On March 25, the iconic racecourse will stage the 28th Dubai World Cup meeting, a $30.5 million event.
In November, Meydan Racecourse begins its new season, preparing for the Dubai World Cup.
January 6 marks the beginning of the 20th Dubai World Cup Carnival, which attracts horses, trainers, and jockeys from around the globe.
There will be an enhanced Carnival program between January and March at Meydan Racecourse, featuring more than $7.5 million in prize money. As part of the Carnival, a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup will take place on March 4, known as Super Saturday.
Several new races will be featured at the 2023 Carnival, including the $150,000 Thunder Snow Challenge, which will take place over 2000 meters on dirt. In addition, there will be a $150,000 Ipi Tombe Stakes over 1,400 metres, which is named after a Zimbabwe-bred mare that won the Dubai Duty Free tournament in 2003.
There are 21 Thoroughbred Group races. The UAE Arabian Sprint Championship offers an opportunity for purebred Arabians as well. There are three Maktoum Challenge legs with Group 1 status among the Arabian races.
As part of the 2023 Carnival, handicappers will have access to both dirt and turf races, with a total of 20 handicaps.
For the second year in a row, the Jumeirah Turf Series for three-year-olds returns. Nations Pride, the winner of last year’s Jumeirah Derby, raced in Epsom’s G1 Cazoo Derby.
The Chairman of Dubai Racing Club, Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, thanked Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan for supporting Dubai Racing Club’s initiatives.