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.
There 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.
These 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.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
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
For further details,
information on the hospitality options available
and locations of ticket sales outlets, please