Dubai World Cup Purse To Stay At $12 Million; $8.5 Million Cut From Other Purses In Event’s 25th Running

Dubai Racing Club has announced that the Dubai World Cup purse has been retained at US$12 million and that the deadline for free nominations to the historic 25th Dubai World Cup has been extended until January 20, 2021. Held on the final Saturday of March each year, the single day of racing boasts an impressive six Grade 1 and three Grade 2 races, reflective of the elite standard of competition, hosted at the iconic Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

Last year a total of 1,774 nominations were accepted from 902 horses trained in 21 countries.

Scheduled on March 27, 2021, the Dubai World Cup has been contested at 1 ¼ miles (2,000 meters) on dirt since 1996 and has been won by horses trained in France, Japan, UAE, UK and USA.

Purses for the remaining eight races are reduced from the previous running by a total of US$8.5 million, but given the challenging events over the past few months on account of Covid-19, Dubai Racing Club has made every effort to ensure the return of racing in safe and secure conditions. Purses for the night will total $26.5 million.

A positive addition is the decision to modify the purse structure, allowing for payment to eighth place in all races on the night.

Dubai World Cup – Revised Prize Money:
G1 (Arabian) 2000m Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala – US$750,000 (formerly US$1 million)

G2 1600 m(Dirt) Godolphin Mile – US$750,000 (formerly US$1.5 million)

G2 3200m (Turf) Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors – US$750,000 (formerly US$1.5 million)

G1 1200m (Turf) Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments – US$1,000,000 (formerly US$2 million)

G2 1900m(Dirt) UAE Derby Sponsored by Emirates NBD – US$750,000 (formerly US$2.5 million)

G1 1200m (Dirt) Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News – US$1,500,000 (formerly US$2.5 million)

G1 1800m (Turf) Dubai Turf Sponsored DP World – US$4,000,000 (formerly US$6 million)

G1 2410m (Turf) Longines Dubai Sheema Classic – US$5,000,000 (formerly US$6 million)

G1 2000m (Dirt) Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline – US$12,000,000

The brochure with further details regarding nominations of horses to Dubai World Cup day will be released shortly, meanwhile the link below may be used for nominations.

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.

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