(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Published: Sat 25 Mar 2023, 8:44 PM
Last updated: Sat 25 Mar 2023, 8:59 PM
Ushba Tesoro is this year's Dubai World Cup champion, winning the golden trophy and the whopping $12-million prize money.
As many as 131 horses from 19 countries competed in nine top-class races, including six Group 1 contests.
It was numerically the biggest meeting in the event's history with horses coming from all corners of the globe.
Four of the nine races on the card were contested by a maximum field of 16 runners, which spoke volumes for the progress and popularity of the Meydan fixture.
The $5 million G1 Dubai Turf (1800m), $1 million G1 Al Quoz Sprint (1000m), $1 million G2 Dubai Gold Cup (3200m) and the $1 million G1 Dubai Kahayla Classic for Purebred Arabians (2000m) were all filled to the brim.
Saturday's race meeting is not just about horses - but it is also a major event on the UAE's social calendar, where fashion elegance and extraordinary hats are so diverse.
Once upon a time, all roads led to Rome, but times have changed, they now lead to Meydan on the last Saturday of every March, since 1996.
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