9-Race Bonus Program Launches in Dubai in 2024

A brand new bonus scheme of qualifying races for the Dubai World Cup (G1) has been introduced, with greater than $4 million in extra prize cash up for grabs. 

9 races, all run at Meydan Racecourse between January and March 2024, will give the winners automated entry to the corresponding race on Dubai World Cup evening, March 30, with an opportunity of a ten% bonus have been they to win each races.

The bonus scheme is the primary of its type within the area and is geared toward encouraging trainers and homeowners to organize their horses in Dubai for the Dubai World Cup, which has already proved profitable.

Thunder Snow , the one twin winner of the Dubai World Cup, in 2018-19, is the newest DWC winner to organize by competing at Meydan. This season, two races, the Jan. 26 Maktoum Problem (G1), and the March 2 Maktoum Traditional (G2), each qualifying races for the $12 million Dubai World Cup, provide $1.2 million in extra prize cash.

“We’re thrilling about launching the Dubai World Cup Bonus Collection,” mentioned main common Dr. Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, government director of Dubai Racing Membership. “Historical past has proven, by means of the likes of Dubai Millennium, Curlin, and California Chrome, amongst others, that racing in Dubai previous to the Dubai World Cup will be a bonus, so we want to additional encourage trainers to do that by providing an added 10% to the purse if horses win each races.”


The Dubai World Cup bonus scheme begins Jan. 26, when three races provide the brand new incentives. Horses are solely eligible for one bonus per season and race entry charges nonetheless apply.

Full checklist of Bonus Scheme races:

Jebel Hatta (G1T), Jan twenty sixth: Winner Bonus to Dubai Turf (G1T)—$500,000

Al Maktoum Problem (G1), Jan 26: Winner Bonus to Dubai World Cup—$1,200,000

UAE 2000 Guineas (G3), Jan 26: Winner Bonus to UAE Derby (G2)—$100,000

Nad Al Sheba Trophy (G3T), Feb. 23: Winner Bonus to Gold Cup (G2T)—$100,000

Nad Al Sheba Turf Dash (G3T), March 2: Winner Bonus to Al Quoz Dash (G1T)—US $150,000

Mahab Al Shimaal (G3), March 2: Winner Bonus to the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)—$200,000

Burj Nahaar (G3), March 2: Winner Bonus to the Godolphin Mile (G2)—$100,000

Dubai Metropolis of Gold (G2T), March 2: Winner Bonus to the Sheema Traditional (G1T)—$600,000

Al Maktoum Traditional (G2), March 2: Winner Bonus to the Dubai World Cup—$1,200,000

This press launch has been edited for content material and elegance by BloodHorse Employees.

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