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How Important Is Dubai World Cup Night?

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Dubai World Cup Night is a festival of races held on the last Saturday in March at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival features a series of races at varying distances on dirt and turf, similar to the setup of the Breeder’s Cup races in the United States. The total purse money offered comes to approximately US $30.5 million, making it the richest night of the entire sport. Capping the celebration is the marquee race, the Group I Dubai World Cup, the world’s second richest race with a purse of US $12 million.

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