Five horses raise the banner of the white and blue logo, which was famous for the horses owned by the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in the competition for three titles out of the nine rounds, on the evening of the Dubai World Cup, which starts tomorrow in its 25th edition, And set up on Meydan Racecourse, with a total prize fund of $ 26.5 million.
The evening of the Cup is celebrated every year with the participation of the elite of horses on the international scene, including the horses whose riders are famous for wearing the blue and white shirt (Shadwell’s stables), and they have previously written gold letters in the records of the Dubai World Cup evening, perhaps the most prominent of which are the two horses «Al-Mutawakkil» and « Infasor », the winners of the main stage in the 1999 and 2007 editions, along with many victories in the rest of the other rounds, which highlight a march of tireless bidding by the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who spanned more than 30 years in support of equestrian sport.
The blue and white logo appears in the opening round, with “Al-Zahir”, under the supervision of the Dean of Coaches, Ali Al-Rayhi, when the horse (8 years) is competing in the challenge of 13 elite Arab horses for the title of the “Dubai Kahila Classic” championship, which runs over a distance of 2000 sandy meters. Designated for “Group 1” horses, especially since “Al-Zahir” has six victories in his career over the course of his 21 racing appearances, the most prominent of which is his success in 2019 in retaining the title of the President’s Cup for Arabian horses.
The famous slogan returns to its brightness in the fourth round, “Al Quoz for Speed”, dedicated to purebred horses for a distance of 1200 meters of grass for the top-ranked “Group 1” category in the world, with the horse “Khadim”, coming last summer from the victory of his last participation on the British wide Newmarket track, next to His stable colleague “mixed”, the owner of four victories in his 15th participation in the world of races, the last of which came last February on the same track and the same distance.
The chances are strong for “Iqtan”, under the supervision of coach Ali Al-Raihi, and “Zainhom” under the supervision of coach Musabbah Al-Muhairi, in the competition for the seventh round title “Dubai Turf”, with prizes amounting to four million dollars, especially since Al-Jawadin presented remarkable results during the current season. The last of them is by “Iqtan” as a runner-up in the “Hatta Mountain” championship at the Super Saturday evening on the sixth of this month, and is considered a rehearsal for the Dubai Turf race.
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