Emirates World Series Racing Championship features the best horses
in the world competing at the best racetracks in the best races
to establish a true global champion.
First launched in March 1999, it brought together
horses from around the globe in a nine-race series to decide the
world champion. Daylami easily won
the inaugural World Series for the United Arab Emirates-based Godolphin
stable following wins in the King George at Ascot, the Irish Champion
Stakes at Leopardstown and the Breeders' Cup at Gulfstream Park.
The World Series was increased
to 11 races in its second year and another Godolphin horse, Fantastic
Light with Frankie
Dettori on board, won the final leg, the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin,
to become the champion in a nail-biting climax.
Europe's premier championship race, the Prix
de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp has been added to the schedule
for 2001, therefore the Emirates World Series now comprises 12 races
spanning both hemispheres and held in ten countries and over four
Each leg of the Emirates World Series Racing
Championship is beamed into over 200 countries worldwide reaching
an estimated audience of between 1.5 and 2 billion viewers.
The Emirates World Series
is a global competition that will continue to develop and grow,
bringing pleasure and reward to all those involved, players and