DUBAI, 25th March, 2022 (WAM) — Nakheel will sponsor the Godolphin Mile race of Dubai World Cup, which takes place Saturday.
The thrilling Group 2 race of one of the biggest nights in horseracing kicks off in glamorous style at 16:20 UAE time. The high-graded thoroughbred race is run over 1,600 metres or one mile on the dirt track, and has a purse value of $1 million, with $580,000 up for grabs for the first-place winner.
Traditionally, locals have enjoyed home-court advantage at Godolphin Mile. This year, horses from around the globe are taking part in the prestigious race. Al Nefud, Soliste Thunder, Algiers, Storm Damage, Desert Wisdom, and others will compete against defending champion Secret Ambition, in what promises to be an electrifying race.
Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel, said, “Nakheel is proud to be associated with the iconic Dubai World Cup, that has helped put Dubai on the world stage.”
The 80,000 capacity Meydan Racecourse venue is set to be packed with thousands of owners, trainers, and horse racing enthusiasts.