The races set off at 4pm on March 28th with the 2,000m Dubai Kahayla Classic for Purebred Arabians, followed by the Godolphin Mile, Dubai Gold Cup, UAE Derby, Al Quoz Sprint, Dubai Golden Shaheen, Dubai Turf, Dubai Sheema Classic, and finally, the Emirates Airline sponsored Dubai World Cup, 20th running, offering an impressive prize of $10million. After African Story became the seventh Godolphin-trained horse to win the Dubai World Cup, last year, 2015 promises to be an exciting one. Many are waiting to see if the horse-racing stable will scoop an eighth victory.
Despite the fine riding skills and mastery of the competing jockeys, race day isn’t just about observing and rooting for the riders and horses as they compete. It is a whole experience; a world of sports, style, sparkly and socializing. Several activities take place throughout the day, starting off with the much awaited, juicy Jaguar Style Stakes. Returning with glamour for the fifth year, the contest will award the Best Dressed Lady (winner and runner-up), Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple, Best Hat, Most Creative Hat and Most Elegant Lady, selected among the fashion-savvy participants by a panel of expert judges: fashion designer and judge of the Melbourne Cup Myer Fashions Dom Bagnato, fashion and style bloggers Tala Samman and Alanoud Badr, and Jaguar Marketing Manager Nicola Gibson, representing the title sponsor. Whether strutting your style on stage or simply watching -and silently judging- contestants at the Jaguar Style Stakes Arena in the Apron Views, this is definitely one of the most entertaining activity of the day. The best dressed lady will have the chance to drive a brand-new Jaguar F-Type Coupé for a whole year, so, ladies, hats… on! A tip for our readers: opt for warm pastels or classy neutrals.
Located in the vicinity of the world’s top racehorses,
the Parade Ring Lawns offer a “behind the scenes” peek at the action packed boxes. Free access is offered to all badge holders, ensuring a more realistic approach to the experience. Excitement isn’t in short supply at the races; the adrenaline rush that shoots through viewers is intensified in anticipation of the Pick 6 and Tricast competitions, and the Dubai World Cup Lucky Draw with their respective cash prizes, and the Thanks A Million by Emirates Skywards draw which entitles the winner to a million Skywards miles, and the two runners-up to 500,000 and 250,000 Skywards miles. From the trackside to the sky, the event culminates in the sensational Dubai World Cup Show, a dazzling display of lights flooding the skies above the racecourse.
“I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other, don’t think of fighting or hate, just love it, enjoy their sport, and that’s it,” said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. His vision of Dubai has been concretized in the Dubai World Cup, where competitors, sports fans, prominent personalities and socialites gather joyfully to cheer the races, enjoy the day and… that’s it!
For information and tickets:
www.dubaiworldcup.com / Dubai Racing Club +971 4 327 0077
Ticket Sales Office +971 4 327 2110 / [email protected]