Holy Bull S. (G3) runner-up SWEET DUCKY (Pulpit) will point to the $2 million U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2) after being sold to undisclosed interests, according to a Monday report in The Blood-Horse.
Formerly owned by George and Lori Hall, Sweet Ducky had been training up to the April 3 Florida Derby (G1) for conditioner Kelly Breen.
Sweet Ducky is slated to ship to Dubai Tuesday, along with the other American horses who will run on the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) card.
The dark bay was purchased by the Halls for $135,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. As a two-year-old, he won three of his first four starts at Monmouth Park, including the Garden State S. and Seton Hall University S., and finished fourth in the Delta Downs Jackpot S. (G3).
Sweet Ducky opened his current campaign with a second-place effort behind Dialed In (Mineshaft) in the Holy Bull, increasing his career earnings to $268,250 from his 6-3-1-0 record.