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Dubai World Cup Day races to be simulcast for betting


Six races from the Dubai World Cup meeting to be held at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai will be simulcast for betting from the late evening of Saturday, 26 March. (1st race 9:35pm)

The Dubai World Cup fixture is the richest race meeting in the world and the climax of the three-month-long Dubai World Cup Carnival in the United Arab Emirates. A host of top names including seven from Hong Kong look set to battle it out for the lucrative US$30million worth of purses on offer.

Hong Kong has enjoyed much success in the sprint races in the past. Topping the invitation list for the Al Quoz Sprint (1000m straight) are LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint winner PENIAPHOBIA and straight-course specialist NOT LISTENIN’TOME who is undefeated in 3 starts over 1000m at Sha Tin this season.

Meanwhile, hopes are high for a good showing from the Hong Kong contingent in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (1200m, dirt) in spite of a strong American and local presence.  RICH TAPESTRY and SUPER JOCKEY will each be looking to improve on their previous achievement in the race, having been placed in past editions. The pair will be joined by dual Happy Valley Trophy winner DOMINEER and the unexposed MASTER KOCHANWONG whose five wins in Hong Kong have all been achieved on Sha Tin’s all-weather track.

Proudly representing Hong Kong in the US$10 million G1 Dubai World Cup is the Caspar Fownes trained GUN PIT, who earned a start in the world’s richest race with an encouraging 2nd in Round 3 of the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge series. All eyes will be on superstar CALIFORNIA CHROME who is aiming to go one better this year and surpass CURLIN as America’s highest prize money earner in the process.


Hong Kong runners

Probable Jockey

UAE Derby (G2 – 1900m - 3yo - Dirt - US$2M)



Al Quoz Sprint (G1 – 1000m – Turf - US$1M)

Not Listenin’tome (John Moore) /
Peniaphobia (Tony Cruz)

Ryan Moore

Joao Moreira

Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1 – 1200m - Dirt - US$2M)

Rich Tapestry (Michael Chang) /
Domineer (Caspar Fownes) /
Super Jockey (Tony Millard) /
Master Kochanwong (David Hall)

Gerald Mosse

Frankie Dettori
Joao Moreira
Douglas Whyte

Dubai Turf (G1 – 1800m – Turf - US$6M)



Dubai Sheema Classic (G1 – 2410m – Turf - US$6M)



Dubai World Cup (G1 – 2000m – Dirt - US$10M)

Gun Pit (Caspar Fownes)

Joao Moreira

Final declarations with barrier draws for the Dubai races will be available on Thursday, 24 March.


Following the pre-declarations withdrawal of AEROVELOCITY from the G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen (1200m, turf), the captioned meeting will not be simulcast to Hong Kong as originally scheduled.


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