posted on 10/10/2012: 457 views
The 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival promises to be another battle of the best with US$37.36 million (Dh137.1m) up for grabs in prize money.
Seven Group 1 contests, 10 Group 2 events, seven Group 3 and three Listed races will form the programme at Meydan racecourse and starts on January 10.
It will end with the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 30, which will feature nine races for the second year in succession.
Malhi Al Basti, Meydan Group Board Member and Chairman of the Racing Committee, said: "The success of the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the Dubai World Cup has brought international prominence to racing in Dubai and the UAE.
"Each year we welcome the best in racing to Dubai for our Dubai World Cup Carnival, a season that is the goal of horsemen from around the world. It is our privilege to share our passion for this wonderful sport that connects the world through the power and beauty of the horse.”
The Dubai World Cup programme features the Group 1 US$5m (Dh18.3m) Dubai Sheema Classic, the Group 1 US$5m (Dh18.3m) Dubai Duty Free, and the world's richest race, the US$10m (Dh36.6m) Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline. Super Saturday, which acts as an indicator to the Dubai World Cup meeting, takes place on March 9.
The UAE flat racing season will start at Meydan on November 8 with 20 races scheduled. – Sport 360°
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