Dubai World Cup 2022 live: excitement builds for 26th race meeting

The UAE’s most famous race returns to full capacity at Meydan on Saturday, March 26


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The Meydan Racecourse is expected to be packed to its capacity of 80,000 on Saturday as the Dubai World Cup returns to normal service this year after the 2020 race meeting was cancelled and the 2021 event was staged behind closed doors due to the pandemic.

For the 26th race meeting, the showpiece event’s total purse has been raised to more than $30.5 million – up from $26.5m – while for the first time, all races will offer at least $1m in prize money.

The highlight of the nine-race card will be the $12 million Group 1 Dubai World Cup, a 2,000-metre contest run on the dirt surface.

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Updated: March 26, 2022, 6:47 AM