Dubai World Cup 2021
The final Saturday in March is now established as the culmination of the Dubai Racing Carnival at Meydan and it concludes with the Dubai World Cup night; a glittering nine-race card with hefty prize money. The feature event is the Dubai World Cup itself, a 10-furlong (1m2f) race run on the dirt track which carried a winning purse in 2019 of around £10m.
World Cup Night at Meydan is one of the true global highlights on the racing calendar and an event not to be missed. It was scheduled to take place on Saturday 28th March 2020, with the concluding World Cup race due off at 5:40pm UK-time. However the event was cancelled due to Coronavirus.
The world’s best converge on Dubai to contest this contest and Sheikh Mohammed’s famous blue silks of Godolphin have been carried to success on eight occasions.
His runner Thunder Snow secured back-to-back Dubai World Cup victories in 2018 and 2019 and in doing so became the first horse to win the race twice.
Here are some of the leading contenders to win the 2021 Dubai World Cup at Meydan:
Dubai World Cup 2021 Betting
Which UK Bookies can you use to bet on Dubai World Cup?
All the major UK firms tend to have the World Cup Night races priced up ante-post, with the likes of the following all offering markets on the Meydan card:
- bet365 Dubai World Cup Betting
- William Hill Dubai World Cup Betting
- Ladbrokes Dubai World Cup Betting
- Coral Dubai World Cup Betting
- Paddy Power Dubai World Cup Betting
Dubai World Cup Purse
With more than £25m in prize money across the eight-race card, which also includes Group 1 races in the Al Quoz Sprint, the Dubai Golden Shaheen, the Dubai Turf and the Dubai Sheema Classic before the big event itself, the Dubai World Cup.
Entrants come from the United States, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Europe to bid for glory on this lucrative card.
Dubai World Cup Previous Winners
In 2019 UK trainer Charlie Appleby enjoyed a stellar return at Meydan, with his Godolphin-owned trio of Cross Counter (Dubai Gold Cup), Blue Point (Al Quoz Sprint) and Old Persian (Sheema Classic).
How to watch the Dubai World Cup 2021?
Fans can watch the Dubai World Cup race card live from most race tracks and around the United Kingdom. Some bookies offer a live stream of the race card that bettors can watch from the comfort of home. Sky Sport’s Racing and Racing TV access to live Dubai World Cup odds can help players hone their wagering. Racing TV will probably offer live coverage of all the Dubai World Cup contenders in the days leading to the big race.
Dubai operates in the GMT time zone. That means Dubai is 5 hours ahead of the EST time zone on the eastern coast of the US. The Dubai World Cup race program begins bright and early at 7:45am EST with the Dubai Kahayla Classic. The race card runs until 12:40pm EST which is the Dubai World Cup post time.
Races from the Dubai World Cup card can be streamed online at Racing TV among other online wagering sites.