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
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
further details, information on
the hospitality options available
and locations of ticket sales
outlets, please visit www.dubaiworldcup.com.