2001 Dubai World Cup Date Announced

Dubai World Cup Chairman Les Benton announced Sunday that the sixth renewal of the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) will be run on Saturday, March 24, 2001. The World Cup will be the feature race of a seven-race card in which all seven races will be run under group status.

The International Cataloguing Standards Committee recently upgraded both the Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Sheema Classic from group III to group II status, and the Godolphin Mile and Dubai Golden Shaheen to group III from listed. The $2-million UAE Derby was also promoted to Group III status for its second running next year.