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Dubai World Cup Race Info

  • 2024 Location: Meydan Racecourse; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Inaugural Race: 1996
  • Distance: 2,000 metres (about 10 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Northern Hemisphere 4yo+ & Southern Hemisphere 3yo+
  • 2024 Purse: $12 million
  • 2024 Race Date: Saturday, March 30th
  • Where to Watch: NBC Sports

Dubai World Cup Day Races & Prize Money

RaceGradePurseDistance / Surface
Dubai Kahayla Classic
1
$1 million
2,000 meters / Dirt
Godolphin Mile
2
$1 million
1,600 meters / Dirt
Dubai Gold Cup
2
$1 million
3,200 meters / Turf
Al Quoz Sprint
1
$1.5 million
1,200 meters / Turf
2
$1 million
1,900 meters / Dirt
Dubai Golden Shaheen
1
$2 million
1,200 meters / Dirt
Dubai Turf
1
$5 million
1,800 meters / Turf
Dubai Sheema Classic
1
$6 million
2,410 meters / Turf
Dubai World Cup
1
$12 million
2,000 meters / Dirt

2024 Dubai World Cup Probables

HORSE
TRAINER
Odds
CAREER EARNINGS
Ushba Tesoro
Noboru Takagi
5-2
$13,927,477
Derma Sotogake
Hidetaka Otonashi
4-1
$3,182,164
Dura Erede
Manabu Ikezoe
12-1
$1,302,928
Defunded
Abdulaziz Khalid Mishref
50-1
$2,166,600
Senor Buscador
Todd W. Fincher
8-1
$11,496,427
Newgate
Bob Baffert
8-1
$535,775
Crupi
Todd A. Pletcher
14-1
$659,250
Newgrange
Philip D'Amato
DNR
$1,008,134
Laurel River
Bhupat Seemar
16-1
$510,676
Clapton
Chad Summers
50-1
$969,947

2024 Dubai Racing Carnival Information

The 2023-24 Dubai Racing Carnival runs beginning November 10th and culimates on March 8th, comprising of 14 meetings and precedes the $30.5 million Dubai World Cup on March 30th. 

There are several major trial races that occur during this season. Amongst them are the G2 Maktoum Mile, G1 Maktoum Challenge, G1 Jebel Hatta, G2 Al Maktoum Classic, G3 Ras Al Khor, and the Listed Jumeirah Guineas 


Meydan Racecourse Information

Meydan Racecourse opened its doors on March 27th, 2010 and is part of an expansive property that also includes The Meydan hotel, a five-star resort that sits trackside. The impressive facility also includes a racing museum, restaurants and corporate suites.

Both the turf and dirt tracks are left-handed. The turf track covers a distance of 2,400 meters, while the dirt track is 1,750 meters.

  • Location: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE
    • Main track (dirt): 3 chutes
      • Chute 1: 2,000 metres (1 1/4 miles)
      • Chute 2: 1,600 metres (1 mile)
      • Chute 3: 1,200 metres (3/4 mile)
      • Track width: 21 metres (66 feet)
      • Maximum starters: 16
    • Turf course: 11 furlongs
      • Camber on straights: 2%
      • Camber on turns: 4%
      • Composition: Bermuda hybrid in the summer, winter rye in the winter, top dressed with two inches of Irish peat moss
      • Maximum starters: varies by distance

2024 Dubai World Cup Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
7
Laurel River
Tadhg O'Shea / Bhupat Seemar
11
Ushba Tesoro (JPN)
Yuga Kawada / Noboru Takagi
10
Senor Buscador
Junior Alvarado / Todd Fincher
12
Wilson Tesoro (JPN)
Yusuke Hara / Hitoshi Kotegawa
5
Dura Erede (JPN)
Bauyrzhan Murzabayev / Manabu Ikezoe
4
Derma Sotogake (JPN)
Oisin Murphy / Hidetaka Otonashi
3
Defunded (USA)
Adel Al Furaydi / Abdulaziz K Mishref
6
Kabirkhan (USA)
Patrick Dobbs / Doug Watson
9
Newgate (USA)
Lanfranco Dettori / Bob Baffert
2
Crupi (USA)
Luis Saez / Todd Pletcher
1
Clapton (USA)
Dylan Davis / Chad Summers
8
Military Law (GB)
Oscar Chavez / Musabbeh Al Mheiri

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Race History

The Dubai World Cup (DWC) was conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1996. Up until 2017, it was the world’s richest race with a purse of $10M USD made available. It was briefly surpassed by the $12M Pegasus World Cup. Following the reduction of the Pegasus World Cup purse and the increase of the DWC purse in 2019 to $12M USD, the UAE once again hosts the world's richest horse racing prize.

Before migrating to the Meydan Racecourse, which opened in 2010, the DWC was hosted at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse.

The next renewal of the DWC will be on Saturday, March 30th, 2024 and once again hold a purse of $12M USD.

Some of the best racehorses produced by the United States have travelled to the DWC and won. These include Arrogate (2017), California Chrome (2016), Animal Kingdom (2013), Well Armed (2009), Curlin (2008), Electrocutionist (2006), Roses in May (2005), Pleasantly Perfect (2003), Silver Charm (1998) and Cigar (1996). In fact, Cigar won the inaugural running of this race.