Dubai World Cup Racing
The Dubai World Cup was introduced in 1996 by Sheikh Mohammed and is the highlight of World Cup night at Meydan Racecourse towards the end of March each year.
- In 2021 the Dubai World Cup race will be on Saturday, March 27th
The night’s action consists of eight thoroughbred races and one purebred Arabian race.
The Second Richest Purse in Racing
The Dubai World Cup has carried a massive purse of $10 million since 2010. In 2020 the purse for the race will be at $12 million, which makes it the second richest race in the world, after the Saudi Cup ($20 million). Until 2019, Pegasus World Cup was the richest race in the world, with a total purse of $16 million, but they separated it into 2 races.
The Dubai World Cup is a Group 1 race on dirt for three-year-olds and upwards over ten furlongs and regularly attracts a truly International field.
Other rich turf races include the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Meydan Racecourse was designed to host the Dubai World Cup and opened in 2010. It was built on the existing Nad Al Sheba site and the entire complex is a staggering 7.5 million m2 in total. The estimated cost of the project was $1.25 billion.
The Grandstand and Meydan
The Grandstand is world’s largest integrated racing facility with seating capacity for more than 60,000 people. The Meydan Hotel has 285 luxurious rooms and suites while the development also features a Marina, an IMAX cinema and a racing museum.
Dubai World Cup 2021 Runners and Odds Ante Post
There are currently no runners yet for the Dubai World Cup 2021.
Last updated: 30th March, 2020.
The Live Concert
Dubai World Cup night also features a live concert. Previous entertainers include Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and Jennifer Lopez. Australian Artist Sia performed at the World Cup night 2017 and Gwen Stefani at the 2019 event.
Tickets sell fast for the richest night of racing in the world so don’t delay – reserve your Meydan tickets today!