Fans will be in for a date with many exciting events (Saturday) with the launch of a new edition of the Dubai World Cup for Horses.
The twenty-sixth edition of the Dubai Horse Cup promises more excitement and surprises, with the participation of a group of horses carefully selected to collect the great economic prizes.
The Dubai World Cup has maintained its distinction and uniqueness among all horse racing, as one of the biggest horse races in the world, since its first launch in 1996 and its success in capturing the attention of the biggest horse owners. of the world, until its new 26th edition, which starts on Saturday at the Meydan racecourse.
The biggest prizes in the world.
Throughout all its previous editions, the Dubai World Cup ably managed to lead the world stage and managed to be unique in the value of its unprecedented financial prizes, which are the largest in the world to date, such as prizes for the main half amounted to 105 million US dollars from the start of the cup to its last edition.
The start was in 1996, and with an unprecedented career start, he managed to set his feet on the map of horse racing in the world in his first appearance, and the prize money for the main race at that time was $ 2.4 million. and it was received by the famous American horse “Sigar”, a horse racing legend of the time.
In the second edition, the prize money of the main round amounted to 1.88 million dollars, and in the third edition it went up to 1.91 million dollars, and it continued to rise in the fourth edition and amounted to 2.38 million dollars, and in the fifth edition in 2000, the value of the prize exceeded the highest value of the first edition and reached 2.89 million dollars.
In the sixth edition in 2001, the main race prize money amounted to $3.16 million, in the seventh edition to $3.23 million, in the eighth to $2.97 million, in the ninth to $2.65 million, and in the tenth edition to 2005 the prize for the first place in the main race to $2.47 million.
In the eleventh edition the prize amounted to $2.76 million, in the twelfth edition it was $2.42 million, in the thirteenth edition it was $2.38 million and in the fourteenth edition in 2009 it had reached $3, 3 millions.
the big jump
While the Great Jump was in the fifteenth edition in 2010, during which the prize money of the main race was doubled only to reach 6 million dollars, which it maintained in 9 consecutive editions until the 23rd edition in 2018.
In the 24th edition of 2019, the prize returned and took an upward path and rose to the first place of the main race to reach 7.2 million dollars, which is the same value as the prize of the 25th edition held last year 2021 (after canceling the 2020 edition due to the Corona pandemic), and was awarded to the horse Mystic Jade, whom Godolphin has achieved an unprecedented historical trilogy.
Hosting the best horses in the world, the Meydan Racecourse will witness the presence of the most prominent international artists and elegant and elegant fashion competitions, as well as high-level hospitality, which will be held in the area at the outdoors of Oberon View.
The famous award-winning British singer, Becky Hill, will celebrate the race with the participation of various artists.
Among the famous events associated with the ever-popular Dubai World Cup night are the “Meydan Style Stakes” competitions, which are divided into five categories, including best dressed for women, best hat, the best dressed for couples, the best dressed for men, as well as the most creative hats.
Thousands of men and women, lovers of fashion, rush to choose the appropriate clothes and hats to participate in this event, which gives the world event an atmosphere of dazzling and dynamism that makes it a feast of elegance and beauty.