Dubai World Cup Tips
Find our expert’s betting tips and preview for the 2019 Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse.
2019 Dubai World Cup Preview
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Dubai World Cup
A thoroughbred horse race first run in 1996, the Dubai World Cup is part of a one-day racing event that consists of nine races in total. The event is held on an annual basis at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates.
With a staggering prize pot of around $10 million, the Dubai World Cup attracts the leading owners, trainers, riders and racehorses from all four corners of the globe.
The World’s Richest Horse Race
For many years the Dubai World Cup was known as the richest horse race in the world, a title it first earned in 2010 when the prize money topped $10 million. It lost this title in 2017 though, with the inauguration of the Pegasus World Cup in Florida, USA.
Meydan Racecourse in Meydan City, Dubai, opened in 2010. It replaced the former Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, which had been open since 1986. The Dubai Cup transferred from Nad Al Sheba to Meydan upon the new park’s opening.
Meydan originally had an artificial, all-weather surface but this was replaced in 2015 by dirt due to high maintenance costs and pressure from North American participants. Because of the heat of Dubai the course is usually in firm condition.
Notable World Cup winners
No horse has ever won the Dubai cup on more than one occasion. The course record at Meydan is held by Thunder Snow (2018 winner) at 2:01.38. On the synthetic track the course record was 2:01.61 achieved by African Story in 2014, and at the previous Nad Al Sheba Racecourse Dubai Milennium held the record of 1:59.50, set in 2000.
The most successful trainer at the Dubai Cup is Sareed bin Suroor, with eight wins.