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