Date: Sat, 26th Mar 2016
Duration: 1 day
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The region’s premier equestrian event will host one of the UAE’s biggest social and sporting events which will take place on the last Saturday of March at the iconic Meydan Racecourse.
This is the richest day of racing in the world with a collective prize purse of $30 million USD. Last year’s event featured nine races and the event was highlighted by the $10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline.
The conclusion of the UAE racing season, Dubai World Cup day features nine high-class races including six Group 1 races and three Group 2 contests. The event is brought to a spectacular close by the world’s richest horse race, the $10m Dubai World Cup, won in 2015 by HE Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Prince Bishop.
Horse racing began in the Emirate in October 1981 and three races were run – a sprint, a mile and a mile and a half, organised by the office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Everyone is welcome to Meydan Racecourse, where the world’s finest come to compete. Meydan’s annual racing season, the running of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, and the signature event, the world’s richest day in racing, the Dubai World Cup. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, racing is an integral part of the UAE sporting and social calendar.
Meydan is the destination for the flagship racecourse for Dubai and is a matter of pride for the United Arab Emirates. With best of facilities, attractive prize money and competitive racing for all levels, the event is held at an architectural masterpiece, Meydan has the world’s only five-star trackside hotel, The Meydan, alongside the Meydan Grandstand. Racing at Meydan features local horse population and the Dubai World Cup Carnival attracts the greatest international horses and horsemen to Dubai.
Chairman, Meydan Group, Mr. Saeed H Al Tayer mentioned that Meydan continues to enhance its services as a hub of activity throughout the year with a number of special events, exhibits and meetings held at the facility. He also said that during the racing season the activity and excitement heightens as Meydan and Dubai become the focus of the racing world for an international meet of champions for the thrilling sport.
Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse
Nad Al Sheba
Al Meydan Road
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: + 971 4 327 0077
Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/Dubai-Racing-Club
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