Dubai World Cup 2015
The Dubai World Cup is billed as the richest race meeting in the World with total event prize money in this 9 race spectacular at a massive $30 million US.
Started in 1996, after initially being held on the dusty ‘Camel Track’ where just 3 races were held, they moved onto the track at Meydan and they have never looked back since.
The biggest race of the meet is of course the World Cup which this year was won by Prince Bishop at an amazing 14/1. But the locals didn’t have it all their own way, as former England, football player Michael Owen’s co-owned horse Brown Panther won the Dubai Gold Cup to add to the silverware for the Goodwood Cup and the Irish St Leger he won previously.
Rather nobly, the winner of the biggest race of the day was Prince Bishop who’s owner Sheik Mohammed donated all of the winnings to local charity Dubai Autism Centre.
Being a night race meeting, the last race took place at 10:15pm followed by entertainment from Kylie Minogue with some absolutely gorgeous fireworks.
Fireworks by Grucci put on a truly magnificent show with some absolutely extraordinary eagle bursts, the UAE flag, UAE spelled out in letters and the noise was of course absolutely deafening. Grucci are past masters at this game so we expect nothing less but check out the video footage below, it will blow you away.