THE highly anticipated 2015 Dubai International Racing Carnival, a series of 11 high quality race meetings that annually attract the world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers to Meydan, commences on Thursday, 8 January.
The finale of the Carnival is the Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, and held on 28 March. This is the world’s richest race meeting and features nine high-class races highlighted by the US$10 million Dubai World Cup.
The Emirates Airline-sponsored Super Saturday on 7 March is held three weeks earlier and is a stand-out race meeting in its own right. It is traditionally regarded as the dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup.
Horses can often earn a coveted entry into a race on Dubai World Cup night after a good performance on Super Saturday. Its timing allows trainers to put the finishing touches to their equine stars before they take to racing’s biggest stage on Dubai World Cup day.
Since its inception the Dubai World Cup Carnival has served as a truly pioneering festival and has successfully attracted the brightest stars of the international racing scene including, South Africa, Great Britain, the United States of America, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Australia and Hong Kong to name a few.