World Cup is an annual horse-racing event that started
in 1996 and happens at the Nad Al Sheba race course
in Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates). The horse
race happens at the end of March, near the time
of the Dubai Shopping
Festival [DSF] and is sponsored by Emirates
Airlines and is worth US$ 6 Million, making it the
richest horse race in the world.
The Nad Al Sheba racecourse is 10
minutes from the main city, and is a 2.2 kilometers
(1.36 miles) left handed dirt track which was first
laid out in 1986 and resurfaced in 1997 before the
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seven races during the horse event; six for thoroughbreds
and one for purebred Arabians. Four of the six thoroughbred
events are Group I level, which are the Dubai World
Cup, the US$ 2 Million Dubai Duty Free, the US$
2 Million Dubai Sheema Classic and the US$ 2 Million
Dubai Golden Shaheen. The other two thoroughbred
events are Group II level, which are the US$ 2 Million
UAE Derby and the US$ 1 Million Godolphin Mile.
The final horse event, purebred Arabian race, is
the Dubai Kahayla Classic which is a Group I status
race for US$ 250 Thousand.
For more information on the Dubai
World Cup, visit their official