Racing at Meydan on Friday, the final meeting of the UAE campaign, is highlighted by the inaugural Nad Al Sheba Classic sponsored by Longines V H P Colection, a 2000m rated conditions contest on turf, which has attracted the maximum allowed field of 16, including local debutant Gabr.
Jockey Christophe Soumillon sprinted to the finish line in a photo-finish to reclaim the Dubai World Cup crown for the second straight year.
Godolphin will look to end the Dubai World Cup Carnival on a high as this season’s seven-week programme at Meydan, UAE, reaches its climax on Saturday. The traditional dress rehearsal for Dubai World Cup Night has established itself as a
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, attended the Super Saturday at Meydan racecourse, which is the major prep for the Dubai World Cup.
This year will be the 25th edition after last year's event was cancelled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 event will therefore celebrate the Dubai World Cup's silver jubilee.
Meydan’s commentator Craig Evans predicted a “crackerjack of a finish” as the runners turned for home in the $5m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic and he certainly wasn’t wrong as Mishriff (IRE)
Godolphin’s American-based raider Mystic Guide (USA) proved himself a champion at Meydan on Saturday night when capturing the 2021 $12m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline.
Secret Ambition (GB) hardly saw another rival when availing of a perfect front-running ride from Tadhg O’Shea in the Group 2 $750,000 Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One.