Tag: Dubai World Cup

Mystic Guide put on blinkers in time to win last summer's Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. He's carried that form into favorite status in the $12 million Group 1 Dubai World Cup. (Image: Janet Garaguso/NYRA)

Dubai World Cup: Where Buying American Often Pays Off

The list of Dubai World Cup champions since the race’s 1997 debut include inaugural winner Cigar, Silver Charm, Captain Steve, Curlin, Animal Kingdom, California Chrome and Arrogate. True Thoroughbred stars who commanded attention the moment their names entered a race. This is apt. Saturday’s Group 1 Dubai World Cup comes […]

Thunder Snow (right) captured the last two Dubai World Cups. The late March race kept its $12 million purse as undercard race purses were trimmed due to COVID-19. (Image: Erika Rasmussen/Dubai Racing Club)

Dubai World Cup Keeps $12 Million Purse, Slices Undercard Purses

The Dubai World Cup announced this weekend it will retain its US$12 million purse for 2021, while, at the same time, cutting $8.5 million from its undercard purses. This keeps the March 27 Dubai World Cup as one of the richest races in the world. The late March event was […]

$12 Million Dubai World Cup Becomes Latest COVID-19 Casualty

$12 Million Dubai World Cup Becomes Latest COVID-19 Casualty

The $12 million Dubai World Cup, one of the world’s richest horse races, became the latest sporting casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic when organizers canceled the race and the rest of Saturday’s card. That card at Meydan Racecourse forms the world’s richest race day, one featuring $35 million in purses […]