DUBAI: The historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup on March 28 at Meydan Racecourse will be composed of nine races—six Group 1s and three Group 2s—worth a world-leading $35 million. Below you will find the likely fields for the nine fixtures, including such global G1-winning luminaries as Benbatl, Chrysoberyl and Sir Winston in the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), the brilliant Ghaiyyath and Hong Kong Vase (G1) winner Glory Vase in the $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), as well as $6 million Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) defending champion Almond Eye taking on the likes of Hong Kong Cup (G1) winner Win Bright and eye-catching Jebel Hatta (G1) victor Barney Roy.
The world’s richest dirt sprint, the $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1), has attracted one of the top dirt sprinters in the world, Imperial Hint, while the thrilling $2 million Al Quoz Sprint sponsored by Azizi Developments (G1) and $2.5 million UAE Derby sponsored by Emirates NBD (G2) will showcase runners from Japan, Europe, UAE and USA. The $1.5 million Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (G2) has attracted such superb stayers as Melbourne Cup (G1) winner Cross Counter and St Leger (G1) winner Kew Gardens, while the $1.5 million Godolphin Mile sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City—District One (G2) features a clash between dominant milers Capezzano and Salute the Soldier. The world’s richest race day kicks off with the $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Mubadala (G1), which will be contested by some of the best Purebred Arabians in the world, including defending champion AF Maher.
All post positions will be drawn in the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) office at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23.