Overall 158 horses from 12 countries, will compete for the prestigious prizes on offer during the 7-meeting 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse.
Meydan racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba , Dubai
20 December 2020, 12:00 AM
31 December 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Racing Club has released the list of horses accepted for the 7-meeting 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which runs for six consecutive Thursdays (Jan 21 – Feb. 25) before culminating with Super Saturday (Mar. 6), the official dress rehearsal for the historic 25th running of the Dubai World Cup card (Mar. 27).
The list features 158 accepted horses, conditioned by a total of 63 trainers from 12 countries. In 2020, the DWCC saw horses from Great Britain, Ireland, Oman, Sweden, UAE, USA, South Africa, Bahrain, Denmark, Korea, Japan, Spain, France and Norway either win or finish placed.
Racing fans can look forward to strong international participation at this year’s extravaganza based on the horses that have been approved to run.
Among the host of international stars likely to travel to Dubai to compete are Group 1 winners led by the Roger Teal-trained Oxted, winner of the Darley July Cup Stakes (G1)and David O’Meara’s trainee Lord Glitters, who won the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Ascot winner in 2019 following his third place finished to Almond Eye in the Dubai Turf (G1) at Meydan,
Fawzi-Nass’s Simsir, the 2020 Bahrain International Trophy winner leads the list of returning DWCC stars, alongside Prince Of Arran (Placed thrice in the Melbourne Cup, 2018-19-20), 6th in Bahrain International Trophy), Certain Lad (G3 Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes winner, York, 2020, Doug Watson’s –Midnight Sands (2 wins in DWCC 2020, back under Watson’s tutelage after a stint in America), Suzanne Berneklint’s Plata O Plomo and Equilateral (Group 1 placed in King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot, 2020).
The Carnival will comprise a total of 42 Thoroughbred races and 3 Group Purebred Arabian affairs.
All races will be contested in line with the UAE Government regulations with hosts Dubai Racing Club following strict health and safety measures, including full sanitization, thermal screening of attendees and social distancing.