Thunder Snow, ridden by C Soumillon, trained by S Bin Surour and owned by Godolphin wins $12m Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates, in a thrilling finish. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

A staggering $35 million in prize money is at stake as curtains rise for Dubai World Cup 2019. The day’s action features nine races over distances varying from 1,200 metres for sprinters to 3,200 metres for the long distance specialists. The action takes place on the dirt and turf tracks at Dubai’s iconic racecourse, Meydan.

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9.54pm

Gwen Stefani rocks the stage at the after-race concert at the #DubaiWorldCup

9.09pm

Closing ceremony at #DubaiWorldCup.

9.00pm

Results - Race 9 | Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | THUNDER SNOW (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon
2nd | GRONKOWSKI (USA)  | S bin Ghadayer | Oisin Murphy
3rd | GUNNEVERA (USA)  | A Sano | Emisael Jaramillo
4th | PAVEL (USA)  | D O'Neill | Joel Rosario
5th | AUDIBLE (USA)  | T Pletcher | Flavien Prat
6th | YOSHIDA (JPN)  | W Mott | Jose Ortiz
7th | NORTH AMERICA (GB)  | S Seemar | Richard Mullen
8th | SEEKING THE SOUL (USA)  | D Stewart | Mike Smith
9th | AXELROD (USA)  | S bin Ghadayer | Royston Ffrench
10th | NEW TRAILS (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Connor Beasley
11th | DOLKONG (USA)  | S Foster | Olivier Doleuze
12th | CAPEZZANO (USA)  | S bin Ghadayer | Mickael Barzalona

8.58pm

Fireworks celebrating winners of the Dubai World Cup

8.55pm

Watch: Thunder Snow wins the Dubai World Cup 2019.

8.44pm

Thunder Snow wins Dubai World Cup

Thunder Snow, ridden by C Soumillon, trained by S Bin Surour and owned by Godolphin wins $12m Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates, in a thrilling finish.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai leaves the VIP area after Thunder Snow win Shreya Bhatia/Gulf News

8.43pm

Dubai did it! Thunder Snow wins the final race of the Dubai World Cup!

8.40pm

Final race for the #DubaiWorldCup

8.36pm

Last race of Dubai World Cup, who will win? Pre-race analysis

8.34pm

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum arrive for the #DubaiWorldCup

Shaikh Mohammad, Princess Haya and Shaikha Jalila Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News

8.32pm

The final race of the night - Dubai World Cup is about to start. The horses arrive at the Parade Ring

8.30pm

Racecard - Race 9 | Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1 | GUNNEVERA (USA)  | A Sano | Emisael Jaramillo
2 | CAPEZZANO (USA)  | S bin Ghadayer | Mickael Barzalona
3 | NORTH AMERICA (GB)  | S Seemar | Richard Mullen
4 | AUDIBLE (USA)  | T Pletcher | Flavien Prat
5 | SEEKING THE SOUL (USA)  | D Stewart | Mike Smith
6 | PAVEL (USA)  | D O'Neill | Joel Rosario
7 | GRONKOWSKI (USA)  | S bin Ghadayer | Oisin Murphy
8 | AXELROD (USA)  | S bin Ghadayer | Royston Ffrench
9 | NEW TRAILS (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Connor Beasley
10 | YOSHIDA (JPN)  | W Mott | Jose Ortiz
12 | THUNDER SNOW (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon
13 | DOLKONG (USA)  | S Foster | Olivier Doleuze

8.25pm

Results - Race 8 | Longines Dubai Sheema Classic
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | OLD PERSIAN (GB)  | C Appleby | William Buick
2nd | CHEVAL GRAND (JPN)  | Y Tomomichi | Hugh Bowman
3rd | SUAVE RICHARD (JPN)  | Y Shono | Joao Moreira
4th | HUNTING HORN (IRE)  | A O'Brien | Wayne Lordan
5th | MAGIC WAND (IRE)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
6th | REY DE ORO (JPN)  | K Fujisawa | Christophe Lemaire
7th | RACING HISTORY (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon
8th | DESERT ENCOUNTER (IRE)  | D Simcock | Jim Crowley

8.14pm

Dubai World Cup, time for the Grand Finale! Here is a preview ahead of the final race of the night.

8.05pm

Shaikh Mohammad and Shaikh Hamdan exit the VIP area after race 8

Shreya Bhatia/Gulf News

8.04pm

Dubai World Cup 2019, Race 8 ends with Old Persian winning the top spot.

8.03pm

Old Persian wins Longines Dubai Sheema Classic

Old Persian, ridden by W Buick, trained by C Appleby and owned by Godolphin wins $6m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, sponsored by Longines.

8.00pm

Race No. 8 - the Dubai Sheema Classic begins at #DubaiWorldCup

7.53pm

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum arrive for Race No. 8 - the Dubai Sheema Classic

7.52pm

Race 8 is about to begin. Live from the DubaiWorld Cup 2019

7.50pm

Racecard - Race 8 | Longines Dubai Sheema Classic

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1 | CHEVAL GRAND (JPN)  | Y Tomomichi | Hugh Bowman
2 | OLD PERSIAN (GB)  | C Appleby | William Buick
3 | MAGIC WAND (IRE)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
4 | RACING HISTORY (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon
5 | HUNTING HORN (IRE)  | A O'Brien | Wayne Lordan
6 | REY DE ORO (JPN)  | K Fujisawa | Christophe Lemaire
7 | SUAVE RICHARD (JPN)  | Y Shono | Joao Moreira
8 | DESERT ENCOUNTER (IRE)  | D Simcock | Jim Crowley

7.49pm

Next race: Dubai Sheema Classic. The contenders arrive.

7.40pm

Results - Race 7 | Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | ALMOND EYE (JPN)  | S Kunieda | Christophe Lemaire
2nd | VIVLOS (JPN)  | Y Tomomichi | Mickael Barzalona
3rd | LORD GLITTERS (FR)  | D O'Meara | Daniel Tudhope
4th | DEIRDRE (JPN)  | M Hashida | Joao Moreira
5th | WITHOUT PAROLE (GB)  | J Gosden | Lanfranco Dettori
6th | SOUTHERN LEGEND (AUS)  | C Fownes | Zac Purton
7th | CENTURY DREAM (IRE)  | S Crisford | Oisin Murphy
8th | MAJESTIC MAMBO (SAF)  | M de Kock | Anton Marcus
9th | WOOTTON (FR)  | C Appleby | William Buick
10th | YULONG PRINCE (SAF)  | M de Kock | Bernard Fayd'Herbe
11th | I CAN FLY (GB)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
12th | MOUNTAIN HUNTER (USA)  | S bin Suroor | Patrick Cosgrave
13th | DREAM CASTLE (GB)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon

7.35pm

Dubai Turf, the seventh race of the #DubaiWorldCup winners awarded.

7.30pm

Race 7 is over, find out who won. Dubai WorldCup 2019, just two more races to go!

7.28pm

Almond Eye returns triumphant. Jackie Doyle tells us why she's the horse to look out for in the future.

7.26pm

Almond Eye wins Dubai Turf

Almond Eye, ridden by CP Lemaire, trained by S Kunieda and owned by Silk Racing Co. Ltd, wins $6-million Dubai Turf, sponsored by DP World

7.25pm

Best dressed lady

My name is Eleanor and I am from New Zealand. I am 23 years old. It’s my first time here in Dubai! My dress is Nicola Fenetti, an Australian designer.

My mother and I own a dog boarding hotel. We deal with dogs every day. Winning this is so different from my life back home. I flew for 17 hours to be here in Dubai and it is so worth it! Oh my god I am shaking

7.23pm

Runner up for best dressed lady

My name is Emma Wells from Australia. I can’t believe I won runner up! It’s amazing. I’ve been in Dubai all week. I love it and I’m so lucky to be here. So I originally found the dress and I fell in love with the colour and sequins. I felt like the dress was very bright, so I wanted a simple hat. I found this pilot hat that I designed myself. I am insurance broker. But one of my hobbies is visiting to Fashions on the Field in Australia, so I love fashion but it’s the first time so something fashion related internationally.

7.20pm

Race 7 - Dubai Turf begins at the #DubaiWorldCup

7.15pm

Race 7 of the Dubai World Cup is about to begin. Here's a preview.

7.10pm

Racecard - Race 7 | Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1 | SOUTHERN LEGEND (AUS)  | C Fownes | Zac Purton
2 | DREAM CASTLE (GB)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon
3 | DEIRDRE (JPN)  | M Hashida | Joao Moreira
4 | VIVLOS (JPN)  | Y Tomomichi | Mickael Barzalona
5 | MAJESTIC MAMBO (SAF)  | M de Kock | Anton Marcus
6 | LORD GLITTERS (FR)  | D O'Meara | Daniel Tudhope
7 | ALMOND EYE (JPN)  | S Kunieda | Christophe Lemaire
8 | I CAN FLY (GB)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
9 | MOUNTAIN HUNTER (USA)  | S bin Suroor | Patrick Cosgrave
10 | YULONG PRINCE (SAF)  | M de Kock | Bernard Fayd'Herbe
11 | CENTURY DREAM (IRE)  | S Crisford | Oisin Murphy
12 | WITHOUT PAROLE (GB)  | J Gosden | Lanfranco Dettori
13 | WOOTTON (FR)  | C Appleby | William Buick

7.09pm

Next race: The Dubai Turf for $6 million. Find out who will win.

7.05pm

Results - Race 6 | Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored By Gulf News
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | X Y JET (USA)  | J Navarro | Emisael Jaramillo
2nd | MATERA SKY (USA)  | H Mori | Yutaka Take
3rd | IMPERIAL HINT (USA)  | L Carvajal | Jose Ortiz
4th | PROMISES FULFILLED (USA)  | D Romans | Robby Albarado
5th | DRAFTED (USA)  | D Watson | Patrick Dobbs
6th | FIGHT HERO (GB)  | Y Tsui | Joao Moreira
7th | NINE BELOW ZERO (GB)  | F Nass | Adrie de Vries
8th | SWITZERLAND (USA)  | S Asmussen | Mickael Barzalona
9th | TATO KEY (ARG)  | D Marnane | Shane Foley

6.55pm

Gulf News’ Editor-in-Chief , Abdul Hamid Ahmad, presents the awards for the Golden Shaheen Race at the Dubai World Cup. Winner of Race 6, XY Jet.

6.50pm

Post-race analysis after Race 6 - Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News.

6.45pm

XY Jet wins Dubai Golden Shaheen

XY Jet, owned by Rockingham Ranch, ridden by E Jaramillo and trained by Jorge Navarro, wins $2.5m Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News.

6.40pm

Golden Shaheen, Race 6 of the Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Gulf News kicks off.

6.30

Racecard - Race 6 | Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored By Gulf News

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
2 | IMPERIAL HINT (USA)  | L Carvajal | Jose Ortiz
3 | X Y JET (USA)  | J Navarro | Emisael Jaramillo
4 | PROMISES FULFILLED (USA)  | D Romans | Robby Albarado
5 | DRAFTED (USA)  | D Watson | Patrick Dobbs
6 | SWITZERLAND (USA)  | S Asmussen | Mickael Barzalona
7 | NINE BELOW ZERO (GB)  | F Nass | Adrie de Vries
8 | TATO KEY (ARG)  | D Marnane | Shane Foley
9 | MATERA SKY (USA)  | H Mori | Yutaka Take
10 | FIGHT HERO (GB)  | Y Tsui | Joao Moreira

6.26

Coming next: Golden Shaheen, Race 6 of the Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Gulf News.

6.25pm

Results - Race 5 | UAE Derby Sponsored By Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | PLUS QUE PARFAIT (USA)  | B Walsh | Jose Ortiz
2nd | GRAY MAGICIAN (USA)  | P Miller | Joel Rosario
3rd | MANGUZI (FR)  | A Al Rayhi | Fernando Jara
4th | DERMA LOUVRE (JPN)  | H Toda | Christophe Lemaire
5th | SWIFT ROSE (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Patrick Cosgrave
6th | STUBBINS (USA)  | D O'Neill | Flavien Prat
7th | WALKING THUNDER (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Lanfranco Dettori
8th | SUPERIOR (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Connor Beasley
9th | VAN BEETHOVEN (CAN)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
10th | RAZEENA (CAN)  | D Watson | Patrick Dobbs
11th | JAHBATH (GB)  | W Haggas | Jim Crowley
12th | AL HAYETTE (USA)  | I Mohammed | Fabrice Veron
13th | DIVINE IMAGE (USA)  | C Appleby | William Buick
14th | GOLDEN JAGUAR (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Oisin Murphy

6.24pm

Pre-race analysis for Race 6 - the Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News.

6.20pm

Best-dressed couple

Winners of best dressed couple were Nader Tearab from Sudan and his wife Yao Zhengqi from China. Nader is a designer by profession. “I can’t believe I won it for the fourth time! This outfit wasn’t easy to come up with. We have been working together for 3 months. This is the first time I’ve ever designed a dress! I am usually a suit designer. Because it’s spring in Dubai now, we had to choose a colourful dress. We chose purple French lace. I made her outfit first and then I made my suit to match her outfit. Light wool is the best fabric for spring. We are so happy to have won!” said Nader.

6.18pm

Winner of Race 5 of the #DubaiWorldCup, Plus Que Parfait

6.14pm

Post race analysis for Race 5 - the UAE Derby.

6.10pm

Miles Hamby named Best dressed man

Best dressed man was won by Miles Hamby, aged 71 years old. “This is my first time at the World Cup and its my first time in Dubai, my first time in the Arabian peninsula! I did not expect this at all! I am from Alexandria, Virginia from the state of Washington DC. And I am a very good friend of Leon the Runner Up. We both stayed at the same hotel and we rode camels together yesterday. I am a retired statistics professor. My family is from Kentucky and my family goes back to about 200 years ago in Kentucky. My father was a Kentucky colonel, his father was a Kentucky colonel. This outfit is classic 1889 Kentucky which was the first year of the Kentucky derby. Every year I host a 1889 themed Kentucky Derby party, where everyone comes dressed up. After this I am going home to celebrate!"

6.05pm

Results - Race 4 | Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi Developments
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | BLUE POINT (IRE)  | C Appleby | William Buick
2nd | BELVOIR BAY (GB)  | P Miller | Flavien Prat
3rd | STORMY LIBERAL (USA)  | P Miller | Joel Rosario
4th | VIDDORA (AUS)  | L Kennewell | Joe Bowditch
5th | THE RIGHT MAN (GB)  | D Guillemin | Francois-Xavier Bertras
6th | SANDS OF MALI (FR)  | R Fahey | Oisin Murphy
7th | WISHFUL THINKER (AUS)  | R Gibson | Alexis Badel
8th | BRAVE SMASH (JPN)  | K Lees | Hugh Bowman
9th | EKHTIYAAR (GB)  | D Watson | Jim Crowley
10th | LOST TREASURE (IRE)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
11th | MAZZINI (GB)  | F Nass | Adrie de Vries
12th | ILLUSTRIOUS LAD (AUS)  | P Gelagotis | Anthony Darmanin
13th | CARIBOU CLUB (USA)  | T Proctor | Joe Talamo

6.04pm

Plus Que Parfait wins UAE Derby

Plus Que Parfait ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained Brendan Walsh wins the UAE Derby sponsored by Al Naboodah

5.59pm

Pre-race analysis for Race 5 at the #DubaiWorldCup - the UAE derby.

5.57pm

Racecard - Race 5 | UAE Derby Sponsored By Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1 | WALKING THUNDER (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Lanfranco Dettori
2 | JAHBATH (GB)  | W Haggas | Jim Crowley
3 | GOLDEN JAGUAR (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Oisin Murphy
4 | PLUS QUE PARFAIT (USA)  | B Walsh | Jose Ortiz
5 | DERMA LOUVRE (JPN)  | H Toda | Christophe Lemaire
6 | DIVINE IMAGE (USA)  | C Appleby | William Buick
7 | SUPERIOR (USA)  | A bin Harmash | Connor Beasley
8 | GRAY MAGICIAN (USA)  | P Miller | Joel Rosario
9 | RAZEENA (CAN)  | D Watson | Patrick Dobbs
10 | AL HAYETTE (USA)  | I Mohammed | Fabrice Veron
11 | VAN BEETHOVEN (CAN)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
12 | STUBBINS (USA)  | D O'Neill | Flavien Prat
13 | SWIFT ROSE (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Patrick Cosgrave
14 | MANGUZI (FR)  | A Al Rayhi | Fernando Jara

5.55pm

Next race: UAE Derby

5.50pm

Best dressed man: runner up

Runner up for best dressed man was won by Leon Harris aged 72.

"I am based in DC. I came here for the races. I have been here 36 times. I participated so many times in style stakes. But this is my first win as runner up. It’s my first win for anything actually! I can’t believe I won! I invited my friend to come with me. I teach Argentine tango teacher and he is my student and he ended up winning best dressed man! As you can see I am an older guy. So my outfit is kind of conservative. These colours are my favorite colours. Beige, white. They just fit me. I honestly dress like this all the time, not just for this event," he said.

5.50pm

Style Stakes: Best dressed men

5.32pm

Blue Point wins Al Quoz Sprint

Godolphin's Blue Point ridden by William Buick and trained by Charlie Appleby wins Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments

5.31pm

Shaikh Mohammad watches as Race 4 of the #DubaiWorldCup kicks off.

5.28pm

Results - Race 3 | Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | CROSS COUNTER (GB)  | C Appleby | William Buick
2nd | ISPOLINI (GB)  | C Appleby | Brett Doyle
3rd | CALL THE WIND (GB)  | F Head | Aurelien Lemaitre
4th | GOLD MOUNT (GB)  | R Gibson | Ryan Moore
5th | MARINARESCO (SAF)  | M de Kock | Bernard Fayd'Herbe
6th | PLATINUM WARRIOR (IRE)  | J Sadler | Shane Foley
7th | SHARPALO (FR)  | A bin Harmash | Connor Beasley
8th | RED GALILEO (GB)  | S bin Suroor | Patrick Cosgrave
9th | PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)  | C Fellowes | Oisin Murphy
10th | TEAM TALK (GB)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon

5.25pm

Lady Gaga inspired hat wins top prize

Corina Tutoiu from Australia won best hat prize. “I was so nervous. And I was a bit late to the stage because I went to the bathroom. I almost missed my chance to be on stage! I am from Melbourne. My hat is inspired by Lady Gaga. The dress was made by me. The hat is made by a friend who is a milliner and a nurse. I work as an emergency room nurse in Australia. I am speechless and so happy that I won! I am here on holiday and because I love fashion!

Most creative hat won by Eksuda Vessakosol

My grandmother made it with love. Everything. She made the cakes and macaroons. She’s 80 years old. I feel super happy and I feel like I have to take her to an afternoon tea. She just magically did it! It took many days for her to make this hat. About a month before the event, she started working on it. I live in Bangkok Thailand, but I love wearing fancy hats, so I had to take this opportunity to be a part of this event. I chose this hat because it’s fun and quirky.

5.23pm

Pre-race analysis for Race 4 at the #DubaiWorldCup - the Al Quoz Sprint.

5.20pm

Racecard - Race 4 | Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi Developments

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1 | STORMY LIBERAL (USA)  | P Miller | Joel Rosario
2 | SANDS OF MALI (FR)  | R Fahey | Oisin Murphy
3 | LOST TREASURE (IRE)  | A O'Brien | Ryan Moore
4 | MAZZINI (GB)  | F Nass | Adrie de Vries
5 | THE RIGHT MAN (GB)  | D Guillemin | Francois-Xavier Bertras
6 | BRAVE SMASH (JPN)  | K Lees | Hugh Bowman
7 | BELVOIR BAY (GB)  | P Miller | Flavien Prat
8 | BLUE POINT (IRE)  | C Appleby | William Buick
9 | CARIBOU CLUB (USA)  | T Proctor | Joe Talamo
10 | EKHTIYAAR (GB)  | D Watson | Jim Crowley
11 | ILLUSTRIOUS LAD (AUS)  | P Gelagotis | Anthony Darmanin
12 | VIDDORA (AUS)  | L Kennewell | Joe Bowditch
13 | WISHFUL THINKER (AUS)  | R Gibson | Alexis Badel

5.14pm

Next race - Al Quoz Sprint

$2million Al Quoz Sprint is sponsored by Azizi Deevelopments

5.05pm

Shaikh Mohammad with the winner of race 3

4.57pm

Race 3 of the #DubaiWorldCup just ended. Find out who won

4.55pm

Dubai Gold Cup winner is...

Cross Counter wins $1.5m Dubai Gold Cup, sponsored by Al Tayer Motors.

4.48pm

Race 3 of the #DubaiWorldCup kicks off. Who will be the winner?

4.45pm

Racecard - Race 3 | Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1 | MARINARESCO (SAF)  | M de Kock | Bernard Fayd'Herbe
2 | CALL THE WIND (GB)  | F Head | Aurelien Lemaitre
3 | RED GALILEO (GB)  | S bin Suroor | Patrick Cosgrave
4 | PLATINUM WARRIOR (IRE)  | J Sadler | Shane Foley
5 | PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)  | C Fellowes | Oisin Murphy
6 | ISPOLINI (GB)  | C Appleby | Brett Doyle
7 | SHARPALO (FR)  | A bin Harmash | Connor Beasley
8 | TEAM TALK (GB)  | S bin Suroor | Christophe Soumillon
9 | CROSS COUNTER (GB)  | C Appleby | William Buick
10 | GOLD MOUNT (GB)  | R Gibson | Ryan Moore

4.40

Next race- Dubai Gold Cup

4.30pm

The big prize

Image Credit: Gulf News

The $12million Dubai World Cup

4.25pm

Results - Race 2 | Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | COAL FRONT (USA)  | T Pletcher | Jose Ortiz
2nd | HEAVY METAL (GB)  | S bin Ghadayer | Mickael Barzalona
3rd | MUNTAZAH (GB)  | D Watson | Jim Crowley
4th | KIMBEAR (USA)  | D Watson | Patrick Dobbs
5th | SECRET AMBITION (GB)  | S Seemar | Richard Mullen
6th | MUSAWAAT (GB)  | F Nass | Adrie de Vries
7th | LOGRADO (ARG)  | E Charpy | Antonio Fresu
8th | IBN MALIK (IRE)  | M Al Mheiri | Tadhg O'Shea
9th | TRUE TIMBER (USA)  | K McLaughlin | Joel Rosario
10th | NONKONO YUME (JPN)  | Y Kato | Joao Moreira
11th | MAJOR PARTNERSHIP (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Oisin Murphy
12th | GOOD CURRY (TUR)  | B Kocakaya | Halis Karatas
13th | AFRICAN RIDE (GB)  | S Crisford | Christophe Soumillon

4.20pm

Dubai World Cup: Race 2 just ended, here is the post race analysis.

4.18pm

Coal Front wins Godolphin Mile

Jockey Jose Ortiz celebrate after Coal Front, trained by Todd Pletcher wins Godolphin Mile race. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

Coal Front, sponsored by District One, wins $1.5 million Godolphin Mile race

4.15pm

Race 2 of the #DubaiWorldCup kicks off

4.14pm

Results - Race 1 | Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored By Mubadala
Place | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1st | AF MAHER (AE)  | E Oertel | Tadhg O'Shea
2nd | FAZZA AL KHALEDIAH (FR)  | M Borkowski | Pierantonio Convertino
3rd | AMWAJ (FR)  | E Lemartinel | Fabrice Veron
4th | GOSHAWKE (US)  | A Al Hammadi | Fernando Jara
5th | TALLAAB AL KHALEDIAH (SA)  | M Almasaodi | Juan Ospina
6th | CHADDAD (GB)  | S bin Ghadayer | Mickael Barzalona
7th | ZIYADD (FR)  | J de Roüalle | Richard Mullen
8th | BF MUGHADER (OM)  | Y Al Kalbani | Szczepan Mazur
9th | RMMAS (FR)  | J de Roüalle | Adrie de Vries
10th | BARNAMAJ (FR)  | A Al Rayhi | Jim Crowley
11th | MAWAHIB (FR)  | E Lemartinel | Patrick Cosgrave
12th | AL SHAMOOS (FR) | C Gourdain | Julien Auge
13th | DARIUS DU PAON (FR)  | E Lemartinel | Olivier Doleuze
14th | AF AL SAJANJLE (AE)  | E Oertel | Antonio Fresu

4.10pm

Racecard - Race 2 | Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
1 | MAJOR PARTNERSHIP (IRE)  | S bin Suroor | Oisin Murphy
2 | NONKONO YUME (JPN)  | Y Kato | Joao Moreira
3 | TRUE TIMBER (USA)  | K McLaughlin | Joel Rosario
4 | KIMBEAR (USA)  | D Watson | Patrick Dobbs
5 | HEAVY METAL (GB)  | S bin Ghadayer | Mickael Barzalona
6 | MUNTAZAH (GB)  | D Watson | Jim Crowley
7 | IBN MALIK (IRE)  | M Al Mheiri | Tadhg O'Shea
8 | AFRICAN RIDE (GB)  | S Crisford | Christophe Soumillon
9 | LOGRADO (ARG)  | E Charpy | Antonio Fresu
10 | GOOD CURRY (TUR)  | B Kocakaya | Halis Karatas
11 | MUSAWAAT (GB)  | F Nass | Adrie de Vries
12 | COAL FRONT (USA)  | T Pletcher | Jose Ortiz
13 | SECRET AMBITION (GB)  | S Seemar | Richard Mullen

3.54pm

Shaikh Mohammad at the Dubai World Cup

3.50pm

AF Maher wins Dubai Kahayla Classic

AF Maher (right) wins the Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored By Mubadala Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

3.45pm

First race starts at Dubai World Cup

3.40pm

First race of the day

Racecard - Race 1 | Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored By Mubadala

Gate | Horse (Country) | Trainer | Jockey
2 | AL SHAMOOS (FR) | C Gourdain | Julien Auge
3 | AF AL SAJANJLE (AE)  | E Oertel | Antonio Fresu
4 | DARIUS DU PAON (FR)  | E Lemartinel | Olivier Doleuze
5 | FAZZA AL KHALEDIAH (FR)  | M Borkowski | Pierantonio Convertino
6 | RMMAS (FR)  | J de Roüalle | Adrie de Vries
7 | MAWAHIB (FR)  | E Lemartinel | Patrick Cosgrave
8 | AF MAHER (AE)  | E Oertel | Tadhg O'Shea
9 | GOSHAWKE (US)  | A Al Hammadi | Fernando Jara
10 | CHADDAD (GB)  | S bin Ghadayer | Mickael Barzalona
11 | BARNAMAJ (FR)  | A Al Rayhi | Jim Crowley
12 | TALLAAB AL KHALEDIAH (SA)  | M Almasaodi | Juan Ospina
13 | AMWAJ (FR)  | E Lemartinel | Fabrice Veron
14 | ZIYADD (FR)  | J de Roüalle | Richard Mullen
15 | BF MUGHADER (OM)  | Y Al Kalbani | Szczepan Mazur

3.37pm

1st race runners head to paddock

Style Stakes in progress now...

3.12pm

3.10pm

Father-daughter duo

3.10pm

Three time winner

Meet three time winner Nader Tearab and his wife Yao Zhengqi. Nader is a designer whose designed both their outfits

2.50pm

Milliner from Ukraine

2.44pm

Sisters devoted to Dubai World Cup

2.40pm

Sisters competing with each other

Yana and Nadezda, sisters from Belarus, Russia, are competing against each other

2.35pm

2.30pm

She made her own hat

Corina Tutoui from Iran made her own hat for the races

Corina Tutoui from Iran made her own hat for the races

2.20pm

Satomi from Japan

Image Credit: Gulf News

27 year old Satomi from Japan is on a three-week holiday and came to Dubai just for the World Cup. Full of smiles, Satomi said she loves Japanese horses and wanted to support the Japanese entries in the races.

Yemi Adelaja and Cecilia Goodwin

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Husband and wife Yemi Adelaja and Cecilia Goodwin are here from the UK for their first Dubai World Cup as a couple.

Styke stakes registration in full swing

Stands slowly filling up as Style Stakes registrations are on in full swing.

All set for the richest race on the planet

Leslie Wilson Jr, Features Writer, Racing and Special Features

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here – it’s the 24th running of the Group 1 Dubai World Cup, currently the richest race on the planet with a staggering prize purse of $12 million (Dh 44 million).

The day’s action features nine races over distances varying from 1200 metres for sprinters to 3200 metres for the long distance specialists. The action takes place on the dirt and turf tracks at Dubai’s iconic racecourse, Meydan.

The action blasts-off at 15:45 on the dirt with the $1million Dubai Kahayla Classic, a showpiece race for Purebred Arabian horses and culminates in the Dubai World Cup at 20:45.

In total the prize money on offer for the nine races is a record $35 million.

The days is the undisputed sporting and social highlight of year and has much more to offer than its card of nine races.

Horses to watch out for

Just like at major racing festivals around the world, Royal Ascot, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Melbourne Cup, Dubai World Cup day is a day to dress up and enjoy the sport of horse racing to the full

From the fantastic hats and dresses that the ladies wear to the elegant suits worn by their male counterparts, Dubai World Cup day is both glamorous and unique.

More than one billion TV viewers across 150 territories around the world had access to last year’s extravaganza, broadcast live from Meydan by a crack team of experts and presenters.

Fashion and more

With horses from over 15 countries competing in the nine world-class races, the broadcast was also available live on nine cruise lines and 11 airlines, including title-race sponsor Emirates.

The entertainment continues even after the last race and well into the night with an electrifying concert by multiple Grammy Winner Gwen Stefani.

To sum it all up the Dubai World Cup has something for everyone however your choose to celebrate it.