Dubai Racing Betting

Horse racing is a famous pastime in many countries across the world, and one of the most recent countries to adopt the sport and now host the world's richest horse race is Dubai. As the season gets underway in the UAE, which is normally the winter UK months, we'll have all of the top betting odds available for the Dubai World Carnival and the Dubai World Cup, which is one of the most anticipated thoroughbred contests for many trainers across the globe.

Horse Racing Dubai Betting Tips

There are many key meetings that happen in Dubai across the season, including the carnival in the build-up to the World Cup. As these races take place, we'll have key betting information for all the racing events, so you'll be able to see who is the top jockey and which horses perform well at Meydan before you place your bets. Bet on Horse Racing

History of horse racing in Dubai

Although many famous horses who have been bred in the UK and Ireland can trace their routes back to the Arabian horses who are famed for being thoroughbreds, racing in Dubai didn't actually begin until the early 1980s.

The first meeting was located at a dusty camel track and played host to three races, a sprint, a mile contest and a mile and a half contest. However, it wasn't until 1992 that, Nad Al Sheba racecourse officially opened and allowed many of the top jockeys to travel to the UAE to play their trade.

In 1996 the first Dubai World Cup was held at the same racecourse. However, this event moved to Meydan and introduced the now iconic Meydan Grandstand to the racing world. Although the location of the race has changed, the calibre of the 10-furlong race has not, and all eyes will be on Dubai on Dubai World Cup Night.

About the Dubai World Cup

Held annually on the final weekend of March, The Dubai World Cup carries the largest prize money on offer in thoroughbred racing at a huge $12 million. Classed as the world's richest horse race, there have been many competitors from the US, UAE, Japan, and Great Britain taking to the track on race day. Partnered with the Dubai World Cup Carnival, which is also run at the Meydan racecourse and features eight nights of racing from January until this main event, the Dubai World Cup is the final race in the carnival.

If you're looking for the most recent winners of the Dubai World Cup, take a look below: 2023 - Ushba Tesoro 2022 - Country Grammer 2021 - Mystic Guide 2020 - No Race 2019 - Thunder Snow 2018 - Thundersnow

About Meydan Racecourse

One of the most popular racecourses in the world for both entertainment and the large number of spectators it can boast, Meydan Racecourse is the premier horse racing venue in Dubai. Famed for the Meydan Grandstand, which features the hotel and two racetracks, a turf track and a tarpeta track which acts as the all-weather track.

Dubai World Cup Betting Trends

When looking at betting trends for the Dubai World Cup, there are some which can influence your betting decisions for the race, which takes place in front of the Meydan Grandstand, and we've listed them below:

  • Winners have odds no bigger than 14/1
  • Top runners have paced 1-3 times across the season
  • Winners and top performers held an official rating of 115 or more

Dubai Racing FAQS

What is the biggest horse race in Dubai?

The biggest horse race in Dubai is the Dubai World Cup which is held annually in March.

How to bet on horse racing in Dubai?

Punters are unable to bet in horse racing if they attend racing in Dubai. However, they will be able to place bets on all of the races at Bet UK if they are watching from the UK.

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