DUBAI: Meydan Racecourse’s 2018-19 domestic Racing at Meydan season has received a 9% increase in purses. The boost comes on the heels of announced increases to both the Dubai World Cup card and Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, creating an all-around exciting and progressive upcoming Dubai racing season.
Prize money has been boosted by AED 15,000 per race, with maiden races now worth 165,000 (about US $45,000) and conditioned allowances up to AED 240,000 (about $65,000). Overall, the average purse total for the 12 domestic meetings of Racing at Meydan is AED 1,285,000 (about $350,000) per day. Meetings will be comprised of seven races.
The domestic racing season, as previously publicised, will extend 12 meetings during the 2018-19 tenure, with the first card slated for Thursday, November 1, 2018, and final on Friday, April 12, 2019. Sports Desk