Dubai: The Dubai World Cup will be held at Meydan Racecourse, on 25th March 2023, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.
There are 129 horses competing in the 27th Dubai World Cup from 13 different nations. For a prize pool of $30.5 million, 78 international and 51 Emirati horses, including those from the illustrious Godolphin stable, will compete.
The Dubai World Cup is regarded by the equestrian community as the pinnacle of achievement in many facets of the thoroughbred industry, not simply racing. Dubai has developed a thriving equestrian ecosystem over the past 20 years that breeds champion horses and serves as a hub for business innovation.
The Dubai World Cup has produced some of the most memorable performances and fiercest competitions in the history of the event. Godolphin’s Dubai Millennium won one of the Cup’s most beloved victories in 2000, while another American hero, Curlin, won by one of the Cup’s largest winning margins in 2008. Victoire Pisa and Transcend awarded Japan its first victory and a 1 – 2 finish in the coveted event three years later, in 2011. Godolphin had a triumphant comeback in 2012, with Monterosso taking first place and Capponi coming in second.
Arrogate, the world champion, stunned the world in 2017 with an incredible last-to-first victory, while Thunder Snow, the only horse to win the Dubai World Cup twice, took first place in 2018 and 2019. Mystic Guide won 13 races in 2021, with 11 of those victories going to Team Godolphin.