Dubai World Cup results Jockey Richard Mullen sent 9-2 fourth choice North America to the lead first time by through fractions of 26.22, 50.72, and 1:14.21 while pressed by 40-1 Gronkowski and stalked by Thunder Snow and Capezzano. The pinnacle of the event is the Dubai World Cup -- one of the highlights of the Flat racing calendar. The historic Epsom Derby is a sporting and cultural event on the UK social calendar with a prize pot for owners of about $1.9 million with the winner bagging just over $1M. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori (pictured) holds the record for most race wins (six), including dual triumphs on Enable. Thunder Snow (Saeed bin Suroor - Charlie Appleby) wins the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Right: Thunder Snow with his winner's blanket. Dubai World Cup 2019 Live, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Godolphin's Thunder Snow won in 2018 and 2019… Right: Shortly after the start with North America out front, Capezzano in the rail, and Thunder Snow in third on the outside. The race's prize fund is set to rise even further in 2020. The Meydan Racecourse has an impressive grandstand that stretches for almost a mile. Salem has done a tremendous job with him, the best of any trainer who has had him so far." Dubai World Cup 2019. The total prize money for the race was $12 million, with the winner receiving $7.2 million. ", Right: Thunder Snow heads out to the track. In pictures: Sharjah unveils $544m sustainable city, 5 things to know about the $23bn plan to transform Saudi capital Riyadh, Gallery: Top 10 most viewed pre-owned cars in the UAE, Gallery: Apple unveils games, video streaming, credit card and news services, Gallery: First glimpse of Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato renderings. TV Channel. Cheltenham is a shrine to jump racing against the idyllic backdrop of the Cotswold hills. He tried so hard. I wasn't sure if he had won, but we had the best jockey in the world on board and he knows him so well. Inaugurated in 1981, the Japan Cup is the country's richest horse race. Maybe in New York, in Saratoga with the final plan being the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Dubai has hosted the lucrative racing day every year since it was launched by ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1996. I think this is my 191st Group 1 winner but it ranks very highly, probably along with Dubai Millennium in 2000 when he won this race.". Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker. Boasting the world's first five-star trackside hotel, restaurants and a museum, Dubai's Meydan Racecourse is a first-class racing destination. UAE Derby results Winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor said, "He is a such a brave horse. On Saturday, a cool $35 million will be up for grabs across the six Group 1 and three Group 2 races, culminating in the showpiece Dubai World Cup -- a suitable finale for such a glamorous setting. Jockey Mickael Barzalona said, "We got pushed into the rail after 100m and we were in trouble after that.". It may have been overtaken as Australia's richest race but the Melbourne Cup remains a prestigious event. , North America was fastest out of the gates and took an early lead, with defending champion Thunder Snow breaking well from the second widest draw to move in behind the leader, alongside Capezzano, who was pulling hard on the inside. 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"Meydan," after all, is Arabic for "A place where people congregate.". Now considered Australia's richest race, The Everest is also the world's richest race over turf with the prize pot almost $10M. The 2019 Dubai World Cup was a horse race run at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on 30 March 2019. Winning connections claim a cool $2.2M. Home-grown talent has flourished at the event -- since 2018, every winning trainer and owner has come from Japan. The Kentucky Derby is an exhilarating mile-and-a-quarter dash on dirt, dubbed "the most exciting two minutes in sports." The newly created Saudi Cup in February 2020 will offer a purse of $20 million with a first prize of $10 million. We continue to coordinate and adhere to the guidelines from the UAE government. I spent ten minutes warming him up and I gave him a dig out. Dubai World Cup returns with record $35M purse. Capezzano was sent off as the 7-2 favorite off a 3 race win streak including the Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1), the main local prep for the World Cup. As well as eight races for thoroughbreds, the event also includes the Dubai Kahayla Classic which is dedicated to the local Purebred Arabian horses. ", Left: Second place finisher Gronkowski heads out to the track. Christophe Soumillon moved Thunder Snow out for room and rallied to collar Gronkowski at the 1/16 pole setting up a duel to the line through 9f in 1:52.03. The winner of the iconic race clinches $1.425 million. , A total of 13 horses were entered for the race, including Godolphin's defending champion Thunder Snow, who was bidding to become the first horse to win the race for a second time.