The Dubai Racing Club has set Jan. 8 to March 28 for the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival program at Meydan Racecourse, starting the countdown to the $29.25 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card on the final day.
Consisting of 11 race meetings spread over nearly three months, the Dubai World Cup Carnival carries prize money in excess of $38 million.
In the meantime, the eight-meeting Racing at Meydan season is scheduled to start Nov. 6, 2014, and run alongside the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
The Dubai World Cup Carnival offers trainers a comprehensive preparation program, run on Meydan's dirt and turf tracks, for both Dubai World Cup day and the preceding "Super Saturday card" March 7, the dress rehearsal for the world's richest race.
Martin Talty, Dubai Racing Club's international manager said: "We are pleased to release the program for 2015. Year on year we are seeing large numbers of high-class international horses compete at Meydan Racecourse and we are confident that 2015 will be no different.
"With the milestone running of the 20th Dubai World Cup we are entering a big season for Dubai Racing Club. The prize purses for the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) and the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) were both increased to $6 million each last season to mark the occasion and we are confident that we will be successful in attracting, if not equal numbers, then even greater numbers of international competitors for the coming season."
To access the Dubai World Cup Carnival program, click here.