The nine races, highlighted by the $12 million Dubai World Cup, have attracted some of the World’s best race horses to Dubai.
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.
Michael Owen, the former Liverpool and England football star, dreams of winning the Dubai World Cup in his post-retirement avatar as a racehorse breeder and owner.
The promise of greater things to come was delivered by Paulele, who kicked off his three-year-old season with a dominant win in the Listed The Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday.
Dubai Racing Club on Wednesday announced an enhanced racing calendar for the 2021-22 season, which will now include a four-race ‘Jumeirah Series’ on turf launched for the Classic generation, plus an exciting new race for Super Saturday.
Under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed the Dubai Racing Club (DRC) has announced that the overall prize money for the 2021-2022 flat-racing season will be in excess of $40 million.
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.
French-trained Deryan (FR) broke the track record when he lifted the $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala, the opener on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan, in 2 minutes 11.87 seconds.