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Dubai World Cup

Group One race
Dubai World Cup
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The world's richest horse race
Location Meydan Racecourse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugurated 1996
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website [1]
Race information
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
Purse US$10 million

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.

The race was the creation of the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who owns Darley Stud & Godolphin Racing, one of the world's leading thoroughbred breeding and racing operations.

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.[1] 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.

The race's first winner was the future United States Hall of Fame thoroughbred, Cigar, owned by Allen E. Paulson. A plaque honoring that hangs outside the barn of Bill Mott at Belmont Park.

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.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

Most wins:

  • No horse has ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners

Year

Winner

Foaled

Trained

Owned

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

2010 Gloria de Campeao

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7 T. J. Pereira Pascal Bary Stud Estrela Energia 2:03.83
2009 Well Armed

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6 Aaron Gryder Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm LLC 2:01.01
2008 Curlin

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4 Robby Albarado Steve Asmussen Stonestreet/Midnight Cry Stables 2:00.15
2007 Invasor

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4 Fernando Jara Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable 1:59:97
2006 Electrocutionist

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5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:01.32
2005 Roses in May

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5 John Velazquez Dale L. Romans Ken & Sarah Ramsey 2:02.17
2004 Pleasantly Perfect

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6 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing Corp. 2:00.24
2003 Moon Ballad

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4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:00.48
2002 Street Cry

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4 Jerry Bailey Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:01.18
2001 Captain Steve

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4 Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 2:00.40
2000 Dubai Millennium

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4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:59.50
1999 Almutawakel

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4 Richard Hills Saeed bin Suroor Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:00.65
1998 Silver Charm

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4 Gary Stevens Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 2:00.00
1997 Singspiel

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5 Jerry Bailey Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:01.91
1996 Cigar

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6 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 2:03.84

External links

References

  1. Well Armed spectacular in Dubai World Cup, racingpost.com, 28 March 2009, accessed 28 March 2009.



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