With the Dubai world Cup 2018 action fast approaching at the end of March, we wait for this super exciting event on the edge of our seats.
Although there are smaller horse races and events on the go constantly, the Dubai World Cup is the second richest horse race on the international calendar – so it is a thrilling race to watch and place bets on.
Here we look at a bit of the history and the favourites for this years Dubai World cup, so add this event to your calendars, place your bets and keep yourself busy until the end of the month. If you need some similar thrills, why not try a few online bingo sites for some light entertainment while you pass the time.
The Dubai World Cup History
The Dubai World Cup is a thoroughbred race held annually since its inception in 1996 at the Meydan Racecourse, Dubai. This event was created by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, an international leader in thoroughbred breeding and horse racing.
This racing event offers a total of nine races, 8 thoroughbred races and one purebred Arabian racing event. The event is always held on the last Saturday of March, and has had a purse of $10 million since 2010, and had only recently been surpassed in the size of its purse in 2017 by the Pegasus World Cup. (Will the Dubai World Cup let this stand – we will see).
The Dubai World Cup is a Group 1 flat race, with a distance of 2,000 metres, held on a dirt track with Northern Hemisphere thoroughbred 4 year olds and up, and Southern Hemisphere thoroughbred three year olds and up.
The winner of the first event in 1996 was the thoroughbred horse Cigar, a US hall of fame horse and the 2017 winner was US born horse Arrogate, ridden by jockey Mike E Smith.
Horses topping the Odds for the Dubai World Cup
Here are the horses to watch and bet on for this years Dubai World Cup, so make sure you take note and get your betting in on time:
Trainer – Bob baffert
Owners – Gary & Mary West
This horse is going to make a huge impact this year, West Coast has been dominating division in 2017 and was only outdone by the Horse of the Year 2017, Gun Runner.
Trainer – Bob Baffert
Owners – Speedway Stable LLC
Collected has been on top form in the last year, winning eight of his eleven lifetime starts in total, and the majority of his starts being in stakes company.
Trainer – Chad C brown
Owners – Five Racing Thoroughbreds
Good Magic has been tipped already as one of 2018 top horses to win the triple crown, Good Magic is set to perform very well this year.
Trainer – Mick Ruis
Owners – Ruis Racing LLC
Bolt d’Oro is also on track to win big in 2018, with him considered a huge favourite for the 2018 Kentucky Derby.