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Dubai World Cup: TV info, times, tickets, predictions and everything you need to know

Ahead of the 2017 Dubai World Cup, Steve Luckings provides all the info you need on the richest night in horse racing.
Photo: Andrew Watkins / Dubai Racing Club; Illustration: Kevin Jeffers / The National
Photo: Andrew Watkins / Dubai Racing Club; Illustration: Kevin Jeffers / The National

What: Dubai World Cup

Where: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Racecard: The runners in all nine races

Feature race: US$10 million (Dh37m) Dubai World Cup

TV: Coverage on Abu Dhabi Sports and Dubai Sports

Time: Gates open at noon. First race starts at 3.45pm

Tickets: Price ranges from Dh75 to Dh6,750

With the line-ups for all nine races for this year’s US$30 million (Dh110.2m) Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 25 announced The National will bring you the best coverage as we build up to the richest night in horse racing.

It is the conclusion of the UAE racing season, featuring nine high-class races including six Group 1 and three Group 2 contests. Racing is brought to a close by the US$10m Dubai World Cup, won in 2016 by California Chrome.

Australian pop star Sia, whose hits include Cheap Thrills and Chandelier, will bring down the curtain on the 22nd running of the Dubai World Cup with a 70-minute concert featuring her biggest hits.

Arrogate, the world’s top-rated horse, leads a 14-strong American challenge across the nine races and Bob Baffert’s Pegasus World Cup winner will be the one they need to beat in the Dubai World Cup feature race.

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From The National

■ Dubai Golden Shaheen preview: American trio lead charge for $2m prize

■ Dubai Sheema Classic preview: Postponed’s shot at history

■ Geoffrey Riddle on Arrogate: Time to cement the legacy

■ Main event predictions: Can Arrogate be challenged?

■ The other races: Picking the day full of races

■ The main event: Arrogate drawn in Gate 9 for Dubai World Cup

■ Princess Haya: The intricacies of training thoroughbreds for the Dubai World Cup

■ ‘It is a good surface’: DRC reassure horsemen over Meydan dirt

■ Dubai Kahayla Classic: Winning is ‘every Purbred Arabian trainer’s dream’

■ Notes from Meydan: Tuesday | Wednesday

■ Touch down: Emirates gives Arrogate and co a safe passage to Dubai World Cup

■ Chad Summers: From aspiring jockey to newly minted trainer

■ Five hopefuls: Salem bin Ghadeyer adds High on Life to Golden Shaheen

■ Bob Baffert: Arrogate ‘handling everything really well’

■ Ali Rashid Al Raihe: On Etijaal, the fastest ever horse at Meydan

■ Maria Ritchie: Steadying the ship at the Oasis Stables

■ Dubai World Cup: The real ‘Olympics of racing’

■ Dubai World Cup line-up: Arrogate leads strong American charge

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Updated: March 17, 2017 04:00 AM

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