29 March 2019

Dubai World Cup Night

1 more sleep until the Dubai World Cup! This year we will see global superstars compete throughout the $35-million nine-race card at Meydan, including; Japanese wonder-filly Almond Eye in the $6m Dubai Turf, two-time Breeder’s Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal in the $2m Al Quoz Sprint (who will be up against Godolphin’s big contender Blue Point), track record-breaker Muntazah in the $1.5m Godolphin Mile, Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter in the $1.5m Gold Cup, Phoenix Ladies’ 3 wonder-horses in the $2.5m UAE Derby and last year’s Dubai World Cup (now worth $12m) winner Thunder Snow, who aims to be the first horse in history to win the prestigious race twice.

The Dubai World Cup Night in numbers:

3 - Most wins by a single horse in one race across the card (Vazirabad 2016, 2017, 2018)

5 – No. of times the speed record was broken in 2018 in individual races (Dubai World Cup, Golden Shaheen, UAE Derby, Al Quoz, Gold Cup)

6 – No. of G1 winners that are running in the Dubai World Cup race

8 – No. of TB races on the card

12 – No. of times an American trainer has won the Golden Shaheen

14 - Runners for Godolphin across the card  

15 – Countries represented by runners

19 – No. of Frankie Dettori’s wins across the 8 TB races

20 – No. of TB horses running this year that also ran last year

27 - Saeed bin Suroor’s amount of winners in total across the 8 TB races

40 – No. of broadcasters around the world broadcasting the DWC

124 – The highest rating for a runner across the card (Almond Eye)

1440 – nominations for this years DWC Night

2010 – The year that the DWC Night moved to Meydan Racecourse

60,000 – Meydan Racecourse’s seating capacity

$7.2m – The payout to connections of the first-placed horse in the Dubai World Cup

Alongside some exhilarating racing, the Dubai World Cup Night boasts great entertainment, and this year, around 60,000 people will see Gwen Stefani perform, joining a top-class list of previous DWC Night performers including Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue.