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Dubai World Cup: Prize money, how to get a ticket, after-parties at Meydan Racecourse – Khaleej Times

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 | Rajab 25, 1443
Published: Mon 21 Feb 2022, 11:53 PM
Last updated: Thu 24 Feb 2022, 1:08 AM
If Australia’s Melbourne Cup ‘stops the nation’, the Dubai World Cup captivates a global audience.
Every last Saturday in March, the world’s sporting attention turns to Dubai, where the iconic Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup.
The 26th edition of the Dubai World Cup will take place on Saturday, March 26, and it is set to be another incredible event with total prize money over $30.5 (Dh112.03) million, a $5 (Dh18.37) million increase from last year’s event.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 running of the iconic race on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
Prize money progression
1996 – 1988: $4,000,000 (Dh14,692,400)
1999: $5 (18.37) million
2000-2019: $6 (Dh22.04) million
2019-2022: $12 (44.080) million
Speed record:
2:01.61 (synthetic) – African Story (2014) since the race has been at Meydan Racecourse
2:01.38 (dirt) – Thunder Snow (2018) since Meydan was converted from synthetic to dirt
1:59.50 – Dubai Millennium (2000) at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
Most wins by a horse:
2 – Thunder Snow (2018, 2019)
Most wins by an owner:
9 – Godolphin Racing (2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021)
Most wins by a jockey:
4 – Jerry Bailey (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002)
Most wins by a trainer:
9 – Saeed bin Suroor (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
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