When is the Dubai World Cup? Meydan date, start time, runners and betting

Big money on offer on the dirt in Dubai...

Country Grammer wins the Dubai World Cup


One of the richest horse races in the world, the Dubai World Cup, takes place in the United Arab Emirates this weekend.

A bumper prize pot worth $12,000,000 is on offer but only the first four past the post will bag a slice of the cash for connections.

Frankie Dettori, who is set to retire at the end of the season, is bidding to become the most successful jockey in the history of the mega-money contest with a fifth victory and he is back aboard last year’s winner, Country Grammer.

The Dubai World Cup is run over 1m2f on the dirt track at Meydan Racecourse so Irish and British trained winners of the race are a rare breed, although this could be the year as Newmarket-based trainers Simon & Ed Crisford saddle one of the leading fancies in the form of Algiers.

It is the final race of the Dubai World Cup Night and the card boasts other lucrative contests such as the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic and Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup, which will feature a stack of familiar horses.

You can run the rule over our Dubai World Cup odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Dubai World Cup 2023 date and start time

The Dubai World Cup is set to take place at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 25. The post time is set for 16:35 GMT. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV4.

Dubai World Cup 2023 runners and riders

Algiers (James Doyle)
Bendoog (Christophe Soumillon)
Cafe Pharoah (Joao Moreira)
Country Grammer (Frankie Dettori)
Crown Pride (Damian Lane)
Emblem Road (Adel Alfouraidi)
Geoglyph (Christophe-Patrice Lemaire)
Jun Light Bolt (Ryan Moore)
Panthalassa (Yutaka Yoshida)
Remorse (Tadhg O’Shea)
Salute The Soldier (Adrie de Vries)
Super Corinto (Hector Berrios)
T O Keynes (Oisin Murphy)
Ushba Tesoro (Yuga Kawada)
Vela Azul (Cristian Demuro)

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Dubai World Cup 2023 betting

Dubai World Cup odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Country Grammer is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Dubai World Cup as last year’s winner bids to become the second horse in history to land back-to-back renewals.

Algiers is next in our betting as the son of Shamardal bids to bring up a hat-trick and a maiden Group 1 success on one of the biggest stages in the game.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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