Thunder Snow winner of the 2018&2019 Dubai World Cup (Credit: Dubai Racing Club)
Dubai (13 Jan, 2021) – The deadline for free nominations to the historic 25th Dubai World Cup closes on January 20, nomination details can be found in the brochure attached. Held on the final Saturday of March each year, the single day of racing boasts an impressive six G1 and three G2 races, reflective of the elite standard of competition, hosted at the iconic Meydan Racecourse. The Dubai World Cup purse has been retained at US $12Million, while the overall prize money for the day stands at over US$26 million making it an attractive proposition for competitors.
The first supplementary stage for all races on Dubai World Cup day will close on Wednesday, February 10, when connections can nominate their horse for 0.1% of the prize money of their chosen race. The second supplementary stage is on Monday, March 8, when horses can be supplemented for 1% of the prize money. The third and final supplementary stage takes place on Sunday, March 21, when horses can be supplemented into the race for 10% of the prize money. Entry/declaration takes place Monday, March 22.
Despite the limitations and restrictions imposed as a result of Covid-19 and the global pandemic, Dubai Racing Club continues to offer considerable subsidies to trainers and owners choosing to compete on Dubai World Cup night. This includes, horse transportation, passenger flights, stabling in state of art quarantine stables and accommodation for trainers, owners and staff.
The health and safety for all Dubai World Cup participants is of the utmost importance. In line with the UAE Government and Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) regulations, the Dubai Racing Club will follow strict health and safety measures.