Dubai Racing Club Announces New Races For The 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival
Gulf Today|September 16, 2021
DUBAI: Under the directives of his highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Racing Club on Wednesday announced an enhanced racing calendar for the 2021-22 season, which will now include a four-race ‘Jumeirah Series’ on turf launched for the Classic generation, plus an exciting new race for Super Saturday.

The addition of new races increases the total prize money for the racing season to over $40 million.

Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmook, Chairman of Dubai Racing Club, said: “The introduction of new races within the framework of the Dubai World Cup Carnival is part of Sheikh Mohammed’s efforts to continually improve Dubai’s equestrian offering and also to support racing both within the UAE and overseas.”

The Dubai World Cup Carnival, which begins on Jan.13 at the Meydan racecourse, will have several new races for 2022.

The popular Super Saturday card, sponsored by Emirates Airline, scheduled for March 5 will welcome the addition of a new race in the form of the $300,000 ras Al Khor over 1,400 meters on turf.

Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmook, said: “1,400 meters or seven Furlongs is one of the most popular distances in thoroughbred racing, yet it has very few high valued feature events run over the trip. We believe the ras Al Khor will eventually become a global fixture that will be promoted to our Dubai World Cup meeting.

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