WITH just shy of £9 million in prize-money on offer, the Dubai World Cup is one of the world's biggest and most valuable horse races.
Run under the lights of the stunning Meydan circuit, the race is the centrepiece of this Saturday's Dubai World Cup night.
Horses from all over the world come to compete for their slice of the £8.8 million pot, with the winner taking home a staggering £5.3 million.
This year's red-hot favourite is the American-trained Life Is Good, who has won five of his last six starts including the Pegasus World Cup and the Breeders' Cup Mile.
With the race being run on dirt, American trainers dominate the betting with the next three in the market – Hot Rod Charlie, Country Grammer and Midnight Bourbon – all trained in the USA.
The card, which begins at 12.20 UK time, features a further four Group 1 contests, featuring plenty of Irish and British interest.
Dubai World Cup 2022: Date and start time
The Dubai World Cup is off at 4.30pm on Saturday, March 26.
Meydan Racecourse – with spectators back in the stands – plays host.
The race will be broadcast live on both Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing this Saturday.
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Dubai World Cup 2022 odds
Life Is Good 4/7
Hot Rod Charlie 7/2
Country Grammer 9/1
Midnight Bourbon 9/1
Real World 16/1
Magny Cours 20/1
Grocer Jack 25/1
Chuwa Wizard 33/1
Aero Team 50/1
Dubai World Cup 2022 prize-money
1st place: £5,333,333
2nd place: £1,777,777
3rd place: £888,888
4th place: £444,444
5th place: £266,666
6th place: £177,777
Dubai World Cup winners past five years
2021 – Mystic Guide (Trainer: Michael Stidham. Jockey: Luiz Saez)
2020 – Cancelled
2019 – Thunder Snow (Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor. Jockey: Christophe Soumillon)
2018 – Thunder Snow (Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor. Jockey: Christophe Soumillon)
2017 – Arrogate (Trainer: Bob Baffet. Jockey: Mike Smith)
2016 – California Chrome (Trainer: Art Sherman. Jockey: Victor Espinoza)
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