UAE 2020-2021 racing season set to start on November 5 with health protocol in place. Dubai World Cup horse racing will be held on March 27 next year.
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The Dubai Racing Club (DRC) has made every effort to ensure the return of racing in safe and secure conditions for the 2020-2021 season which commences on November 5.
The Dubai Racing Club has also announced the programme for the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival which will feature international horses who will vie for prize purse to be paid out in dollars.
The Dubai World Cup Carnival programme will culminate on March 6 with the Super Saturday race meeting and the races will run over six consecutive Thursdays from January 21 to February 25, 2021,
Racing on Super Saturday carries a total purse worth $1.7 million. They are known as a dress rehearsal for the prestigious Dubai World Cup meeting, which will be held on March 27, 2021.
Total purse may have been reduced from the previous year due to the pandemic but racing of the highest quality is guaranteed.
The opening night of the Carnival on January 21 promises to be an action-packed evening with six out of seven races falling in the Group and Listed categories. Topping the race card on the night is the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (G2), run over a mile, which serves as a prep, for both the Godolphin Mile (G2) and Dubai World Cup (G1).