The who’s who of the horse racing fraternity from across the globe will converge on Meydan as the biggest sporting event of the year, the $35m Dubai World Cup – making it the world’s richest race day – unfolds on Saturday.
The nine races, highlighted by the $12 million Dubai World Cup, have attracted some of the World’s best race horses to Dubai.
Thunder Snow makes his first appearance since a historic second G1 Dubai World Cup victory as he drops down to a mile for the Metropolitan Handicap on dirt at Belmont Park on Saturday.
The 2019 edition of the $ 1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Mubadala will go down as one of the most thrilling in the history of the Group 1 PA race.
Cross Counter successfully bridged the gap between Australia and the UAE with a brilliant victory for jockey William Buick over Isopolini – like the winner a 4-year-old owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby – in the Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (G2), run over 3200m and with a purse of $1.5m.
Since taking out his license just eight years ago, trainer Charlie Hills has rapidly proven himself one of the world’s prominent young conditioners—especially with turf sprinters.
‘We are delighted to sponsor the Dubai World Cup for the third consecutive year, in line with our pillar partnership with Meydan," says Farhad Azizi.
The Dubai World Cup Carnival attracts the world’s best horses and top trainers, who have an eye on the massive prize pool which spread across 10 race meetings.
Three weeks out from the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup, Super Saturday proved a night of super performances for horses hoping to earn their way onto the big stage in 21 days.