Dubai World Cup
|Group One race|
|Dubai World Cup|
The world's richest horse race
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||2,000 metres (about 10 furlongs)|
|Track||Tapeta synthetic dirt, left-handed|
|Qualification||Northern Hemisphere 4yo+ & Southern Hemisphere 3yo+|
|Weight||SH 3yo: 54.5kg.|
NH & SH 4yo+: 57kg
The Dubai World Cup (Arabic:كأس دبي العالمي) is a Thoroughbred horse race held annually since 1996 and from 2010 at the Meydan Racecourse in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The race is operated through the Emirates Horse Racing Authority (EHRA) whose Chairman is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs of United Arab Emirates.
Part of the Dubai World Cup Night of races, it has a purse of USD 10 million since 2010, making it the world's richest horse race. It is a Group 1 flat race on Tapeta Footings sythetic surface for Northern Hemisphere Thoroughbred four-year-olds & up and for Southern Hemisphere Thoroughbred three-year-olds & up run over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 10 furlongs) in late March.
In 2006 the Dubai World Cup was broadcast live on TVG Network and HRTV and taped later for showing on ABC. It was the first time that the race was shown on national TV in the United States. In 2010, the Dubai World Cup was held at the new Meydan Racecourse on March 27.
- 1:59.50 - Dubai Millennium (2000)
- No horse has ever won this race more than once.
Most wins by an owner:
- 4 - Godolphin Racing (2000, 2002 2003, 2006)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 4 - Jerry Bailey (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 5 - Saeed bin Suroor (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006)
- Official results from the Emirates Racing Authority:
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009