The Dubai World Cup is encapsulated in one fact: it’s the world’s richest horse race with a purse of almost US$ 10 million going to the winner.
The brainchild of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai World Cup is a fitting tribute to his love of horses, the gentlemanly sport of horseracing and of the accoutrements of wealth. Depending on your views you are either going to be bowled over by the event or offended by the decadency.
Held just outside of this ‘rich man’s playground’, the Dubai World Cup is always going to be an illustrious affair, but the vision and money of its creator is something to behold. The track is state of the art, and the amount of money at stake is enough to inject excitement into any race.