €95,000 to his worldwide earnings. After a five weeks break he again headed back to the Middle East to run at Meydan on March 25th, in the Dubai Gold Cup. With a huge prize fund worth €550,000 to the winner, the trip to Dubai would be worthwhile if he could stay 2 miles which he was trying for the first time. Ridden patiently by Ryan Moore he broke well and stayed in mid field on the rails until the field turned for home. With 8 lengths to make up he passed each horse one by one and entering the final furlong he had the favourite, who was in the lead, in his sights. Collaring the favourite in the final 50 yards he had a neck to spare on the line with 5 lengths back to the third horse and further to the remainder of the field.
When he won at Ascot on the 18th June 2022 he brought his earnings at that time to €1.7 million. Adding to his earnings almost every time he runs and with the huge prize money at Meydan his total earnings have now reached €2.5 million. His earnings are all the more impressive when we see where the prize money came from since he reappeared at The Curragh in May 2022 – UK, USA, France, USA, Doha and Dubai.
His trainer said his connections will consider the Melbourne Cup in November 2023 but we can be certain he will add further to his earnings before then. Before that happens we are likely to see his full brother, Point Lonsdale, and his ¾’s brother by Frankel on racecourses in the months ahead.