The Dubai World Cup at the end of March, which coincides with the Dubai Shopping Festival. It is sponsored by Emirates Airlines and is worth US$ 6 Million, making it the richest horse race in the world, and it takes place at Meydan racecourse. The race is also run as the climax to the Dubai Racing Carnival which begins at the end of January.
Dubai World Cup betting has grown enormously over the last few years in the UK as both dedicated racing channels Racing UK and Attheraces cover the event live. Interestingly there are increasing numbers who bet online for this race, particularly from within Dubai due to the unavailability of track side Bookmakers.
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|1st||6. African Story||S De Sousa||S Bin Suroor||12/1|
|2nd||13. Mukhadram||P Hanagan||W Haggas||14/1|
|3rd||15. Cat O'Mountain||M Barzalona||C Appleby||25/1|
|4th||9. Side Glance||J P Spencer||A Balding||33/1|
|2001||Captain Steve||4||Bob Baffert|
|2002||Street Cry||4||Saeed bin Suroor|
|2003||Moon Ballad||4||Saeed bin Suroor|
|2004||Pleasantly Perfect||6||Richard Mandella|
|2005||Roses in May||5||Dale L.Romans|
|2006||Electrocutionist||5||Saeed bin Suroor|
|2009||Well Armed||6||Eoin G.Harty|
|2010||Gloria de Campeao||7||Pascal Bary|
|2011||Victoire Pisa||4||Katsuhiko Sumii|
|2012||Monterosso||5||Mahmood Al Zarooni|
|2013||Animal Kingdom||5||H Graham Motion|
|2014||African Story||7||Saeed Bin Suroor|
The next big betting horse racing event after the Dubai World Cup is the Aintree Grand National, the single biggest betting race in the UK and possibly the world. 40 runners will go to post in April and take on the frightening Aintree fences in a bid to win the first prize, which these days exceeds over a half million pounds.
The race was won in 2009 by 100/1 outsider Mon Mome who shocked the racing world by winning. His trainer, Venetia Williams is one of a very few number of ladies who have ridden in the race, but who became the second female trainer to saddle the winner.
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