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.