The first Dubai World Cup was held in 1996 and American horse Cigar obtained the prize worth $4 million. It is also known as the world’s richest horse race and now in its 21st year.
Horses and jockeys will content in the nine races for a communal purse of $30 million which is equivalent to Dh110 million, plus a stunning $10 million (Dh36.7m) for the lead race.
Moreover, the prize money, attraction, fireworks, extreme race, this occurrence is also a likeness of the love for horse racing in the country. Equestrian sport is an integral part of Emirati heritage and culture. The winner of the main race takes home a $10 million.
In 2015, the runner‑up California Chrome is the favored this year but a threat persists in the form of Frosted and Keen Ice.
California Chrome, a horse from the meekest of ancestries as the son of a $2,500 sire, overpowered a slithering saddle and tore the field apart here on Saturday night to achieve the $10m Dubai World Cup by three-and-three-quarter lengths in a course record time.
Victor Espinoza, California Chrome’s jockey, stated that he felt his saddle begins to slither at an early phase however he handled the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner to a forceful triumph. The winner drove into the lead halfway down the stretch, and while his saddle was now some way back to his rears, no reinforcement or reassurance was needed from Espinoza as California Chrome drifted to triumph ahead of Mubtaahij and Hopportunity.
California Chrome was targeted at Royal Ascot after his second-place conclusion in the last season, only to be scrabbled from the Prince of Wales’s Stakes due to injury just before the race. This 2016, nevertheless, he may have only two more tracks before being retired to stud.
In the interim, Espinoza was a suitable champion of a race which came of age with its 21st staging, a vast crowd appreciating the top excellence racing and the flourishing social happening at Meydan.
On the other hand, Janet Jackson returned on the stage as she was invited by the organizers of the Dubai World Cup. She performed after the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016.
Janet is the sister of the late Michael Jackson. She started her career as a member of The Jacksons before finding solo distinction in the mid-1980s.
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