Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dubai World Cup

The Dubai Racing Club has revealed the final fields for the seven races at the US$21.25million Dubai World Cup meeting, the world's richest raceday, which could see horses representing trainers from as many as 16 countries. click here for the final fields.

60,000 revelers will attend the 13th Dubai World Cup this weekend. Executives and bankers will splurge on $700 bottles of Cristal in the Bubble Lounge champagne bar as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, puts up $21 million in prize money, a record for any race event.

While the Dubai race event is the richest, the Kentucky Derby in the U.S. draws more spectators. It attracted 157,000 people last year, its third-largest crowd.
Away from the horses, the 2008 World Cup Burjuman Style Stakes gives women the chance to flaunt their style in four competitions with a total purse value of $20,000. The winning dress gets $7,000 and the best hat wins $4,000.

The races begin later in the day and will be held at the Nad Al Sheeba Golf and Racing Club

for a background of the races click, and for all the latest action visit

the races start today!!!

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