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Total prize money for 2021-2022 Dubai racing season increased to over $40m 15 hours ago

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Racing Club (DRC) has announced that the overall prize money for the 2021-2022 flat-racing season will be in excess of $40 million.

The domestic racing season offers over $2.3 million while the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) is now valued at more than $7.5 million.

The 26th Dubai World Cup (DWC) meeting on March 26, 2022 now has a total purse of $30.5 million with all races securing at least $1 million in prize money.

The 2021-2022 race season, which will kick-off on Nov.4, 2021, will include 22 meetings in all.

Consequently, the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC), one of the highlights of the racing season, which begins on Jan.13, 2022, with 8 race meetings culminating on 5th of March’s Super Saturday.

As part of the Dubai World Cup extravaganza, Super Saturday has received an enhancement in prize money and will now offer a total purse of more than $2.2 million.

Super Saturday features eight Thoroughbred races highlighted by the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3, which acts as a prep event for the Dubai World Cup and is now worth $450,000.

In addition, the prize money for the Group 1 Jebel Hatta, a major lead-up race to the Group 1 $5 million Dubai Turf on Dubai World Cup night, will offer a purse of $350,000.

In addition to moving the last leg of the Al Maktoum Challenge for Arabian horses to Super Saturday with a new purse of $75,000.

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