The 26th Dubai World Cup 2022 will kick off with a strong and distinguished Emirati presence at the Meydan Racecourse, amidst the participation of the best horses and riders from around the world and with the attendance of thousands of owners, trainers and horse racing lovers.
The current edition will witness the participation of 131 horses from 13 countries, including 78 top-calibre horses from outside the UAE, which will compete with 53 Emirati horses that are among the strongest in the country, including Godolphin.
With a prize of US$12 million, the final race of the cup, sponsored by Emirates airline, is expected to witness fierce competition, especially with the participation of the best American horses, which will compete with each other and against carefully prepared local horses for the 2000 meter race. There are nine Group races throughout the day, including six at the elite Group 1 level, with the main event – the $12 million namesake Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates airline.
Meydan Racecourse is expected to be packed to the rafters on Dubai World Cup night after organisers prepare to welcome back capacity crowds for the spectacular 26th running of the Group 1 Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, on 26 March.
The $12m Group 1 Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, sees some of America’s top dirt performers go hoof to hoof against each other in the 2000m dirt contest.
This year, there are bound to be more thrills and spills, with horses cherry-picked by connections to have a go at the massive $30.5m in prize money, which retains the Dubai World Cup card’s status among the richest single nights in horse racing.