Every year from January through March, the industry’s top horses and riders head to The Meydan Racecourse, located on the shores of Dubai, for the prestigious Dubai World Cup Carnival.

The 13th running of the Dubai World Cup Carnival is spread out over an 11-week schedule of events totalling $38.9M USD in combined purses. The series culminates with the $30,000,000 Dubai World Cup Day on the final weekend of March. The big day is also known as the world’s richest day of racing and is the biggest annual sporting and social event in Dubai.

This year, the final day takes place on March 26 and features nine races, including six Group 1 races and three Group 2 races.  Finally, the richest day in racing is made even more impressive by what is known as the richest race in the industry—the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup. This exciting race is the highlight of the series and marks the grand finale of the Dubai World Cup Carnival.

All the high-class equestrian action goes down at the world class Meydan Racecourse, which offers a mile-long grandstand to accommodate the throngs of spectators that head to Dubai every year for this prestigious race. The Meydan Racecourse, with its breathtaking size, exceptional hospitality packages and state-of-the-art racing technology would be worth the trip to Dubai alone, but adding the richest day in racing makes it a can’t-miss event.


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