2019 Dubai World Cup
|Dubai World Cup|
|Location||Meydan Racecourse Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Winning horse||Thunder Snow|
Who won the Dubai World Cup 2018?
- Thunder Snow, ridden by C Soumillon, trained by S Bin Surour and owned by Godolphin wins $12m Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates, in a thrilling finish. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
Who won the Dubai Cup 2021?
The Dubai World Cup is one of the most prestigious and celebrated horse racing events in the world and a key highlight on the UAE sports calendar. This year will be the 25th edition after last year’s event was cancelled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Who won the Dubai?
It was a complete sweep for the No. 2 golfer in the world, Collin Morikawa, on Sunday in Dubai. Morikawa took the DP World Tour Championship by firing a 6-under 66 in the final round, and in doing so became the first American to win the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai.
Who won the Dubai Cup horse race today?
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, creator of the Dubai World Cup and ruler of Dubai, won the race for a record ninth time March 27 at Meydan when Mystic Guide powered to a 3 3/4-length victory.
How much is the Dubai World Cup worth?
The domestic racing season offers over US$2.3 million while the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) is now valued at more than US$7.5 million. The 26th Dubai World Cup (DWC) meeting on 26 March 2022 now has a total purse of $30.5 million with all races securing at least $1 million in prize money.
Who won the 2021 Dubai race?
In the spring of 2021 he was campaigned internationally and won the second running of the Saudi Cup on dirt and the Dubai Sheema Classic on turf.
What is the main religion in Dubai?
The constitution designates Islam as the official religion. It guarantees freedom of worship as long as it does not conflict with public policy or morals.
What ethnicity is Dubai?
Ethnic breakdown Approximately 85% of the expatriate population (and 71% of the emirate’s total population) was Asian (chiefly Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan). About 25% of the population have Iranian origin. About 3% of the total population of Dubai was categorized as “Western”.
Thunder Snow wins the twenty fourth running of the Dubai World Cup in 2019
In celebration of its historic 25th anniversary on March 27, the Dubai World Cup meeting will include six Group 1 races and three Group 2 races, including one of the world’s most prestigious events, the $12 million Dubai World Cup, which is sponsored by Emirates Airline. We’ve been paying homage to past Dubai World Cup champions this week. On this day in 2019, Thunder Snow won the Dubai World Cup for the second time in a row, setting a new record. During the 2019 Dubai World Cup, Thunder Snowbee became the first horse in history to win back-to-back editions of the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), as well as the third horse in history to win on Dubai World Cup night for the third consecutive year, having previously won the 2017 UAE Derby.
A remarkable ninth Dubai World Cup trophy was added to trainer Saeed bin Suroor’s collection as he led the Godolphin squad of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to another another victory in the event.
The victory was his fifth in the UAE out of eight attempts in the country, solidifying his position as one of the most popular horses to ever compete in Dubai.
Bin Suroor paid respect to the winning team’s dynamic combo, saying, “He is really a courageous horse.” I wasn’t sure whether he’d won, but we had the finest rider in the world on board, and he was familiar with him from his previous races.
It is extremely likely that this victory sits with his victory in the Dubai Millennium in 2000, when he won this event.” With tremendous joy, jockey Christophe Soumillon reminisced on the historic victory: “Last year, I won by five, six, or even more lengths; today, Thunder had to work hard to get the victory.” I’d want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Saeed bin Suroor, as well as to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.
They remarked to me in the paddock just before the race, ‘you should have so much confidence,’ and I agreed.
I would not be able to perform such things if it were not for him.” Thunder Snow resigned from racing at the conclusion of 2019, having amassed a gigantic career earnings of more than $16 million by that point.
He also finished third in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and 2019 Metropolitan Mile Handicap (G1) (G1).
ASSIST IN THUNDER SNOW’S SUCCESS AT THE 2019 DUBAI WORLD CUP Press Release from the Dubai Racing Club Thunder Snow is seen in this photograph (Dubai Racing Club)
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2019 Dubai World Cup Results
Date:03/30/2019 Taking place on Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, the $12 million Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (G1), which is celebrating its 24th renewal, is the centerpiece of the world’s wealthiest day of racing, with a total of $35 million in prize money distributed across nine races. Raceday temperatures in the mid-80s and an overcast sky were normal for late March in the Emirates, with the main track classified as “fast” and the grass rated as “excellent” for the event. The competition was reduced to 12 older horses when K T Brave was forced to withdraw due to colic.
Capezzano was went out as the 7-2 favorite, riding a three-race winning streak that included the Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1), which served as the primary local preparation for the World Cup in Qatar.
Thunder Snow has been winless since winning the Woodward (G1) and finishing fourth in theBreeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and sixth in thePegasus World Cup Turf (G1), and 4-1 third choice and defending champion Yoshida has been winless since winning the Woodward (G1) and finishing second in the Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1) (G1).
- With sectors of 26.22 seconds, 50.72 seconds, and 1:14.21 seconds, jockey Richard Mullen propelled 9-2 fourth choice North America to the lead for the first time, while being pressured by 40-1 Gronkowski and chased by Thunder Snow and Capezzano.
- Having nudged Thunder Snow to make way, Christophe Soumillon rallied to collar Gronkowski at the 1/16 pole, setting up a battle to the finish line through 9f in 1:52.03.
- Another 2 3/4 lengths separated Gunnevera in third and Capezzano in fourth, with the latter having weakened at the 3/8 pole and finishing last, beaten 32 1/2 lengths.
- Thunder Snow, the only repeat winner of the Dubai World Cup, is seen in the winner’s enclosure with his trophy.
- I wasn’t sure whether he’d won, but we had the finest rider in the world on board, and he was familiar with him from his previous races.
- In my opinion, this is my 191st Group 1 victory, but it ranks extremely high with the Dubai Millennium victory in 2000, which was also my 191st Group 1 victory.” Thunder Snow with his winner’s blanket, seen on the right.
- Christophe Soumillon, the winning jockey, stated, “Last year, I won by five, six, or even more lengths, and Thunder had to work hard today to stay in the race.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Thunder Snow, since I would not have been able to accomplish such feats without him.” Horse Christophe Soumillon (right) and trainer Saeed bin Suroor (left) pose for a photograph with the trophy and golden whip.
Soumillon went on to say, “At times it was difficult, and I ended up looking more like a Cheltenham jump jockey than an American type jockey, but you have to get him moving, and sometimes you have to do something new.
The problem is that I told Saeed that I would just keep the trophy and he would keep the money, so I’ll have to come back the following year!” Thunder Snow is about to head out to the track on the right.
Perhaps in New York, perhaps in Saratoga, with the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita as the eventual destination.” Left: Gronkowski, who finished in second place, prepares to go to the track.
The eventual result was that we were beaten by a superior horse, but our horse is a fantastic horse.
Salem has done an outstanding job with him, greatly beyond the efforts of any other trainer who has worked with him thus far.” Oisin Murphy, a jockey, remarked, “I felt it was a very gutsy attempt on their part.
I warmed him up for fifteen minutes before giving him a shovelful of dirt.
Emisael Jaramillo, a jockey, stated, “My horse had a fantastic performance in the race.
It was a really successful conclusion.
He lavished me with gifts.
He has a tremendous amount of compassion.
He did a fantastic job.” Caption: Capezzano, the last-place finisher and the defeated favorite, in the paddock prior to the race.
“We were driven towards the fence after 100 meters, and we were in serious difficulty after that,” said jockey Mickael Barzalona. Just after the start, North America leads the way, Capezzano follows close after, and Thunder Snow finishes third on the outside. Links to the World Cup in Dubai:
- The champion of the 2019 Dubai World Cup, Thunder Snow, was announced and photographed. The winner of the 2019 Dubai Turf was Almond Eye, as shown in the photographs below. The Sheema Classic will take place in 2019. Results and images from the Dubai Gold Cup, in which Old Persian and Cross Counter were victorious
- The winner of the 2019 UAE Derby was Plus Que Parfait, as shown in the photographs below. Results and photographs from the 2019 Golden ShaheenAl Quoz Sprint, in which X Y Jet and Blue Point were victorious
- The champions of the 2019 Godolphin MileKahayla Classic, Coal Front and AF Maher, were announced and photographed. Wednesday Dubai World Cup sessions will consist of 12 horses from Friday morning
- Thursday Dubai World Cup workouts will consist of 16 horses from Thursday morning
- Wednesday Dubai World Cup workouts will consist of 15 horses from Wednesday morning. Working horses on Monday and Tuesday include 33 horses from Monday and Tuesday morning
- Working horses on Sunday include 35 horses from Sunday morning. Website of the organization
- With a form guide, you may enter information and publish positions for the entire card. Dubai’s weather conditions
- The victor of the 2018 Dubai World Cup, Thunder Snow, was announced and photographed. The winner of the 2017 Dubai World Cup was Arrogate, as seen in the results and images. The victor of the 2016 Dubai World Cup was California Chrome, as shown in the photographs below. Results and photographs from the 2015 Dubai World Cup
- Results and images from the 2014 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2013 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2012 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2011 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2010 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2009 Dubai World Cup
- Results and images from the 2007 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2006 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2005 Dubai World Cup
- Results and images from the 2004 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2003 Dubai World Cup
- Results and photos from the 2002 Dubai World Cup
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Thunder Snow Completes Historic Dubai World Cup Double
After cruising to a front-end win in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline last season, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow had a number of challenges ahead of the $12 million renewal of the event at Meydan this year. None of these roadblocks would prevent him from meeting with history. Racing outside a determinedGronkowski down the stretch on March 30, Helmet, a 5-year-old son of Helmet, produced just enough to win a dramatic edition of the Dubai World Cup, becoming only the second horse in its 24-year history to do it on two occasions.
- “I believe this makes 191 Group 1 victories for me all around the world,” bin Suroor remarked.
- This, however, is the horse.
- At Meydan’s Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline on March 9, he made his season debut, finishing second to runaway winner Capezzano, who had also competed in the World Cup.
- Another challenge was presented during the draw, and Thunder Snow was assigned to post number 12.
- In the previous three years, “he’s always got the worst draw,” Soumillon said.
- Better yet, if you can get it to the turn in second or third place rather than four or five deep, or even six deep, that is much better.” Soumillon also mentioned that the outside post reduces the amount of time spent in the gate, which he believes is a bonus.
- Soumillon and Thunder Snow were able to contact North America, who, unlike last year, broke well into the first turn, in a ride that bin Suroor commended after the race.
Despite racing three wide under Olsin Murphy, Phoenix Thoroughbreds’Gronkowski was able to go past Soumillon and Thunder Snow as they came out of the turn, allowing them to attack North America down the backstretch.
North America began to fade, and Gronkowski seized the lead in the last stretch, but Thunder Snow moved rapidly into position for his final sprint.
Soumillon explained that the far-turn position allowed his horse to get a strong blow, and that when he saw North America come off the bridle, he knew the field had been reduced to two horses, and that he had a feeling that no one was approaching from behind on this particular day.
“I was certain that I would be able to catch him, but I didn’t want to take the lead too fast.
When I finally got to him, I let him know he needed to go a little further.
In the previous year’s Belmont Stakes, Gronkowski was most remembered for fighting Justify and finishing second to the 13th Triple Crown victor.
“He’s done a fantastic job in the race.
“Amer Abdulaziz, owner of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, shared his thoughts.
The ultimate result was that we were beaten by a superior horse, but our horse is a fantastic horse.” We were aware that he was doing well, and we attempted to keep it a secret, but he has been doing really well at home.
His problems began when he arrived, and we had to start from the ground up in order to help him.
I can assure you that this horse will be back here next year, and perhaps he will do even better than he did this year.” Behind the top two, American-based horses finished third and fourth, with Gunnevera, who has now finished third or fourth in three races with purses of $6 million or more, edging off Grade 1 winnerPavel for third.
- “I didn’t do well in the first round of the playoffs, but my horse is a very gorgeous animal.
- Even though he was in a bad position, he performed admirably.
- He put in tremendous effort.
- He gave everything to me.
- North America finished seventh, and Seeking the Soul, located in the United States, finished eighth in the field of 12.
- Coal Front surged well in the final stretch to capture the reigning champion who was in the lead.
- Godolphin Mile is a race that takes place on the Godolphin Racecourse in Newmarket, England.
To avoid being caught up in the early duel between Heavy Metal and the international favorite, Muntzah, Coal Front, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Jose Ortiz -in his maiden Dubai World Cup card race — was positioned way back in the field.
Ortiz, on the other hand, had maintained Coal Front free of the leaders and in the clear, and he was in full flight 200 meters from home, narrowing the distance between him and the fatigued, 9-year-old leader.
“He’s the frontrunner,” Ortiz said of the candidate.
I was content with my current situation.
However, we had it.
Godolphin’s first Gold Cup victory came on March 30 in the Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (G2), marking the trainer’s first Gold Cup triumph and the first victory of the day for the stable at Meydan.
Call The prevailing wind For French trainer Freddy Head, he finished third, a few lengths behind Cross Counter and Ispolini in the final standings.
Stablemates that were taught by Peter Miller Belvoir Bay and surrounding areas Stormy Liberal put in several excellent runs to gain some placings, but the top-rated turf sprinter was not one of them.
Godolphin’s Blue Point, confidently ridden by William Buick in midpack early in the well-bunched race, began a move towards midstretch as horses opened up to offer a lane for the horse in front.
“The horse exudes such confidence,” Buick told members of the media at the Dubai Racing Club.
For X Y Jet in Golden Shaheen, it’s the third time the charm.
Racing inside in the 1,200-meter (approximately six-furlong) dirt test on March 30 at Meydan, X Y Jet jumped out to an early lead under Emisael Jaramillo and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the race.
Coming out of the turn, the Kentucky-bred grade 3 champion, who is based in Japan, Matera Sky took X Y Jet through his paces, but the brave gray or roan 7-year-old son ofKantharos dug in and put aside the threat, then held on for the win by 1 1/2 lengths in the stretch.
Trainer Jorge Navarro, who has nursed Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet back to health after three surgeries, was overcome with emotion after Saturday’s victory, which marked the 13th time a horse based in the United States had won the Golden Shaheen.
Wow, what a difference a year makes “Navarro shared his thoughts.
He’s turned up three times thus far.” – BloodHorse Personnel Almond Eye is a standout performer on Dubai Turf.
After making her season debut for Silk Racing and trainer Sakae Kunieda on the world’s biggest stage and dispatching her rivals with cool brilliance in her first start outside of her native Japan, the 4-year-old daughter ofLord Kanalois on track to meet Enable in an autumn showdown in France this fall.
25 with a world-record performance, Almond Eye was unable to maintain her position in the early stages of the 1,800-meter race (approximately one and eight miles).
Almond Eye was in front and cruising with 200 meters to go, en route to a 1 1/4-length triumph against fellow Japanese runner Vivlos, who finished second.
Almond Eye completed the course in 1:46.78 on excellent grass.
In her home country, she gained cult status by sweeping the three races of the Japanese Filly Triple Crown, which were all Grade 1 events. She was also a big favorite when she won the Japan Cup against older men, including the previous year’s victor. – BloodHorse Personnel
2019 Dubai World Cup by the Numbers
Despite the fact that the desert may appear to be an unusual location for top-tier Thoroughbred racing, the Dubai World Cup, which takes place each spring and features millions of dollars in purse money, attracts the world’s finest Thoroughbred racing stars. The Dubai World Cup day festivities take place at Meydan Racecourse and are highlighted by the Dubai World Cup race itself, which attracts some of the top horses from America and other parts of the world each year. The figures below will provide you with an overview of this year’s event.
- Gambling is not permitted in Dubai.
- 2:01.38 – This is the fastest time the race has ever been finished on the dirt at Meydan.
- -The number of Kentucky Derby winners who went on to win the Dubai World Cup: Silver Charm, Animal Kingdom, and California Chrome are the three horses that have done so.
- Frankie Dettori puts him on the back foot with three.
- A total of six Dubai World Cup winners have raced at Gulfstream Park in their prior race, including four Donn Handicap runners, one Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap runner, and one Pegasus World Cup winner, among others.
- Saeed bin Suroor, who is located in the United Arab Emirates, has trained eight Dubai World Cup champions, the most of any trainer in the world.
- It is the eleventh time that an American-trained horse has taken home the Dubai World Cup, the most recent of which being Arrogate in 2018.
- A total of 13 players are slated to compete at the Dubai World Cup this year, including the American contingent of Audible, Gunnevera, Pavel, Seeking the Soul, Yoshida, and other teams.
- -The amount of Group 1 victories achieved by Thoroughbreds trained in the United States on Dubai World Cup day, which was higher than any other country.
- 24-The Dubai World Cup, which first took place in 1996, is in its 24th year of existence this year.
- That year, his legendaryCigar was victorious in the maiden edition of the race.
The grandstand at Meydan Racecourse has a seating capacity of 80,000 people. $4,000,000 – The purse for the inaugural Dubai World Cup, which was won by Cigar, as previously stated. The payout for this year’s Dubai World Cup is $12,000,000, with $7.2 million of it going to the overall champion.
Dubai World Cup Winners – Payouts for Win, Place, Show, & Trifecta
Winners of the World Cup, as well as results and prizes for first, second, and third place While the Middle East may not have been recognized for its horse racing prowess in the past, that is no longer the case today. Even though residents of the United Arab Emirates are unable to gamble on horse racing events, there is more money than ever to be found on the country’s horse racing scene. The Dubai World Cup horse race, which takes place every year in Dubai, is perhaps the most important of the city’s iconic horse races, with prize money totaling a whopping $12 million.
Speaking about champions, the Dubai World Cup does not have the same lengthy and illustrious history as the Kentucky Derby or the Royal Ascot in England, to name a few of examples.
This indicates that there will be less than 25 victors during the length of the competition.
As a result, he is regarded as the mythical horse who established the precedent for what was to come.
2020 Dubai World Cup
The 2020 Dubai World Cup is expected to be a scorcher, both on and off the track, and it will be no exception. For those who plan on attending the race or just putting a horse racing wager online, it’s important to be familiar with the runners and riders as well as previous outcomes. Fortunately, you’ve arrived to the correct location, since we have all of the information you want. Hold on to your hats, because we’re about to have you recognizing your Animal Kingdom(2013 winner) from your African Story(2014 winner) in no time.
Dubai World Cup 2019 results
The 2020 Dubai World Cup is expected to be a scorcher, both on and off the track, with temperatures reaching highs of 40 degrees. The runners, riders, and previous results must all be known whether you plan on attending the race or putting a horse racing wager online. Fortunately, you’ve arrived to the correct location, as we’ve compiled all of the necessary information. Hold on to your hats, because we’re about to have you knowing your Animal Kingdom(2013 winner) from your African Story(2014 winner) in no time.
|Finish Position||Horse||Jockey||Morning Line Odds||Winnings|
|1||Thunder Snow||Christophe Soumillon||6-1||$7,200,000|
|7||North America||Richard Mullen||5-2|
|8||Seeking The Soul||Mike E. Smith||7-1|
|10||New Trails||Connor Beasley||30-1|
Dubai World Cup payouts
There isn’t a single race on the face of the planet that is more heavily laden with cash than the World Cup in Dubai. In reality, the winner receives more than $7 million in prize money every year, with the money flowing as freely as the dunes around the area. There might be some significant monetary prizes up for grabs for those who participate in the race, but those who wager on it could also walk away with a portion of the prize money. It is expected that the betting on the Dubai World Cup will be intense and hefty, therefore understanding the payouts is essential.
The table below outlines all of the payoff potential based on the sort of wager you place, with the race from last year as an example. Make a mental note of this, and you’ll be able to predict exactly how much money you’ll get for each wager you put on race day.
Payouts for Win, Place and Show
|March 31st Race|
Payouts for Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta
|World Cup Turf|
|Filly and Mare Turf|
Dubai World Cup winners
Considering that the Dubai World Cup first appeared on the racing scene in 1996, it is still a relatively new event in the great scheme of things. Every year’s Dubai World Cup is marked by the presence of an American flavor, which is unsurprising given the fact that the first horse to win the race was trained in the United States. Even though it was a short trip to the United Arab Emirates, it was renowned horse Cigar who would take home the prize money, catapulting the race and theNad Al Sheba Racecourse into the limelight as a result.
- As a result, it’s only fair that another American horse takes the lead and wins the Dubai World Cup, bringing that particular chapter in the race’s history to an end.
- Following the conclusion of this race, the Dubai World Cup and all of its splendor were relocated to a new location.
- After an exciting three-horse finish, Gloria de Campeo emerged victorious in what was one of the most spectacular finishes in not just Dubai World Cup history but horse racing history as well, claiming the $1 million first prize.
- As you’ll see in the next section, the Dubai World Cup’s winners list has a somewhat international flavor to it:
|2019||Thunder Snow||Christophe Soumillon||2:03.58|
|2018||Thunder Snow||Christophe Soumillon||2:01.38|
|2017||Arrogate||Mike E. Smith||2:02.53|
|2016||California Chrome||Victor Espinoza||2:01.83|
|2015||Prince Bishop||William Buick||2:03.24|
|2014||African Story||Silvestre de Sousa||2:01.61|
|2013||Animal Kingdom||Joel Rosario||2:03.21|
|2011||Victoire Pisa||Mirco Demuro||2:05.94|
|2010||Glória de Campeão||T. J. Pereira||2:03.83|
|2009||Well Armed||Aaron Gryder||2:01.01|
|2005||Roses in May||John Velazquez||2:02.17|
|2004||Pleasantly Perfect||Alex Solis||2:00.24|
|2003||Moon Ballad||Frankie Dettori||2:00.48|
|2002||Street Cry||Jerry Bailey||2:01.18|
|2001||Captain Steve||Jerry Bailey||2:00.47|
|2000||Dubai Millennium||Frankie Dettori||1:59.50|
|1998||Silver Charm||Gary Stevens||2:04.29|
Don’t miss the Dubai World Cup!
Nobody can afford to overlook the Dubai World Cup in 2020, especially given the vast sums of money involved, the scorching heat, and more than a touch of luxury. While it may lack the historical significance of other major races, it cannot be criticized for its level of spectacle, and that, in our opinion, is what makes a horse race worth watching in the first place. In 2020, expect the field to be jam-packed with talent from start to finish. To be safe, wait until you’ve viewed our unique preview of the 2019 Dubai World Cup before making any decisions in the betting market.
Thunder Snow makes Dubai World Cup history
(CNN) According to Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai World Cup is “where the world’s greatest gather, from far and near.” He wrote a 24-line poem in celebration of the famous event before of the tournament’s start. In the Dubai World Cup on Saturday, it was one of Sheikh Mohammed’s horses, Thunder Snow, who proved to be the best, as the five-year-old made history by becoming the first horse in history to win the race twice. Thunder Snow defeated Gronkowski in a barnstorming triumph at Meydan.
Thunder Snow’s triumph represented Saeed bin Suroor’s sixth victory in the headline event of the world’s wealthiest racing day, which took place on Saturday in Dubai. The famous meeting, which concludes the racing season in the United Arab Emirates – Sheikh Mohammed is also the country’s Prime Minister – brings together the world’s best riders, trainers, and thoroughbreds, as well as the country’s senior officials. On Saturday, a total of $35 million was up for grabs throughout the six Group 1 and three Group 2 races, with the highlight being the $12 million Dubai World Cup, which took place at the end of the day.
Thunder Snow was the defending champion.
Despite the fact that we had the finest jockey in the world on board and he was familiar with him, I wasn’t confident that he had won.
“Regarding Thunder Snow, I will have to consult with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, but I would like it if he could run for President of the United States of America once more.
Soumillon stated that Saturday’s victory had proven to be a more difficult race than Thunder Snow’s success in 2018. This year, Thunder had to battle hard to stay in the race after winning it last year by five, six, or even more lengths. “Last year, I won by five, six, even more lengths,” the 37-year-old Belgian jockey said on the Dubai Racing Club website. “I really want to express my gratitude to Saeed bin Suroor, as well as to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, who told me in the paddock immediately before the race that I should have a lot of confidence and execute everything correctly.” At times it was difficult, and I ended up looking more like a Cheltenham jump jockey than an American type jockey, but you have to get him going, and sometimes you have to do something different.
Eventually, it worked.” The problem is that I told Saeed that I would just keep the trophy and he would keep the money, so I’ll have to come back the following year!” Gronkowski, named after the NFL great who announced his retirement earlier this week, had led for the majority of the race, and owner Amer Abdulaziz confessed it was disappointing to come in second.
The ultimate result was that we were beaten by a superior horse, but our horse is a fantastic horse.” Sheikh Mohammed adds in the last lyric of his racing ode that the Dubai World Cup would be held there “brings me delight that lasts for a long time, the greatest pleasure.
A level of contentment that no one else can match.” Given the fact that his Godolphin squad won four of the eight thoroughbred races on Saturday, the racing aficionado had an especially happy day.
Thunder Snow wins 2019 Dubai World Cup in thrilling photo finish
Thunder Snow, owned by Godolphin, made history on Saturday night when he became the first horse in history to win the Dubai World Cup twice. The five-year-old, who took first place in the 2018 competition, emerged victorious in a dramatic final-round clash with Gronkowski to cement his place in history. It was the culmination of a fantastic night for the racing organization, which is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, when they claimed four victories from the nine races staged at Meydan Racecourse on Friday.
- Thunder Snow’s late surge, on the other hand, was the highlight of the game.
- North America jumped off to an early lead, followed by Gronkowski in second and Thunder Snow in third.
- Thunder Snow, on the other hand, hung on to take the victory, earning trainer Saeed bin Suroor a record-extending ninth victory of the season.
- “I’ve always dreamed of him winning one World Cup, but to become the first horse to win two World Cups is something I find difficult to believe.” He is a beautiful horse, and he approaches everything he does with such a professional attitude.
- Thank you to everyone who supported Godolphin’s Thunder Snow in his victory in the Dubai World Cup.
- pic.twitter.com/2HNSMyKGlr — Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) on Twitter 30th of March, 2019 Bin Suroor expressed his appreciation for the significance of Soumillon’s contribution.
“ The fact that Christophe has developed such a beautiful relationship with him deserves much of the credit.” Because they got along so well, Christophe realized that the only way he could win this race was to get into the race right away from his stall on the outside.” Soumillon acknowledged that they had been pushed to their limits by Gronkowski and that it had been a difficult task to come out on top in the end.
“It was quite difficult,” the Frenchman said.
Despite losing out on a victory in the world’s richest race, Amer Abdulaziz, the owner of Pheonix Thoroughbreds, was full of praise for Gronkowski’s efforts despite the disappointment of not winning.
He was so near to me, I couldn’t believe it.
During the trophy presentation ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, was joined by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry of the UAE, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, Crown Prince of Dubai.
“At the end of the day, we were beaten by a superior horse, but our horse is a fantastic horse.” Gunnevera finished a surprising third place because to a late surge, and jockey Emisael Jaramillo stated, “He finished so well even though the position was not excellent.” He lavished me with gifts.
He put in tremendous effort. He has a tremendous amount of compassion. He gave everything to me. “He did a fantastic job.”
Dubai World Cup 2019: In A Thrilling Bid, Thunder Snow Beats Gronkowski By A Nose, Gunnevera Shows
After becoming the first horse in history to win the Dubai World Cup twice on Saturday night, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow created history once more. After a tense final-stage clash with Gronkowski, the five-year-old emerged victorious to cement his place in the record books. He had already won the event in 2018. There were nine races at Meydan Racecourse, and the racing business, which is controlled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, won four of them, capping off a fantastic night for the company.
- Among the winners were Old Persian, who took home the Dubai Sheema Classic, Blue Point, who won the Al Quoz Sprint, and Cross Counter, who took home the UAE Gold Cup.
- Thunder Snow was drawn in the second widest position of the 12 horses, and jockey Christophe Soumillon, who had rode him to victory in 2018, got him out of the gate promptly and in front of the pace.
- While Thunder Snow was battling Gronkowski on the final run to the finish line, it became into a private combat between them.
- For Bin Suroor, “the Dubai World Cup has been extraordinarily nice to me, and to have had the pleasure of training a horse as talented as Thunder Snow is something that is difficult to convey.” To become the first horse to win two World Cups is something I find difficult to believe.
- A fantastic result for the entire Godolphin squad,” said the jockey.
- ” Thunder Snow, owned by Godolphin, was the winner of the Dubai World Cup on Saturday night.
- pic.twitter.com/2HNSMyKGlr – Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) on Twitter.
As a result of Soumillon’s significant contribution, Bin Suroor expressed his gratitude to him.
” “ The fact that Christophe has developed such a beautiful relationship with him should be given much of the credit.
Soumillon acknowledged that Gronkowski had pushed them to their limits and that it had been a difficult task to come out on top.
Gronkowski’s efforts earned Amer Abdulaziz, owner of Pheonix Thoroughbreds, nothing but praise despite his failure to win the world’s costliest race.
In his words, “He did a fantastic job.” He was so near, I couldn’t believe it.
During the trophy presentation ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, as well as ruler of Dubai, was joined by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry of the UAE, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
We were defeated by a superior horse in the end, but our horse is a fantastic horse.” Gunnevera finished a surprising third place thanks to a late surge, and jockey Emisael Jaramillo stated, “He finished so well, even if the position was not excellent at the time.
All of it was his gift to me. So much effort was put out by him. So much compassion in him. It was all his gift to me. Excellent work by him.”
All the racing results from Dubai World Cup night
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12:15Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (Group 2)
COAL INDUSTRY FRONT He may have been forced to run out wide for much of the race, but he managed to outrun last year’s champion Heavy Metal by a long shot. Favorite by a long shot Muntazah was dissatisfied and probably upset at not being able to seize the initiative right away. The first blood goes to the United States!
- 3rd Muntazah 10-11f, 1st Coal Front 5-1, 2nd Heavy Metal 8-1, and 1st Muntazah 5-1.
12:50Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors (Group 2)
CROSS COUNTER followed up his Melbourne Cup victory with a dominant effort under William Buick in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Despite having to fight hard to hold off stablemate Ispolini, Charlie Appleby’s stayer managed to pull clear at the four-furlong pole. The duo appears to be a combo that will be worth keeping an eye on throughout the season.
- 1st Cross Counter 7-4f
- 2nd Ispolini 9-4
- 3rd Call The Wind 3-1
- 1st Cross Counter 7-4f
1:30Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi Developments (Group 1)
While BLUE POINT had to work much harder than one may have imagined to justify his short price, his early enthusiasm paid off, and he finished with a strong showing. William Buick managed to hold on to him for as long as possible, and the duo ultimately conquered outsiderBelvoir Bay to come away with a decisive victory.
- 1st Blue Point 4-6f
- 2nd Belvoir Bay 66-1
- 3rd Stormy Liberal 9-1
- 1st Blue Point 4-6f
2:05UAE Derby Sponsored By SaeedMohammed Al Naboodah Group (Group 2)
PLUS QUE PARFAIT of the United States won the fourth and final race on the schedule, which was an exciting conclusion to the evening. In an unusual turn of events, the lads in blue were nowhere to be found, and it was up to Gray Magician and Manguzito to set the stage for the largest obstacles. Jose Ortiz, on the other hand, was able to get a little more performance from his mount, and the duo ultimately proved to be too powerful at a generous price.
- 1st place Plus Que Parfait 25-1
- 2nd place Gray Magician 28-1
- 3rd place Manguzi 40-1
- 1st place Plus Que Parfait 25-1
- 1st place Plus
2:40Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored By Gulf News (Group 1)
X Y JET was successful for the third time in the Golden Shaheen, putting everything on the line to stave off the Japanese raiderMatera Sky. The last stretch was in slow motion, but the favorite managed to hold on for the win, much to the pleasure of the Dubai faithful.
- When it came to winning the Golden Shaheen, X Y JET was third time lucky, outwitting the Japanese raiderMatera Sky and securing victory in the process. The last stretch was in slow motion, but the favorite managed to hold on for the win, much to the pleasure of the Dubai crowd.
3:20Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World (Group 1)
By winning the Dubai Turf, ALMOND EYE demonstrated to the world that the hoopla was justified. During his ride on the champion filly, Christophe Lemaire exuded self-assurance, and the duo sped away from their competitors to make their presence known on the international scene. While Vivlos, who was the winner of this event last year, raced a strong second, Lord Glitters, trained by British trainer David O’Meara, ran a strong third at odds of 22-1, which was a great effort.
- 3rd Lord Glitters (22-1)
- 1st Almond Eye (6-5f)
- 2nd Vivlos (22-1)
- 1st Lord Glitters (22-1).
4:00Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1)
ANCIENT PERSIAN Godolphin’s triumph in the Dubai Sheema Classic capped off a magnificent day for the horse farm. Charlie Appleby’s horse accelerated away from his opponents in impressive fashion and maintained his momentum to win the race against the odds. The leading three broke away from the rest of the field, and it looks that last year’s St Leger second-place finisher has grown by leaps and bounds this season.
- 1st Old Persian 5-4f
- 2nd Cheval Grand 22-1
- 3rd Suave Richard 11-1
- 1st Old Persian 5-4f
4:40 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Dirt)
THUNDER SNOW is a type of snowstorm. In the Dubai World Cup, I only barely managed to get up in the closing strides to take victory from the jaws of defeat. Charlie Appleby’s globetrotter became the first horse in history to win the race back-to-back, capping off a night to remember for the racing legend.
Especially when he sped up with the pace that caused second-favoriteNorth America to submit, Gronkowski put in a monstrous performance to finish second. Gunnevera took third place in the final standings.
- Thunder Snow won the first race 4-1
- Gronkowski finished second with a 28-1 record
- Gunnevera finished third with a 12-1 record.
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Hot Rod Charlie Flies to Dubai
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Stidham Hoping Mystic Guide Can Return to Dubai
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Dubai World Cup Card Worth $30.5 Million in 2022
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2021 Dubai World Cup Replay
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American Shipper Mystic Guide Wins Dubai World Cup
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Mystic Guide, Jesus’ Team Top $12M Dubai World Cup
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2021 Dubai World Cup – Michael Stidham – Mystic Guide
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Jesus’ Team Trains Under Lights for Dubai World Cup
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2021 Dubai World Cup Trackwork | March 22, 2021
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Entries Feature 14 G1 Winners for Dubai World Cup Day
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No Spectators at Dubai World Cup Due to COVID-19
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Stall Injury to Keep Tacitus Out of Dubai World Cup
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Lord North Added to Gosden’s Dubai World Cup Night Team
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Mystic Guide Headed to Dubai World Cup
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Channel Maker, Pink Kamehameha Among Dubai Arrivals
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Nominations From 19 Nations for Dubai World Cup Card
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Jesus’ Team Trains Toward Dubai World Cup
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Dubai World Cup Purse to Remain at $12M; Undercard Cut
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Sir Winston to Get Rest After Dull Effort
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Sir Winston Returns to Belmont Park After Dubai Travels
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American Horses Return from Dubai to the U.S.
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Prince of Arran Stranded After Dubai Cancels World Cup
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Dubai World Cup Day Canceled Due to COVID-19
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Dubai World Cup Card to Be Contested Without the Public
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What’s Going On Here: Back to the Future
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