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Dubai World Cup History

The Dubai World Cup has a relatively short history but now takes its place as one of the most important and prestigious races on calendar of flat racing, it is the world’s richest race with a purse of $10million dollars and form forms the finale of the Dubai International Carnival each season. The Dubai World Cup was the brain child of Sheikh Mohammed who of course is the owner of Godolphin racing as well as the Darley Stud; it was first run at Nad Al Sheba in 1996 and stayed there before moving to the stunning new state-of-the-art Meydan Racecourse in 2010. The prize money on offer always ensures that the some of the best horses from around the world head to Dubai each March for the big race, it is ran over 10 furlongs on the brand new tapeta surface which was first introduced at Meydan in 2010.

There is not a long list of previous winners of the Dubai World Cup but there have been some very special winners of the race since 1996, the very winner of the race was the great Cigar which only serves to highlight the standard of the roll of honour. He was a horse ridden by Jerry Bailey and he once again won the race the following year with Singspiel taking the glory, in all Bailey has ridden the winner of the Dubai World Cup four times with two more wins in 2001 and 2002 to his name.

Every now and then the Dubai World Cup throws up a winner of the very highest quality and they include the great Dubai Millennium who still holds the track record for his victory for Godolphin in 2000. Curlin was another great winner of the Dubai world Cup in 2008 for the USA; he was a Breeders Cup Classic Winner the previous year and was targeted towards a crack at Dubai before producing a trademark victory at Nad Al Sheba to win the money. The prize money on offer for the Dubai World Cup will always ensure that the field is packed full of International stars, the best horses from around the world are heading to Dubai each year as Gloria De Campeao showed in 2010 coming over from Brazil to take the win for connections.

Meydan is now one of the best race courses in the world and will only serve to improve the stature and prestige of the Dubai World Cup; it has a remarkable 1 mile long Grandstand as well as a five star hotel on the course making it a truly remarkable facility for horse racing. The Dubai World Cup may not have a long history but it is certainly here to stay, and is one that is only going to increase in popularity with fans and punters over the coming years.

Dubai World Cup Race Card and Tips 2013

The Dubai World Cup is turning into one of the most exciting and important races in the world and the full race card of runners will be released on race day. We shall also be making out Dubai World Cup Tip closer to the off and punters will want to be taking note of that before having a bet on the Meydan race.

Recent Winners of the Dubai World Cup

  •     2000 - Dubai Millennium
  •     2001 - Captain Steve
  •     2002 - Street Cry
  •     2003 - Moon Ballad
  •     2004 - Pleasantly Perfect
  •     2005 - Roses In May
  •     2006 - Electrocutionist
  •     2007 - Invasor
  •     2008 - Curlin
  •     2009 - Well Armed
  •     2010 - Gloria De Campeao
  •     2011 - Victoire Pisa
  •     2012 - Monterosso
  •     2013 - Animal Kingdom
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