The much anticipated 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival, a series of 11 high quality race meetings that annually attract the world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers to Meydan, begins on today.
The Dubai World Cup, the finale of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, is sponsored by Emirates Airline, and will be held on 28 March. This is the world’s richest race meeting and features nine high-class races highlighted by the US$10 million Dubai World Cup as well as the Dubai Sheema Classic and the Dubai Duty Free each with US$6 million.
The Emirates Airline-sponsored Super Saturday on 7 March is held three weeks earlier and is a stand-out race meeting in its own right. It is traditionally regarded as the dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup.
Horses can often earn a coveted entry into a race on Dubai World Cup night after a good performance on Super Saturday. Its timing allows trainers to put the finishing touches to their equine stars before they take to racing’s biggest stage on Dubai World Cup day.
Since its inception the Dubai World Cup Carnival has served as a truly pioneering festival and has successfully attracted the brightest stars of the international racing scene including, South Africa, Great Britain, the United States of America, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Australia and Hong Kong to name a few.