2023 Dubai World Cup Night Tips, Odds and Predictions
The Dubai World Cup Carnival draws to a dramatic conclusion on Dubai World Cup Night. This meeting is one of the most lucrative in all of flat racing. Five Group One prizes will be handed out on Dubai World Cup night, along with over $30m in prize money.
2023 Dubai World Cup Meeting Schedule
There are eight excellent races on the Dubai World Cup Night betting card. The final Group One is also the feature race on the card, the Dubai World Cup.
|1||Godolphin Mile||Group 2|
|2||Dubai Gold Cup||Group 2|
|3||Al Quoz Sprint||Group 1|
|4||UAE Derby||Group 2|
|5||Golden Shaheen||Group 1|
|6||Dubai Turf||Group 1|
|7||Sheema Classic||Group 1|
|8||Dubai World Cup||Group 1|
2023 Dubai World Cup Night Tips
Considered as one of the best meetings in world thoroughbred racing, the Dubai World Cup meeting showcases some of the best horses around the world and given the stake money on offer, we're not surprised.
We'll have the full card covered on Dubai World Cup Night, plus a stand-alone preview of the Dubai World Cup. All tips can be found on this page.
Dubai World Cup Night Lead-Up Races
Horses who impress in important lead-up races like the Meydan Sprint often run in the Al Quoz Sprint, while Group Twos like the Dubawi Stakes and the Nad Al Sheba serve as key trials for the Golden Shaheen.
The Jebel Hatta is the most important trial for the Dubai Turf, while the Dubai City Of Gold Stakes often provides runners with an important stepping stone towards the Sheema Classic.
The Dubai World Cup is such a global event, there are no set lead-up races. There are, however, some races which should be focused on by bettors.
Due to the success of the American runners, races such as the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes should be considered as good form guides.
The Travers Stakes is another key form guide for the Dubai World Cup and these races have produced the likes of Arrogate and California Chrome in recent history.
For the local runners, the Al Maktoum Challenge has produced winners in the past. It's a great lead-up because it's run over the same distance and it will be worth following the results out of all three rounds this year.
Prince Bishop won Round 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge in 2014 before winning the Dubai World Cup a year later. Electrocutionist also had success in the Challenge before winning in 2006.
Dubai World Cup Night History
The biggest event in UAE racing is the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Starting in January, Meydan racecourse hosts a strong card every Friday afternoon, featuring key trials races for major Group One races that will take place later in the Carnival.
On the first weekend in March, Meydan stages their popular Super Saturday meeting. This meeting is the prelude to Dubai World Cup Night and several Group One races will take place, including R3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge and the Lucrative Jebel Hatta.
The Dubai World Cup Carnival culminates with Dubai World Cup Night, which takes place on the final Saturday in March. From 1996 through to 2009, the event was held at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, until it was moved to Meydan in 2010.
This meeting is the highlight of the entire year for racing fans in the UAE and around the world. Five fantastic Group One prizes will be up from grabs on Dubai World Cup Night, including the Al Quoz Sprint, the Golden Shaheen, the Dubai Turf and the Sheema Classic.
The Dubai World Cup Night card ends with the Dubai World Cup, one of the most lucrative races in all of flat racing. Many of flat racings greatest names have won this lucrative race, including Cigar, Curlin, California Chrome and two-time winner, Thunder Snow.