BIG PAYDAY. Jockey Aaron Gryder gives a big pat to Well Armed, owned by WinStar Farms LLC, as they win the 6-million-dollar Dubai World Cup race in the Gulf emirate on March 28, 2009.

Well Armed improved from third last year to run out the easy winner of the $6 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race.

Trained by Irish-born, US-based Eoin Harty, Well Armed led from start to finish to ease home ahead of French runner Gloria de Campeao.

(Photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images)