The World Richest Race Meeting
29th March 2003
The Group I Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates
Airline, is run at Nad Al Sheba race course
in Dubai and is worth US$6,000,000 making it
the richest race in the world. It is the highlight
of a meeting worth US$15,250,000, which is the
world's richest race meeting.
are seven races on the programme, six for thoroughbreds
and one for Purebred Arabians. Of the six thoroughbred
events, four are run at Group I level, the highest
standard in international racing.
are the Dubai World Cup, the US$2,000,000 Dubai
Duty Free, the US$2,000,000 Dubai Sheema Classic
and the US$2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen. The
other two thoroughbred races are the US$2,000,000
UAE Derby and the US$1,000,000 Godolphin Mile
and they are run at Group II level, one step
below Group I level.
Purebred Arabian race is the Dubai Kahayla Classic
and is run under Group I status and at US$250,000
it is the richest race for Purebred Arabians
in the world.
arrangements have been made this year too to
enhance the experience of this event. As the
epicenter of the social scene, the International
Village is improved every year to accommodate
everyone's needs. Access to the International
Village is by entrance tickets priced at Dhs
150. The village incorporates a multitude of
food and beverage outlets offering a variety
of refreshment options, Exhibition Stand, Live
Entertainment and giant screen race coverage.
Picnic Garden, a private enclosure located close
to the track rails on the 9th fairway, allows
guests to enjoy the delights of their pre ordered
hampers prepared by Jumeirah Hospitality. A
selection of menus is available for a minimum
of 2 guests starting from Dhs 400/- per hamper,
which are all presented within a souvenir hamper.
Millennium Terrace encompassing the entire level
2 is for reserved grandstand seating and will
provide the convenience of a dining area on
the open concourse overlooking the track along
with licensed beverage outlets
further details, information on the hospitality
options available and locations of ticket sales
outlets, please visit www.dubaiworldcup.com.